Tag Archives: Video

Weddell Seal in Antarctica

A real highlight of our expedition to Antarctica was camping out on the ice with a team of scientists/divers at Cape Evens. And a highlight of that highlight was when we dropped a GoPro down one of the dive holes to get a glimpse of the world under the 2m thick sea ice.

Little did I know that seconds before I pulled the camera up a Weddell Seal cruised by to check out the rope (this footage has been edited because it sat on the bottom doing very little for a while).

Earlier that day Warren had dropped a hydrophone down the hole to reveal the constant chatter of the seals – wait until you hear what he captured! The background audio on this pales in comparison.

The divers cut a hole through the ice using a “heat drill” and park a modified shipping container over the hole to give them a sheltered work area.

Weddell Seals are now my favourite animal!

Packing for Antarctica

gear

After three days of planning, weighing, rationalising and packing our gear is just sneaking in under the 25.5kg weight limit for flying to Scott Base in Antarctica. Not everything has made the final cut but most has. A huge proportion of this mountain is batteries because the life of batteries plummets dramatically in such cold conditions.

Stefan Heinrichs

A wee gem from my research into the portraiture for the Antartica project #60shadesofwhite

German photographer and filmmaker Stefan Heinrichs lives and works between Berlin and London.

I particularly like the way he shoots video as if it were a still, often playing with multiple images on the screen. Two of my favourites are Elephant Polo and NOWNESS, on Design: Marcel Wanders

Elephant Polo The King’s Cup
 from stefan heinrichs on Vimeo.

NOWNESS, on Design: Marcel Wanders from stefan heinrichs on Vimeo.

Students make the semifinals in Adobe comp 

Huge congrats to two of my 222.357 Video students, Luke Hoban and Kyle White, for making the semifinals of the 2016 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

Their project Focused on raising awareness to the harmful effects within the fashion industry.

An awesome result receiving well earned praise.

Below is the video they made. You can read the full story on the The Adobe competition website.

Antarctica: 60 shades of white

anz_logoI’m super stoked to announce that I’m going to Antarctica this summer on the Antarctica New Zealand Community Engagement Program to work with the scientists at New Zealand’s Antarctic base, Scott Base.

Exploring and celebrating 60 years of Scott Base, this project aims to connect new audiences with Antarctica by allowing them to experience the life and work at Scott Base through the eyes of the scientists, explorers and personnel that have been there. Details of the project outputs will evolve over the course of the project but are likely to involve multi-channel immersive video instillation, photography and other online videos.

The working title of the project is “Antarctica: 60 shades of white”. Watch for the hash tag #60shadesofwhite on my Twitter feed

This project will be the subject for my MDes project at Massey University’s School of Design for the next two years and many other outputs beyond that I’m sure. Details of exactly when and how long I ‘m going to The Ice so watch this space for more detail.

I have set up a project page on the site where I will document progress.

HUGE thanks to everyone at Antarctica New Zealand for saying yes!

Make/Use Exhibition Video

Make/Use explores what might occur if we consider not only the aesthetic of the garments we wear, but also the way we use them and the waste we create when we make them. This video was designed to accompany an exhibition of the garments and demonstrates the way the garments are formed (with zero waste)

Video crew: Jason O’Hara (Creative Director, DOP, Lighting, Post), Monish Patel (Design, Camera & Post), Hannah Dellow (Dancer/Model – Kirsty Bunny Management), Willis York (Hair), Elise MacMillan (Makeup) and Evoke (Music – Bittersweet ft Bijou. Frequent remix)

Thanks to Make/Use Team, Holley McQuillan (Garments), Greta Menzies (Textile), Jen Archer-Martin (Space), Emma Fox Derwin (Object), Jo Bailey (Graphic), Karl Kane (Graphic) and Bonny Stewart MacDonald (Stills Photography)

Thanks to Massey University CoCA

Shot on RED (Thanks to Rocket Rentals)

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