Director / DOP / Cinematographer
based in Melbourne

For more than 15 years I’ve directed, filmed and edited video content that combines authentic storytelling with compelling visuals to inspire audiences to think, feel and do.

My work spans a diverse range of projects including documentaries, campaigns, brand films, corporate videos and social content, collaborating closely with producers, brands and agencies.

Available as a DOP/cinematographer, director and editor, I operate flexibly, whether independently or with crews large and small.

I maintain a comprehensive equipment inventory and can facilitate any specialised equipment requirements through local rental partners. With an established crew network throughout Australia, I can also coordinate additional crew as needed.

I thrive on the collaborative creative process and enjoy being involved early on a project where possible, from ideation and pre-production through to shoot and post production. For projects that I shoot, I can provide post-production/editing services through to final delivery.


Select Work

Accor AFL Footy Festival Activation

Thermotek x The Block

Architecture Reel

adidas Manchester United

MCEC VenueSafe

MCEC Eat Stations

Cricket Australia


BBC The Travel Show

James Dyson Award

Melbourne Coffee Culture

Lonely Planet

Footy: Then Vs Now

MCEC Food Philosophy

Light The Darkness

Forge and Cargo Homes

Mirvac: Olivine

Feature Property: Mount Pleasant Road

The Conversation

Marngrook Footy Show

MCEC Careers

Fremantle FC Welcome to Country

Port Adelaide FC Commercial


Melbourne Skybus

Mazda MX-5

White Night Melbourne

Dal Zotto Wines

Mazda MX-5 Launch

Thundamentals x A Blanck Canvas

Swisse Best Off Ground

Design Files


Some of the brands who have trusted me to create their content.


Branded Content

Brand Films



News Feature Stories



Social Media

Vertical Videos



Live Streaming

Greenscreen & Volumetric



Pre Production

Filming / Production


Equipment hire

Live streaming + remote production

Footage upload

Post production / editing

Location editing & fast turnaround

Colour grading

Final delivery

Location permits

Stills Photography


I own and operate a comprehensive equipment inventory to cater for a wide range of projects, camera formats and budgets.

Any specific formats/equipment not listed here can be sourced on request.

• Canon C70
• Canon R5
• Sony FX6
• RED Dragon 6K (EF + PL Mount)
• Blackmagic 6K Pro

Sigma Art 12-24 T4 Ultra Wide
• Sigma Art 24 T1.4
• Sigma Art 35 T1.4

• Canon L 50 T1.2
• Sigma Art 85 T1.4
• Canon 100 L T2.8 Macro
• Canon 24-105 L IS T4

• Canon 70-200 L IS T2.8
• Canon 1.4x extender
• Sony 24-70mm T2.8

Tilta Nucleus-M Wireless Follow Focus System

Bright Tangerine 4×5.65 Mattebox
• ND
.3 / .6 / .9
• Schneider 138mm circular polariser
• Vari ND 77mm & 82mm Tiffen

• Sachtler FSB8 carbon fibre tripod

• Manfrotto 509HD carbon fibre tripod
• Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 carbon fibre tripod
• Wooden Camera vertical camera bracket
• Cinesaddle

• Dana Dolly + 6″ riser + heavy duty stands + various pipe/track lengths
• Motorised Cineslider 3ft

• Ronin RS2 gimbal + Raveneye

• Mavic 2 Pro 4K drone

• Various ND & polarising filters

• EWA Marine underwater housing for RED

• Atomos Ninja V 5″ monitor/recorder
• 24″ Client monitor
• Wireless video link
• Blackmagic SDI Distribution 1-in/8-out
•  2x Blackmagic SDI to HDMI Converter
•  Blackmagic HDMI to SDI Converter

• RemoteView/Camera-to-Cloud/Live Streaming with Atomos Connect + Cloud Studio/
• Telstra 4GX high-speed connection
• Starlink high-speed connection (for locations where 4G/5G not available)

• 1x Nanlite Forza 720B Bi-colour
• 1x Nanlite 150cm Parabolic Easy-Up Softbox Bowens Mount

• 1x Nanlite Lantern Softbox 120cm Bowens Mount
• 2x Lupo 1×1 bi-colour high output LED panels
• 1x Nanlite Forza 60B II bicolour + fresnel + barn doors
• 2x Westcott 42” gold/silver, translucent
• 1x 12x12ft LARH ultra bounce/black
• 1x 12x12ft sail
• 1x 12x12ft black
• 1x 6×6 sail
• 1x 6×6 silk
• 2x 6x6ft blacks
• 1x 12x12ft frame
• 1x 6x6ft frame
• LARH 24″ x 36″ Black Floppy
• Various blacks, diffusion and light modifiers

• Seamless white paper roll 3.5m wide x 30m long
• 2x Lastolite reversible chroma green/blue screen 3m x 7m

• 1.5m x 2m collapsible green screen kit
• 12x12ft black fabric backdrop
• Background frame with heavy duty stands

• 4x C-stands with boom arm, knuckle and spigot

• 4x Medium lighting stands
• 2x Heavy duty slider stands
• 4x Super clamps
• 1x Magic arm

• 1x 3m cross bar
• 15x Shot bags
• Various clamps, spigots & grip accessories

• 2x Sanken COS-11 lavalier microphones
• 4x Rode lavalier microphones
• 1x Sennheiser 416 shotgun microphone
• 1x Sennheiser K6/ME64 shotgun microphone
• 4x Rode radio transmitter/receiver kits
• 1x Sennheiser radio transmitter/receiver kit

• Zoom F4 4-channel digital multitrack recorder/mixer
• Zoom H4N Digital Audio Recorder

• 3x Deity TC-1 Wireless Timecode Generator

• iPad autocue kit

• 1x 155Wh v-mount battery
• 3x 130Wh v-mount batteries
• 3x 95Wh v-mount batteries
• Honda 2000W Generator & UPS
• 12V-240V inverter

• Solidcom C1 Full Duplex System with 8x Headsets
• 8x Long Range UHF Radios

Specific camera formats, lens packages and other equipment can be sourced on request, including RED Komodo / Canon C500 MKII / C200 / Sony FX9 / A7SIII / Arri Alexa / Alexa Mini / Phantom Miro and more.

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I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. I pay my respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Ryan Blair – Freelance DOP / Cinematographer / Videographer / Director / Editor based in Melbourne, Australia