Why a Red Scarlet-w?

Why a Red Scarletw?   Over 4 years ago I wrote a blog about why we were purchasing a Scarlet-x digital cinema camera. A MASSIVE step up in performance and cost from our then current Canon 5D Mark ii. Well four and a half years since the purchase that camera is still our workhorse. 4k 24/25 fps and 3k 48 fps. We’ve shot everything under the sun with it – music clips, documentaries, shorts, green screen, TVC’s, even stills in 5k. We’ve yet to have an issue with the [...]

Our new website is live!

No we haven't been quiet. We've just had our busiest summer/autumn/ season yet shooting in Perth and around Western Australia on a multitude of video productions for clients old and new. Our website has been getting an overhaul from the awesome, wonderful and knowledgeable folks at trustmetric so we haven't bothered posting anything in a long while on the old site... plus we have barely had time. Plenty of new things coming soon: work, trailers, client testimonials, reels, gear acquisitions which will all come on board in the coming weeks. We'll also [...]

2017-06-22T15:38:12+00:00 Informational, Video|

Linkwest: Models For Sustainability, corporate videos

Following our work with Linkwest on the Beyond Gambling documentary Linkwest had us back to produce this three part resource for community based organistations and not-for-profits exploring alternative organisational structures that could provide a more sustainable future. Each video was shot in one day with a two person crew with a few additional pick up shoots. Filmed in Pingelly, Fremantle and Morley, WA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWa2E1U7jm4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6NiHy3mKuQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqYRoaVKrGQ BEHIND THE SCENES https://www.instagram.com/p/BFWRtWrkVm3/?taken-by=alucinor_productions https://www.instagram.com/p/BFWSMN6kVoJ/?taken-by=alucinor_productions https://www.instagram.com/p/BF07RbUEVik/?taken-by=alucinor_productions https://www.instagram.com/p/BF07lVcEVjL/?taken-by=alucinor_productions https://www.instagram.com/p/BF07zqiEVjk/?taken-by=alucinor_productions https://www.instagram.com/p/BGaltOkEVtN/?taken-by=alucinor_productions https://www.instagram.com/p/BGtRV36kVj-/?taken-by=alucinor_productions https://www.instagram.com/p/BGtSHLUEVlA/?taken-by=alucinor_productions     A camera: Red Scarlet B camera: Sony A7s Lighting: Kino [...]

GHS Solutions TV Advertisement

TVCs are certainly something Alucinor wants to do more of. Dean received a phone call from Kiya at Market Creations in early March advising they wanted to shoot a TV advertisement for the Geraldton based company GHS Solutions. A 2 person crew (Dean & I) would need to fly to Geraldton for a 1 day shoot. A script had been provided by Market Creations and we would need to shoot 3 members of the company delivering the lines from the script as well as a voice over for the [...]

Why a Red Scarlet?

The first cameras we bought for Alucinor Productions were two JVC HD111E 720p ENG style camcorders back in 2008 ($7,250 each). We were fresh out of Uni and at the time, they were amazing to us. We've since sold one and the other is an antique that jumps from my desk to Shanes. A harsh lesson that electronics depreciate in value quickly and are just as quickly superseded by new technology. Me shooting with a JVC HD111e camera A shot from Adolescents and Alcohol (2008) [...]

Looking Back on 2012

2012 was a big year for us. Although we went full time with Alucinor in 2011, 2012 was the first year we worked full time with Alucinor Productions for the entirety of the year. This resulted in a massive increase in the amount of work we began putting out under our own name. I haven't listed everything, but here's a few of the highlights: When Separating A 77 minute (60 minutes drama) dvd/web series produced for Legal Aid WA. The drama chapters took 11 days straight to shoot and [...]

2017-03-09T20:32:05+00:00 Informational|

Director and Actor: Passions, Process and Intimacy with Dalip Sondhi

I caught up with Dalip Sondhi to chat about our experience making the documentary, now being distributed by Contemporary Arts Media. (Get it here) Dalip discusses: Authenticity, the process of creativity, the actors job (to give lots of ideas...), critiquing ideas not the person, the shackles of being over prepared, the effect of the camera in the space, the actors ego and quite a bit more. The chat goes for about 13 minutes. But if you're interested in drama process, theatre, acting or directing, or the documentary for that [...]

The Power of Video: Some Clues from Brain Science

It seems like every week there are new statistics showing the benefits of using video content – particularly online. While stats can be interesting, they don’t necessarily answer the big question: why? Why is video such an effective form of communication? In a very interesting book, Brain Rules by John Medina, I found three possible clues. Attention The fourth rule in Medina’s book is probably the most important for video. It basically says: “We don’t pay attention to boring things.” Medina explains, “The more attention the brain pays to [...]

Perth Fiction

In December 2010 Shane and I caught up with an old uni friend Stephen Burge, who at that stage was not yet part of Alucinor Productions. Steve and I started meeting up to figure out ways we could work together in the future and decided that to start out we'd look at making a relatively small promotional video production for Alucinor. We settled on integrating some of our favourite film scenes from the 70's, 80's and 90's into a short online video/homage set in Perth, Western Australia - our [...]

10 Reasons Why Online Video Should Be In Your Marketing Plan

Have you ever considered promoting yourself with an Online Video? Perhaps you should. Now marketing has entered the digital era, online video is rapidly increasing in popularity with brands around the world. Here are 10 reasons why: 1) Reach & Frequency: Mass Media Essentials Digital technology has shaken up the Marketing Industry profoundly and the reason is simple: consumers are flocking online in droves. More people are using the internet, more often, through more channels than ever before – and they’re watching a lot of video content. Once your [...]

Our New Video Production Studio in Perth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB7ZNCdHw7Q We’d like to dedicate this blog to the team at Artsource and Spacemarket for all their efforts in resurrecting an old, disheveled, abandoned structure into The Ward – a vibrant collection of studios for artists and creative professionals alike. The building was once a maternity ward known as the Swan Maternity Hospital, built in 1913 to meet the growing population that came with the boom times of the Gold Rush. Over time the building’s importance for the public health system waned until it was abandoned after the GFC. [...]

2017-03-09T21:35:06+00:00 Informational|

The Journey Begins

Welcome to our first blog! At Alucinor Productions we are passionate about Cinematic Storytelling and this blog is just a channel for us to share stuff we feel could be interesting. In the entries to follow we'll keep you updated on what we’re up to, projects we’re working on, and different challenges, observations or learning experiences we've encountered. We would love to hear your feedback so please feel free to leave comments for each post or get in touch with us directly. We encourage you to subscribe if you [...]

2017-03-09T21:36:02+00:00 Informational|