Muko River

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Having read up on rules & regulations for flying UAVs in Japan I ventured out today for a quick fly at Muko River, Hyogo…

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Its against the law so I wont be doing it but I would love to fly here at night & capture the Shinkansen snaking its way across the metropolis!

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all shot with DJI Phantom 3 Pro

Window Seat

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Waking before dawn is not my favorite way to start the day, but sometimes it is very worth it….
eg 4am check in

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Living in the Pacific = flying over atols to get pretty much anywhere else!

One of the things that kept me sane during a very long day of travel (20+ hours, Auckland > Gold Coast > Tokyo > Osaka) was a fascinating audiobook which I am still enjoying and highly reccomend, Philip Glass autobiography – Words without Music

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I’m sure the book is also great but when you are stuck in that twilight zone of long distance air travel the audiobook is an ideal solution – here is the iTunes link – can’t say I am much of a fan of audible.com requirement to use their app (or categorising me as Australian) but I do highly reccomend the audio book, beautifully voiced and a welcome reminder that people really are the sum of their experiences. Glass early life & subsequent travels & study is deeply inspiring…

Aerial Sheep

I’ve posted some stills from this before but finally got around to cutting together some of the video…
shot at Mt Posession Station with a DJI Phantom 3 drone

DAWN TO DUSK – The Waitakere Ranges

At last I can share the trailer for the short film project I have been working on for the last four months: DAWN TO DUSK – The Waitakere Ranges

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The film is a commissioned short to screen at ARATAKI Visitors Centre, and shows a day in the life (and all of the life in a day) in The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. For more info visit dawntodusk.co.nz

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Sound mix by Mike Hedges and colour grade by Damien McDonnell, at Park Road Post

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Perfect Balance

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forget the oxygen free directional audio cables, this is the ultimate audiophile stylus balancing accessory

Slope Point infrared

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I was cleaning out the CF card from my 40D and found this photo (& a few others ) on my 40D IR I took when down at Slope Point, but had forgotten to transfer – demerits!!

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Visualizing Thom Yorke ~ Truth Ray [excerpt] by Dundas

 

▶ ninja troll

 

▶ back in the day i had a good friend & excellent reggae keyboard player who whenever we did any recording to multitrack would at some point go switch the varispeed on & listen to our recording slowed down or sped up – amazing how the feel changes…. reminded of those days by this article: 10 records that sound incredible at the wrong speed

 

▶ sound totems, what a beautiful idea

 

▶ TV is not the ‘new’ film

 

▶ Famous horror themes re-recorded in a major key

 


both these are by Ʀinơ Ƥetrozziellͽ ▜▝

 

ELOISE

ELOISE is a beautiful short film by Chris Todd set on the Kaipara Harbour, Aotearoa with music by Plan 9