Below, for your view is a synopsis of Warrick’s working history.
Warrick McLeod started his photographic career while studying fine art at the Natal Tech. His break into the film industry came in 1993 with MovieMakers, Art Directing the Cape Film Technical training scheme and thereafter, pursing his main interest of camera, carrying on to VTO, load and focus pull, and also as Stills camera assistant (and as a Photoshop technician for Picto.)
In 1999 he took the reins as a Producer, of Top Co Model’s new Production company Planet Productions whilst concurrently shooting the short film ‘Wild n Dangerous’ for Sithengi.
He started Immortal Images in 2000 focusing on International Stills productions and shooting top end Behind the Scenes Productions. Due to demand for his Behind the Scenes work, Warrick focused in this area and in 2000 he was nominated for two Behind the Scenes Awards in Milan Italy. He won a Gold Media Key for his Making of Peugeot 206. Velocity
2000 also saw Warrick in the start up and development of a Model Safe House which he sold in 2003 after a great run hosting some of the worlds great talent to Storm Models. He also shot all the motor bike press tests for French TV1 and TV5 over this period.
In 2003 Warrick spent six months shooting for Southern Rivers River rafting at the source of the Amazon in Peru on the Apu Rimac river. Rreturning to SA to publish his own stills documentary on the Inca culture and concurrently continue shooting Music Videos, Documentaries and Corporate videos with Jupiter and Lowe Bull. 2005 Warrick was in Mozambique shooting Ocean safaris for Liquid Adventures and also gained his PADI Open water qualification. Returning to focus on Camera here in SA in 2006 his video of Nando’s Best use of Cinema won Gold in Cannes. In 2007 Warrick held the account for Golf Punk Magazine shooting all car and product content.
Warrick trained at Media Film services in 2008 as a RedOne DIT – recently working on the feature – Master Harold and the Boys with Ving Rhymes and Freddie Highmore. He has continued to further his DIT knowledge and is now avail for live grade as well. with am impressive collection of TVC, Feature and music videos completed.
Warrick has a preference to shoot rather than assist although he still enjoys the assisting work with the international and local talented DOP’s. One can never stop learning in cinematography.. He continues to pursue his career as a cinematographer and film maker and is looking forward to the coming season.
Please note Warrick’s underwater qualification and also his fluency in German and Swiss German.
To date Warrick has produced 2 short films, with both films receiving awards for excellence incl 24 Nominations 2 Gold awards and a Bronze for Cinematography SASC