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Ministry – Metro Theatre Sydney 27/02/15

These photos are from the Ministry Sidewave at the Metro Theatre 27/02/15. It had been 20 years since the first time I had seen Ministry and I was really looking forward to this show. It was a great gig that sounded awesome. These shot were taken with a Canon G10 from just in front of the mixing desk.

Blue Mantis – Macro

Summer brings out the bugs and this guy was in out backyard so I grabbed my Camera and got some cool macro shots of this guy using a 300mm zoom macro lens with a fast shutter speed on my Pentax K5. I got lucky as this blue colour just happened in the shot with the fast shutter and depth of field. This was the most unique image from the shoot.

BlueMantisMacro

PRS-SE Custom 7

These are some photos of my new guitar that Suzie got me for my 40th.. an amazing gift! It’s a Paul Reed Smith SE custom 7 string in traditional sunburst. It really is a beautiful instrument so I took these images the in the Photography Studio studio at work and tried to get some great shots under controlled conditions with both white and black backgrounds.

Birdseye – Rainbow Lorikeet

This is a macro shot of the eye of a Rainbow Lorikeet on a recent trip to the south coast. These guys were super tame and allowed the camera (Canon G10) to get quite close to achieve the shot. I  have cropped down on this and added a little vignette to enhance the eye.

Birdseye - Rainbow Lorikeet

 

Merimbula dawn time-lapse

This time-lapse movie is of the sun-rise from Australian coastal town Merimbula on the south coast of NSW. 22nd of June 2014. The sequence was taken with a GoPro Hero 3 camera. The camera took a photo every 3 seconds which were then put together using apple motion. The sequence started about 6:30 until 7:15am. There is no audio in this movie.

The Shadowy Mantis

This praying mantis was sitting on our umbrella stand in the back yard fairly late in the afternoon. I grabbed our little Olympus tough which has a great :super close up” mode with a little LED light. The first shots were OK but kind of boring shallow depth of field praying mantis shots so I decided to change the angle and go from below. These photos are the result and I really like the eerie, sinister silhouette feel of the images. The depth of field and the darkening sky in the background make for an interesting image. I wouldn’t have been able to get my SLR gear under the mantis to achieve the same shot so it can be good to have a point and shoot around sometimes.

Enlighten 2014

These photos were from the Enlighten festival in Canberra which we managed to get out to on the very last night. We got there a little late which was a shame as the photos with the sky in the background worked out really well. These were taken with my Pentax K5 on sensitivity priority mode and while they are a little grainy I’m always impressed with the amount of light it can capture in dark environments. Was wrangling my two year old son too so pretty hard to take any serious photos but these ones worked out pretty well. Used a 1o-20mm wide angle lens.

Kaleidoscope 2013 Exhibition Showreel Intro Animation

This animation was created as in intro to my classes showreel presentation for their end of year exhibition. The static logo design was refined by the group based around the intital artwork of Rob Suthern.  I animated the logo and made this intro to take the pressure off the group who are all producing their own two minute showreel in Motion for the exhibition. It also makes a good demonstration file for teaching. Created in Apple Motion 5 – the logo type and some elements of the logo have been brought toward to add some dimension to the graphics. Some filters were applied to the square kaleidoscope image and image masked to keep the rigid diamond shape. The logo elements were all timeed to the start of Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites by Skrillex and then final camera, masking, filter and typography work  to complete the intro. Will be screened at Kaleidoscope 2013 exhibition at CSIRO Discovery theartre Nov.28th 7pm.

 

Metal for the Brain Logo Animation

This motion graphic was created for the last Metal for the Brain logo that I designed in Adobe Illustrator  for the final show promotion. The animation was put together recently as teaching resource to show how to animate cameras and lights in Apple Motion. Elements of the logo have been elevated in 3D space and then scaled back into their original positions. The animation uses lights and features several virtual cameras that are animated in 3d space. Tunes: Demonic Refusal Testament.

 

Crystal Skull Vodka Bottle – CIT Studio

This photo was taken in the CIT photography studio as I took a bunch of graphic designers through the basics of studio flash lighting. This Crystal Skull vodka bottle has now been used in several projects and demos of mine as it always looks so good filmed or photographed. The skull is on a mirror on top of a vanishing table. There is a light below and a key light directly on top. Really happy with how this photo came out and you can hardly tell most of the Vodka is gone.

crystal-skull-studio

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I have setup this blog to be an archive of my work in the creative arts. I teach Digital Media and Graphic Design at the Canberra Institute of Technology and live in Belconnen in the ACT. You can find me on Facebook here Roy Boy