A short tilt-shift film showing the city of Sydney.
Tilt-shift effect applied in post-production.
Shot from Bondi Beach, Sydney Tower Eye, Pylon Lookout, Dudley Page Reserve.
Thanks to the Four Seasons Hotel for allowing me to film from the roof terrace and from a beautiful suite with views on the Harbor (fourseasons.com/sydney).
From sequences commissioned by Expedia.
Edited with LRTimelapse, After Effect.
Music: Only Human by Olive Musique
XII Multivision Festival 2014 Official Selection
flEXiff 2014 Official Selection
"I've always been intrigued by what happens below the surface, like what's happening where we can't see." While watching the slide-show on Mark's laptop I'm amazed at the detail of this 'other world' that's portrayed with his selection.
As an accomplished documentary photographer, in the past Mark has used the ocean as an escape for some solace away from his projects. Lately, while between projects he's been "hanging out" below the surface trying to capture what happens while swimming on a slow summer's day.
"Coming from a surfing background I used to wonder what happens when we're duck-diving, like, what it looks like from a different angle than what we can see. Kinda hard to explain but it has always been on my mind. I used to surf with a small video camera and housing attached to my helmet, (pauses) it worked surprisingly well but my neck couldn't take the impact and stress while trying to duck-dive and capture the right angle. Even tried to turn it back on myself to see what happens clearer but that, uh, sucked (laughs). I looked for a new approach to capture what I was seeking, which basically meant getting off the surfboard."
Another massive winter swell hit Sydney's coast over the last week generating monster sized waves putting on an impressive display of power and beauty along the coastline.
People spend hours and hours perched atop the cliffs at Bronte (pronounced Bron-tee) marvelling at the sheer power of waves crashing ashore observing surfers taking on the huge swells. What do people think about as they look out onto the huge swells rolling in and crashing up against the shore? Always wondered.... it appears to be quite therapeutic for so many people.
As it was a southerly swell generated by a huge low pressure system off Australia's southern most point in Tasmania only a couple of Sydney's city beaches are rideable in these conditions.
Bronte, my favourite beach and local, being one of them.
A man boards the tube late at night.
It is empty except for a woman he finds strangely alluring. She looks just like him.
His face grows towards hers, and hers to his.
Not a word is uttered, this is their moment to lose themselves in each other.
But ultimately they are just passing ships in the night.
Directed by Ross Neil and Matt Clark, with thanks to HSI London.