Category: Video


IGA Festive Season Photoshoot

We were enlisted by long time collaborators March One to work with them on the 2018 Christmas campaign for IGA. It was a multi layered brief as it was to cover stills while the TVC was being shot as well as a stand alone 3 day shoot to cover images for the website, social media and catalogue.

Andrew & Dave in action!

Within the brief for social media and website content, we had to create animations and short instructional videos.  For the 3 day shoot we hired a house in Bronte as the location. We were looking for a space that had a kitchen to suit the work and also allow us different areas to shoot in for both the short videos and the stills.

We worked with another long term collaborator of ours, Kai, for the food styling. We were able to do videos and stills at the same time and we kept Kai on his toes making sure the right things were ready and looking their best at the right time. One of the ice-cream cakes wanted to melt very quickly and caused us some issues, for example, but also showed us we needed to do the 2nd one in a different way.

For the stills content, Christmas decorations in the styling were to be kept subtle as it was to be used over the whole summer holiday season not just in the run to Christmas. We used pieces from the “how to” videos we were making to style and decorate the final food products and show in a real way how they can be used. Things like chocolate cups to build the banofie pie in, or how to glaze and carve a ham.

Kai & clients pondering cheese placement

The shoot went fairly smooth all in all with 3 of us from the studio on hand we didn’t run into any real problems.

Kai’s cutlery collection

For the TVC part of the job it was a one day shoot, shot around Taren Point and surrounding areas. One of our main roles on the day was to get behind the scenes shots of the whole shoot and build a library of stills that could be used in various ways to support the TVC. Another role was, between shots, we needed to get some options of stills for a catalogue cover using the talent that was booked for the TVC so it all tied together.

One of the biggest challenges on the day was to work around the very busy  film crew (Ideas of Dean) who had to cram lots of scenes into one long shooting day, so there was no time to stop or for us to hold them up at all.  Add to this how many people were actually involved on the TVC part of the shoot and it made for an interesting long day. In the end we got the shots for the cover that were needed as well as a huge range of other stills that can be used to support the TVC and give the whole campaign a consistent look and feel.

Awesome to work with this guy, so professional.

Cheers, Andrew.

Adriano Zumbo Photo Shoot

Adriano Zumbo Photo Shoot from Studio Commercial.

We had alot of fun during this photo shoot of Pastry Celebrity Adriano Zumbo.

Recipes for salted caramel macaroons and scraps of paper with ingredient lists was strewn around his home kitchen. Gadgets and dehydrators were lined against every available wall.

Adriano Zumbo is certainly a warm personality and he was keen to experiment and whip up something on the fly.

The best part of the day was getting to take all of the desserts you see in the video back to the studio and sample every one.

Pete Evans Photo Shoot: Celebrity Chef

This photo shoot of Pete Evans was shot in Bondi, my local haunt. The client, House Magazine, wanted a light summer feel. We decided to source some beautiful fresh fruit.

Pete had just come back from an overseas trip and was feeling a bit jet lagged. But it was nothing a slice of mango couldn’t fix.

Visit Pete Evan’s site to see his latest work.

Bicycling Australia: Mag Fashion Shoot

It’s always a busy day when you have five models, more than a dozen wardrobe changes and sixteen images to create.

By 9am our studio was covered in cycling gear and our clothes rack was used to stack bicycles that cost more than a small car.

This was the third year that we’ve shot the Bicycling Australia annual fashion shoot, it’s the largest segment of the magazine and we’re really excited to continue to be a part of it.

It’s really fun for the models to work with the props, most of them were riders and could appreciate the gear. I’m really passionate about cycling as well, so I love getting the little details right. It has to look realistic because cyclists are going to know at a glance if the model is holding the handlebars the wrong way.

The client wanted the photography to be fun and approachable. Cycling can be intimidated so we wanted to make this gear look easily accessible to those that are just starting out. It was loads of fun to shoot something that we’re so enthusiastic about.

Can’t see the video? Click here.

Rugby legend Stirling Mortlock stepped into our studio for one day of photography. Watch the video to see man vs fish.

This advert will be in the October 2011 issue of Australian Men’s Health. Also keep an eye out for posters at health stores country-wide.

Our thanks goes to Herbs of Gold for the fantastic shoot. A special shout out to Diana for making everything seamless.

Background knowledge on Stirling:

The year 2000, was a landmark year for Stirling – he became the fastest Australian to reach 50 and 100 Test points, he scored the most points and highest number of penalties [16] by any Australian in his first five Tests and created history by becoming the first Australian to score 20 points or more in four consecutive Tests.

In 2006, Stirling was passed the honour of becoming the 73rd player to Captain the Wallabies. Stirling lead the team from the front and they claimed the Cook Cup from England.Stirling received his greatest honour when he was asked to Captain the Wallabies at the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.

Stirling’s uncanny ability to score tries and kick goals has positioned him third on the all-time list of Australian Test point scorers (with 463 points) and he holds the mantle as the highest ACT Brumbies all-time point-scorer (with 875 points).

Stirling’s website

Products with Pieter and David


In this time-lapse video, Pieter and David photograph a hair product.

Fashion Photo Shoot: Latitude

In late May we alluded to a fashion shoot that we can now talk about in all it’s glory.

Studio Commercial and the folks from Latitude Montagut took part in a three day fashion marathon.

We photographed twins Jordon and Zachary Stenmark and Nick Boogert against a multitude of changing backgrounds. The highlight was the amazing Seidler House; wedged atop a mountain in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, it was a beautiful piece of architecture. On the second day, we launched into look book shots and as it got darker, we hit the streets of Sydney to take some night life photos.

The third day was spent at the Sugar Mill, listening to 70s funk and mixing faux drinks for our models.

Enjoy the behind the scenes video and as always, let us know what you think.

Junk Clothing + Studio Commercial

We teamed up with Junk Clothing for a fashion photo shoot.

It took around 45 minutes from start to finish to nail this photo for the cover of Active Retirees. Pieter and Cameron was helping out, which was great because there was gale force winds. If it wasn’t for them, the reflectors and other photography equipment would be somewhere in the stratosphere.

Thanks to Active Retirees and Mahlab for the photo shoot.

This was shot on a golf course in Willahra, Sydney.

Eric

Eric.

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