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Alithia – Fallen Times music video

21 Sep

A few months back I worked as camera op on a video clip that Niel Bilas directed for the Melbourne band Alithia. The track is Fallen Times and the track was launched at the Pony Bar on sat 19/05/12, where they also launched their national tour.

Neils has done a fantastic job with this clip and its always fun being on one of his shoots. There is always some oddity mixed in with intensity on Neils shoots and for me this time around it was his fake eyeballs that he’d made being eaten and played with. These things looked so real and so very gross on set and they came up great in the final edit, you can check them out in the clip at 2:32 min. You can find one of Neils early short films here

Here’s what Alithia have to say on their MySpace page

ALITHIA is a band at the forefront of a new movement in music known as ASTRAL SPACE CORE. More than simply a genre or musical tag, ASTRAL SPACE CORE taps into the chakra and connects the cosmic consciousness of its listener. More than just words and musical strokes, ASTRAL SPACE CORE reflects a world we live in where unlimited possibilities of the mind are being explored. Influenced by post modernism, ALITHIA incorporates a vast array of sounds, and philosophies into its ground-breaking sound. ALITHIA’s music is a celebration of life and death, darkness and light, confusion and clarity. It’s a sound based on personal and spiritual experiences which has become an open vessel for all who wish to join them on their journey. . The result is an authentically unique sound that combines ambient, melodic, psychadelic, electronic and punk rock music. ALITHIA plays from the core of its being, conjuring ætheric moments in time and space inspired by the beauty of the mysticism of the universe.

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ALITHIA are a Melbourne based band which formed in 2004 and has since experimented to establish its current sound. Many artists have come and gone, but through these shared experiences, the group has gained strength and musical diversity. The core members – John Rousvanis, Danny Constantino and Mark Vella – have evolved and honed Alithia’s craft into ever expanding musical boundaries and have now established its musical maturity. ALITHIA’s live shows are an undeniably atmospheric and hypnotic experience. The music flows openly and freely, taking the listener on a journey of shared self-expression. The costumes, theatre and energy in an ALITHIA performance stimulates all of the senses and takes the listener to another plane and makes them part of the experience. ALITHIA are a band leading the ASTRAL SPACE CORE musical movement. Unique, personal and honest, ALITHIA does not bend to the whims of fashion. Regardless of passing trends, ALITHIA is committed to crafting songs like spells – a bewitching sound and sonic vibration that echoes through time and space.

You can find copies of their albums and tee-shirts here

Melburn – Miniatures in close up

23 Mar

This week I’ve just received a few new lenses in the mail, a canon nifty 50 and a macro lens and it was with great glee that I took to my miniatures for some sweet camera love.  With the lenses I had available I was feeling too removed from the miniatures and wasn’t totally happy with how I was able to frame the shots and control the depth of field.  I was struggling to convey the drama that I wanted to in each shot and I am very happy with how the macro lens enables me to fill the image with mighty close up.  I was able to position my lens a mere 2-3cm from the model and by playing with aperture and shutter speed, plus a bit of trial and error was able to choose what part of the image I wanted to be in focus.  I will be going further in depth with some discussions of how I go about my miniature photography, equipment and sent up as well as image post production.

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Imperial Guard Apocalypse Army – 4500+ Points

20 Mar

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I have recently been working on expanding my Imperial Guard army list using a range of unpainted miniatures out of my bits box. I’ve fleshed out my 2000pt army to over 4500pts and have included a range of cool old miniatures that I acquired 8 years ago or so from a bloke I went to Uni with. He was relocating to Sydney and when he found out I played Games Workshop he dropped off a huge armload of his old miniatures. These miniatures ranged from original Rouge Trader multi part Space Marines to the Adeptus Titanicus board game.

I love these miniatures which date from the dawn of 40k and help give my army a real unique flavour, whilst also helping me boost it up to a sizable Apocalypse force.  With these additions I can now field over 200 men, spread out between the following.

4 platoons

2 Storm Trooper Squads

Ogryns

Snipers

Rough Riders

16 Sentinels

Demolisher

Chimera

Veteran Squad

I am turning these original Space Marines into a Platoon of Imperial Guard Veteran’s equipped as grenadiers. They will be armed to the teeth with heavy flamers, flamers and meltaguns.

Adeptus Titanicus Sentinels

This collection of Adeptus Titanicus miniatures will be converted into a full company of Scout Sentinals, They will be split up into 5 or so squads with different weapons in each squad, hopefully giving me a wide range of tactical options and a company of 16 sentinels!

The Army is also going to include a few miniatures from the old Space Hulk board game, some early Ogryn models, some Necromunda gangers and more.  Check out the gallery below to see out the full army broken down into squads and stay tuned for more updates as I work at converting, painting and playing with this new expanded army.

Cocoa Jackson Presents ‘…THERE’S MORE!’

18 Mar

23/03/12, Friday Night is film night at Cocoa Jackson Studios presents ‘…There’s More!’ a four day show case of Melbourne street art and street culture.

Cutouts and Writers Bench, two street art doco’s that i have worked on are being screened at this Street Art Festival at the Cocoa Studios in Brunswick, Melbourne.

Also features the world premiere of ‘Children of the Iron Snake’ by A. McBeth, Tropfest entry ‘Me-We’ with E.L.K and Father Bob McGuire, a claymation street adventure ‘Kaos in King Street’ by LC Beats, plus a swag of short films exploring the Australian street art and graffiti culture.

Presented by Joske Films, in conjunction with Invurt Magazine, Resolution X, Online Clubber, Big Air, MP Fikaris, SEARious Jones, Jacqueline_Gwynne.com and the good folk at Cocoa Jackson Studios.

Tickets are strictly limited. Get in early and secure your spot! Find more information here

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Rock City Network the early years

24 Feb

This is a series of videos I produced for Ben Pitcher early on as he began to set up what was first “Melbourne Rock City” and has now grown into “The Rock City Network”