Video: APAM teaser
APAM teaser

APAM (The Australian Performing Arts Market) is Australia’s leading, internationally focussed industry event for contemporary performing arts. Established in 1994 by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, APAM showcases and promotes a thriving, diverse national sector and stimulates the ongoing dialogue, collaboration and exchange between local artists and producers and their international counterparts to grow the export of Australian performance.

Footage of APAM 2014
Presented by: Browndog Productions
Filmed by: Ali Cameron, Rhys Jones, Eduardo Vieira
Produced & Edited by: Ali Cameron

Special thanks to Caro Jende and Zohar Spatz

Video: APAM 2016
APAM 2016

APAM (The Australian Performing Arts Market) is Australia’s leading, internationally focussed industry event for contemporary performing arts. Established in 1994 by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, APAM showcases and promotes a thriving, diverse national sector and stimulates the ongoing dialogue, collaboration and exchange between local artists and producers and their international counterparts to grow the export of Australian performance.

Footage of APAM 2014
Presented by: Browndog Productions
Filmed by: Ali Cameron, Rhys Jones, Eduardo Vieira
Produced & Edited by: Ali Cameron

Special thanks to Caro Jende and Zohar Spatz

Video: Portraits of the Present
Portraits of the Present

This is the visual result of a research project I began in late 2013. An intimate setting was created and invitations were extended to market-goers to enter a constructed space and create a 30 second long video portrait. In the place of a large medium format camera, or impressive digital rig sat a laptop computer. The desktop was blank apart from video recording software and the instruction to press record and let the webcam record for 30 seconds – a digital mirror of of sorts in which I asked punters to reflect upon the way in which they share their image with the world and those around them using technology.

The notion of portraiture is one that has been evolving for thousands of years, but in recent years as technology rapidly develops around us, the ways in which we portray ourselves has changed dramatically. Personal technological devices, social media and the internet have opened up a myriad of tools we can use to share our likeness not only with those close to us, but with the world.

Working along side fellow photographer & cinematographer Rhys Jones, we examined the act of portraiture using the moving image in a way that draws focus on the process rather than the result. Our findings are in no means complete or conclusive as we are just opening the lid on a rapidly evolving and complex subject. What we present here in conjunction with the thoughts of scholar Jill Walker is a contemplative and brief digital essay of sorts which aims to compare and contrast the reactions and actions we encountered whilst creating portraits of the present.

Produced & Directed by Ali Cameron

Edited by Ali Cameron & Rhys Jones

Citations from the essay “Mirrors and Shadows: The Digital Aestheticisation of Oneself”
by Jill Walker – University of Bergen (Department of Humanistic Informatics)

SOUNDTRACK
“Nightlite” by Bonobo
“Truth” by Alexander Ebert

 

 

Video: Handmade shoes by Marssi
Handmade shoes by Marssi

With each pair of Marssi derbys hand-crafted in Australia using traditional shoe-making techniques, the label offers something rare in an era of mass-production. Through the way in which Marssi sources vintage fabrics,
 up-cycles second-hand clothing and chooses small selections of the highest quality leathers, an ethos of creating something genuinely special for the Marssi customer is clearly communicated.

If this tickles your fancy, take a look here for more.

Directed & Filmed by:  Rhys Jones, Ali Cameron,
Produced & Edited by: Ali Cameron & Rhys Jones

Motion Graphics by Kate Bernauer
Original Music by Branislav Antonijevic

Video: Imogen’s Art Space
Imogen’s Art Space

This video was created for my dear friend Imogen McDonald to celebrate two years of her wonderful children’s art space. Special thanks to Aline Marques for her animation and design skills on the opening clip and cd artwork!

Video: The Blackwater Fever
The Blackwater Fever

Video Clip for The Blackwater Fever’s track “Don’t fuck with Joe”

Starring: Steve Merry –  Joe

Co-starring: Andrew Walter – Victim

Director: Shane Hicks
Producers: Ali Cameron, Rhys Jones & Shane Hicks
Cameras: Ali Cameron, Rhys Jones, Stephen Cameron
Driver: Paul McCann
Editing: Shane Hicks, Rhys Jones & Ali Cameron
Colour Grading: Ali Cameron & Rhys Jones

theblackwaterfever.com
thefumes.com.au

Video: A postcard from Island Vibe
A postcard from Island Vibe

Held annually on Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) over three huge days in October, Island Vibe is a multi-faceted celebration of Island Culture that includes art exhibitions, interactive workshops, stalls, circus, eco-food and craft markets. Four stages and over 80 mighty reggae, roots, soul and electronic acts – including Murri and Pacific Islander dance and cultural groups – gather on Minjerribah for a celebration of music, dance, art and culture.

The world famous Point Lookout on Stradbroke Island is located only 90 minutes from Brisbane, and the festival site itself is located in the park beside the stunning Home Beach, allowing festival-goers the opportunity to bask in the cooling azure waters of the South Pacific between performances.

For more information click here.

Soundtrack:    ‘Tattoo’ – The Rusty Datsuns   |    ‘Base to Rudie’ – Drew Id meets Dynamic Thrills    |    ‘Aztec Valley’ – Rastawookie

Filming, Production and Editing:
Flock

Additional stills:
Stephen Cameron

Video: Introducing Nico Underwear
Introducing Nico Underwear

After returning from Brasil to my old stomping ground of Brisbane after several years away, I was amazed to see how much had happened during my absence. This video was the first to be made under the name of Flock – a production company I initiated on my return down under.

