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Timelapses for BBC4/PBS Documentary

Look out for the documentary "4000 Year Old Cold Case: The Body in the Bog" which will be aired Thursday 28th at 9 pm on BBC4. I shot the timelapse sequences for the film back in August, mainly in an around Ballycroy National Park and Bellacorrick, acquiring a mighty 200GB of images in the process. It's card-hungry work this timelapse business. It will also be screened on PBS early in 2014. The producers were 360 Production.

I'll try and post up a reel of clips from it once it has gone to air.

Cashel Man

What 'Box' can tell us about Stills Photography

If you haven't already seen it I strongly recommend watching the jaw-dropping short film 'Box' from the US company Bot & Dolly. At first viewing you automatically assume CGI (computer generated effects added in post production), but if you carefully read the explanatory text you'll realise that this is actually a very, very sophisticated projection trick known as projection mapping. Two sopisticated robots carry two reflective panels onto which are projected a series of geometric designs. The movement and projection is coordinated in a complex series of moves designed to create a series of convincing illusions.

So, what can ...

'Secrets of the Irish Landscape' Documentary

RTE, the Irish state broadcaster, has recently produced a television series called 'Secrets of the Irsh Landscape'. Presented by popular wildlife personality Derek Mooney, it consists of three hour-long, documentary-style programmes that investigate the natural history of Ireland's flora, fauna and landscape.

The series was groundbreaking for RTE because the producers invited submissions from independant video makers for the first time. In the end they selected work from a small handful of external photographers - one of whom, I'm delighted to say, was me. The programmes include around twenty of my HD video clips, many of which also feature ...

HD Video: Ali Donald

Short film about Irish sea-kayaking guide Ali Donald shot for Tourism Ireland over the summer of 2011.

HD Video: Mullaghmore Tow Surfing

Just finished editing this short film about tow-in big wave surfing at Mullaghmore Head, County Sligo Ireland. I shot it on Sun 11th and Mon 12th December. Utterly amazing to watch in person - it's rare enough to see waves so big, never mind seeing someone put themselves on one.


Mullaghmore Head Tow Surf from Gareth McCormack on Vimeo.

It was shot on a Canon 5D mk2 with 24-105 and 100-400 lenses. Telephoto shots were taken on a Sachtler Cine DSLR fluid head on Miller legs.

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