First flight over water, Saratoga NSW. Very nervous as I had a battery fail yesterday when it went from 75% to 3% but managed to land successfully as it wasn't very far away. Would have been disastrous on this shoot. Hurry up CASA.............
Time-lapse video documenting the upgrade of Olympic Park Ferry Terminal by Waterway Constructions.
Captured using a photo-sentinel system over 3 months and 2 x GoPro's for the end clips. I clamped the GoPro's to the handrail and I have some interesting footage of people walking up to them and staring into the lens. I watched progress from a distance so they looked unattended.
Music again from the fabulous Wolfram Gruss aka PNFA.
I have been monitoring the construction of the Overseas Passenger Terminal extension in Circular Quay, Sydney with two time-lapse cameras for the past 4 months. I am currently processing and editing the results into a video for Waterway Constructions.........
Singapore Airlines - Sydney SilverKris Lounge.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has unveiled its new-concept SilverKris Lounge in Sydney, as part of a multi-million dollar investment programme to upgrade all of the Airline's airport lounges around the world. Raygun was employed by Liquid Ideas in Sydney to produce the photography, sound recording and full editing of the video.
This version might be called the "directors cut" as it is without voiceover. Not that I don't like that version but there is a serenity to this version with just the soundtrack. If you wish to view the version with the voiceover please use the following link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Usp0A7Yq6E
"Paper Boat" soundtrack by PNFA.
4.30am start and a clear sky meant a good start for the concreting guys. It also meant a great start for the photography and the day just got better with some great images from the proceedings. I had not seen the site so busy with all the orange shirts. It was hard work but they made it look easy.
Recently returned from a trip to Darwin for Piling Contractors at the LNG Project where they are installing 1,980 steel tube driven piles ranging from 900 mm to 1500 mm diameter and up to 28 m long. It's probably one of the largest Piling Operations currently underway in Australia. Heat was a bit of a shock to the system and its not yet summer there, not sure I could handle it in the summer months.
I utilized my Quickshot elevated telescopic camera pole that was recently purchased from the UK. Its a one-man operation which extends to 9 metres, the camera is controlled from an iphone using Camranger. Takes a few minutes to prepare and seconds to extend. I can see it being a popular part of my kit.
As part of the photographic project I am currently editing 274Gb of time-lapse footage that was shot during their steel piling process. There is enough for two time-lapse videos showing various aspects of their operation on the project. Footage looks great so looking forward to editing it all together.
Sheet Piling at High Tide, Shellharbour, NSW
Raygun just completed a timelapse for Piling Contractors who were sheet piling on the high tide line at Shellharbour. It involved getting the camera into the surf to record the activity. We managed to get the footage needed before the tidal surge halted the work and drowned the camera. Fortunately it survived to tell the tale.
Despite the rain the show went on....... Gloomy skies made everything grey but somehow added to the drama. Concrete splashes painted the camera grey, fortunately it came off in the wash.
ACF Services in Mascot Sydney, have commissioned RAYGUN to produce a case study time-lapse for them. It promises to be a really cool project and we can't wait to get started on the footage.
RAYGUN has been commissioned to produce a time-lapse showing the development of the new courthouse building in Newcastle NSW. The project is estimated to take 18 months and together with the time-lapse we have been commissioned to take photography of the construction process from beginning until completion. The resulting video and image collection will be a superb visual archive for the City of Newcastle and all those involved in the project.
We are in the final stages of producing a time-lapse for Tooheys Brewery in Lidcombe, Sydney. It's looking fabulous, however, having been sworn to secrecy the resulting video is under house arrest until further notice. Watch this space....