Muko River


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


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!


all shot with DJI Phantom 3 Pro

Window Seat


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


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


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 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


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


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


Perfect Balance


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

Slope Point infrared


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!!

Detritus 359

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