nine years and nine series of shooting Front Up around the streets of
Australia, Greg Kay continues to amaze all (especially his colleagues) with
his ability to shoot off the shoulder for days at a time. But even more
remarkably, he keeps his cool, his sense of humour and his considerable
professional expertise. The fact that he makes it look easy doesn't mean it
is: the quality and sensitivity of his work is why he continues to shoot
Front Up. And the fact that over dinner he lets me drink most the wine in
Andrew L Urban, Presenter and Producer, Front Up, SBS TV
News coverage of "Brooklyn Train crash"
from a letter to the News Director Channel Ten Sydney)
worked with Greg the night of the fatal train smash at Brooklyn. Looking
through Greg's tapes the following day I was so delighted I thought it
shouldn't go unmentioned…From every aspect …angles, framing, clarity,
steadiness and shot initiative his tapes were first class. It was a case of
tossing a coin to select from so many great shots…His were easily the best
pictures on the night. I hope they are entered in the appropriate awards.
(Snr. Reporter ABC TV)
"Sydney Hobart Yacht Race"
Thank you and well done
for your work on this years Sydney Hobart coverage. Your camera work on the
start telecast was outstanding. You were obviously listening to the
commentary and following it with initiative and flair. Two very important
qualities in a cameraman…… It really makes a difference for a Director on a
live telecast to have a cameraman who is "thinking on his feet".
(Network Ten Senior Director)
Video "The supporting hand"
writing to express my appreciation for your professional skills as Director
of Photography. Skills that helped make a very exceptional video….. Part of
my responsibility is to leave the participants with an 'esprit de corps' and
happy memories of their experience. Your attitude and professionalism was
appreciated as we made this happen.
(director "The Supporting Hand)