Award winning film production & Cinematography Brisbane.
Award winning Director / Cinematographer Leon Chrysostomou provides professional Cinematography services in Brisbane, and is highly sought after for music videos, corporate video, and short drama films.
NEWS: Corporate Video Production for ‘Dextr’ App
Leon has just finished shooting a corporate video with slick cinematography for ‘Dextr’ at River City Labs in Brisbane. Dextr is an amazing app created by Brisbane app developer John Lambie, that allows you to use a natural keyboard based on the alphabet. The Amazing Canon C100 camera was paired with the Atomos Ninja2 to capture some extremely high quality footage. Stay tuned for a tech analysis of this camera and the benefits of using an etxernal recorder!
The Amazing Canon C100 camera was paired with the Atomos Ninja2 to create some beautiful footage
‘Coma’ music video is now available to view online!!!
Director: Leon Chrysostomou
Director of Photography: Jemma Gorring
1st AC: (Office Location) Doug Ly
1st AD: (Office Location) Bree Christou
Main Office Drone: Hamish Lancaster
Boss: Raymond Massey
Office Drones: Sarah Reinking, Lisa Parkes, Megan Lanser
Blackmagic announce 4k Super 35 camera with RAW & 12 stops DR for $3,995!
1. 4K resolution
2. A Super 35 sized sensor
3. RAW output (Cinema DNG)
4. 12 Stops of dynamic range
5. All for the amazing price of $3,995!
Why is this big news for filmmakers?
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K represents a landmark in cinema camera history, and it has created quite a stir at the 2013 NAB show where it was recently announced. Why has it created such a commotion? The reason is that such features allow filmmakers to capture exceptionally high quality cinematic images, that are very filmic in nature. The difference here, is that the other camera manufacturers are charging 5-10 times this price for a camera with such features. Stay tuned for part 2 of this post where I will provide a more in depth look at the new camera and its implications! PS Yes of course I want one and will do my best to get one!
Head over to the Blackmagic website for more information: http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicproductioncamera4k
An abstract film about small moments in Melbourne.
Music: Above and Beyond’s track ‘Small Moments’
A brief introduction video to Surrealeon Pictures
The Canon C300
I was recently fortunate enough to have a play with the new Canon C300 camera with my colleague Jemma Gorring from Lucid Living Pictures. These tests were conducted at Lemac – a Brisbane rental house in unscientific conditions with available light. This camera is an extraordinary tool for documentary and ultra low budget filmmakers, as the low light sensitivity is unparalleled. I was very impressed with cinematic quality of the image, as well as the cameras incredible low light performance as shown in the final clip. One of the most exciting elements of this camera is the fact that at extremely low light levels, when the ISO is cranked up to ISO 20,000 – the camera produces exceptionally clean images, with image noise that is far more acceptable to the eye than I have seen in any other camera. This sensitivity to light will mean that cinematographers no longer need to use expensive film lights to light their sets, and can rely upon available light as a starting point especially where there is no budget for lights. Cinematographers can focus their energies into shaping and finessing the light in the scene, rather than wasting time creating a bright enough set to expose the image in. I look forward to using the C300 on one of my upcoming projects, and will post about my experience in much more detail. In the meantime, please check out the test footage below:
The Dunes: ‘Coma’ Music Video
Principle photography was recently completed on the ‘Coma’ music video shoot for Brisbane band ‘The Dunes’. Shooting locations included: a custom built office set, a Sailboat in the Pacific ocean, buildings in the Brisbane CBD, Brisbane railway stations and trains as well as an office location at the Sunshine Coast. The clip is now in the post production pipeline, being edited before visual effects and colour grading.
Directed by Leon Chrysostomou, Cinematography by Jemma Gorring, starring Hamish Lancaster. Many thanks to all those who made it possible.
Stay tuned for more updates!