Here is a quick Panorama from heli-snowboarding in Russia. Loads more photos and videos to come. Not big enough? Check out the full version here.
ARTillery is an initiative of Amnesty International Australia, run by young volunteer activists. It began in 2008 as a one day festival in Perth and expanded in 2010 to a ten day festival in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. I was asked to come along and film each of the events in Perth and create some videos conveying some of the ideas messages and fun from each event. I had helped out with ARTillery last year creating a typographic animation for their spoken word night. This years festival was bigger and better then the last with lots of great people helping out and putting on some great events including; The MasterPEACE Exhibition, RISK art show and the Spoken Word Night. Also a big thanks to all my other camera op’s who helped out getting all the great footage at each event; Cameron Hill, Emily Menzies and Isobel Gee.
For more information please check out artilleryfestival.com and I hope you enjoy the videos.
MasterPEACE exhibition has evolved from a straight up art exhibition to an interactive and innovative visual exploration of the stories behind the Individuals at Risk campaign. Watch MasterPEACE creation before your very eyes, as for the first time three of our artists paint, sculpt or sketch their human rights messages as part of the exhibition’s new live art component. Many other finished works will also be on display, portraying artists’ perspectives on the issues surrounding the Individuals at Risk campaign. Attending to your sense of hearing will be acoustic sets from Amanda Merdzan and Moustache.
Risk is Perth’s first and newest ARTillery event, delivering a multidisciplinary spectacular at Fremantle’s Bohemia Outdoor Cinema. An ensemble of Perth’s most exciting actors, musicians, dancers, visual artists and more will rehearse under the direction of Kathryn Osborne, The Duck House company director, over three intensive sessions. Come and witness the results and what promises to be a mesmerizing production that defies the boundaries of genre and speaks out against the injustices faced by Individuals at Risk. Stick around after for ‘Bohemia Bliss’ – the official launch party of ARTillery Perth for 2011, in conjunction with Voice Promotions. Local favourites Stillwater Giants, The Shallows, and Rachel and Henry Climb a Hill will be responding to the stories of Individuals at Risk throughout their sets.
This is a video art piece I shot and edited for “BYOB Perth” (Bring Your Own Beamer) a video projection night to share video art with others. I wanted to see how hard it would be to match two separate shots placed side by side as well as experiment with super slow motion post production effects.
It was shot with a canon 7D with a tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens using a glidecam 400HD.
To get the shots I needed to match together I would have to do several takes from each side of the walkway of each subject walking until I had a shot I felt I could work with. But in reality that was harder then it seemed as it was a working train station and near a busy night area there was always people walking around. As any unintentional background extras would ruin the split screen timing effect. I just had to wait until it was clear and go for a take. In the end I only ended up with one good shot from each side. Luckily that was all I needed.
Music: Ulrich Schnauss – A Song About Hope
Another behind the scene look at a fashion model campaign shoot for FASHiON HEiR. We had a great day and some lovely weather down at the beach which made taking all the photos and video fun and easy. I had my usual 7D, tripod and a few different lenses play around with. Be thanks to every one who helped out including my assistant for the day Maree Fletcher.
?Vangoh Shoes Campaign Shoot 2011 with Luo Qi, Thilini Alwis, Jerry Jeremic, Belinda Lee, Cindy Mather, Nina Anne Mccallion, Amy Jane, Luke Brooks, Michelle B, Rechal F, Shivan K, ? FASHiON HEiR Enterprises ? xx
FASHiON HEiR is a promotional company with a large experience in fashion photography and marketing. Here is a quick look behind the scenes from one of there many photo shoots.
So lately I’ve been meeting some awesome people doing great creative work around perth and have had the opportunity to work along side some cool people. Luo Qi from FASHiON HEiR is a talented fashion photographer from perth and puts together some great shoots with his team. Brodie Butler another great photographer and HDSLR enthusiast like myself. Brodie shot all the footage on his 5D MKII mostly with a glidecam 4000HD and then passed it on to me for the edit. I’m pretty happy with the results though I feel I could of tightened up some of the shots towards the end. As with most creative projects deadlines get the better of us. If I didn’t have several more edits to get done I would like to fine tune it all but I’m still really happy with it. It was a pretty cut and dry edit synced to music no post production apart from the colour grade, which just quietly I think looks great. Really enjoyed putting in the warm tone and feeling.
FASHiON HEiR behind the scene video, photographed by Luo Qi, styled by Thilini Alwis, video by: Brodie Butler, edited by Luke Brooks; deisgners: POLITIX & Aime Cristie; with Mccallion Nina, Sophia Louise Margaret Rutherford, Emma Ghizzo, Blake Garvey, Troy Coward.
Music: Copperhead – When We Do
After having two GoPro basically indestructible cameras since the end of last year I was pretty excited to get there 3D rig as it was pretty low cost like most of the GoPro parts and the cameras them selves. I ended up being lucky enough to take the 3D camera on a small Cirrus plane for trip to lunch down at leeuwin estate winery. A big thanks goes to Stewart for taking us down in his plane for a great day filming and flying. To watch it in with out 3D or other forms of 3D you’ll have to watch it on youtube here and click on the 3D option.
Spent a day at Rottnest diving and brought some cameras along with me.
Shot with 7D, 550D and all underwater shots were done with GoPro Hero HD.
I put together a video to explain the process I use to edited my HDR time-lapes’. While this may not be the preferred method for yourself I’ve found it gives me great control over the images and colour and works well for me. Also I hope it helps you too.
1. Photomatix Pro
3. After Effects
Batch Render HDR bracketed photos in Photomatix Pro.
Output to 16 bit tiff files in a sequance.
Import all files into Lightroom for colour editing. (copy and paste desired settings to all frames)
Output images in another sequance to jpegs or tiffs
Import final sequance into After Effets (or any other program that takes image sequences)
Edit from here or render into quicktime Mov.
Edit Mov files in your preferred editing program.
Any questions feel free to ask, Luke
I recently was able to travel to Venice and whilst there I manage to shoot some amazing HDR time-lapses of this lovely city. It was a such an amazing city to visit and film and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
It was shot with a 7D and Tokina 11-16mm and a Canon 24-70 LII
Each scene was taken around 20 – 30 mins at 1 frame every 6 seconds (3 stops HDR bracketed photos per frame)