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Indigo Zoom Productions

Director of Photography Marcus O'Brien captures motion & time-lapse imagery for telling stories in documentaries, television, commercials & film. Owner / operator of Movi M10 cinema kit including Canon 1DC and Canon cinema prime lenses. Contact: marcus@indigozoom.com

  1. HOMETOWN TAMA

    A BIG winter swell hit the Australian east coast recently, conditions were very special due to the tide, offshore westerly winds, sand banks and size of the swell all combining perfectly.

    Tama doesn't break like this very often.

    Tourists and Sydney-siders perched along coastal vantage points whilst experienced surfers took on the massive pacific swells.

    Here's a visual story illustrating the beautiful part of Australia we call Sydney's eastern beaches.

    Contact:
    marcus@indigozoom.com
    indigozoom.com
    Follow: twitter.com/indigozoom

    Music: Hometown Glory, ADELE

    adele.tv/home/

  2. PORT MACQUARIE TOURISM commercial

    Recent commercial shoot with Canon C300 in Port Macquarie.

    Director: Adrian Brown
    brownbox.com.au/#/intro

    Camera assist: Eric Downer

  3. The Holy See

    Whilst on assignment in Rome during the recent Papal Abdication + Conclave went out at sunrise a few times to capture sunrises over the majestic St Peter's Square.... got lucky with the light and decided to shoot a few more.
    This is the result...

    marcus@indigozoom.com
    indigozoom.com
    twitter.com/IndigoZoom

    Music: Magistra Nostra
    Album: Alma Mater
    musicfromthevatican.com/

  4. Broome Whale Watching

    Broome is the gateway to one of the world's last frontiers of pristine wilderness - Australia's North West.
    Offering world class eco tours Broome Whale Watching is Broome's original and most experienced whale watching tour operator with over 15 years experience in marine interactions. Broome Whale Watching is the only dedicated and specialist whale watching operator offering afternoon cruises with humpback whales departing daily between June & September.

    Captured with a Canon 1DC + 24mm Canon Cinema Prime, Go Pro Hero 3. Shot in 4K

  5. COME FLY WITH ME

    Flying has always fascinated me....it's one of the few remaining spaces one can completely detach from day-to-day communication, simply sit back & enjoy some undisturbed time doing whatever pleases.... with a killer view.

    Whilst cruising at high altitude the light has amazing clarity & is always changing over incredible landscapes, many of which are very isolated, inaccessible and never get photographed. I really don't understand why so many passengers always put their window shutter down to block out light (ok apart from sleeping) and miss such a golden opportunity to experience how truly majestic this world is when viewed from above.

    On a recent trip from Sydney to Toronto via Hong Kong I embarked on a journey to capture as much of this shifting light + landscape as possible. Sydney to Hong Kong was a 9 hour leg, Hong Kong to Toronto 14 hours. No sleep just shoot as much as possible and hope my plan of booking seats on particular sides of each leg would pay off.

    Getting the gear on-board didn't prove to be as much of a challenge as first thought. You don't need much to get the camera into the right place and keep it steady.

    Footnote: gaffe tape is classed as a restraint and is not allowed on planes......well rolls of it anyway.

    Contact:

    marcus@indigozoom.com

    Follow: twitter.com/indigozoom

    Track: 'Bubble Love'
    Artist: Chungking

  6. VIVID SYDNEY 2010

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    No other festival in the Southern Hemisphere illuminates a city quite like Vivid Sydney.

    As the festival of light, music and ideas, Vivid Sydney flicks on the ultimate light switch and ignites the city with spectacular colours.

    It features the lighting of the Sydney Opera House, which sees Utzon’s iconic sails transformed into a spectacular living canvas with Vivid LIVE co-curator Laurie Anderson putting her own mark on Sydney's most recognised landmark. Now in its second year, it’s a harbourside artwork that’s grabbed the world’s attention!

    From the 27th May through till 21st June the people of Sydney were treated to a wonderful journey of projection and imagination with incredible lighting patterns beamed onto iconic buildings around the CBD that when sped up, into a timelapse sequence, gives the festival an entire new dimension.

    This visual story was shot over the entire festival period using the latest camera technology from Canon - the 1D Mark IV DSLR and a variety of Canon L-series lenses.

    The projections were expertly done by well known Sydney based projection company The Electric Canvas.

    There was no shortage of Sydney locals and tourists alike actively capturing the festival from every possible angle in a variety of different ways - still photography & video being the most popular.

    No one I could see was shooting time lapse sequences which, combined with the magic imagery being projected onto various buildings and structures around town including the world famous Sydney Opera House, I believed would generate some very interesting imagery.

    Vivid Sydney 2010 is a visual story brought to you by local cinematographer Marcus O'Brien from Indigo Zoom Productions. Hope you enjoy it!

    If you do like it - press that LIKE icon in the top right hand corner - the more people who share the Vivid Sydney 2010 visual experience the better next year's event will be!!! Please also feel free to leave a comment as feedback is always welcomed.

    Forward this link on so friends and family both in Australia and abroad can also share this wonderful Sydney Festival experience.

    Please go to indigozoom.com for further information about this shoot, all equipment used and contact information regarding this work or if you are a production manager, producer or company representative and would like to discuss future projects.

    Music: Alpha State - Album Mix
    Artist: Marcus Schulz

    The amazing music track used in this edit is by prominent global and No 1 American Club DJ Markus Schulz. You can buy his incredible music and learn about this very talented DJ here;

    myspace.com/markusschulz
    doyoudream.markusschulz.com/
    markusschulz.com/biography.php

    Other helpful links relating to this event and equipment;

    vividsydney.com/

    theelectriccanvas.com.au/

    agbevents.com.au/

    visitnsw.com/

    eventsnsw.com.au/home.aspx

    canon.com.au/en-AU/For-You/Digital-Cameras/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/1DMk4

    sunstudiosaustralia.com/

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