I’m pleased to announce I have been contracted to Diaries Down Under for most of the week.
Diaries recently filmed some new content for NZSki aimed at showing tourists how to get everything they need before they head up to the Coronet and Remarkables ski fields.
I have been editing the footage in Final Cut Pro X delivering 1 x 20 and 1 x 30 second videos for hotel lobbies and the new downtown wifi.
The inaugural LUMA Southern Lights Project was held in the Queenstown Gardens this past weekend and I was part of the production team covering the event.
An edit of the event will be available soon but for now you can check out a news piece here of footage I shot.
Last October we repurposed our documentary Youth of Yangon for Make Life Skate Life as a crowd funding campaign to build a skatepark in Myanmar. The Indie Go Go project successfully met it’s target, raising $21,525 and the park was built in November 2015.
In April 2016, I will return to Myanmar to produce a short documentary on the skateboard scene and the impact the park has had on the community there. It will the third and final film in a six year journey that has included the award-winning Altered Focus: Burma and Youth of Yangon.
James has just returned from two weeks in the Caribbean filming in Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Mexico for Blue Bay Travel.
Working with Martyn Fox from the marketing team and professional presenter Tina Edwards, the team covered several different aspects of holidaying in the Caribbean. Click more for a gallery.
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With a lovely day in Queenstown today I thought I’d head up to the Remarkables and take some photos and a time-lapse.
I didn’t expect or even know about a downhill skateboarding community that exists here. As I made my way down I came across a group of them preparing for a run down and couldn’t miss the opportunity to get some photos. Check out the gallery below.
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Wilding & Co, a Queenstown based company is doing some incredible things with the wilding pines that are taken over Queenstown and parts of New Zealand.
Rather than spraying potentially damaging chemicals on them and leaving them to rot, they are harvesting them for their oils and turning it into a beautiful and sustainable business.
Recently James was on hand to do some aerial filming showing the harvesting process. Find out more here.
Air New Zealand have recently launched a “Meanwhile in NZ…” campaign. James worked on the first video which featured a Synchronised Skiing theme. This week the third and final commercial in the campaign was filmed and James was contracted once again as a Cinematographer.
Last month James worked on a new Air New Zealand Commercial for Diaries Down Under. The 15/30/60/90 second spots are playing across Sydney to entice prospective holiday makers to Queenstown for the winter.
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James has been filming at Winter Festival for the past week responsible for producing and filming branded content for DB Export. He has also been second camera working for David Oakley on Destination Queenstown’s winter festival coverage.
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