Videos to Inspire Conscious Change

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Videos To Inspire Conscious Change

Project 2015-12-18 12:57:03 +1300

Film and Video has a special ability to inspire change. It's a very unique medium, and a young art form at that.  

I come from a background of working as a professional cinematographer in Sydney and New Zealand. I've had a break from filmmaking for the last couple years to work on, learn and heal myself. Three years ago I realised I had to first find peace within myself before I could make films that will inspire peace and positive change on the outside.

Now, with the right equipment in my hands, and my intention to see this world come into harmony - I know that I can create powerful and uplifting films that will assist the global cry for truth and change.

I want to follow in the footsteps of Prince Ea – who is making spoken word videos for positive change, conciousness and the environment, that have reached up to 100 million views on Facebook - I will follow a similar production style of directness because the time for change is NOW.



I'm fortunate to be friends with similar spoken word poets, artists and environmental warriors that only need the platform to make a similar effect to uplift and inspire positive change. 

People are hungry for conscious change. Many understand the way we have been doing things isn't working so well for the earth and our own happiness. 

We are the ones who have gotten us in this mess, so we must be the ones that get us out. 

I have a vision for a future where we respect this earth and each other, knowing that we are all connected and one in essence.

I just need the right tools, and given the chance the potential could be unlimited. Luckily the tools I need are increasingly more cost effective to produce world-class calibre films. 

Black Magic is an amazing company that is releasing a 4K Digital Cinema Camera (URSA Mini) with a 35mm sensor (21.12 x 11.88) at a price of $4,795.00 - even a few years ago this kind of world class technology at this cost effective price was unheard of.

I've used many cameras in my work as a cinematographer, from digital to film, but this 4K URSA Mini is the tool that makes the most sense technologically and financially speaking.

Reasons why I am qualified and can be trusted to co-create a series world class films that do justice for the messages of change and inspiration being expressed in my community and abroad:

  • 5 years industry experience as a freelance cinematographer in Aus & NZ

  • 2 years in the International Film School Sydney training and completing an Advanced Diploma of Screen in Cinematography

  • 1 year training at Otago University and NHNZ and completing a Post-Grad Diploma in Natural History Film-Making

  • Preiously produced work and trusted by clients such as Uniqlo Jeans, Sony, EMI, Nokia and Universal Music.

  • Nominated for Australian music video of the year at the TripleJ Awards

  • Letter of character endorsed by world class cinematographer Denson Baker ASC
  • Previously worked as a editor at Sauce Films in Wellington for two years

Me filming on 16mm 2013Filming on a RED Epic 2011

Cinematography

  • Previous films I have shot - music videos, commericals & short films.

Because of my background in commercial and music video cinematography I understand how to produce films that engage, entertain and capture attention. 

The total cost of the full camera kit for what I beleive I need to create at a world class production level is $12,255.75

Here is a breakdown on what is included in that figure:

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount) $4,795.00

Blackmagic Design URSA V-Lock Battery Plate $149.00

Lexar Professional 128GB 3400x CFast 2.0 Memory Card $719.00

Lexar CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader $50.95

LaCie 2TB F.A. Hard Drive $199.95

SWIT S-8172S V-Lock Battery (Sony) x2 $1,300 

SWIT S-3802S (Sony) V-Lock Battery Charger NZ $450.00

 

Hoya 77mm Neutral Density (NDX2) 0.3 Filter $68.95

Hoya 77mm Neutral Density (NDX4) 0.6 Filter $70.95

Hoya 77mm Neutral Density (NDX8) 0.9 Filter $68.95

Hoya 77mm UV and IR Cut Filter $259.00

Hoya 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter $239.00

Tilta MB-T05 4x4" Lightweight Matte Box $819.00

Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate $1,049.00

Manfrotto - MVK502AM Tripod Kit $749.00

 

Pelican iM2500 Storm Case with Padded Dividers (Olive Drab Green) $449.00

 

Pelican S100 Sport Elite Backpack (Green) $319.00

 

Examples of photos taken by Sam - more at http://www.samirwin.com

 

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Project 2015-12-18 12:57:03 +1300

Film and Video has a special ability to inspire change. It's a very unique medium, and a young art form at that.  

