It was so good to see an 'ever-young' Tassie cinematographer, Peter Harmsen, receive well-deserved recognition for his fantastic work on 'James Craig - Iron Survivor'. (Silver Award in the Documentary Category). Here is Peter's description of this terrific film.
(L-R) Mike Sampy (sound/edit), Peter Harmsen (Cinematographer), Chris Wisbey (Presenter), Ron McCulloch (Producer).
'The James Craig is likely the best example of a fully restored (not replica) tall ship still sailing in the world, with a great history, including going around Cape Horn something like 23 times.
It's also a great Tassie story of survival and rebirth, opening up some creative avenues for shooting recreations, on Sony’s fantastic a7sII.'
Relaxing below decks - Peter, Mike and Ron.
'This Documentary was mostly shot with my Sony PMW-F5 with prime lenses. Unlike the presenter, the affable and charming Chris Wisbey, I did climb the rigging and the bowsprit, but shot with my osmo, which was a perfect small and stable camera for the job.'
'I enjoyed being given the time to set up, plan and light most scenes, so that they at least looked different from the original archival footage.'
'The final edit has way too much drone footage for my liking, but it is good drone footage and everybody loves that right????'