Saturday, 22 April, 2017 20:17

JEFF COLES RESUME: Specific excerpts

Promotional Photography

I always look at expanding and diversifying my photographic assignments, as evidenced in the spread in this web “Gallery”, (not included are details of my  Documentary film & video years.). Now after many years in the profession, with the best equipment in digital, film, computing & lighting I am better placed then ever to deliver useful pictorial images in most facets of Commercial Still Photography.

• I have provided photographic services since 1976. Clients include: Category one Private Schools, Universities,   Local Government / Tourism especially regional, with their Tourist Information Centers; quite a list of A.C.T. Institutions; Sydney’s Leagues and Sporting Clubs; and now Restaurants.

• A specific Quote for my photographic services, evolves from the initial surveying process, where each nominated / interesting “subject area” is identified, thereby enabling me to quote a specific photography fee /  $500- to $1500-. (per subject area). With interiors requiring extensive additional lighting, and coordinated activity, considerable time is needed to both set-up and to move on from that area, hence three such major interiors, would end up a solid day’s activity! (If on a TV Documentary shoot, with a full crew, six to eight set-ups is possible)

• We have purchased industry best Digital technology, manufactured by one of the two market leaders; “Creo Leaf” in Israel. The Leaf digital capture system is the most expensive, their products are always “ground breaking” and sophisticated.  Kodak 2005 acknowledged the significance of the Leaf digital technology, by purchasing the company.

• Our two Hasselblad camera systems, with the detachable Leaf capture back provides the combination needed for high quality digital imaging. My Leaf digital back generates a HDR 16-bit color depth / 126mb-164mb (Tiff) file.

• Film cameras are now only relevant when exceptional image quality, such as on-location diagonal focus or distortion control is required, and for the mural print / billboard display market. The German Linhof 4”x5” sheet film camera, of which I have several models, provides absolute flexibility and quality., Please note most of the Gallery Images except for the “Recent Assignments”, were shot on 4”x 5” film cameras, and supported with Hasselblad close-up images. Recently I received an email correspondence from an optical advisor at "Carl Zeiss", (the worlds top lens manufacturer), explaining why there are no digital cameras to this date that can equal the quality of a 4’x5” sheet of film camera. (I calculate that it is equivalent to a 132 mega pixel camera) "Carl Zeiss" have recently provided a special aerial lens to an American Satellite Imaging Company that have designed a digital sensor the size of Sheet Film, (Zeiss implied; that Sensor beats my sheet film).
Aerial Photography

• Have photographed hundreds of locations throughout Australia from low flying aircraft and helicopters. An actual quote is subject to variables including: the specific angles, (therefore altitudes required) other opportunities to defray / share costs, helicopter or light aircraft availability or suitability, and proximity / access to airports. Weather delays are normal: haze; pollution, high / low level cloud, the suns actual inclination / direction (influencing the length of shadows) and distant horizon contrast all play a part. Helicopter charter varies, but expect around $1,500 per hour, light aircraft around $350 per hour.

• Normally shoot onto film, using my two modified Royal Air Force F24 cameras that use 4”x 5” sheet film, with the capability to record very fine detail, beyond the capabilities of the latest digital cameras. However we also provide digital aerial photography, using our two Hasselblad’s with their Zeiss aerial quality lenses, complemented by the Leaf's digital recording back. - International lens test curves (MTF) are viewable on the Web, demonstrating the superior quality of the lenses I use.

Movie Film / Video Documentary Productions

Movietone news: 10 Years as a stringer news and sporting cameraman... In total involved with 43 documentaries. Movie Images Aust. Ltd., a Tax Office approved entity, I established  (1984-5) raising $2.24 Million Production Finance, over six years, from Australian taxpayers, for the production of seventeen one hour video Cassettes, detailing the Histories of Australian  sporting clubs, including the A.F.L.; N.R.L; Soccer; and Cricket Australia. Total marketing including video cassette sales exceeded $2.36 Million. Investors received at least 50% return, with-in 90 days, on their 133% tax deductible investment. Essendon Football Club, my first released Video, had their switch board jammed for some days, selling 2000 units, which grossed $100,000 immediately, with total sales exceeding 3,800 cassettes. Other clubs like Carlton, Collingwood, Cricket Australia, Geelong, Hawthorn, St.George, Parramatta and Norwood had similar total sales.

100 YEARS OF CRICKET GLORY –on one video-
Cricket Promo Text- Noel Delbridge & Rick Otton

The authentic story of Australian cricket, with the Australian Cricket Board’s seal of approval.
Here on one enthralling video are captured memories that will live as long as cricket is played.
Two years of research and twelve months of painstaking editing has selected Australian cricket’s finest moments, from hundreds of hours of historic film and video.
Cinesound Movietone opened their film libraries to the producer and black and white footage was discovered which had not been viewed for decades.
The BBC provided footage, including sequences which had rarely been seen in Australia, of legendary Australian cricketers in action in England.
The Channel 9 Network contributed dramatic and thrilling television highlights from 1978 to present day. You’ll see how the Ashes began. You’ll relive the Bodyline barrage, with close-up footage that lets you feel exactly how our batsmen were threatened.
Watch the heart-stopping climax to the 1961 tied test against the West Indies… the gripping Centenary Test of 1977… and the tied Test against India in Madras in 1987.
“Australia’s Cricket Glory” also traces the One Day cricket revolution, culminating in our magnificent World Cup victory in India.
You’ll watch the breathtaking “Classic Catches” over and over. Interviews with Alan Davidson, Greg Chappell and Allan Boarder.
Now “play” and share the pride and glory of the green and gold Australian cap.
Production by Photographic Images Pty. Ltd.    



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