Marlon Simmons (edit + grade)
“It’s not every day you work on an edit that has more Pre Wedding footage than the actual wedding itself. Of course it means a lot more narratives but it did mean having to take a slightly different approach than I usually would.
Whilst editing the main wedding feature, in particular the speeches, I was able to gain insight into Brett and Heather as a couple and found out some of the significant stories they’ve shared along their journey through life.
Matching visuals for each narrative was quite easy and the hardest part of the edit wasn’t finding narratives but arranging them in a way that can connect with the audience and keep them interested for the entire piece.
Having met at a bike rack we knew this would be a key story in the film and it seems cycling was a recurrent theme.
Throughout the film we tried to portray their journey together and the last scene where they get on a tandem was used to signify they are now joined together, still doing what they love and enjoy but united as one.
The credits were Abe’s idea and I love the voyeuristic nature of them. It really brings a BTS look at some of the funnier moments that occur at Weddings every week but are masked out in order to create a film free of blemishes. But I think these little moments make this piece interesting and bring that 3rd Dimension of “FUN” to the film
Overall it was fun, full of sweat and many hours of editing that is all worthwhile after hearing they both loved the film”
You will rarely meet a couple nicer than Bobby + Zena. We met them over a year ago at our first meeting and then caught up with them again 6 months later for at their famous fancy dress resteraunt “Tharens” in Kings Cross for their engagement party. This Sunday past (22nd of Jan) was finally their wedding day..
Zena looked stunning in a classic Steven Khalil gown. Filming began shooting Bobby and his brother having breakfast in the rocks. The ceremony took place at St Michael’s Church in Vaucluse with the reception at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf.
A little after 9pm we screened this film to the 200 odd guests in attendance. Its always exciting seeing people’s reaction to seeing a film produced on the day.
It was such a pleasure being a part of the whole wedding experience, from the dance lessons in Bondi Junction, to the final farewell. We feel like we enjoyed the entire wedding experience with B+Z all the way.
Following the successful Jack Daniel’s Embassy tour, Jeff Arnett, Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller, was invited with his wife Lori to a very special dinner. The evening was hosted by AZB Creative on behalf of Browns forman and took place at the historic Swift House in Darling Point, Sydney. Celebrity Chef Luke Mangan created and prepared the courses on site, accompanied by matching Jack Daniel’s cocktails. untitled film works was asked to capture the essence of the affair and produce a reel to preserve the glamour and atomsphere of this special evening.
Jeff Arnett is only the 7th Master Distiller of the legendary Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey since its founding in 1866. Here he speaks about what it personally means to be the new “steward” of Jack Daniels heading into the 21st century. This piece was commissioned for the first offical Jack Daniels event in Australia to host a Master Distiller.
Given a last minute green-light to have just over an hour of Jeff Arnett’s time, we really had to move fast and shoot as much as we could to produce this piece. While waiting in the visitors centre of Jack Daniels Distillery, we popped off a few shots of the large black and white photographs that adorned the walls.
Jeff was fantastic on camera. We spent 5 minutes talking about what we were hoping to acheive with this piece.. a personal account of what it means to him to be the 7th Distiller of this iconic brand. This pre-interview chat proved valuable as we were able to avoid taking the interview to the wrong areas..
He then really opened up about his journey to becoming Distiller and where its all headed in the future.
I love his finishing line.. “this is not my whiskey, its Jack’s”
In the last 10minutes we were lucky enough for Jeff to open up the barrel house and let us film him exploring the batches..
Gear used: Canon 5Dm2 + 50mm lens on Manfrotto Monopod.
Lighting: window light with lightpanel offset. .
Its worth the drive to the southern highlands on NSW when its for a wedding and couple like Ashley + Marie-Luise. Stunning spring weather, england-like fields and a lot of love in the air! Terrara house hosted to the intimate reception for family and friends from around the world. A highlight was filming the couple practise their bridal waltz ontop of a outdoor chess set.
The surfing scene was actually filmed post wedding day.. the story from the best man on how he was introduced to Marie-Luise while surfing off Manly was too good not to capture appropriate visuals. So we headed down there one blustery morning to finish off the film.
- untitled team
A closer look at how the iPhone has rocked the filmmaking world. The team from untitled film works (Sydney, Australia), along with other renowned cinematographers come together for the first time to expose the raw power of iPhone cinematography. It was a lot of fun putting this piece together. And please note, this is not to be taken seriously – we dont advocate the use of phones as a serious recording device!
Its an honor to have been asked to speak at the AIPP (Aust. Institute of Professional Photographers) largest conference on their calender – their annual “the EVENT” held this year in Adelaide.
Its a sign of the times that photographers are showing so much interest in the power of shooting motion pictures with their DSLRs.
Abraham Joffe will be talking on a variety of aspects in transistioning from shooting still photography to cinematography.
Topics will include – intro to film language, manual focusing, cine-tools – (glidecam, sliders, monopod) intro to audio, shooting sequences, + mastering your settings for cine.