Promo-Documentary: M.E.A.C

  One of the most rewarding aspects of filmmaking is knowing that something new is always around the corner. One part of this is the discovery of artforms and vocations that I have previously had little knowledge about their very existence.  So I was delighted when this treasured occurrence took place once again. This timeContinue reading “Promo-Documentary: M.E.A.C”

Documentary Project: Metal Couture

Metal Couture from Michael Firus on Vimeo. Continuing my pursuit of humanity’s intricate pursuits, I had the pleasure of making a short documentary on the renowned jeweller William Griffiths. With a career spanning many continents and 40 years, William has developed a distinct style – one that emerges from a synthesis of intricacy, colour andContinue reading “Documentary Project: Metal Couture”

Documentary Project: Sawdust Bureau

Sawdust Bureau – Documentary By Michael Firus from Michael Firus on Vimeo. Woodworking has always been an area that intrigued me. During my high school years, when editing suites and cameras strained the eyes, I often turned to it as an alternative creative pursuit. It’s tactility and messiness created a refreshing contrast to my worldContinue reading “Documentary Project: Sawdust Bureau”

Documentary Project: Bespoke

Bespoke – Documentary By Michael Firus (Extended Cut) from Michael Firus on Vimeo. The small-scale yet intricate pursuits of  humanity interest me greatly; those art forms which seem concentrated and distilled. Never one to attend a ball without something special for my companion, a great interest in gems and precious metals began to form overContinue reading “Documentary Project: Bespoke”

Documentary Project: A Secret Place

Live at A Secret Place – The Connie Lansberg Quartet – A Michael Firus Video from Michael Firus on Vimeo. A couple of months ago I stumbled on this amazing club, and decided what better way to get the word out than to shoot a micro-documentary. Connie Lansberg; the Quartets vocalist gives a brief rundownContinue reading “Documentary Project: A Secret Place”

Cinematic Exercise: Reclamation

Reclamation – Bees and Honey – A Michael Firus Video from Michael Firus on Vimeo. In order to become more used to the complexities of macro cinematography, I undertook a number of exercises such as the one above. Created for a highschool project, I decided to film honey-bees after a honey extraction session had ended.Continue reading “Cinematic Exercise: Reclamation”