SURFER - behind the scenes
A behind the scenes look at the making of 'SURFER' shot using the MŌVI M10 handheld stabilized camera gimbal.
BTS footage: Eric Downer
Another massive winter swell hit Sydney's coast over the last week generating monster sized waves putting on an impressive display of power and beauty along the coastline.
People spend hours and hours perched atop the cliffs at Bronte (pronounced Bron-tee) marvelling at the sheer power of waves crashing ashore observing surfers taking on the huge swells. What do people think about as they look out onto the huge swells rolling in and crashing up against the shore? Always wondered.... it appears to be quite therapeutic for so many people.
As it was a southerly swell generated by a huge low pressure system off Australia's southern most point in Tasmania only a couple of Sydney's city beaches are rideable in these conditions.
Bronte, my favourite beach and local, being one of them.
This is PURE BRONTE.....
Track: Nothing Brings Me Down
Artist: Emiliana Torrini
THE MASTER GOLDSMITH
Trained at Parsons School of Design in New York Master Goldsmith KARO RAINER creates exquisite pieces in her Sydney based studio.
As Karo believes 'making jewellery is when time stops and magic happens.'
Shot by Marcus O'Brien using a Canon 1D Mark IV in low light using 14mm, 16-35mm, 70-200mm Canon L-Series lenses, 100mm macro & Glidetrack.
If you'd like to contact KARO please use karo.net.au
THE BIG AUSTRALIA
Morgan Bowman operates a river cruise with a difference; jumping salt water crocodiles.
In the 'top end' of Australia not far from Kakadu National Park (World Heritage listed area) is the Adelaide River, home to the largest of all living reptiles numbering between 100,000 + 200,000 that grow six meters PLUS weighing up to 1300kg.
These prehistoric behemoths are the most feared animal on this continent - Great White Sharks come in a close second in most Aussie's 'shitballs' scale.
You cannot get ANY closer to these beasts in the wild (unless your having a really bad day) Morgan's cruise is like no other - viewing the croc's amongst their wild habitat, up really really close, simply a jaw dropping experience. The bloke in the red cap at 2:36 confirms this.
Large adult saltwater crocodiles eat kangaroos, wild boar, dingos, goannas, birds, domestic livestock, pets, humans, water buffalo and even sharks. Some bear the scars of their encounters - the croc @ 0:55 is missing his front right leg!
No visit to Darwin / Kakadu National Park / The Northern Territory is complete without Morgan's unique MONSTER jumping croc cruise;
My Kinda Crazy
The first time editing some writing to music and motion imagery - a bit anxious about posting something so personal - meeting this girl was such a bright part of last year, followed by sadness & a drift into unexplained silence from a beautiful soul.
Sadly.... we no longer speak.
A BIG winter swell hit the Australian east coast recently, conditions were very special due to the tide, offshore westerly winds, sand banks and size of the swell all combining perfectly.
Tama doesn't break like this very often.
Tourists and Sydney-siders perched along coastal vantage points whilst experienced surfers took on the massive pacific swells.
Here's a visual story illustrating the beautiful part of Australia we call Sydney's eastern beaches.
Music: Hometown Glory, ADELE