URSA Mini 4k Test & Review | Coffee with Yuta

I recently made a purchase on the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini camera, after falling in love with the image of the original URSA. I bought it from Videoguys here in Melbourne, Australia. After extensive reading & researching in whether to get the URSA 4.6k or 4k, I decided on the 4k. A large part of this was to do with affordability in the current time, but also one of the stronger features of the URSA Mini 4k – global shutter at 60p.

For me this feature is crucial as a lot of the time I’m doing things on my own,...

A collective of creatives

I’ve been apart of a beautiful new venture since august last year with the lovely Tigs & Olivia. It’s called The Wedding Fair! I’ll take a post straight from our site about who we are; We are passionate about weddings and are excited to bring you beautifully curated wedding deals in the Melbourne area. The Wedding Fair was started by us, two sisters  (Liv and Tigs) who wanted to offer a platform for creatives to find opportunities to sharpen their skills and find community in the wedding industry. The group that has formed so far has been an organic growth that...

Esther & TK

So, I filmed my friends wedding last year. Actually, I have been filming a few of them it seems. It’s high season for weddings amongst my friends! I suppose it’s about time though, 25ish is a perfect age (in my eyes) to be getting hitched. Good times indeed! Esther & TK I’ve known for a while, and as a matter of fact Esther is the Esau in Jacob & Esau, who I did a promotional film for their Pozible campaign last year! The post about that project is here! They had such a brilliant day. There was so much raw chemistry...

Naomi & Anthony

A sun filled day, so much blessing upon this day! Naomi and Anthony had their wedding along the peninsula down here in Melbourne. The Morning Star Estate to be exact!. It was an incredibly perfect day for film and photos, the sun came out to play, the architecture and gardens were blooming, it truly was special. And plus Naomi & Anthony really were so much fun to be with and shoot. Two brilliant souls coming together. I had such joy cutting this film together. Not only because this couple really had a incredible sense of closeness to each other, but...

Joyce & Charlie

I got to know Joyce through her brother who I am friends with, and it was truly a wonderful experience to film her wedding also. From the beautiful old buildings in Camberwell to the sun bathed gardens in Carlton, this film has truly been a joy to cut together. The shoot itself was almost like coming in and filming a long time friends wedding. Joyce & Charlie were so open and helpful, they really let the creativity flow and there was no problem in getting along with the rest of the bridal party either! It took about 15 hours to...

Olga & Anthony

These two people, are incredibly attractive. Seriously. And I had so much fun shooting this thing! Once again, in conjunction with Tigs Macallan, we went to lovely St Kilda to shoot this gorgeous event. The formula one was actually on this weekend, so it was a loud with all the cars racing around, the jets flying by and the tents being set up for Iron Man. However, it all added to this wonderful little story. There was a beautiful afternoon light that broke through during our afternoon segement of shooting, which was a godsend. Gave us some brilliant light to...

Kat & Hamish

The notion of your most recent work being an indicator of your best work, I think is very true. Working in film, you really are on a mission, a path, to constantly refine your skills, to try new things and explore new possibilities. A filmmaker doesn’t just make a film, they try and also say something with it. This I suppose might not hold completely true to wedding films, but I do think that there is to an extent a way to do so. To have a message in what you film, even if its a documentary styled shoot that is...

Sean & Beth

A proposal video. This was one of my good friend’s big day! The logistics were this: Wire up a whole load of lights in a rain forest in Canberra, then somehow get Beth to come there in a pretty dress and get tricked straight into a marriage proposal. It was brilliant fun though. I captured moments, real moments of the set up and the proposal (plus a few staged shots) to make sure it was as authentic as could be! And knowing Sean there was no hiding anything, and it was all glamorous and romantic. Filming wise, it was all...

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