Motion demo reel

In addition to stills, my clients increasingly demand video services, both production (shooting) and post-production (editing) — and it’s about time you get to see some of it! Here’s a little sample of my video work, on my new show reel.

Demo reel from Rodrigo Ordóñez Photography on Vimeo.

If you are in Indonesia and Vimeo is blocked, you can also watch it on Wistia.

Certain stories are better told with movement and sound, so they are more suitable for multimedia.

Shooting video requires more planning than taking photographs, and more technical resources, but it also makes you look at what’s around you in a different way, appreciating the dynamics of situations and watching for that perfect moment when sounds and images just click.

This year I’ll be producing more video stories, along with my team in Jakarta.

We offer video production and post-production services (editorial, commercial, corporate, travel) in Indonesia and beyond. If you’re interested, contact us.

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After the earthquake

I had the honor of attending the opening of a very moving exhibition in Port-au-Prince on January 12 — exactly five years after the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010. 

When the earthquake struck, photographer Daniel Morel was in downtown Port-au-Prince, in the same location he chose to host the exhibition. Read More »

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Street scenes and people of Cuba

Last month I was in Cuba at a very interesting time, just days after the U.S. announced the progressive restoration of diplomatic relations with the Caribbean country. That was indeed the topic that came up in virtually every conversation.

Cuba is a photographer’s paradise, full of life and colors in every corner.

Stay tuned for more images, also on my online catalog.

A car drives through the streets of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 25, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A car drives through the streets of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 25, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A man looks out of a balcony as the sun sets in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 25, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A man looks out of a balcony as the sun sets in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 25, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A neon sign with the word 'Revolución," Spanish for revolution stands on top of a building in the streets of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 25, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A neon sign with the word ‘Revolución,” Spanish for revolution stands on top of a building in the streets of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 25, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A woman uses an umbrella to shelter herself from the strong midday sun in the streets of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 27, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A woman uses an umbrella to shelter herself from the strong midday sun in the streets of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 27, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

Commuters ride a collective taxi in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, in the early evening of December 25, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

Commuters ride a collective taxi in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, in the early evening of December 25, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A man uses a knife to open a coconut behind a stall selling items used in Santeria rituals at a traditional market in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 27, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A man uses a knife to open a coconut behind a stall selling items used in Santeria rituals at a traditional market in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 27, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A man makes a phone call on a public payphone as motorists drive by in downtown Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 26, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A man makes a phone call on a public payphone as motorists drive by in downtown Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 26, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A man holding a fish looks on as a girl eats an orange, near a traditional market in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 27, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A man holding a fish looks on as a girl eats an orange, near a traditional market in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 27, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A young man applies paint to a street light across from the cathedral of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 26, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A young man applies paint to a street light across from the cathedral of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 26, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A man sits outside a home's front door in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 25, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

A man sits outside a home’s front door in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, on December 25, 2014. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordóñez)

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Haiti: Video stories

Here is a series of character-driven video stories I produced recently for the American Red Cross in Haiti, showing the recovery of people and communities affected by the 2010 earthquake. Read More »

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Watch the Indonesia episode of Photo Face-Off tonight

The Indonesia episode of Photo Face-Off, in which I participated as a guest judge, will air tonight, October 7, on History Asia.

So if you want to catch up my three ephemeral minutes of limited fame and if you are in Indonesia, you can watch it at 21:30, Jakarta time. Or if you are in Malaysia or Singapore, at 22:30. Check this link to find your cable’s channel and this link for other times when the episode will air again. The episode will also be available online for a limited time here in a few days.

In the Indonesia episode Justin Mott competed against amateur photographer Willy Lesmana. Who will be the winner?

Photo Face-Off Indonesia

Photo Face-Off Indonesia

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Photo Face-Off on History Asia

I was honored (and it was fun!) to be a guest judge for the Indonesia episode of Photo Face-Off, a new TV show where Justin Mott competes against amateur photographers around Asia. The show is produced by A+E Networks Asia in partnership with Canon.

The show premieres today, September 23, at 22:30 (SIN/HK time) on History Asia.

In the Indonesia episode in which I appear, Justin Mott competed against amateur photographer Willy Lesmana. It will air on October 7, so stay tuned for more details!

Photo Face-Off

Photo Face-Off, on History Asia

 

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Indonesian presidential elections

Photographs of today’s Indonesian presidential elections are available for editorial use. You can buy and download them directly on the links below. Or you can contact Rodrigo if you need more details. Read More »

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In Haiti

This year I will be spending several months in Haiti, working primarily for the Red Cross but also available for selected photography and video assignments.

Coming to the Caribbean is a big change of scene. It’s pretty much in the antipodes of Indonesia, but I am always happy to stay within the balmy tropics. It will be interesting to shake things up, work in a new region of the world, and expand my portfolio with new stories.

I will still be based in Indonesia and coming back often. No, you won’t get rid of me that easily!

Haiti's National Palace

A painting of Haiti’s National Palace hangs from a wall on a house in the neighborhood of Bel Air in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The palace was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake. (Photo: Rodrigo Ordonez)

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Sahel food crisis: Field portraits with natural light & Serialization

One of my photos from last year in Niger was used for the month of August in CARE‘s wall calendar, which is a good excuse to talk about that image and the related series of portraits. Read More »

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Happy Independence Day, Indonesia!

Today Indonesia celebrates the 68th anniversary of the country’s declaration of independence, in 1945.

To celebrate this day, here are some photographs of the Independence Day parade in Jakarta, in August 2009.

Dirgahayu Republik Indonesia! Selamat ulang tahun ke-68!

Indonesia independence day, 2009

Indonesia independence day, 2009

Indonesia independence day, 2009

Indonesia independence day, 2009

Indonesia independence day, 2009

Indonesia independence day, 2009

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