Japan in Spring 2017

Every time I venture into this country, it teaches me something invaluable. I spent a good portion of my trip in Tokyo, but there were a few days in there where Nao & I could escape to Kyoto.     Kyoto is one of those places that doesn’t soon leave from your memory. It stays, attached, leaving you wanting more. It’s definitely one of the most unique places on this earth. Part of this trip was also to test the capabilities of the Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera. I paired it with a Aputure DEC Lens Regain & 18-35mm Sigma...

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,...

SHINE Japan (日本)

I am in Japan once more. Back a year later for Shine Japan, which is a large creative ministry event put on by The 4 Points Japan. It’s been a really wonderful time over here, not because it’s such a different culture to be enveloped in, but also because of what God has been doing over here. From the many visions & prayers that people have declared over this nation, to the various healings & testimonies that have come out of this week, hope is slowly being restored to the Japanese. This is a run down on what SHINE Japan...

ドードーの空 (Dodo no Sora)

Happy new year everyone! What a great start it has been to 2015. I traversed across the globe back to Japan, where I hung out with my girlfriend (Nao-chan) and had many good times. However, during this trip I also had the opportunity to make a promotional film for Nao’s parents Cafe. It’s a tiny little place hidden away in the backstreets of Sangenjaya over in Tokyo. However, it’s been getting a whole bunch of attention in recent times. There’s a website called Spacemarket (spacemarket.com), which essentially is a place to list a space that you own, so that other’s can...

Jacob & Esau

One of my latest projects that i’ve been working on (and quite possibly one of my favourites!) has been a film for the Pozible campaign of Jacob & Esau. This is a little bit about J&E, taken from their website. Jacob & Esau is an ethical fashion label based in Melbourne, Australia. While there are many ways for us to be sustainable, we have chosen to focus on the people who make our clothes. For our first collection, we have teamed up with local garment makers in Bali, Indonesia. Kholil and Wiwik are a husband and wife team who recently...

The Pong 2014

Finally! A new post for the masses. I’ve been out of action on the blogosphere for sometime, I’ve been busy busy! This has been one of my latest projects that I’ve finished, which is linked into my previous trip to Thailand & Cambodia. I was there earlier in the year filming with Adrian Rowse, capturing footage for this promo film that I have just finished cutting! The idea of the PingPongAThon is that a group of guys get together to play table tennis. Mind you, it’s for 24 hours. These guys raise money to bring awareness to sexual trafficking of boys...

Neko

Community Arts Tokyo has a fantastic vision which I have come to love over the last week. I first contacted Abi & Roger Lowther over a year ago to see if I could come check out their ministry in Tokyo, and see what I could potentially do with them! I honestly didn’t know to much about them before I met them, as it was really hard to get in contact since they are so incredibly busy! One of the things they lack currently is an office space, and an events space to really work at full capacity in their ministry....

A Joyful June

Last week I arrived in Japan, astounded by what I came into, blown away by the culture and the people, and ended up having an incredible time meeting new people too. Last week was a one week long stint of creative evangelism in which 7Media were running. 7Media is an organsation run out of Tokyo which essentially focuses on creating multi-media to creatively reach with the gospel a generation through 7 areas of influence. Or the 7 mountains as some might know them. I actually contacted them to see if I could help out, as I definitely see a great...

日本国

I’m currently in Japan. Yes, the one place I’ve always wanted to traverse to. As soon as I got off the plane I couldn’t help but feel like it was like home, without even being there for long. And honestly everything I’ve seen or experienced today has just been either astounding, incredible, hilarious or unexpected. It’s truly different, and weird is very much acceptable in this country (good thing for me hah!) This trip is essentially split up into 3 different shoots. This first week I’m filming the events that take place here in Tokyo, run by the 7Media team. 7Media...

The Faculty

I spent the last 4 days in Sydney! It was a shoot which I was sent on behalf of Orsino Media (who I have been working with a bit recently), and the event was all about procurement. Procurement is essentially the purchasing of goods from other business, to drive your own business forward. So as a very basic example, if I make wallets, then I would potentially need to buy little zips from a supplier, this is called procurement. The event was like a forum, or a seminar if you will, of many CPO (chief procurement officers) coming together to...

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