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Indigo Zoom Productions

Cinematographer 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, Heden Carat wireless follow focus, Small HD DP7 Pro Director monitor plus more.


    Recent commercial shoot with Canon C300 in Port Macquarie.

    Director: Adrian Brown

    Camera assist: Eric Downer

  2. ANZAC

    On 25 April every year, Australians commemorate ANZAC Day. It commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
    ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. In 1917, the word ANZAC meant someone who fought at Gallipoli and later it came to mean any Australian or New Zealander who fought or served in the First World War. During the Second World War, ANZAC Day became a day on which the lives of all Australians lost in war time were remembered. The spirit of ANZAC recognizes the qualities of courage, mateship and sacrifice which were demonstrated at the Gallipoli landing.

    The landing at Gallipoli was seen as a story of courage and endurance amongst death and despair, in the face of poor leadership from London, and unsuccessful strategies. War correspondents, such as Charles Bean, hailed the Australians for their dash in attack and doggedness in defence and the ANZAC legend was born.

  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...

    Music: Magistra Nostra
    Album: Alma Mater


    Flying has always fascinated'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.



    Track: 'Bubble Love'
    Artist: Chungking

  5. Bondi Beach NYE 2011/12 SHORETHING music festival

    'SHORETHING' is a music festival held on the sands of Bondi Beach, Sydney Australia featuring international artists and DJ's every New Year's Eve.

    This year Snoop Dog, Calvin Harris and Pendulum played to a sell out crowd of 15,000 people celebrating the new year on Australia's most famous beach: BONDI.

    The aim of this short film was capturing the positive intergration of the event into the local Bondi environment showing stage build, event night and expeditious bump out of all equipment post event through time lapse & behind-the-scenes motion video.

    Feedback welcomed.



    Music: 'Smokebelch' The Sabres of Paradise
    'Feel so close' Calvin Harris

  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 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;

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