On CFM recently, I spoke with local Coromandel Photographer, Hakan Nedjat about his Astrophotography. I originally discovered Hakan’s work on the Whiti ChitChat facebook group in early 2019. Upon looking into his work, I discovered Hakan is a Sony Digital Imaging Advocate – shooting with the Sony A7 series of cameras, which I was introduced to a few years ago by Cinematographer – Dr Daniel Maddock, endorsing its extraordinary low light ability. I have watched with interest Hakan’s work on the socials, so finally my curiosity got to the stage where I needed to have a chat to him and learn more…
During the Covid-19 lockdown April 2020, I was asked to work on a series of radio promotional spots, pushing local. There were a number of scripts in the series, some got to air, some didn’t. As this particular script came together, I could really hear in my head how I wanted it to sound more than the others – and was glad when the client let me be the voice actor.
After commencing my involvement with the CFM in January 2019. (different blog post)
John & Lynda invited me to discover Whitianga, New Zealand for my first time… and to fill in for Casey (Production & Onair) while she went on holidays. I was also tasked with setting up some Production processes and mentoring Casey in her role of Commercial Producer.
I arranged for two weeks leave from the day job; flying out of Toowoomba via Syndey to Auckland, Thursday June 6, 2019 – returning Wednesday 19 June. Thursday 20th; back to USQ as Acting Associate Director, Media Design & Development.
The following blog post was written for family in aussie (lacking detail).
I don’t really understand this one; but the branding started in a simple email like this…
Hey Ed,The story is, I’ve been doing some work remotely, into a place in New Zealand called Whitianga.Te Whitianga o Kupe – meaning Kupe’s crossing place… Kupe being a great Polynesian navigator… i was thinking ocean-fish-canoe …all having Polynesian and Māori symbols…see what you can come up with.
’twas a typically bleak Melbourne morning when I received an interpretation of a place I had never been to… carved upon my skin by a Polynesian artist I truely respect.May 9, 2019