My name's Alastair Tye Samson. I'm an independent filmmaker currently living in Auckland, New Zealand.

I freelance as an Online Editor and motion picture finishing nerd. I'm passionate about using Autodesk Smoke and Avid Symphony to make films, television shows, music videos and TVCs more awesome and finessed.

A feature film I produced, JAKE, is currently in release. I continue to independently develop a slate of short films and features with my collective Hybrid Motion Pictures.

This is a collection of my work, my photos, what I'm listening to and what is inspiring me.

Boy, this has been a loooong time in the making, but I’m so proud of the finished product!

Inspired by the fine art of Julie Mehretu this music video was a collaboration with Wellington motion-graphics artist Lucas Brooking. Lucas is an amazing designer and we were absolutely over-the-moon to work with him. Check out more of his work here lucasbrooking.co.nz

Directed by Alastair Tye Samson & Lucas Brooking
Produced by Alastair Tye Samson & Alex Bird
Motion Graphics by Lucas Brooking
Photography by Alastair Tye Samson
Edited by Doug Dillaman
Additional Motion Graphics by Carlos Purcell & Richard Borg
Associate Producer Ellie Callahan

hybridmovies.com

Pretty Much is from the older Gatherer album This City Sunrise available now at iTunes & various digital retailers itunes.apple.com/nz/album/this-city-sunrise/id377162458 

Check out Gatherer online…
gthrr.com.au
gatherer.bandcamp.com
gatherer.bigcartel.com

This.  On repeat.  Can’t wait for my pre-order to arrive!

(Source: Spotify)

Protestors march against the shutdown of New Zealand’s public service television station TVNZ7 after a petition to save the station with more than 36,000 signatures was ignored.

Protestors march against the shutdown of New Zealand’s public service television station TVNZ7 after a petition to save the station with more than 36,000 signatures was ignored.

Adam Baines shooting skateboarders at Britomart, Central Auckland while waiting for the Save TVNZ7 protest march to begin.

Adam Baines shooting skateboarders at Britomart, Central Auckland while waiting for the Save TVNZ7 protest march to begin.

My team’s entry in the 2012 v48Hours Furious Film-making competition.

Nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Editing!

There have never been so many ways to communicate… So why are we so bad at it?

This year the compulsory elements were…
Genre: Inspirational Movie
Character: Nicky Brick, unlucky
Prop: A leaf
Line: “I did that”
Technical: Slow-mo