I come from a background of working as a professional cinematographer in Sydney and New Zealand. I've had a break from filmmaking for the last couple years to work on, learn and heal myself. Three years ago I realised I had to first find peace within myself before I could make films that will inspire peace and positive change on the outside.

Now, with the right equipment in my hands, and my intention to see this world come into harmony - I know that I can create powerful and uplifting films that will assist the global cry for truth and change.

I want to follow in the footsteps of Prince Ea – who is making spoken word videos for positive change, conciousness and the environment, that have reached up to 100 million views on Facebook - I will follow a similar production style of directness because the time for change is NOW.



I'm fortunate to be friends with similar spoken word poets, artists and environmental warriors that only need the platform to make a similar effect to uplift and inspire positive change. 

People are hungry for conscious change. Many understand the way we have been doing things isn't working so well for the earth and our own happiness. 

We are the ones who have gotten us in this mess, so we must be the ones that get us out. 

I have a vision for a future where we respect this earth and each other, knowing that we are all connected and one in essence.

I just need the right tools, and given the chance the potential could be unlimited. Luckily the tools I need are increasingly more cost effective to produce world-class calibre films. 

Black Magic is an amazing company that is releasing a 4K Digital Cinema Camera (URSA Mini) with a 35mm sensor (21.12 x 11.88) at a price of $4,795.00 - even a few years ago this kind of world class technology at this cost effective price was unheard of.

I've used many cameras in my work as a cinematographer, from digital to film, but this 4K URSA Mini is the tool that makes the most sense technologically and financially speaking.

Reasons why I am qualified and can be trusted to co-create a series world class films that do justice for the messages of change and inspiration being expressed in my community and abroad:

  • 5 years industry experience as a freelance cinematographer in Aus & NZ

  • 2 years in the International Film School Sydney training and completing an Advanced Diploma of Screen in Cinematography

  • 1 year training at Otago University and NHNZ and completing a Post-Grad Diploma in Natural History Film-Making

  • Preiously produced work and trusted by clients such as Uniqlo Jeans, Sony, EMI, Nokia and Universal Music.

  • Nominated for Australian music video of the year at the TripleJ Awards

  • Letter of character endorsed by world class cinematographer Denson Baker ASC
  • Previously worked as a editor at Sauce Films in Wellington for two years

Me filming on 16mm 2013Filming on a RED Epic 2011

Cinematography

  • Previous films I have shot - music videos, commericals & short films.

Because of my background in commercial and music video cinematography I understand how to produce films that engage, entertain and capture attention. 

The total cost of the full camera kit for what I beleive I need to create at a world class production level is $12,255.75

Here is a breakdown on what is included in that figure:

Blackmagic Design URSA Mini 4K Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount) $4,795.00

Blackmagic Design URSA V-Lock Battery Plate $149.00

Lexar Professional 128GB 3400x CFast 2.0 Memory Card $719.00

Lexar CR1 Professional Workflow CFast 2.0 USB 3.0 Reader $50.95

LaCie 2TB F.A. Hard Drive $199.95

SWIT S-8172S V-Lock Battery (Sony) x2 $1,300 

SWIT S-3802S (Sony) V-Lock Battery Charger NZ $450.00

 

Hoya 77mm Neutral Density (NDX2) 0.3 Filter $68.95

Hoya 77mm Neutral Density (NDX4) 0.6 Filter $70.95

Hoya 77mm Neutral Density (NDX8) 0.9 Filter $68.95

Hoya 77mm UV and IR Cut Filter $259.00

Hoya 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter $239.00

Tilta MB-T05 4x4" Lightweight Matte Box $819.00

Zacuto VCT Universal Baseplate $1,049.00

Manfrotto - MVK502AM Tripod Kit $749.00

 

Pelican iM2500 Storm Case with Padded Dividers (Olive Drab Green) $449.00

 

Pelican S100 Sport Elite Backpack (Green) $319.00

 

Examples of photos taken by Sam - more at http://www.samirwin.com

 

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Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

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2015-12-23 17:09:44 +1300

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