Category Archives: Commercials

Samsung TVC in Yangon – UPDATE

In January I was camera operator on the new Samsung Galaxy A7 commercial shot in Yangon, Myanmar for Lynn Padetha’s Artisa. I can’t thank Lynn enough for giving me this opportunity and allowing me to take my skills and knowledge to the next level. Watch the commercial below.

Samsung A5 | A7 TVC – 30s from Lynn Padetha on Vimeo.

Shotover Jet Commercial

At the beginning of March, I directed the new Shotover Jet Commercial.

The production of the World’s Most Exciting Jet Boat had been planned since the beginning of the year and in March a weather window, crew and talent availability made it possible to shoot.

The new commercial should be available in April and below we have  a  behind the scenes gallery to get you excited in the meantime!

Director: James Holman
DoP: Josh Wallace
Drone Cinematography: David Oakley
Drone Pilots: David Oakley and Colin Aitchison

Mount Cook Alpine Salmon

James recently worked as second camera operator for David Oakley on a commercial for Mount Cook Alpine Salmon.

This is a great example of what can be achieved with the right planning and preparation in 5 days. This involved a 2 day shoot at three locations in Otago and a 3 day edit.

Directed and shot by David Oakley.
Second camera and GoPro by James Holman.
Edited by David Oakley.

Fungi Music Video

Kiwi band Fungi have a new video due out soon. The band featuring former ‘Opshop’ front man, Jason Kerrison is actually the coming together of his first band from several years ago.

The band were in Invercargill recently shooting a video for the single ‘My Friend’. Queenstown based Scott Kennedy directed with Josh Wallace  as DoP  and James Holman as First Assistant Director.