During my 22 years of experience as a professional On-Location Sound Recordist, I have created a variety of programs with a great number of DOP’s, from all of which I have learned workflows and assimilated shooting styles.
I am trained as an ABC News CAFF Broadcast Cameraman on professional equipment, and can offer this level of service and expertise.
Is it B-Roll, Specialist ‘Steadicam’ Gimbal work or Webvideos, I cater for a range of production requirements.
– PETER GRAF
Digital Cinema FullFrame 4K Sony Mirrorless Camera Equipment can produce a similar look and feel as many Flagship Cine Cameras, at a Fraction of the Size, Cost and Visual Impact On Location
Sometimes, Speed of Delivery, Effectiveness and Cost Control is of the upmost importance. Sometimes, this can mean to have another camera team on set, or to simply send an experienced One-Man-Band out to cover an Event while you’re busy doing other things. Or, you just want to deal with one person to take your hand from start to finish.
In most cases, I can probably help you get your project finished quicker, faster. A variety of fast quality prime and workhorse zoom and super wide angle stabilized lenses give you plenty of options for a range of styles and situations. Choice of top quality sound gear and ancilliary equipment, all promoting production efficiency and creating options.
NEW! SONY A7SIII Digital Cinema FullFrame 4K
Offering an ISO range from 80-102400ISO, ‘The Low Light King’ A7S3 is a video focussed Fullframe mirrorless camera with fast reliable touch-screen eye autofocus and high bitrate internal video up to 600Mbps which allows up to 4K/120 internal without pixel binning. As a first for Sony ILCE, the A7S3 uses ‘Netfilx’ quality 10-Bit Intra video codecs with SLOG3 and Cinetone for exceptional dynamic range at fast readout speeds.
Further improving on handheld shooting with IBIS, the A7S3 also records gyro metadata for electronic stabilization.
The A7S3 received the DPreview Gold Award 2021.
NEW! LAOWA 9mm f5.6 Rectilinear W-Dreamer
The Venus Optics features an amazing 135 degree fullframe angle-of-view with very tightly controlled distortion, making this lens choice for landscape, architecture, realestate or 360 work.
100mm square Filters can be mounted via an srew-on adapter.
SONY FE24-240 f3.5-6.3 OSS SUPER ZOOM
This stabilized ‘All-in-One’ with its huge 10x Zoom Lens can handle everything from landscapes and everyday portraits to sports and action scenes.
This is a very sharp lens designed for E-mount Full Frame, translating into 36-360mm equivalent on an APS-C body.
New! RODE Wireless GO II
This latest ultra-compact dual channel wireless microphone system is a breeze to set up with any ILCE. Optional on-board recording for ease of mind. USB-C and iOS digital output for universal compatibility with cameras, mobile devices and computers.
MANFROTTO NITRO TECH N8
The award winning fluid Video head features breakthrough Nitrogen piston technology to achieve fully continuous variable counterbalance from 0-8 kgs.
It uses a quick release system and adjustable long centre column for faster setup and adjustment speed. Whilst keeping size and weight to a minimum, the 755XB legs allow for a wide range of height setups and flexiblity in ackward terrain
Whether you have to deliver an exact script or like keywords to guide your delivery, an Autocue system is the professional tool to use for your longer pieces to camera. This allows even often nervous talent unfamiliar with the television production process to deliver in a natural, professional and relaxed manner with minimal training, whilst you minimize nasty ‘content’ surprises in the edit.
APUTURE LIGHTSTORM miniLS20D
This Aputure Fresnel LED light was released most recently. Ideal Shaping / Backlight / Hairlight / Splashlight / Accent Light. Can be Camera-mounted. Very Cool 7500K ‘Ice’ Light, with optional filters, variable flood-spot 20-80 degrees, dimmable. High output 10000 LUX in 1m (full spot). Multiple power options, including USB. >96 CRI.
SONY A7III FullFrame 4K
Voted ‘Camera of the Year 2018’ (DPReview), the A7III packs a 6K equivalent from a FullFrame image sensor downsampled into 4K without pixel binning. Full Frame sensor size equals industry leading Sony Venice, Canon C700, Arri Alexa LF and RED Monstro Digital Cine cameras, and can thus deliver a similar look and feel.
A bigger sensor means more light, better sharpness and a shallower ‘filmic’ depth of field. Can be used in Super35 Mode which effectively extends the reach of any lens by x1.5 in full resolution.
In Body Stabilization, touch screen focus, Face detect and other shooting tools like High Frame Rate (HFR), Cine and SLOG High Dynamic Range (HDR) options, paired with a user friendly and efficient XAVC-S codec.