Nico Underwear is a local label started by photographer and creative director Lis Harvey. They are the first Australian underwear brand to achieve accreditation with Ethical Clothing Australia and proudly make all the garments in Australia with the aim to also minimise the impact on the environment.

For more information go to: http://www.nicounderwear.com/

Filmed & Directed by: Flock (Ali Cameron, Rhys Jones, Simon Grant)

Edited by: Ali Cameron

Soundtrack: Bonobo – Recurring   |   Lisa Mitchell – Clean White Love   |   Moby – Run On

Video: Um dois três e Já_ George Cameron
Um dois três e Já_ George Cameron

A video I created as part of a series by the Brazilian collective Galeria Experiência, that I was part of for the past two years. This is a special edition for the series as it was made with my father, George Cameron. Captured via Skype, I explored the artistic possibilities of modern technology. The experience was one that was intimate, despite the distance of 14,328.4 km that exists between Brazil and Australia.

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“In the project ‘Um, Dois, Três e Já’ they (Galeria Experiência) propose that respondents recall passages of childhood, creating an accurate strategy for them to step into a private world, emotional and sometimes conflicting. Those interviewed, whilst in the channel of childhood memory, are taken by a genuine emotion that makes the articulation of speech a direct bridge to subjectivity. A favorable atmosphere is created for the camera to lose it’s objectivity and generate images in which the boundary between the static of photography and the motion of video are diffuse and revealing. The character and their environment inhabit a time that seems suspended. The time of memory.” -Eder Chiodetto (Brasilian Curator)

Video: Vazio
Vazio

This video was made as part of a collaborative piece (between Galeria Experiência, Garapa and Peruvian collective Versus) that was shown at Paraty Em Foco, an international festival of photography held annualy in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

The prompt I was given was the word ‘vazio’ meaning ’empty’ or ‘void’ in Portuguese. I developed a concept from this word by employing the buddhist notion of emptiness as being a state of complete Nirvana. To reach this state of placid spiritual emptiness, the journey is not always smooth. The spirit experiences a flurry of confusing stimulus from the world around before a death of sorts occurs for it to be reborn a blank slate, calm and receptive.

Video: Festa da Firma
Festa da Firma

At the end of 2010, the collective Galeria Experiência (galeriaexperiencia.com.br), which I was a part of for two years, held an end of year party with the band Sinamantes (myspace.com/sinamantes) at Studio SP in São Paulo.
As the festivities rolled, the camera circled between the hands of the collective.
I edited this video along side Thais Denardi to remember what was a great end to an amazing year.

Soundtrack: ‘Unstoppable’ by Santigold

Video: To wait for you…
To wait for you…

Taipas, São Paulo Brasil, 2011…with you.

Soundtrack: ‘Help Yourself’ by Sad Brad Smith

Video: Despedida da Ali
Despedida da Ali

Depois quase 2 anos maravilhosas no Brasil….
O tempo para partir chegou. Amigos, familia, amores…
Me encontrem um ultima vez para dançar, beber e sorrir e lembre-se tudo que nós compartilhamos.

L A P E J U
esse SEXTA dia 18
22.30hrs
Rua Frei Caneca, 892

VENHA!

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After two wonderful years in Brasil…
The time to leave has arrived. Friends, family, loves…
Meet me one last time to dance, drink and smile, and remember all that we have shared.

L A P E J U
This Friday the 18th
22.30hrs
Rua Frei Caneca, 892
São Paulo

(Soundtrack- “Sea Lion Woman” by Feist)

Video: Guris in concert
Guris in concert

We (Galeria Experiencia) filmed Project Guri’s Concert in Sala São Paulo in December 2010.

I filmed and edited this ‘Making Of’ to document the overall experience shared by the children and the musicians on the day.

The show featured the performance of an orchestra of children participating in the project, as well as musicians Siba, Iara Rennó, Maurício Pereira, Andreia Dias, Thalma de Freitas, Max BO, Rappin’ Hood.

Video: Piratas no Itaú_ Trailer
Piratas no Itaú_ Trailer

Work in Progress of “Piracy”, a work that was included in the exhibition “Histories of Maps, Pirates and Treasures”, at Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil.

As part of Galeria Experiência, I participated in this site specific exhibition along with Cia de Foto, João Castilho, Guab and Marcelo Pedroso. This is a teaser I created for a longer video work that remained in the gallery once we had completed our week long residency.

Video: Pressure Drop_Flyer 2
Pressure Drop_Flyer 2

Meus amigos from Reggaematic Sound System, direct from the streets of São Paulo, Brazil.

Video: Pressure Drop
Pressure Drop

A short video (the first I ever made infact!) to document the last weeks of PRESSURE DROP on Rua Consolação. Every Tuesday night in the heart of Sao Paulo, devoted lovers of roots reggae gather to enjoy vinyl tracks delivered with style and grace by Reggaematic Sound System along with invites such as Jurassic Sound System, Papa Neggo and Julião Peppa.

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Vídeo feito pra registra as últimas semanas da festa PRESSURE DROP. Toda terça-feira no centro de São Paulo, os amantes do roots reggae se reúnem para desfrutar os vinis discotecados com estilo e graça pela Crew Reggaematic Sound System + convidados como Jurassic Sound System, Papa Neggo e Julião Peppa também aparecem no filme.