2021 Quills: TV Camera Work (Creative)

Ryan Mason of Nine News has won the 2021 TV Camera Work (Creative) Quill.

Judges' citation

This story showcases a cameraman at the top of his game, working under pressure, with minimal equipment and in tandem with a reporter to produce a spectacular story. Ryan made the most of challenging light conditions and a small frame of time to tell the story of global aviation during a pandemic. Using a drone, filters, exposure control and slow moves, Ryan used the sun’s awkward position to his advantage, to bring out even small details, such as birds on the aircraft tails, tape on fuselage and grass on the red ground. He filmed sequences for the journalist to write to, and captured interesting natural sounds such as birdsong, to complement the impressive imagery for the final edit.

The winning entry

Ryan Mason, Nine News, 'Plane Graveyard'

Highly commended

Glenn Edwards, Today Show, 'Runway Revamp'

Other finalists

Steven Ramplin, A Current Affair, 'Dingo Whisperer'


Please note: the above link/s may not comprise the entirety of an entry submitted for consideration.

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