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Behind The Scenes - Dogs of War

A comic music video documentary of how we filmed our short film "Dogs of War"

By Pece Zdravkovski
Canon EOS 7DMKii, FJ Prov 100
The Finish Line

Look around, Open your eyes. Listen to your mind, hear what it says. Take hold of it, embrace it, This is your one life. The Finish Line is a short film that uses conventions of advertising as means to communicate an ideology to the millennial generation. Since taking a year off from University and working in commercial photography, I developed my own unique outlook on life. This has come from my belief that people become too content with their place in life. They create a ‘finish line’ in their head and once they are there they settle for what they have. People become content with living their life going from point A to point B. We instead should always be on a path of self improvement no matter where we are. This can be translated into future career prospects, fitness, skills, everything that you have a set goal for already. We should not be living our life looking forward to the finish line, it is irrelevant. The journey, the grind, the process is what you need to learn to l

By Doug
Sony AIII, FJ 8543 VD
Arts Explorers: John Muir Award

In the summer a group of young people embarked to discover, explore and conserve the Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve. They Shared the experience through photography, filmmaking animation and wild writing. They all worked towards gaining a John Muir Award, the award scheme for people of all backgrounds – groups, families, individuals. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible. Here is a taster of the week.

By Jamie
Sony RX100 M4, FJ 8553 ET
Tagebuchfilm September 2018

Monthly compilation of images, sounds, impressions and atmospheres in loose diary form. This film is from September 2018 and takes place in Barcelona.

By Simon Essl
Scarlet W, FJ Velvia 100
The 94 Year Old Granny Who Danced Away Despair

An international popband sensation of centenarian grannies? Yep, it’s KBG84. People in the Okinawa island chain in southern Japan live to be the oldest anywhere in the world. It is designated a BlueZone and has one of the highest concentrations of centenarians. While both men and women of older generations live long lives, women tend to outlive their male counterparts and make it well into their 100s – and Tomi-San is no exception. Unavoidable when you live that long, tragedy entered Tomi’s life when both her son & husband passed away. Tomi found herself in a deep depression. This is the story of how she faced unimaginable hardship and sorrow in her life and in the process broke through barriers beyond her wildest dreams. Film Convert played a role in the final grade as we looked to really bring out the granny's age, frailty, yet paradoxical ruggedness.

By Stephan Boeker
Panasonic EVA 1, KD 5213 Vis3
John Hartman - People and Place

"From his earliest years as an artist, Hartman has been drawn to the (extremely complicated, extremely difficult) discipline of portraiture, and it is this fascination that has brought him, almost inevitably, to the subject of writers. Hartman is a reader, for one thing. But, for another, writers are cut from the same cloth as Hartman in many ways. They are observant. They are more comfortable with individuals than they are with generalizations. They do not imagine that time is a simple sequence. And they see landscapes – whether the Miramachi River in New Brunswick or MacLaughlin Point in British Columbia – as places where stories are kept. The same can be said of a face. It’s a history. It’s a revelation. It’s a map." – David Macfarlane Graded with FilmConvert

By David J Hartman
Canon 5D markIII, FJ 8553 ET
Seconds Out

Darryll Williams is a young, black boxer who grew up in the tougher parts of south east London. Bullied and marginalised at school, Darryll fell into a life of drugs, drinking and crime. But boxing called him and brought direction, meaning and a new relationship into his life. 'Seconds Out' is both a glimpse into Darryll's life and an intimate look at the courageous, compelling and often redemptive world of boxing. Written, directed and produced by Richard Wilson. Director of Photography, Benjamin Ealovega. Filmed by Benjamin Ealovega and Richard Wilson. Edited by Richard Wilson. Featuring Darryll Williams, John Sims, Dean Powell and Sam Dixon.

By Richard Wilson
Sony A7S, KD P400 Ptra
Makers Who Inspire: Paul Vasileff

As a young boy Paul Vasileff found his love for fashion while learning to sew with his grandmother. Now at 27, he has founded his own couture house and made an unquestionable mark on the industry. Often inspired by a fable or fairytale, Paul designs every gown the label creates. His couture has dressed countless celebrities and graced red carpets around the world, including the Oscars and the Met Gala. As well as becoming one of Australia’s leading designers, Paul is also the first South Australian to launch a collection at Paris Fashion Week and has been awarded Young Australian of the Year by the Prime Minister. In this Makers Who Inspire documentary, Paul discusses his inspirations, passions and love for his work.

By Henry Thong
Sony A7S, KD P400 Ptra
Makers Who Inspire: Lauren Lovette

Famous for her work as a principal dancer at the world-renowned New York City Ballet, Lauren Lovette is also one of the only female choreographers currently working at a major ballet company. In this Makers Who Inspire portrait, she discusses her love for her craft, her passion for moving people, and her work writing the unique language of dance.

By Henry Thong
Sony A7S, KD P400 Ptra
Makers Who Inspire: Ben Baker

From humble beginnings as a photographer’s assistant in Adelaide South Australia, Ben Baker has cultivated a life photographing the most powerful people in the world. Through his work with Time Magazine, Fortune, Politico, and The Sunday Times, Ben has photographed media moguls such as Rupert Murdoch, superstar celebrities the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Hugh Jackman, visionary innovators like Elon Musk, and political heavyweights including Michael Bloomberg, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. In this Makers Who Inspire documentary, he discusses his love for his work and recounts formative experiences of his career.

By Henry Thong
Sony FS7mk2, KD 5213 Vis3
Rough Hands Ep.5 - Karim The Bladesmith

Episode 5 of Rough Hands took me on a roadtrip from Brisbane to the ACT, to meet Karim Haddad. A CEO turned bladesmith, who now runs a nationally acclaimed knifemaking business and training academy. Karim invited me to stay on his property where I camped in my van and took in the amazing landscape and sense of peace that Tharwa Valley offers. One of the reasons I love creating this series is that I get the chance to travel around the country, spend time with, and pick up wisdom from other creators. The conversations I had with Karim were incredibly eye opening for me. One quote that stood out for me during his interview, really echoed the way I feel about being a filmmaker and creator: “People often talk about work life balance, and I think that’s the wrong way to describe it. It’s about life balance. I work very hard here, I work a lot of hours here, but it’s consistent, and my life is consistent. I’m not doing a day job that I spend my weekends escaping from. I’m doing somethin

By Liam Brennan
Ursa Mini Pro, KD 5213 Vis3
Road to Ironman - Johnny and Lucas

Story of two triathlonists. Disabled Johnny and his physiotherapist Lucas. They arrangements to start on short distance in Ironman competition

By Daniel Kanka