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NZSO: The Rite of Spring

It may not feel like it in Wellington today but spring has arrived so it seems timely to show ‘the making of’ one of the images I created while I was at Insight Creative for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

With five stock images and a few hours in photoshop hopefully I have something that represents the dark beauty of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”

Stravinsky’s avant-garde 1913 ballet score sparked a riot in the theatre on its Paris premiere. This famously controversial work, full of savage force and fiery beauty is summed up in Stravinsky’s own description of his inspiration: “I had a fleeting vision that came to me as a complete surprise … I saw in imagination a solemn pagan rite: sage elders, seated in a circle, watching a young girl dance herself to death. They were sacrificing her to propitiate the god of spring”.

This is one image from the 2015 Season seres for which Insight has been made a finalist for in this years Best Awards.

The NZSO performances of this start in November this year (see website for details)
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NZSO remembers the ANZACs

As part of the 2015 season the NZSO commissioned Insight Creative to produce an image for their “Spirt of ANZAC – Letters from the front” concert.

It was one of my last jobs at Insight. The budget was pretty tight so I was forced to create this using a bunch of stock shots but I think it still does the sprit of the ANZACs justice.

I have seen it in a few dodgy crops etc in various media recently (outside the control of Insight/NZSO) so I thought this might be a nice opportunity to show it how it was originally conceived to be used.

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If you want to see more work I did for the NZSO check out this video >

NZSO Morning Mood Video

 

An Insight Creative project. This video is part of a wider interactive project for the NZ Symphony Orchestra and Insight. I was responsible for concept, art direction and all the post production as well as shooting it along with Bruce Foster and David Bedggood.

It was a real honour working with the NZSO as the rehearsed for the upcoming tour – they allowed us to get incredibly close onstage with a total of 17 cameras for 4 separate takes over 2 days. Needless to say post production was a mish!