The process diary of film director Glendyn Ivin
Executive Production Runner and general good vibe facilitator, Chris Lee.
How amazing it would be to live by the ocean. Perched on the edge of a rock, remonded daily of the epic scale and proportion of nature and the beautiful world we live in. I hope I'd never grow tired of the ever changing spectacle that roll out every single day and night. I think this would be similar if living amongst giant mountains. Surely having so much big stuff around you helps you put the small stuff into perspective.
I took the below photos about 20 minutes apart, from the balcony of a friends house in South Coogee. I stood and watched that huge cloud tumble over us and out to sea and then the 'wolf moon' floated up from behind the horizon, all blood red and stunning. The cloud and the moon helped put a few things into perspective.
Just back from a ten day trip to shoot the London element of the campaign I'm currently working on. I love London but have never shot there and it was great experience overall. Met some great people. Friends I'll hopefully get to work with again. All the below portraits were taken with a new / old lens I bought while there, the Leica Summitar f2.0, built in 1939.
Just returned from a ten day commercial shoot through Queensland. Really great experience. Great cast, crew and locations. It really is a spectacular place. Looking forward to getting into the edit next week.
Unexpected beauty reminding me to always be aware, ready and waiting. Have spent the last couple of weeks travelling through Queensland scouting locations for a commercial. Haven't been in the commercial world for quite a while and this project has been a welcoming return.
While visiting my Dads place for the last time my brother and I collected boxes of his slides. Thousands of them. Dad was a keen hobbyist photographer and shot reversal film most of his life. There is going to be some real gold hidden in those boxes.
I'm really keen to find the photographs he shot in the film I made of him after his passed away. (below). I'll definitely cut them into the film if I do.
My Dad passed away a couple of years ago but this week the family all got together finally in Gosford to scatter his ashes and complete the process of saying "Goodbye". The day was a strange mix of feelings but ultimately it was great to see family I don't see that often.
As my Dad's wife Cheryl was in the process of moving, we also visited his house for the last time. I lived in this house for a few years as a kid so there were alot of memories floating around.
I collected a few things; one of my Dads' paintings, boxes of Dads' slides and his diaries where he kept a brief but daily account of everyday since 1961! He also kept books of 'lists' and proverbs and sayings. Dad was quite the documentor!