Farrell, Mathew

Business: 
Flowstate Photography. photography.flowstate.com.au
Biography: 

Mathew Farrell is an Australian based  photographer and cinematographer.
Mathew is equally adept at remote area location work as studio productions. He works as a producer and director of photography on corporate videos, commercials, documentaries, short and feature length films. He shoots stills for editorial, commercial and corporate clients.
He has worked as an in-house 'media department', at magazines, and for widely varied freelance clients and publications in many corners of the planet.
Mathew is experienced in hand held shooting, underwater, aerials, steadicam, rope and rigging work. He is familiar with many camera systems, such as Nikon, Canon, Black Magic Design, Red, Sony, GoPro,  35mm film and drone operation—but never let the gear get in the way of telling the story.

Filmography: 

KARAKORAM ANOMALY PROJECT 2015
Karakoram Mountaintains, Pakistan
Documentary Cinematographer (one man crew) for the three month science, community and mountaineering expedition to the Karakoram mountains of Pakistan. The project includes remote area, high altitude and extreme cold work, aerial (drone) photographer, time lapse and historic repeat photography. I will also be shooting fine art stills and scientific stills and video. Production will use Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4, GoPro Hero4 and Freefly Cinestar 8 drone.
 
INTO THE BLACK WATER 2015
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Unit Stills Photographer for the short drama, Into The Black Water.
 
CHAIN REACTION CYCLES  2015
Australia
Stills photography coverage all of the bicycle races sponsored by Chain Reaction Cycles around Australia. Shot with Nikon full frame SLRs and strobes.
 
LA CHIENNE FRANCAIS 2015
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1st Camera Assistant and director of photography’s advisor and camera department technical advisor for Jordan Prince-Wright’s period film, La Chienne Francais. Shot with Black Magic 4k Cinema Camera.
 
OUR STORY OUR LIFE 2015
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Camera Operator and Camera Assistant on the dance documentary Our Story Our Life. Shot with RED Dragon and Easy Rig harness, including high frame-rate footage of break dancers in action.
 
THE LOOP 2014
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Director of Photography and Camera Assistant (shared role with Akshay Mahendrakar) on the feature length thriller The Loop. Shot in Semi-arid regions of Perth during summer. Shot on Back Magic Cinema Camera.
 
ROOTS TV 2014
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Director of Photography/Producer. Roots TV is a two-camera live-style interview show recorded by a single operator. It is shot on Canon and Nikon DSLRs
 
LIVE TWIST 2014
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Camera Operator for West TV’s live broadcast late-night talk show.
 
COW OF A NIGHT 2014
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Director of Photography (shared role with Akshay Mahendrakar) for the short comedy film A Cow Of A Night. The project was shot using Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras, and was a mix of artificially lit interiors and exteriors.
 
SEA TO SUMMIT 2011 - 2014
Perth , Western Australia, Australia
Head of Photography (stills and motion). I was responsible for creating all of Sea to Summit’s stills
and motion photography, including studio and location work, product, lifestyle, instructional and
multi-facted international advetising campaigns. I created and managed the digital media library.
I also created material for other Sea to Summit distributed brands as required, such as Camelbak,
360 Degrees, Wilderness Equipment and Black Diamond.
This was in addition to my work as a senior product designer, graphic designer, copy writer and
editor.
 
DIBS 2010
Hobart , Tasmania, Australia
Unit Stills Photographer and Best Boy for the short comedy, Dibs.
 
THE MERCURY 2010
Hobart , Tasmania, Australia
Staff Photographer. The Mercury is a News LTD metro daily newspaper.

FLOW STATE PHOTOGRAPHY 2006 -
Various locations
Cinematographer and Stills Photographer. I shoot a variety of commercial, corporate, editorial
and private jobs, such as advertising, studio product work, lifestyle, classic portraiture,
environmental portraiture, journalism, events coverage, adventure sports and expedition
coverage. I specialise in remote area fireld work, including shooting from heights and rope work.
I place a lot of emphasis on lighting design, manipulation and creation, using all manner of natural
and artificial light and light shaping tools.