Music video for DZ Deathrays ‘Gina Works at Hearts’

Heya friendos,

I recently had the pleasure of working with DZ Deathrays again on their new single ‘Gina Works at Hearts’.

From concept to the final piece, the turnaround was tight!  But thanks to an amazing crew, we were able to get it out hassle free.

A massive thank you to everyone involved, but in particular the Eye Sea Films team for producing and helping bring it all together, Bens Camera Hire for supplying an amazing camera package, and Crayon for doing a killer job on the final grade.

Here’s the finished clip, and a behind the scenes video from the shoot.

Enjoy.

 

DZ Deathrays – Gina Works at Hearts (Official video)

DZ Deathrays – Gina Works at Hearts (Behind the Scenes)

Tech specs for the camera nerds:

RED Epic
MoVI M10
Cooke S4/i 18mm
Cooke S4/i 32mm
Cooke S4/i 50mm

DZ Deathrays new album ‘Black Rat’ out May 2 (Aus / NZ / Can).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Day Out 2014

Here’s some of my favourites from this years Big Day Out.

Musically, my highlight was Toro Y Moi, but photographically it would have to be Major Lazer (and their fantastic light show).

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Violent Soho

Violent Soho

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography,

The punters

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Portugal The Man

Portugal. The Man

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Tame Impala

Tame Impala

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Primus

Primus

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher

Beady Eye

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire (being mobbed by fans and photographers alike)

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Snoop Dogg, Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion)

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Snoop Dogg, Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion)

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The Hives

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Deftones

Deftones

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Deftones

Deftones

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Crowd

Major Lazer

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Major Lazer

Major Lazer

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Major Lazer

Major Lazer

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Major Lazer

Major Lazer

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Major Lazer

Major Lazer

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Major Lazer

Major Lazer

Big Day Out, Music, Festival, Noel Smyth, Photography, Crowdsurfing

Major Lazer

So, who were your highlights?

And if you’re interested in shooting music photography, have a read up on some of my tips here.

New showreel to bring in 2014

A new year is upon us people!

And to welcome it in, I’ve finally put together an updated showreel with some of my favourite work from the past couple of years.

2013 was a fantastic year for me.  There were highlights.  There were shadows.  And generally just good tonal range throughout.

So here’s to a kickass 2014 with more stories, more pictures, and more music.

So how was 2013 for you? And what’s going to float your boat in 2014?

New Documentary content on the cycle of crime

Last year, I had the pleasure of working on a documentary project for ACSO (a non-profit that helps people transition from prison by assisting them through housing, employment, and social support). Through this, they aim to create “…a safe and inclusive community freed of crime and prison”.
See more of what they do at their website.

Teaming up with Director Clara Simpson, we set out to make a documentary that would examine ACSO’s work and delve into the human struggles of its clients. The documentary explores the theme of second chances, and that although punishment is a necessary part of the justice system there are also interventions that can be more effective in breaking the cycle of crime.

Being a part of a pro-bono project like this is a satisfying and absolutely eye opening experience. I went into the project oblivious to the issues surrounding the cycle of crime. But after speaking with countless social workers, drug and alcohol addicts, sexual offenders, and other offenders from every walk of life, all I can say is that nothing is ever black and white and you can never really judge someone without knowing them first.

So here’s the full documentary (26 minutes), or if you can’t spare the time there’s also some smaller outtakes below.
Get in touch if you have similar stories to tell.

Full Version (26 minutes):

The Issues (3 minutes)

The Characters (2 minutes)

Peter Edit (50 seconds)

Damian Edit (50 seconds)

Directed by Clara Simpson
Cinematography, Editing, and Grade by Noel Smyth
Produced by Eugene Ford
Sound Design by Thomas Baker
Music by Samuel Marzola