What Ollie Dale Does At Virtually Famous

Wednesday 30 March 2016, 9:58AM

By Beckie Wright


Ollie Dale, photographer and film-maker of Virtually Famous, the new brand for PhotoNZ focuses on video and filmmaking services, concentrating primarily on TVCs, Short Films and Corporate Videos. Whether a Director of Photography is needed, a Camera Operator, 1st or 2nd Assistant Camera, or advice on a client’s next project, Ollie and Virtually Famous can help.

Ollie has been involved in professional photography since 2003 and as he puts it, the crux of great imagery is an understanding of photography. Ollie has been at the forefront of award-winning photography and extensive experience in almost every genre since 2003. As for ‘slowed down’ videos at 200 frames per second, 2K raw, this is no problem to Ollie as he says it can add drama to a story and he can do 200 frames per second in beautiful S-Log RAW files, slowing those amazing moments down 8x, to really let your audience see your story.

Ollie can also tell his client’s story from the air. Not only is he an industry leader in Aerial Safety Procedures, he knows how to get the shot. Some of the latest tech, combined with a cinematography eye can make a story soar. Similarly, for those wanting a steady shot, Ollie has all the gear. The DJI Ronin is one of the best, most versatile and easiest to control steadicams around and with the extended setup Ollie can offer full cinema rigs, matte box and all.

Virtually Famous also offer full editing services, utilising the Adobe Suite. They also know the best specialists in town for those extra special jobs, as is exhibited by the calibre of his clients, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland International Airport, Microsoft, ASB, Spark, DB, etc.

Last month PhotoNZ Ltd., owner of Virtually Famous, announced a joint venture with Geoff Dale Photography Ltd., and the acquisition of John Thomson Photography. John Thomson has built up a reputable TradeMe business over several years, selling a plethora of photography and video related products. His TradeMe account has over 17,000 positive comments and features over fifteen hundred products.

The joint venture brings together Geoff Dale, a photographer of 45 years, and his son Ollie, owner of PhotoNZ Ltd., to add experience and industry knowledge to the retail business, and together they hope to provide their clients with support and experience that will back up the products they will be selling.

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