sydney | australia
sydney | australia
An experienced freelance camera operator, filmmaker, editor & stills photographer, Adam Sébire is a Sydney-based cameraman who shoots worldwide, from Pacific islands to the Arctic, in between working as a multi-screen video artist.
He specialises in creative work, web documentary and multimedia video production, with an emphasis on arts, performance and environmental themes.
Adam's artistic research & practice centres on a multi-screen form he calls the video polyptych with which he explores the spatiotemporal dimensions of the climate crisis and the cognitive dissonances underlying our responses to it. Building on his documentary background he is undertaking a PhD at the UNSW Faculty of Art & Design, exploring aesthetic visual representations of anthropogenic global warming.
His work has been exhibited at institutions including the Deutsches Museum (Hellishei∂i) and Max Planck Institute, Munich (Adrift (∆Asea-ice)), as well as the United Nations HQ in New York (Echoes Across the Divide).
Adam’s previous gallery exhibitions include Roads to Nowhere (2012), part of the Head On Photo Festival, Vivid Sydney and Rocks Pop-Up; Raise | Retreat | Rise (2013, for the Re:Cinema exhibition in New York / ISEA Sydney) & Below the Line (World Expo, Milan, 2015). Adam’s single-channel artworks include Le Violoncelle (2003), METROpolis & Camel Roundabout (2012) and his AnthropoScenes (2017-).
In 2016 he was an artist in residence at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, in 2018 in Greenland, and in 2019 at Gallery Svalbard (Longyearbyen) & SÍM Reykjavík (Iceland).
Panasonic GH5 shooting Ultra High Definition/4K V-LOG (Rec.2020 HDR ProRes) on an Atomos Ninja V to enable beautiful colour grading
DSLR/Lumix lenses for stills photography
Parrot Anafi UAV for drone aerial video footage (0.32kg, registered with CASA)
GoPro6 for time-lapse or underwater
Rødelink radiomike kit & mikes
Zhiyun Crane Plus gimbal & Cine-Slider
Miller Professional Tripod
Lowel ProLight lighting kit & reflectors
Additional camera operators, graphics design & equipment hire on request (link)
Freelance hire rate rates include all equipment, preparation & liaison.
Special rates are offered for educational, cultural & non-profit organisations.
There are many variables so please email some details of your requirements for a quote (scroll to bottom).
Documentary, factual & interviews
Online/Web/Social Media video
Performances (Adam is musically trained)
Special event & promotional shoots
Aerial (drone) video & Stock footage
Video art & multimedia
Archival video recordings
Artist documentation & artworks
Simultaneous digital still photos at events requiring video & stills photography
Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve (high definition video post-production)
Delivery for broadcast, web/social media and mobile devices
5 x 4' videos for RFDS (Flying Doctors)
Airbnb 'Experiences': vertical videos/stills
I/Vs with Australians for o/seas docs.
Documentation of French artist Pierre Huyghe’s installation A Forest of Lines (Biennale of Sydney)
Short films for Sydney Opera House, TEDx Sydney, Ironfest, 350.org
10 x 2' video portraits of Flying Doctors
2 orchestral jazz DVDs (Universal Music)
Climate change shoots in the Arctic, eg:
Adam photographs for a wide range of events, performances and organisations in Sydney and elsewhere using the Panasonic GH5 camera (offering both stills and 4K video coverage if required).
In 2012, Adam's 6-week solo exhibition Roads to Nowhere formed part of the Head On Photo Festival, Vivid Sydney and The Rocks Pop-Up in central Sydney, while his Below the Line series was shown at World Expo, Milan, 2015.