My Creative World EP.03

In partnership with Optus, we present the third and final in a three part Lost At E Minor video series produced by Knack Studios. In the series we showcase some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. We follow them through a typical day in their life, capturing magical moments of artistic expression and getting an inside perspective on what inspires and motivates them. [Watch the first video or the 2nd in the series]

Episode Three features Melbourne-based musician, Gab Strum, who produces under the name Japanese Wallpaper. We follow Gab for a day at home and see where he gets his inspiration from and the amount of musical talent this man possesses…

Director – Justin Barnwell
Producer – Briony Luschwitz
DOP / Camera Operator – Rob Norman
Camera Operator – Justin Barnwell
Editor – Justin Barnwell
Colour Grade – Justin Barnwell
Sound Designer: Craig Beck

Managing Director – Zac Zavos
Co-founder/Publisher – Zolton Zavos
Digital Sales Manager – Phillip Mahony

‘Breathe In’ ft Wafia.
Gab Strun – Japanese Wallpaper


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Knack Studios | 2013 SHOWREEL

Wow, 2013 was yet again another big year for the guys at Knack Studios. We were grateful to work on some amazing projects with fantastic brands in some killer locations. Our latest showreel showcases the work. Highlights include the Peroni Films showcasing beach lifestyle in both Italy and Australia in collaboration with Aquabumps, the ‘Nike Block Series’ filmed through France and Spain, projects with professional skateboarder and TV host Corbin Harris, Australian professional skier Russ Henshaw and a sneaky glimpse or pro surfer Taj Burrow at Bondi, Optus & Lost at E Minor series titled ‘My Creative World’, Miss Australia – Erin Holland for Vie Active, The Delta Riggs working on a new album, Chipiron Surfboards promo film, Land Rover surf trip to the Quiksilver pro with Aquabumps and MANY MORE…..

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Knack recently created this teaser video for Australian band The Delta Riggs‘ new album HEX.LOVER.KILLER . Due out on April 12. The new album was recorded at Grove Studios and Knack tagged along to get an inside look at how these talented musicians work.

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Aquabumps Spring/Summer Moments

2012 Aquabumps Spring/Summer Moments in Italy – in association with Peroni from Aquabumps on Vimeo.

Working with Aquabumps again, this time in collaboration with Peroni we set off to Italy to capture the summer, the beaches and the waves of the Mediterranean… Yep thats right, waves in the med! Aquabumps joined forces with Peroni to produce a series of short films that will take you to a place that we all want to be whilst hiding in our office cubicles – the beach.


Camera 1: Rob Norman
Camera 2: Justin Barnwell
Additional Footage: Alessandro Dotti
Editor: Justin Barnwell
Sound Composition & Design: Matt Brown

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Thanks To:

– Alessandro & Pietro Dotti, Luca from Brothers Surf Shop, Sonia Bobbio, Fabrizio from Rimini, all all the beautiful people we met along the way.


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Knack Studios 2012 Show Reel

Check out our new Show Reel!

Knack Studios | 2012 Show Reel from Knack Studios on Vimeo.

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Beach Burrito Cinema Ad

Knack recently created a 15 second Cinema Ad for Beach Burrito’s Cronulla Store. 6 burritos, 12 coronas, a couple of cheaky frozen margaritas and 7 sachets of chilli sauce later here it is… Mucha Gracias.

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Youtube Symphony Orchestra

This is a short edit Knack Studios created for Obscura Digital. It was a quick media release teaser for the projected light show that Obscura Digital did on the Opera house during the Youtube Symphony Orchestra 2011. Check out the Obscura’s website and Press release here.

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This + That #01

Knack recently shot a behind the scenes video of a fashion shoot for the new magazine titled This + That. Shot by the very talented Richard Freeman and brought together by the guys at Surfstitch and Rolling Youth Press. In what was a tough day at the office Knack put together this short vid to capture the shoot. Thanks to the Dead Beat Band for their rocking track!

This + That – BTS from Knack Studios on Vimeo.

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Club President

The Camera Club is after a Club President to help run the Gallery:



Job Title. Club President
Position. Part Time / 1-day per week
Remuneration. Professional Experience / Non cash. Think monthly food and beverage tab, festival tickets, passes to events, accommodation, an opportunity to network with some amazing photographers & play a meaningful role in The Camera Clubs evolution
Location. The Beach Road Hotel, Bondi Beach, Australia
Responsibilities. Curate exhibitions, shoot photos, party with iconic photographers, be the Club President !
Applications close. November 12, 2010

Tell us. In a 150 words or less why you are The Camera Club President.


The Camera Club, a new community-minded bar, gallery & pizzeria concept in Bondi Beach is in search of a Club President. The Club President will play a pivotal role in helping evolve the club concept by assisting to implement & co-ordinate the following;

Member Activities. Help curate and manage a schedule of regular activities for club members. For example, a weekly member happy hour, camera swap meet, guest speakers, photo competition, newsletter or member photo walks, the possibilities are near endless and awaiting your input & ideas.

Exhibitions. Work with The Camera Club team to deliver regular exhibitions within the gallery. For example, conceiving exhibition themes, participating in exhibitions, recommending potential photographers, communication concepts, etc

Social Networking. Collaborate with exhibiting photographers & help evolve The Camera Club’s digital presence via administering our Facebook & our community Flickr hub

Website. Manage website drive its ongoing development as a resource for aspiring photographers, camera enthusiasts and like-minded creatives

Process: Participate in fortnightly team work in progress meetings


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The Camera Club #01

The Camera Club is a new community-minded bar & gallery concept that’s dedicated to celebrating creativity through camera-based pursuits. Here’s the visions of the Club’s first exhibition opening…

Each quarterly exhibition is zero percent commission (photographers get 100% of sale proceeds) and will feature ten participating photographers – each of them selected by one of the other participants- – resulting in 10 micro-galleries focusing on a single, overriding theme. The bar and pizzeria will soon support each show with items such as photo-inspired pizza boxes, guest photographer menus and exhibition-inspired cocktails. Ultimately, The Camera Club will also include a working photography studio, member library, vintage photo booth and other camera-related inspiration as well.

The Camera Club – Exhibition #01 Opening Party from Knack Studios on Vimeo.

Thanks to Kellie Hill for Filming.

The Camera Club
Facebook Page

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