Our Makers – A Documentary Miniseries

A miniseries supporting local businesses hit hard by the current Covid-19 crisis. In season 1 of ‘Our Makers’ we spend a day with Melbourne’s makers, celebrating their amazing creative process. Help us spread the word about these amazing local businesses! I was saddened to see so many of our much-loved small creative institutions close forContinue reading “Our Makers – A Documentary Miniseries”

Documentary Project: Glass

A tribute to the 1958 Dutch film by director and producer Bert Haanstra of the same name, I chose to create a rhythmic pentameter across this short documentary. Produced by Visia Studios and shot, edited and directed by Michael Firus, this film documents a hot and fast day at a local glass blowing studio. TheContinue reading “Documentary Project: Glass”

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: 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”

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”