- Discover how Catherine Scott made her cinema film, Backtrack Boys with the C300
Catherine Scott has worked as a documentary filmmaker for over 20 years. Her films have been broadcast on SBS TV, ABC TV, CBC Canada, PBS Television and many more, but for Catherine, this project has felt like a culmination of her entire career’s work. What began as an off-the-cuff conversation at a party has lead to “the best film I’ve ever made” and one that’s now in selected cinemas around the country after huge success on the film festival circuit.
Backtrack Boys features the rough talking, rule breaking jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and the youth program he runs from a shed on the outskirts of Armidale called Backtrack. It’s a place where the kids can feel safe, continue their education, but most importantly it’s where they learn to support each other and pursue their dreams.
After submitting her project to Show Us What’s Possible, Catherine was supported with a Canon C300 and lenses, which proved to be the ultimate documentary kit. She was able to create this observational documentary sharing a powerful story of our Australian outback.
From overcoming failure to adopting the right mindset, Canon Ambassador, Kate Cornish shares her tips on becoming a filmmaker.
Andy Taylor, one of Australia’s foremost cinematographers and news cameramen talks tools of the trade for cinematographers; recommended camera settings for news and documentary shooting; tips for working with Netflix; and, five pieces of career advice to help aspiring videographers.
Dive in for a behind-the-scenes look at National Geographic’s newest documentary, Save This Rhino with director, Taylor Steele and DOP, Thomaz Labanca and how their Canon gear created the ultimate run-and-gun filmmaking kit in South Africa.