About Dean Butler

Dean is a co-owner/director at Alucinor Productions, a passionate filmmaker, video producer and lover of cinema. Primarily a writer / producer / director Dean also gets behind the camera whenever he can - particularly on documentaries. Outside of Alucinor Dean spends his time with his wife, kids and cats.

TREVOR’S STORY #letsgivethemabreak

Our unpaid carers need better access to respite. Let's give them a break. We've just released a mini-doc to help with a petition to bring awareness and change to the lack of respite support funding for the in home carers that save our country over $60 billion a year. More info coming soon. Change.org Petition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f35jQqKXUDA

Branded Storytelling with Vicinity Centres in Perth and Melbourne

2017 has seen us commence collaborating with Vicinity Centres on a variety of branded storytelling video production projects in both Perth and Melbourne. From successes in social procurement to the beginnings of a solar revolution we had the pleasure of discovering and telling some pretty neat stories. You can check a few of them out below. Shot on the Red Scarlet-MX, Red Scarlet-w and Sony A7s (Ronin MX shots). Zeiss ZF Primes and Sigma 18 - 35 Art. Edited and Graded in Adobe Premiere Pro with FilmConvert [...]

I Love You, But – Shameem: Perth music video faces problem gambling

(Almost half a year late in posting this but as they say, better late then never.) Online gambling. It's the fastest growing category in Australian advertising and it's the face of a colossal industry, which is why socially conscious Perth soul songstress, Shameem, has tackled it head on in the clip for her new single, I Love You, But. While the song is personal to Shameem and the lyrics stem from a broken relationship, the music video produced by Alucinor Productions boldly takes on the topical issue of [...]

Absolution (short film) released online

  After a festival circuit spanning North America, Europe and Australia our independent short film Absolution is now online. We intend to produce a heap more short projects over the next few years, the first of which we'll be shooting this summer. A big final thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to make the film, you know who you are and you are awesome. Sincerely, thank you. Official Selection Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada) Official Selection Pasadena International Film Festival (USA) Official Selection Kansas City Film [...]

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 [...]