Haimona Ngata
Video Content Production

Fr Fr Fr Friday!!!

Holy Mackerel, it’s Friday! Who would’ve thought! ha ha! 

As usual, been all over the show, hence it’s been a while between posts! I’ve been working on some great content for a variety of different clients recently, I’ll attempt to put them in a list, with a description!

 - Hyundai “Power Off’ Weekend. I was engaged by Film Construction to come aboard and edit up a few creatives surrounding Hyundai NZ’s power off weekend. They shot with Nigel Latta over a Saturday, and the creatives were required the following Wednesday. I got all the raw files handed to me, (C300) with no real brief, so just swung into it and cut by ‘feel’ The client dug the edits, and there were only minor changes. Cut in FCP7 and onlined in Davinci. 


ANZ - Dream Big Campaign. Again, another job for Film Construction. ANZ are making over rugby clubs all over the country, and some of these had/were being filmed and made into online creatives, as well as a TVC. Again, I got handed a few TB’s of raw footage, with no edit/ingest notes. That’s fine by me, having worked in same-day turnaround television for over 10 years, I’m kind of used to being thrown a tape/drive and told ‘Just try and make something cool…’ I recall sometimes being given a few tapes that were shot that afternoon and told It has to be on air in an hour…in 10 years of post production I’ve never missed a deadline. I also shot an upcoming episode, Devonport rugby club to be precise, which was great. That’s the bonus of being an all in one Director/Shooter/Editor I can plan the edit out in my head while I’m shooting. They’re online soon so I’ll be sure to update this post. 

Smokefree Rockquest Profile - I got buzzed by my buds at Commotion about coming onboard to DOP a profile piece for an upcoming episode of Smokefree Rockquest 2015. We were in Opoutere for a few days, which is in the coromandel. I shot it all on RED, It was a great shoot, and the artist was super talented, and again, I’ll be sure to post that once It’s been on air. 

CFFC NZ - Money Week. Got buzzed by an old colleague from TVNZ about helping her out on a small job that they were working on one Monday morning here in Auckland. I zipped down with the HPX250, 5D and a go pro. Edited and online within a day. Sweet! 





Couple ‘O’ Things…

Aloha!

Here’s a couple of jobs that I recently finished up. The first is a little clip with Red Bull NZ Kayaker Ben Brown. Last year, Ben tore his shoulder kayaking off a waterfall overseas, so has spent the past 6 months or so healing up and doing re-hab. He buzzed me a while ago, asking if I could get some drone shots of him dropping the Wairua falls, which is not far from Whangarei. He was working with 3rd Degree, a entertainment show on TV3. They were shooting a ‘comeback’ piece with him. I said ‘Why don’t we just shoot a lil clip for Red Bull at the same time’ and the rest, as they say, is history. Shot all this on the RED, and the DJI Phantom 2, with the go pro attached. Luckily, Ben is a GoPro athlete as well, so there was no shortage of GoPro angles!!!

The second, is a lil TVC for New Zealand Post. I was contacted by my buds over at Commotion, about coming onboard to DOP the TVC. That turned into edit and grade as well, which was fine by me. All in all, a really fun shoot to be apart of. We decided to keep the lighting to a minimum, so mainly bounced and diffused lights to achieve a flat but natural look. I shot this on RED, with the Canon 24-105, a really fast and versatile zoom lens. Offlined in FCP and onlined in Davinci. Good as. 



Lil BMX edit…

I’ve been working on this edit off and on for the past year. Between other commitments, Josh’s schedule, and the fact that he lived in Hamilton, it was challenging to say the least. The stars aligned now and again, and this video is the fruit of that labour. Josh has been offered a opportunity that not many people get, a chance to represent an international brand here in New Zealand, and travel all over the world as a member of the Premium pro team. I was lucky that an old friend from Australia, Colin Mackay, who now resides in California, is the premium team manager, and he reached out to me to work with Josh. Hopefully we’ll be working on some more creatives for the brand soon. I shot most of this on the panasonic HPX with Xtreme fish, and a lil bit on RED here and there. I also engaged my friends from SUNG to use their music as the backing track. Keep It Local! Good as! 


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