Friday, 25 October 2013


WHERO FILMS "CUTTING REAL" 2013 from Red McLeod on Vimeo.

Nothing beats a solid team of keen experts coupled with a water-tight plan. Yet somehow I constantly find myself as a production team of one person, with a consistent brief to "wing-it". Not ideal. But after years of practice the balancing act has its own set of advantages.

Filming talent that is sensitive to the camera (athletes, joe average etc) can be considerably more successful when production staff are kept to a minimum. Monitoring levels and directing variables that make up the final product is a big ask for one operator. But not imposable.

This years showreel is made from B-roll pictures where the "production team" was one guy. All the camera rigs, car rigs, lighting, sound, and direction. One red-headed guy. 

The 2009 and 2011 showreel might still be more entertaining given the amount of motion graphics and animation type projects. Maybe 2015 will feature more of a balance between the mediums. That will all depend on what I can sink my creative claws into between now and then! Enjoy. - James McLeod


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