Murray Milne's ability to combine cinematography with skiing, rock climbing, flying, or diving has led to him working on a variety of projects that need him to capture images from both above (aerial) and down below (underwater). As a result, he is in an ideal position to lead the discussion with colleague cinematographers Mike Bhana, Amber Jones and Ben Ruffell who are also experts in these shooting areas.
Capturing underwater moving images is both technical and creative. There's a lot of preparation to ensure that the camera is watertight and operating correctly, and you need to be able to manage your diving and camera skills at the same time. But the freedom to dolly the camera in 3 dimensions can be exciting, and the light and environment underwater can be beautiful.
Then on what you might call the opposite side of the landscape is Aerial cinematography, which provides a very high vantage point and is perfect for both logistical reasons in being able to capture more within a frame as well as psychological reasons in how the perspective of aerial photography gives the audience a unique perspective of a story unfolding.
Both areas necessitate an inquisitive and creative operator who is constantly asking questions, assessing a location, establishing limitations or boundaries on the shoot, and devoting a significant amount of time and effort to ensuring the safety of both the crew and the equipment - all while capturing visually stunning images!
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Free for NZCS Members, $15 for non-members
Ariel Camera LimitedCR Kennedy NZ Ltd
Māui Virtual Production Ltd
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