I am a Video guy, Husband and Dad

GrantI live in the beautiful town of Queenstown, situated in the South Island of New Zealand where I have been a freelance cameraman for the last 18 years. I cut my teeth shooting news for the two main broadcasters here in New Zealand. Since then I’ve been really lucky to have worked on a diverse range of projects from television reality shows, corporate videos to chasing Crocodile Rangers around the backwaters of Darwin for the National Geographic channel to shooting on a Bear Grylls reality show here in New Zealand.

Big shows I’ve shot on include Castaway (BBC), Bear Grylls (NBC), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Grand Designs NZ, Behind the scenes shooting for feature films Lord of the Rings and The Legend of Zorro.  So that’s all the glamour job name dropping I could think of,  other jobs include weddings (in my very early days), shooting for-sale videos for Japanese Heli Skiers and a lot of snowboarding, skiing, motor-sport and most sports you can think of and corporate videos for many small local businesses from around my town.

Chief Cameraman, editor, tester and coffee maker is me….

 

Real Estate PictureA large percentage of my work in recent years has been to do with Real Estate where I have been shooting as freelance cameraman for the New Zealand version of Grand Designs locally for the last two years.  Another large chunk of my work has been shooting Real Estate marketing videos for local Realty firms.  Its a part of my work I really enjoy and an area I like showing others how I shoot and what works for me.

One of the areas I enjoy the most about the craft is that every time I pick up a camera or sit down to edit I learn something new.

Although this website and my Youtube channel are geared mostly towards Real Estate Video production, it is also an outlet for other things “video” such as new pieces of gear or techniques that take my fancy or perhaps shooting an adventure with friends.

me-and-Bear-GryllsContributors include shooting the breeze with others I met in the industry and my wife and children who keep it simple with their honest ‘whats the use of that’ approach!

So have a look around and let me know what you think in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by.