Phil Donnison

Video Production/Photography


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Freelance DOP, Lighting Cameraman, Director, FCPX Editor

I joined EVS Productions in 1978 as a cameraman and learnt a broad spectrum of production skills. Freelanced from 1981 shooting docos, corporates, industrials, TV commercials and drama. In 1994 I moved to Fiji and set up Monsoon Films, producing a mixture of television commercials, documentaries, corporate, training, tourism films and radio jingles for Fiji, Tonga, Western Samoa, Papua Niugini, Vanuatu, Micronesia, New Zealand, USA and Australia.

My work has taken me to many places and I have filmed extensively in Australia, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and have lived and worked in Singapore, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

Currently I am freelancing as a DOP/Lighting Cameraman, Director and Editor and have extensive experience in both short and long form projects. In 2007 I was invited to join Apple Australia as a Trainer specialising in Final Cut Pro and worked there until December 2010.

I have taught film-making and photography to students and staff in high schools, and  Final Cut Pro and lighting at the JMC (Film) Academy and the International Film School Sydney.

I have been honoured with fourteen Australian and International awards for my filmwork, including the prestigious Australian Cinematographers Society Gold and Highly Commended Awards. I am a Full Member of tthe Australian Cinematographers Society.





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