Bikes for Africa | Official Website Bikes for Africa is an entertaining, insightful and honest documentary following the life adventures of Hap Cameron and Mandy Todd, and their attempt to help implement a self sustainable bike workshop in rural Namibia with a container load secondhand donated bikes from Melbourne.
* Special Jury Award - New Zealand Mountain Film Festival 2012
Landscapes at the World's Ends (2010) | Official Website |Available on DVD A cinematic non-verbal experiential film triptych depicting the Earth's spectacular polar regions. Set to an Arctic inspired score by Boreal Taiga and part nature doco, part visual meditation, this film was designed to create an individual experience to each viewer by transporting them to the ends of the world without the significent cost and enviromental impact of travel. Read More...
* Best Cinematography (NZ) - Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival 2011
* Special Mention - Documentary Edge Film Festival 2011
Credits | Cinematography, Editing & Production - Richard Sidey | Music - Boreal Taiga
Aeon (2004) | Official Website Aeon is a experimental time based 13-minute landscape documentary of Wellington City, New Zealand, the objective being to portray new perspectives of time that can be witnessed amongst the environment. Aeon views the city as a living and breathing entity, and reveals it through a Zen influenced eastern perspective. Created as part of Massey University Wellington's Bachelor of Visual Communication Design.
* Best Short Film (NZ) - DocNZ Film Festival 2005
* Best Student Film - American Conservation Film Festival 2007
Credits | Cinematography, Editing & Production - Richard Sidey | Music - Strike
Hazel Heights - Open Words (2012) Open Words is filmed on a Sony Action Cam (like a GoPro) at 120 frames-per-second. Hazel sang at 4x speed inside the glacial waterfall so that when we played the footage back at 30fps, she would sing at the correct speed but alas in slow motion with a lot of slow motion water! Probably the most fun I've had during a shoot and we all ended up drenched and freezing. Thanks to Hap (the undie-clad speaker & ipod holder) & Hazel for a great day.
Hazel Heights - Air (2012) Air was filmed on the backroads near Tarras, Central Otago on a summers day while Hazel was over visiting from Melbourne. A simple little video not so not to distract from Hazel's beautiful song and engaging screen presence. The floating 'air' camera effect was achieved by using a handheld Merlin2 Stabiliser. Hazel walked forwards a lot that afternoon and Richard walked backwards. Look closely for a small cameo from Hap Cameron as Air is the 'Hap & Mandy theme' from the documentary Bikes for Africa
Credits | Video - Richard Sidey | Composition & Vocals - Hazel Heights
Miriama Young - Inner (2011) | Official Website Inner is a collaboration between filmmaker Richard Sidey and Scottish-based musician Miriama Young. The majority of filming took place in Iceland in September, 2011 to fit alongside some footage from Lake Wanaka, Sidey's home amongst New Zealand's Southern Alps. Miriama Young is a composer, vocalist, sound artist, and scholar. She collaborates across disciplines with works for film, radio and interactive electronic music for dance. She has a particular interest in composing for the voice, in works that range from pop song to opera, song cycle to spoken word.
* Festival Selection - AllShorts Film Festival 2012
Credits | Video - Richard Sidey | Composition, Vocals & Harmonium - Miriama Young
Percussion - Chuck Staab | Guitar - Mark Dancigers | Bass - Ken Pendergast
Hazel Boot - Home (a pinhole video - 2011) | Official Website 'Home' is an artistic collaboration between two New Zealand creatives, singer / songwriter Hazel Boot and independent filmmaker Richard Sidey, in response to the Christchurch Earthquakes, where the two artists have called home. Filmed entirely on a makeshift pinhole camera, the video was recorded on the Pacific coast in Sydney, looking over the ocean towards New Zealand. The next day Richard edited the footage onboard a 3-hour flight back to Christchurch, 12,000 feet above the Tasman Sea.
Credits | Video - Richard Sidey | Music - Hazel Boot | Still Photography- Aliscia Young
Hana Fahy - Slide (2011) | Official Website Music video for Hana Fahy's track Slide from her 2010 album World Still Turns. This video is a stop-motion frame-by-frame animation using paper, paint, pencils and a still camera. Click for more...
* Festival Selection - AllShorts Film Festival 2011
Grønlapse (2009) A compilation of time lapse photography recorded onboard the M/V Prince Albert II as she sailed through Greenland in late 2009. Some of this footage was later used in my short film "Landscapes at the World's Ends." This short clip captures rapid ice movement at the terminal face of Jakobshavn Glacier near Ilulissat and gets a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis as captured from a ship. Filmed on the Canon 5D Mark II.
Transit through the Panama Canal (2009) A complete transit through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This time lapse compresses the eight-hour journey into two minutes. Watch as the ship passes through three sets of locks, gets hounded by a dark clouded thunder storm and then descends into the Pacific Ocean.
Credits | Video - Richard Sidey
Voyage up the River Thames, London (2010)
A time lapse of a voyage up the River Thames to London's Tower Bridge and back again on the M/V Prince Albert II.
Credits | Video - Richard Sidey
JUST FOR FUN / STUDENT WORKS
Action at Both Ends (2006) Made for the 48 Hour Film Competition in 2006 by our Dunedin based team "Daddy Cool".
Credits | Film Production - Daddy Cool / Taylormade Media | Camera - Richard Sidey | Actors - Richard Quirk, Jo Holley, Ben Fahy & Ryan Inglis
Daily Planner (2003) Hmm... Perhaps this was my 'Student Art House' period. Completed during my Visual Communication Design degree at Massey University.
Credits | Video - Richard Sidey | Actors - Michelle Boyd, Stewart Gollan, Campbell Wrenn & Nic Simcox
Such a Perfect Day (2004)
A stop motion commerical shot in the backyard. Caution blood.
Credits | Video - Richard Sidey & Michael O'Keefe
If you're really keen even more videos, time lapse, nature clips etc can be found on my YouTube and Vimeo channels, or check out my blog for my current work.