#1: From interview [Film Courage, 2016]

 

   


GREIG FRASER   ACS/ASC

 

Born: 3 October 1975, Melbourne, Australia.

Education: RMIT [Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology] University, Melbourne [Commercial Photography].

Career: Started as still ph. Worked as doph for Exit Films, Melbourne, filming commercials & music videos. Became freelance in 2002.

Ph commercials dir by Wim Wenders, Garth Davis [for Schweppes], Mark Molloy [for Nike, Panavision], Josh Baker [for Heineken], John Dolan [for Skoda], Rupert Sanders [2013; 'Greatness Awaits' for PlayStation], a.o.

Ph music videos, e.g. 'Bob Dylan: Beyond Here Lies Nothin'' [2009; d: Nash Edgerton; 4m] & 'The Space in Between' [2010; d: Rupert Sanders; a: How to Destroy Angels].

Member of the ACS since 2012 and the ASC since 2014.

Awards [selection]: AFI [Aus] 'Best Cinematography Award' nom [2003] for 'Cracker Bag'; Flickerfest FF 'Best Cinematography Award' [2005] for 'Marco Solo'; AFI [Aus] 'Best Cinematography Award' [2005] for 'Jewboy'; BIFA 'Best Technical Achievement' Award [2009], AFI [Aus] 'Best Cinematography Award' [2010], ACS 'Golden Tripod Award' [2011] & ACS Milli Award 'Australian Cinematographer of the Year' [2011] for 'Bright Star'; Plus Camerimage 'Best Cinematography Music Video' [2010] for 'The Space in Between'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' Award [2016] & ASC Film Award [2016] for 'Lion'.

Website: Greig Fraser


 

 FILMS

2000

P.I.N.S. [Garth Davis] c; doc/63m; cph: G. Davis

2002

Forbidden [Jeremy Angerson & Nadja Kostich] c; short/7m

2002

First Love [Bronwyn Schmerl] s16/c; short/20m

2003

Fuel [Nash Edgerton] scope/c; short/17m; add cam: Luke Doolan

2003

Cracker Bag [Glendyn Ivin] c; short/14m; 2nd cam: G. Ivin

2003

Marco Solo [Adrian Bosich] s35-to-35mm/c; short/9m; prod Victorian College of the Arts

2004

Lucky [Nash Edgerton] s16/c; short/4m

2005

Stranded/Space Travel [Stuart McDonald] c; short/52m

2005

Jewboy [Tony Krawitz] s16/c; short/52m

2005

Love This Time [Rhys Graham] c; short/18m

2005

The Caterpillar Wish [Sandra Sciberras] 16mm-35bu/c

2005

The Water Diary [Jane Campion] c; short/17m; also seg of '8' (2008; 100m; 8 seg; filmed 2005-08), illustrating the UN Millennium Development Goals project

2006

Out of the Blue [Robert Sarkies] c; 2uc: Stephen Downes

2006

Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence/To Each His Cinema [seg 'The Lady Bug' (shot in HD) dir by Jane Campion] b&w-c; 33 seg

2007

Crossbow [David Michôd] c; short/14m; + co-stills ph

2007

Spider [Nash Edgerton] scope/c; short/9m; addph: Brad Shield

2007

Australia [Baz Luhrmann] s35/c; co-2uc; ph: Mandy Walker

2007

Theo huong dèn mà di (The Fading Light) [Thien Do] c; short/22m

 

[With cap] - "Netherland Dwarf"

 

2008

Netherland Dwarf [David Michôd] scope/c; short/16m; + co-stills ph

2008

Bright Star [Jane Campion] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc (+ EPK ph): Grant Adams

2008

Last Ride [Glendyn Ivin] s35/c; addph: Ari Wegner

2008

The Boys Are Back [Scott Hicks] s35/c

2009

Let Me In [Matt Reeves] p (+ D-Cinema)/c; uwph: Peter Zuccarini; filmed 2009-10; remake of 'Låt den rätte komma in' (2007, Tomas Alfredson; ph: Hoyte van Hoytema)

2010

Scenes from the Suburbs [Spike Jonze] scope/c; mus short/29m; music by Arcade Fire

2011

Killing Them Softly/Cogan's Trade [Andrew Dominik] p+HD (Phantom Flex/p)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc (+ c.op 'a' cam): Andrew Johnson

2011

Snow White and the Huntsman [Rupert Sanders] p+s35 (vfx)+65mm (some wide shots)+RED Epic (surf unit)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Josh Bleibtreu; splinter unit ph: Roger Pratt; ph Ireland surf unit: Mickey Smith & Allan Wilson; aph: John Marzano; time-lapse ph: Tim Shepherd

2012

Zero Dark Thirty/ZD30 [Kathryn Bigelow] HD (ARRI ALEXA M & Plus)-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/c; 2uc: Simon Tindall; addph: Ryley Brown & Duraid Munajim; aph (USA): David B. Nowell; aerial c.op (Jordan): Adam Dale & John Marzano

2012

Naran Ja (One Act Orange Dance) [Alejandro G. Iñárritu] v (VHS)-to-digital/c; dance film/13m

2012

The Captain [Nash Edgerton & Spencer Susser] c; short/6m

2012

Foxcatcher [Bennett Miller] s35-to-35mm (+ D-Cinema)/b&w (archive) & c; 2uc: Adam Kimmel; filmed 2012-13

2014

The Gambler [Rupert Wyatt] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT/p)-to-35mm scope (+ D-Cinema)/c; remake of film (1973, Karel Reisz; ph: Victor J. Kemper)

2015

Lion [Garth Davis] HD (ARRI ALEXA XT & XT M)+RED Dragon-to-digital (scope)/c; aph: Peter Beeh

2015

Rogue One/Rogue One: A Star Wars Story/Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One [Gareth Edwards] p+HD (ARRI ALEXA 65/p & Hawk Scope)-to-IMAX-70bu (+ D-Cinema [also 3-D version])/c; 2uc: Barry Idoine; action unit ph: Fraser Taggart; aph: Adam Dale; filmed 2015-16

2016

Mary Magdalene [Garth Davis] HD (ARRI ALEXA 65)/c; uwph: Jacques Ballard

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

2011

Lore [Cate Shortland] c.op; ph: Adam Arkapaw