Archive for the ‘Mountain bike films’ tag
I finally got around to updating my web portfolio with some of the last few years images, take a look if you have chance www.steveophotos.com
I finally got around to doing a small gallery display which can be viewed at the Zephyr Cafe in Downtown Squamish and be around for the Month of September.
Bryan Smith of Reel water Productions just put out their showreel of cable camera shots from 2009. It’s well worth the watch………
I was along shooting stills for most of these shoots and you hardly ever get to actually see the end result of all the rigging and time spent. Great to sit back and watch the results….
Respect to Bryan and Matt for the rigging and cable camera operation….
Bryan Smith of Reel Water Productions and Fitz Cahall began this Spring to produce a Web TV series chronicaling the Lives of five Adventure Athletes through the ups and downs of an adventure lifestyle.
They have just released the trailer……….22 more episodes to come…….
Here is the low down….
The Season. Five lives. A world of possibility.
From the creators of The Dirtbag Diaries and 49 Megawatts comes a new web television project following five athletes through the course of a single season in the Pacific Northwest. A veteran climber invents a new piece of gear. A pro snowboarder searches for a way to return to the roots of his sport. A boulderer returns from a series of injuries with new perspective. A family man goes to Whistler to test himself against mountain biking’s elite. A young sea kayaker with a troubled past sets out to reinvent his sport.
Shot entirely in HD, this 22-episode series is available to you for free at a number of locations. Every episode premieres on the Arc’teryx web site. You can have the HD version delivered right to your computer and find all the old episodes by subscribing on iTunes. Expect new episodes once or twice a week.
Quick shot from the last of the summers greenery in the Squamish woods. Just after rain the forest is super lush. Jonathon Desrosiers getting in amongst the green, Squamish BC. Damn shame about the T-shirt though, orange would have made the shot a lot better ! You live and learn I guess……
Yesterday was spent shooting alongside Anthill films again for the up and coming Tourism Whistler B-roll campaign. the day began with a shoot in Meadow park of a family open canoeing down the River of Golden dreams, followed up with an afternoon on the valley trail with Darcy setting up super complex cable camera shots to link together a trail running shot with a golf shoot. After watching Darcy’s cable camera shot live I can’t wait to see the finished product, it’s is definatley going to be some of the best Tourism B-roll outhtere, not many towns can say they that have that level of production put into there Advertising campaigns.
The morning shoot gave me chance to mess around with my latest toy, a waterproof camera bag/housing. I have messed about with all kinds of systems in the past for housing video cameras, but spent little time with an SLR housing. Most of the options used by surf photographers and divers are ridiculously expensive and tend to be dedicated to your brand and model of camera back. when you consider the rate that camera backs are outdating themselves these days, a 2-4 thousand dollar investment on a underwater housing is not that realistic unless you are selling a huuuuge number of surf or dive images. In the end I threw down on a made in China, ebay special, rip off of the ewa marine bags.
So far the bag seems to be staying dry, but I can’t say I am still not shitting myself putting my D3 into the water in a cheap ebay bag !! There also seems to be quite a learning curve as to what works with the bag as the most obvious half in half out shots really seem to require a lot of light and crystal clear water. at present most of the shots that seem to have been working are water line shots using the reflections and ripples in the water to create interest…
As far as kayaking goes, I haven’t had chance to use the bag, but I can’t wait, maybe the bottom pools at Tatlow creek might make for some super cool under water shots ?? we shall have to wait and see, in the meantime , lets hope it doesn’t leak in and flood my D3 ! that will certainly leave me up shit creek
Anthill films are a Squamish based action sports film company, producing high end film products from commercials to action sports movies. They have a huge list of credits to their name but are perhaps best known for their work as part of the ‘Collective series’ leading the way in Mountain bike Cinematography.
I have recently been working alongside Anthill whilst they shoot for Tourism Whistler’s ongoing B-roll campaign. It has been a fantastic experience to watch the team at work producing world class images from around the sea 2 sky area.