Here's some clips we made with Chet Faker recently. We went away for a weekend and filmed the results. There's one final clip still to come. (Edit. Only 1 clip still up. Approaching 2 million views though so that's nice.)
Big gap between posts here. It's not that we haven't been busy, we've been too busy! And this site got neglected. So we've given it a new look and a new lease on life.
If we had have kept up to date here's a few things we might have mentioned.
We built our new production space. The people we share it with are listed in Other Stuff. We are very happy with how it turned out.
"Damn the torpedo's, full steam ahead!" (David Farragut via Ted Hope)
We still love to make films in remote communities. Lately Tim has been in and around Halls Gap remote WA. Researching a story about Indigenous stockmen, troubled teens and the future of Indigenous lease holders. Probably more than just one story.
Somewhere in here Talitha & Jono had beautiful twin girls!
This, really is just a taste of what's been happening around Yeah Right Productions. We haven't been idle.
We’re currently working on a 20 minute film for the Mowanjum Art & Culture Centre. Mowanjum is a remote Aboriginal community outside of Derby in WA. They have years worth of archival footage that will make up a large portion of the film. Tim has just arrived back from Mowanjum where he documented their annual festival and conducted interviews that will help bind the film together and tell the history of the communities that make up Mowanjum.
We love doing this kind of work and having the opportunity to visit remote places with diverse and vibrant cultures. Here’s some screen grabs.
Here are some screen grabs from a music video we are currently working on for the local Melbourne band, Khancoban. We filmed down in Fish Creek over the long weekend and hope to have it done by early July. All shot on the trusty 5D in dawn light. The band didn't really have a brief for us so it was a chance to get creative and explore a bunch of ideas I've had floating around in my head for a while, also we got the chance to get the 5D in the water and to test our new GoPro HD camera. On this occasion both camera's survived the surf, unlike my last experience with a 5D and the ocean.
Here's the film!
A month ago we got invited to make a short documentary. The brief was loose to say the least, "A film about someone who snowboards at night." It's for a new energy drink and the Mojo campaign requires 3 films to be made, 2 of them documentary. Garth Davis and Glendyn Ivin from Exit Films are directing the other 2 films.
We had 1 month to deliver the doco and as of today we are 2 days away from the deadline! It feels pretty incredible to have come this far in such a short time and it's the most intense experience I've had making a film but also it's been a great opportuntiy to do something verging on an experiment for the client.
The first hurdle was to find someone, somewhere. We explored 'anywhere' with snow but since it's spring that was limited. Alaska, Japan & Canada were obvious choices with Japan being the preference as it is close, only 2 hour time difference and they had one of their best seasons in years. However we needed to find a character who was in the right location and we only had a week to find the character and get approval.
Jess Kimura & The Peep Show Girls popped up on Vimeo and were quick to follow up our calls. We tracked Jess down in Austria and she was keen to be involved. Jess is half Japanese and I had this idea that we could take her to Japan and make a portrait on her there but Jess had a competition on in Quebec so it was decided I would fly there and we would shoot in and around Quebec City with some of the rest of the Peep Show Girls.
The Shoot was intense. I shot on the trusty 5d with our Red Rock hand held rig. We had a battery light and a reflector board and that's about it. Much of the shoot was in little to no light on a very narrow depth of field with moving subjects shot in minus degree temperatures and icy conditions, it really was an exercise in athleticism.
It would have been difficult to find somewhere further away than Quebec. We flew Melbourne to Sydney to LA to Chicago to Quebec City shot for six days and then did the return leg in 36 hours. All the footage needed trans-coding before we could cut it and so I had a day to catch up before the edit. 4 days later the Agency came in to review it and then 2 more days and we locked the cut off. 21 hours of footage cut down to 4 minutes in six days. All the guys at The Butchery were fantastic and the Agency are very happy with the results.
I'll put up a link to it when it's available.
We are in the middle of producing a short documentary for the Carpentaria Land Council based around the Rangers that are looking after the land. Tim has just been up there for a week of filming with the Rangers using our new 5d camera and Red Rock handheld rig. The footage is beautiful, here's a couple of stills from the camera.
The Last Ride DVD is now in stores and available online! There is a lot of great extra's along with the film itself. "Along for the Ride" which was produced by Yeah Right Productions is a 55 minute documentary on the making of the film and is presented as a second disk packaged within the DVD box along with a 50 page booklet of photo's taken on set. So much good stuff here and we are very proud and happy to see it out in the world.
With 90% of Last Ride filmed in the deserts of South Australia and with no contingency for bad weather Glendyn was understandably concerned as the rain settled in over Lake Gairdner. Here's the last two online pieces for the movie. We are currently racing to finish the full length version for the DVD release in November.
Leading up to the release of Glendyn Ivin's feature film 'Last Ride' Yeah Right Productions was asked to produce 4 short online behind the scenes episodes. We had shot more than 40 hours of footage on the set of the movie and so we sat down with Glendyn and came up with 4 ideas of what we thought would be intriguing without giving away any of the story or drama of the film. In the end we wanted to create something that gave people an insight into the film and also left them wanting to go see it.
Here's the first one Choosing Chook.