Digital video creation has invaded the camera industry in the last number of years with most cameras coming with the ability to record full HD movies. Now the industry has a brand hew video creation to keep us all entertained.
A new web series is set to debut. Set in Melbourne’s creative heart of Fitzroy, Shutterbugs centres on analogue photographer Chloe and her socialite best friend Samantha. Together they get into trouble as they trespass, steal and bend the truth during their various photography exploits.
Trying to keep them under control is Isaac, an OCD portrait photographer who secretly harbours a crush on Chloe. Rounding out the crew are unhinged video blogger Bo and malicious time-lapse specialist Trent, who takes joy in tormenting the others. The show follows the gang as they undertake crazy and dangerous adventures, all in the name of taking a good photo.
From the analogue to the high-tech, DSLRs to phones, if it takes a photo then it’s part of the world of Shutterbugs. The internet has become a breeding ground where photography communities can thrive and writer / director David Collins is keen to provide something unique to this audience. “The internet is great for letting us upload photos to the world as well as discussing and critiquing the photos we take through blogs and photo sharing sites, but until now there hasn’t been a fictional series catering just for photographers.”
Whilst the cast and crew of Shutterbugs are photography fanatics, they’re also wrangling the talent of some photography professionals and obsessives. Each week on the website, a guest photographer will pay homage to the current episode by providing a unique set of photos inspired by that week’s action, and also discuss their photography practice, tips, and insights into their creations for Shutterbugs in a video interview.
“We set out to make a series that understands photographers and mimics the passion that people have for capturing the perfect photo, but the series is also a really good comedy that non-photographers can enjoy as well,” Collins says.
The Shutterbugs web series launches on the 27th September and new episodes will be airing every Tuesday. The series can be seen at www.shutterbugs.tv with extended content on the following social media sites: