1. 3 hours in a helicopter flying around Southern New Zealand with a EPIC in a SHOTOVER.

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    These are some of the Aerial rushes from a TVC we were shooting in Southern New Zealand. Shooting with the RED EPIC 5k camera inside a SHOTOVER stabilised camera system with a 24-290 Angenieux Lens. We shot all of this aerial footage in less than 3 hours. As most of our principle shooting was on the ground. While in transit from Queenstown to different parts of the the south island, we shot these images on our journey between locations. The southern parts of NEW ZEALAND are amazing. Here is the TVC we shot and directed with John Lamble for Pulse Marketing, for Natural Gas Australia. https://vimeo.com/65805226

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    • YAMAHA WR450F "REUNION" Shot and Directed by Mark Toia

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      Yamaha Australia gave me brand new WR450F's, 4 great riders and left me to do my thing. The basic story (actual real story) is about 4 friends that used to ride and hang out with each other as kids, They reunite atop there favorite hill and riding area years later. We shot this in New Zealand in the town of Queenstown. Using the RED EPIC 5k cameras and the SHOTOVER gyro helicopter system with my old mate Alfie Speight as pilot, And Queenstowns best First AD Mark (the Goat) Gillings. Music was created by RAF at Jarsonic. http://www.jarsonic.com/

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      • 2014 TOURISM AUSTRALIA / RESTAURANT AUSTRALIA FILM

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        This was one of those films that was a pleasure to shoot. Worked with great people all the way through the process from the Heads of Tourism Australia , The Ad Agency Clemenger BBDO Sydney where fantastic, through to all my crew. Shot using RED DRAGON 6k, SHOTOVER Helicopter systems, Movi Rig.

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        • NATURAL GAS TV Commercial, Directed and shot by Mark Toia.

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          Wonderful job, Trusting client, Agency creatives let me go for it... minimal crew, great locations, awesome camera, Great team... Couldn't ask for a better job. I wish they were all like this. Shot on the RED EPIC, Used Canon glass (Just for fun) , Aerials using the Shot Over gyro stabilised heli mount.

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          • YAMAHA MT09 TVC - SHOT & DIRECTED by MARK TOIA

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            When I first rode the MT09 i could not believe how easy it was to ride, So versatile !.So much power, but so easy to ride smoothly. Would make a great work bike, stunt bike, race bike, cruise bike... actually great for almost anything !. So impressed I was with its versatile, adaptable ways I decide to build the films idea around those points. I wanted to show the bike actually doing what impressed me so much when I first rode it. We shot this film using the RED EPIC. ( my weapon of choice for so many reasons as well ) Its another versatile & adaptable bit if kit. lenses used where all canon ranging from 14mm to 600mm. Reason for using CANON Glass over my ZIESS PL mounted glass is that I get bigger range of lens choices as well as its faster to use Canon glass that PL.

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            • MAHINDRA SCORPIO TV AD / Shot and directed by MARK TOIA.

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              This was quite an ambitious shoot from the very start. With a limited budget (compared to the rest of the car world) and a big script, lots of smart thinking was put in place to bring this AD to life. Animal stunts are usually the unknown factor. You could spend hours, days trying to get a animal stunt working. Pretending to pull a horse out of a muddy bog was always going to be a challenge, And the last thing we all wanted was to hurt or stress the animal. Luckily we found an incredible horse wrangler in South Africa Cape Town by the name of Michelle Mazurkiewicz who is an amazing horse trainer. And Im going to say stunt woman as well as she had to climb in with the horse each stunt. Then dive under water to hide her self... ? Which I thought was mad, because I could have painted her out. She was awesome. The team built a huge wooden box with a ramp and stairs and buried it deep into the earth, the horse was coursed down the ramp into a narrow hall to which it found steps at the end to which it climbed out. Just steep enough for it to look like it struggled, but in fact it did it quite easily once the horse new how to climb out. A 3d rope was added to look as if it was being pulled by the car. We had to make sure we nailed the firs few takes before it became to easy looking on camera. We also used one of the first CINEFLEX camera gyro gimbals able to take the RED EPIC. What amazed me is we used the zoom lens that was used on a 2/3 inche SONY video camera what blew me away was it covered 5k !!! We were all shocked and happy at the same time, because now we could get up to 2000mm from the air stabilised. The Crew where solid in Africa, At first they thought I was mad !!! and dreaming thinking I could shoot so many shots in one day... They were pleasantly surprised when we finished on time and to schedule each day. The art director Will Boyes put huge amounts of effort into the project and I was thankful he was with us. I kept my RED DRAGON camera configuration simple as we had to knock off about 60 different shots per day. Thank you to the line producers from theshootinggallery.co.za in Cape town, And to Prashant at Production company100FRAMES in Mumbai India for the producing the project and inviting me to your crazy adventure. :)

