A point of view promo for Christchurch’s George Hotel. www.thegeorge.com
Directed by LOGAN McMILLAN
Shot & Directed by MIKE GONZALES & LOGAN McMILLAN | Witten by MIKE GONZALES | Shot on a Canon 550D & Canon 5D mk2
Recently I got asked to go to Hong Kong and shoot a promo for toy company Wow Wee.
My good friend Mike Gonzales works there and was a co-director on this project. Travelled across into mainland China to shoot in a factory. Was super hot. Interestingly we weren’t allowed to use any actors – so had to pick out our cast from the real factory workers on the morning of the shoot.
Another challenge was that none of the workers could speak or understand any english. So we had 2 translators – one from english to cantonese and one from cantonese to mandarin. It took forever to tell the ‘actors’ what we wanted them to do.
Ended up being a lot of fun though – and the workers had a great time!
Got a chance to direct this video for Rare Shot Blue – a brilliant musical duo based in CHCH. Was a whole bunch of fun to make – got my brother John to cut the top off an old Ford mk3 Cortina, turning it into a convertible. It is the most intensive edit I have done for a music video – taking inspiration from Eminems 3AM – which I think is a pretty cool look and suits the music.
The whole video was captured using the Canon 5D mk2 DSLR (@ 30fps) and then some of the performance was sped up to 200%.
Check out Rare Shot Blues Myspace page.
Director / Editor LOGAN McMILLAN | Producer KATIE O’BRIEN | Director of Photography KIRK PFLAUM | Art Department DAMIEN SHATFORD | Makeup LUCY HARVEY | Talent MISSY ROBERTS
Sleepy Age won the RDU Roundup competition for 2009. As part of their prize they got a single recorded at The Sitting Room, mastered at Tandem Studios and a video shot by me. Thanks to the Sitting Room for the use of their studio for the video. Check out the bands Myspace page
Pretty cruisy shoot – shot the performance up at The Sitting Room studios – only took a couple of hours and then a few days later went to Hagely park, ran the dog around, played with some flowers and climbed out on a branch.
Shot most of it on the Canon L 24-105mm. A lens that has since returned to Canon NZ. I miss it dearly :(
Shot, Directed & Edited by LOGAN McMILLAN