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30 second video for My Cricket Coach

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Last year I helped Ben Williams put together some promotional videos for his new training product, ‘My Cricket Coach’. He called me out of the blue recently with a rush job – He’d been working hard getting his new ‘My Cricket Coach’ app ready but was having trouble creating a professional looking video to advertise… Read more »

Developing a new website for Motionworks

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John’s story was a typical one. He had created a website in WordPress, because it’s simple and geared perfectly to the type of content he was producing. Unfortunately, the website went through a few different developers and, as a result, didn’t really have a cohesive vision or approach to the development of it. Consequently, it… Read more »

Welcome video for Study NZ

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I recently completed this video for Susanne Doerner and her wonderful team from StudyNZ. StudyNZ specialise in bringing students from German, Brazil and Chile to New Zealand .. and Susanne wanted a nice friendly video that  would allow prospective students and their parents to get a feel for her team. Susanne scripted the video and we… Read more »

Logo Animation for Layer 3

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Layer 3 is a Wellington based IT company and they heard about the logo and video work that I had completed for DTS (a Wellington based business ISP). Hayden contacted me and gave me some examples of his branding and we talked about the feel of the animation and this is the end result. A… Read more »

Compositing Time Lapse with Slow Motion

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Working on a music video for Tauranga’s Audiosmith – I decided to try playing with the concept of time and how I could show time travelling at different speeds for different people. This is a composite mixing some timelapse style footage with some slow motion footage. By planning the shot out, it was relatively easy… Read more »

Video Production for

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I had the good fortune to work with Ben Williams on the production of a series of web videos for his new online cricket coaching product – Ben supplied the script and the voiceover and I took care of the majority of the filming with a Panasonic GH4 (though some go-pro and earlier HD… Read more »

MD5 help for 48 Hours out of towners

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For Out of Towners who want to have a crack at the Rialto 48 Hour film making competition, we have to submit an MD5 signature to show that our film was completed before the cut off time. This is how to do it. Big thanks to @mr_timp for walking me through it!

Logo Reveal Animation for Teamwork

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I recently met up with Sam from Teamwork ( ) about putting together a logo reveal animation for him to use at the start of his videos. Sam makes a very cool piece of project management software and has a background in video and media … so it was a real joy to work with him… Read more »

How to shoot indoor event photography without a flash

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I love to take photographs and was recently asked to help out taking some photos of the Tauranga StartUp Weekend 2013. I loved the challenge but I didn’t have a speedlite flash – just the onboard camera flash – so heres how I got these photos.

A second Motion Graphics video for DTS

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I’m very much enjoying working with the guys a DTS and was thrilled to be asked to put together another video – this time for their awesome ‘Verse’ – Voice over IP – product. I spent some more time in Cinema 4D for this one and made use of some more Plexus in After Effects… Read more »