SONY FE85mm f1.8 PORTRAIT PRIME
Outstanding sharpness and speed that can produce a very shallow Depth of Field and pleasant Bokeh that is difficult to achieve on smaller Sensor cameras
RODE Wireless GO
The original Wireless GO is an ideal compact and simple solution for on-the-go filmmaking, presentations and vlogging. Has a built in mic and also the ability to use 3.5mm lapels. USB rechargeable.
NEW! 2x GODOX TL60 RGB LED tube
This new release multi colour fixture features remote control (&linking) via app. Full RGB / HSI control, Gel Filter modes, CCT 2700-6500K and FX. Battery and mains powered. This light tubes are relatively light and can be installed virtually anywhere.
SMALLHD FOCUS 5″ 4K MONITOR
With an ideal size for on-camera and gimbal operations, this superflat 4K-capable production monitor with swipe-OS provides a super sharp image and multiple production tools overlays, like focus peaking and false colours, and custom LUT support.
APUTURE AMARAN TRI8C
This recent release flagship LED features 888 high efficiency LEDs, with an outstanding color rendering index. Whilst being compact and robust, the Amaran packs an amazing equivalent of 600W @0.5m high lumen output. It can be fully remote controlled, and adjusted for an exceptional wide range of 2300-6800K without causing any color shift issues. Can be battery or mains powered. Comes with soft box.
Insta360OneR Dual Lens 360
This compact modular ‘action cam’ style camera captures Super 5.7K 360 Videos and Stills. Flow State stabilization. Various shooting modes (Hyperlapse, Slow Motion, HDR, Nightshot) for creation of inspiring content based on 360 source or 4K wide angle. Can be virtually mounted anywhere. Records GPS data via iphone app for Google Streetview integration
TAMRON 28-75 f2.8 Di III RXD
Lens of the Year 2018 (DPreview), the fast and versatile FullFrame Zoom is the A7iii’s Workhorse as it surprises with Macro-like capabilities opening up shooting opportunities. Acts as a 42-112mm in APSC mode.
NEW! TAMRON 17 – 28mm f2.8 Di III RXD
This unusually fast wide zoom lens adds new dimensions to landscapes, architecture and interiors. With unrivalled superb image quality and portability, this lens offers a screw-on type front filter mount for improved gimbal performance, including fast & silent AF and macro-like minimum focus distance for improved creative versatility.
Acts as a 24-36mm in APSC mode.
RODE NEWSSHOOTER KIT
This versatile fully digital 2.4GHz base radio mic system is the goto solution for using P48V powered boom mic to create a ‘wireless boom’ where cables are undesireable, and setup speed is vital. Alternative use with a dedicated lapel mic for interviews or pieces to camera.
The transmitter further features a headphone output for boom operator’s monitoring. Low latency and easy setup.
DJI RONIN-SC GIMBAL
This single handed 3-axis stabilizer can easily cope with slightly larger payloads. Quick release camera, monitor and additional handle, which doubles as a stabilizer arm/vest attachment mount where extended periods of operation are required. Additional mounting options for radio mics etc. Fast AutoCalibration. Can be remotely controlled and customized. Panorama automation. Spheres. Timelapse. MotionLapse. Zoom Remote.
New! EDELKRONE Slider ONE / Head ONE
Ultra portable and powerful motorized and remote controlled motion controller that can be used in all axies. Modules can be used separately (product turntable). Multiple keypose and Timelapse programming for stills and video.
There is a variety of accessories, backup recorders, microphones, stands, that are too many to mention. Most importantly, this kit will do most jobs, and offer redundancies to cope with the unexpected.
I have been working with various DOP’s in the Film and TV industry as a Sound Recordist for over 20 years, including a number of years as a ABC News Cameraman. I have worked for Realestate, Lifestyle Programs, Gardening and Science shows, News and Current Affair. I have seen and heard a few things.
Being On Set is a team effort. I like the day to go smoothly. Being proactive and knowing each others needs gets the job done faster and better.
- Sound Recording
- Camera Assist
- Drone Operator
- Set Design
- OH&S Warden
Interestingly, you will will probably find my Video rates quite affordable, in fact cheaper than my Pro Audio packages. Why? Because I am using more affordable equipment in a smart and professional way that can deliver comparable outcomes to expensive cine gear. And I pass this saving on to you. My rates haven’t changed in the last few years, whilst everything else has gone up. Why? I do this to promote and support our local film industry.
I’m here to build long lasting business relationships to mutual benefit.
I continuously reinvest into latest technology and equipment to offer you the best possible options.
I value OH&S principles and safety in the workplace.
All my production batteries are rechargeable, and there is quite a lot of them 😉
Standard Rates – Video (SPC, Web, B-roll):
HALF DAY$ask 4 hrs
- standard gear:
- Lens Kit
- on-Camera Sound
STANDARD DAY$ask 8 hrs
- standard gear:
- Lens Kit
- on-Camera Sound
FILM DAY$ask 10 hrs
- standard gear:
- Lens Kit
- on-Camera Sound