Mini-documentary personal storytelling continues with Disability Services Commission WA

We missed sharing this one back in June. A mini-doc sharing Ben’s remarkable recovery with help from the NDIS My Way trial in the Lower South West. This was one of our first projects shooting on both the Sony A7s and the Red Scarlet. Shane, Dan and myself had a great experience working with producer/interviewer Kirsty Lawson in Margaret River for the shoot. Ben’s story is really inspiring in itself, so we were really just trying to capture that rather than impose anything.

A few behind the scenes shots…

Margaret River on Kodak film. Nikon FM2 50mm Kodak 400

Margaret River on Kodak film. Nikon FM2 50mm Kodak 400

Shot on Nikon FM2, Kodak 400

Shot on Nikon FM2, Kodak 400

The team getting some establishing shots in Margaret River, WA

The team getting some establishing shots in Margaret River, WA

Beautiful Margaret River captured on film

Beautiful Margaret River captured on film

Shane Piggott shooting Margaret River on the Red Scarlet

Shane Piggott shooting Margaret River on the Red Scarlet

 

I’d just started shooting stills on film again. These were all taken on the Nikon FM2 with Kodak Portra 400 film, as were the below morning shots at the awesome Margaret River Bakery. We really aim to emulate the film aesthetic (when it suits the project) in a lot of our work so I felt shooting stills on film would help a bit with that. It’s also just damn fun and the colour and texture of film can’t be fully replicated by digital. Digital is great, but they are different beasts entirely.

Shane Piggott at the Margaret River Bakery

Shane Piggott at the Margaret River Bakery

Dan Purcell at the Margaret River Bakery

Dan Purcell at the Margaret River Bakery

 

Just recently for Disability Awareness Week we teamed back up with DSC and producer/interviewer Kirsty Lawson to make a series of short raw and natural (less produced) music free stories. The films feature people with disability sharing their experiences. Great experience getting to meet everyone.

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