Here's is our new packaging for the loved up couples. Part of our Full Experience Package you will receive this awesome little bundle. A custom Morelife Media timber box with a USB and 3 Blu-Ray Discs. To top it off we have thrown in some popcorn for you to kick back and snack on while you watch your new feature film.
We just have returned from a journey to the south west of New South Wales covering the annual Variety Bash. With 80 entrants our job was to cover all the cars, the people and the schools we travelled to along the way. Here a few snaps of us and our gear. A clip of the week to follow shortly.
Team Morelife Media. Scott in the middle, Elliot on the right and myself on the left. Our gear consisted of 2x A7s cameras, a couple of tripods, a Kessler pocket dolly, 2x Rode Shotgun Mics, a rode boom mic and pole, Sennheisser wireless mic system, Monopod, DJI Phantom 2 w/ H3-3D gimbal, DJI Ronin, 2x GoPro Hero 3+ Blacks
The Sony A7s. An amazing HD camera. Small in size but big in features and quality. Coupled here with a sony E- Mount 18-200mm crop lens looking a little muddy. Not the fastest zoom but it does have a good focal range, is sturdy and focuses nicely. The Rode shotgun mic on top helps with the average sound the A7s generally records. The tripod is a Manfrotto with a 501HD. The tripod itself features a ball mount which is essential on run and gun shoots like the Variety Bash.
We came across this old beater in the outback and I couldn't resist using it to film the cars cruise by. I also had to get a shot with it. I think it really highlights how open and flat our country can be.
Snapped this on day 2 of the bash. This Ford F100 was converted into a cement truck. The back actually has a couple of beds for the driver and navigator to get some Z's on the road. The sunset was pretty epic also.
Here we are on day one in our fluros. It was a great start to the week and the afternoon sunset was incredible. Elliot was shooting tripod with a zoom lens and I was flying the phantom drone.
It was about time we headed off on a surf trip. A quick 10 days adventure into the South Pacific to sample some warm tropical barrels. On first arriving to Samoa you quickly forget the hustle and bustle of home and settle into the relaxing friendly atmosphere the country has to offer. Spend a few days here and your completely chilled out and relaxed. Heading out for a surf in the morning for 4 or 5 hours and then adventuring around for the rest of the day taking in the breathtaking waterfalls the islands have to offer make Samoa pretty much the ideal surf trip.
https://flic.kr/p/r5HpLF Last weekend we shot Gemma & Jake's wedding at the foot of the mountains in the Hunter Valley. It was such a fun wedding to be a part of. Stay Tuned for the highlights coming soon!
https://vimeo.com/115780928 Filmed & Edited by Morelife Media On the 20th of December Totem Brand Media presented the Live Feed exhibition at the Dark Hose Espresso Cafe,Wickham, Newcastle. The event showcased some of Newcastle's great young artists, photographers, and designers work with in the cafe. Outside there was a BMX demonstration, bands and street art being performed. Catering was supplied by Slice Virtual Golf Bar- King St, Newcastle
I recently invested in a new little camera, the Sony 'A7s'. The camera shoots amazing quality video and captures some nice stills. Looking foward to using it more
Some shots from a recent adventure...
And I've lost my fair share...Chasing waves is an addiction...when you score its the best thing ever and when you don't its to be honest the most frustrating hobby...but you just want to keep going until that day comes when you score again. Seeing a swell and Driving for 6 hours and having 45mins of seedy sleep in your mates commodore wagon with the seat layed back in hope of scoring some pits is a fairly shitty thing to do, I have done it quite a few times and when you don't score... its fairly crushing...you end up driving around all day looking for waves only to surf a crappy beach break and drive 6 hours back home wrecked and then your back at work hating life. This has happened way too often for my liking so this road trip was and had to be different...I know nothing is guaranteed but the forecast looked excellent so I was pumped and certain we would score some road pits... surely we would have a win...at least one?
So we made the trip...5 of us. 3 in one car, 2 in the other... Turning up at dawn with our froth levels high we checked a break and it wasn't the right swell direction so we moved on still buzzing as we knew somewhere would be pumping as there was lots of swell. We checked another break I had heard a lot about and it didn't look so good but my 'mangrommet' mate Jules was pretty keen to paddle out to check it out, I didn't want to spend the day negging out driving around so I joined him, the other boys decided to watch from land and eventually bailed on it to check another wave up north...we joked on the way out about it turning on when we got out there and having it to ourselves...that it did, such a fun surf...
My good mate Jules is such a frother... Friday,we shared 3 hours of fun waves... just the two of us with no one else out...I didn't think that happened anymore.
So after our session we called the boys up...Drove north...the breaks were no good... and they got stuck in traffic for a hour or so on the way back...hard luck
Saturdays forecast looked pretty impressive...we were all pumped...a couple of beers at the local pub and an early night was on the cards. All went to plan except we were woken by another 'Mangrommet' at 11pm who decided to drive to meet us for the Saturday session by the name of Chesh to shoot some photos. Good times were to be had... Saturdays frames
All in all...a win
We have been doing some work for Project Bodyboards recently. Working with Glenn Taylor from Project Bodyboards we have put together a clip outlining core and stringer selection when choosing a board. It can be confusing so we put the clip together as a basic education tool. It should be hitting the world wide web shortly.