The art of making a historical documentary

Tomorrow we’re delivering the final master of The Story of the Road. A documentary that tells the story of the construction of The Great Ocean Road, built by returned soldiers from WWI. We’ve been working on it for a year and as they say in reality TV world, the process has been quite the ‘journey’. The ups and downs have been on par with the Matterhorn roller coaster. And at times it has felt more like a sprint than a marathon. But we’re currently staring down the finish line and we’re bloody excited to see our work on the cinema screen in a few weeks time. We’re also very proud of the story that we’ve been able to tell. Here are some of the lessons we learnt on this ‘journey’ they call documentary making.

Canon announces the full frame EOS C500 Mark II

Canon Australia announces today the launch of a new addition to the renowned Cinema EOS System of professional digital cinematography products with the introduction of the EOS C500 Mark II, which features a 5.9K full-frame sensor and a newly developed image-processing platform. Employing a modular design that allows users to freely customise the camera to meet their shooting needs, the camera features exceptional expandability to facilitate a wide range of video content productions, from movies and TV dramas, which demand high-quality video, to news and documentaries, where mobility is particularly important.

Panasonic Announces LUMIX S1H: A game changing Full Frame Cine Camera with World’s First 6K/24p

The SH1 will be the world’s first camera able to record 6K/24p (3:2 aspect ratio), 5.9K/30p (16:19 aspect ratio), and 10bit 60p 4K/C4K – bringing pro-level cine camera capabilities to a far more manageable package. The addition of 6K will provide plenty of latitude for editing and downsampling, which will enable maximum quality 4K output.

Like Panasonic VariCam cinema cameras, the S1H will benefit from the 14+ stop dynamic range and wide colour space of full V-Log/V-Gamut, promising lifelike rendition of every detail, from shadows to highlights, with smooth tonal gradations.

This new laptop is a powerhouse for creators

GIGABYTE strives for perfection, continuing to implement the latest innovative technology such as the Microsoft Azure AI and ALL Intel® Inside technology. Not only is it an industry first but also ensures customers receive their laptop with the highest performance and quality. There is nothing better to prove the quality of the AERO 15 laptop than the 2019 award for the “Best Notebook” of the year, presented by the European Hardware Association (EHA). GIGABYTE continues to lead by showcasing an all-new 17-inch model: AERO 17. The AERO 17 inherits the AERO series spirit with powerful processing capabilities through the all-new 9th gen Intel® core™ i9, 8 core processor, coupled with the NVIDIA® RTX™ STUDIO laptop certification, aiding creators to smoothly edit 4K videos and heavy 3D modelling tasks.


Sound Mixer Felipe “Flip” Borrero Turns to DPA Microphones’ d:screet 4161 to Solve Unique Audio Challenge  Veteran sound mixer Felipe “Flip” Borrero, CAS, has experienced…