Camera/Editing

Below are examples of my news/feature shooting and editing.

All the stories were filmed by myself and in several cases I also wrote and produced the stories.

Cheers….. J.

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‘CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW – LAS VEGAS 2012’

Channel Nine Australia journalist Robert Penfold and cameraman/editor Justin O’Brien report on the latest gadgets at 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Get the 3D effect without wearing glasses, shower listening to the radio, charge your electric car wirelessly and the app that tells your mates you’ve just opened beer with your iPhone – are just a few of the gadgets we saw.

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‘2012 COLLEGE BCS BOWL’

Channel Nine Australia journalist Robert Penfold and cameraman/editor Justin O’Brien report on two Australian’s playing in the 2012 College BCS Bowl in New Orleans.

The players, Jessie Williams and Brad Wing are on opposing teams. Jessie is an offensive blocker for Alabama while Brad is an ‘All American’ punter for LSU. This feature story aired on the Today Show.

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‘IOWA CAUCUS 2012’

Channel Nine Australia journalist Robert Penfold and cameraman/editor Justin O’Brien report on the Republican Presidential candidates battling to win the 2012 Iowa Caucus.

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‘BRENTWOOD GRAND PRIX KIDS RACE 2012’

Highlights of the 2012 Brentwood Grand Prix Kids Race 2012, California USA.
Watch the thrill and spills as ‘youngster’ battle it out on San Vicente Blvd in Los Angeles for the Championship Title!
5th of August, 2012

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‘HOLLYWOOD SIGN DISPUTE’

Hollywood Hills residents are angry at tourists who clog the streets of the Hollywood Hill, trying to get a photograph of the Hollywood Sign. Residents want tourists banned from the area.

Reported by Robert Penfold. Written, produced, filmed and edited by Justin O’Brien. Video courtesy Nine Network Australia.

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HILLARY CLINTON – AUSMIN ‘PICTURE FACILITY’ 

Justin O’Brien – camera work – filming a ‘VIDEO OPPORTUNITY’ US Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd.

Filmed in San Francisco, September 2011 at AUSMIN.

The Australia-United States Ministerial (AUSMIN) consultations were held in the United States on 15 September 2011 with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

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‘DEF LEPPARD’

Heavy metal rock band Def Leppard is profiled by Today Tonight, Australia. September, 2011.

Band interviews, back stage B’Roll and talent piece to cameras filmed by Justin O’Brien. Video courtesy Seven Network, Australia.

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‘LA DRAGONS’

A profile on the LA Dragons, an Australia Rules Football team based in West Los Angeles, USA. September, 2011

B’Roll players training and interviews filmed by Justin O’Brien. Video courtesy of Seven Network, Australia.

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ASHTON KUTCHER – ‘TWO AND A HALF MEN’

Profile on Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen in the sitcom ‘Two And A Half Men’.

Reported by Robert Penfold, filmed and edited by Justin O’Brien. Video courtesy Channel Nine Australia.

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‘THE LONG GRASSERS’

As a 17 year old college student – I signed up for a major in American Literature. The two classroom novels were ‘Slaughter House Five’ by Kurt Vonnegut and John Steinbeck’s, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’.

I mention this because at 619 pages in length – ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ is a heavy read. It wasn’t John Steinbeck’s story about Tom Joad and his family’s fight to survive the Great Depression that concerned me, but the six hundred odd pages which lay ahead. So, I put my head down and got through it.

Last week, wandering through an illegal Aboriginal tent camp near the centre of Darwin – I could see similarities between the Joad’s and the ‘Long Grassers’ who called the camp home.

‘The word for Long Grasser mean we homeless people – homeless … but we like to use the word Long Grasser’ – is how 45 year old Bob Gallagher describes himself and the dozen Aborigines who live there.

(The feature story was filmed using a Sony DCR video camera and edited using Final Cut Express)

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‘HURRICANE IRENE – NEW YORK CITY’

Hurricane Irene batters New York City, 2011.

Reported by Robert Penfold. Written and edited by Justin O’Brien. Video courtesy Nine Network Australia.

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‘COMMANDERS TACTICAL TEAM’ – Part One

Part one of a three part series covering the Northern Territory Police’s Commanders Tactical Team. The stories aired during the National Nine News 6pm Bulletin. Filmed ‘fly on the wall’ style, Justin O’Brien travelled on the road detectives as they policed Darwin’s suburbs. Filmed, produced and edited by Justin O’Brien for National Nine News.

(The news story was filmed using a Sony DCR video camera with a Lectrosonics radio microphone and edited using Final Cut Pro)

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‘MEMORIAL DAY’ 

The best way to describe Memorial Day to an Australian – is to say it’s the American version of ANZAC Day without the pub crawl! A time to remember those who have fallen in battle, survived to come home and anyone who has served.

An American tradition on Memorial Day, is to place an American flag at the grave site of past soldiers, sailors and airmen. No small task considering the numbers. At the Military cemetery in Los Angeles an army of volunteers is enlisted to answer the call – usually Scouts, Cubs and Girl Guides.  

From a foreigners point of view – it’s a very powerful and moving sight .. thousands of kids, American flags in hand – following tradition and struggling to push a 50 centimeter long flag into the soil.

(The feature story was filmed using a Sony DCR video camera and edited using Final Cut Express)

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‘A FEW EXTRA BUCKS’

When I first arrived in Los Angeles in December 1993 – more than 17 years ago, it wasn’t unusual to see a homeless person pushing a shopping cart half full of drink cans and plastic bottles, on their way to recycle their loot for cash.

With this knowledge – I was recently intrigued by the number of regular Angelino’s who were using the recycling facilities, once the domain of the homeless.

In June, drove to my local Rite Aid drug store to purchase five litres of coolant for my Jeep (yes, you can purchase almost anything in an American drug store), when I was distracted by the large number of people at the rear of the parking lot.

These people weren’t there to shop at the drug store – but to use the recycling centre, operating out of an old shipping container.

(The feature story was filmed using a Sony DCR video camera and edited using Final Cut Express)

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‘COMMANDERS TACTICAL TEAM’ – Part Two

Part two of a three part series covering the Northern Territory Police’s Commanders Tactical Team. The stories aired during the National Nine News 6pm Bulletin. Filmed ‘fly on the wall’ style, Justin O’Brien travelled on the road detectives as they policed Darwin’s suburbs. Filmed, produced and edited by Justin O’Brien for National Nine News.

(The news story was filmed using a Sony DCR video camera with a Lectrosonics radio microphone and edited using Final Cut Pro)

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‘COMMANDERS TACTICAL TEAM’ – Part Three

Part three of a three part series covering the Northern Territory Police’s Commanders Tactical Team. The stories aired during the National Nine News 6pm Bulletin. Filmed ‘fly on the wall’ style, Justin O’Brien travelled on the road detectives as they policed Darwin’s suburbs. Filmed, produced and edited by Justin O’Brien for National Nine News.

(The news story was filmed using a Sony DCR video camera with a Lectrosonics radio microphone and edited using Final Cut Pro)

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