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              • 99 Years of 234. Shot and Directed by Mark Toia

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                This was a great job to be apart of. I turned it down 4 times, I pushed my schedule out over 4 months and the client still waited for me. It was a job I did not really want to do because I did not think it could be done properly in Jakarta. Also working for big global companies with many voices, and having two AD agencies at the same time on set... I really doubted that it was possible to do a good job. But mid way through pre production with PLUSH PICTURES in Jakarta, i quickly realized that the project was turning into something grand. I had a vision, but did not think Jakarta had the film experience to pull it off. I was gladly mistaken. All the crew and especially the art director WAIKI really bought there "A" game to the table. Everyone could see this turning into something big... everyone started to get behind it... The client and agency were letting me do my thing and did not get in the way at all. We ended up with a great TV Commercial that everyone is proud of. My thanks goes out to all involved. Great work guys... Jakarta's film industry just stepped up to international levels. I shoot around the world alot, and am spoiled with gear and choice... I was really impressed with the effort everyone put in. Great job Jakarta, great job. !

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                • ISUZU MU-X Launch film. Shot and directed by Mark Toia. Zoom Film & Television Australia.

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                  Shot Queenstown New Zealand, Sydney & Brisbane Australia over a 7 day period. Was a very fast and busy shoot but a lot of fun.

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                  • The Creatory / Queensland Performing Arts centre

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                    I was asked to film a motivational / inspiration piece for QPAC & The Creatory. This new facility was formed to help performing artists collaborate and practise within. The Advertising agency creatives Nancy Hartly and James Burchill and the QPAC team pretty much gave me creative carte blanche. They had no idea what we were going to capture on the day and I didn't either. We had only a few hours to do a lot of work with some amazing dancers, musicians and actors. Nothing was planned, nothing rehearsed... We just had to shoot quickly as everyone gave us limited time. Not the way i would normally run one of my shoots, but hey... It all worked out considering. This was one of those jobs you get out of the blue which I wanted to do in my spare time. I did it for fun but mainly for creative stress relief. I was very happy to help out my agency friends and QPAC. Shot on RED EPIC with medium format Hasselblad shift tilts lenses and Ziess super speeds. Edited in FCPX, Graded in Resolve, FIN design + effects did the last crowd shot, Yaya from little Audio did the music score.

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                    • Li Ning TV Commercial, Directed and shot by Mark Toia

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                      This commercial was shot with production company Black and Cameron from Shanghai for the biggest sporting company in China Ni Ling. This was a project filled with land mines. Everything from ego-maniac sporting stars, promises of detailed pictures for our 3d head replacements that did not turn up, through to shortened time frames, the annoyance of changed edits... (for the worse) and a testing budget for the production company to work with. Also to make things even more trickier the original Ni Ling Marketing team had all moved on or were fired ?... so by the end of a 3 month post production process it was a completely different marketing team with completely different ideas... Hence we ended up with a somewhat compromised TV commercial by the end... Sadly we ended up with a commercial no way near as impressive as it could have been... Such is life. Production company Black and Cameron were a great to work with. Tao, you a mad man, I love ya work. FIN design in Sydney did all the background replacements and 3d head replacements from old video's and blurry photos... Sadly you don't get the best results in post when you don't have the right material to work from. Fin did a great job regardless.

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