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August 3rd, 2017


I’ve been starting to mess around with dual operator drone flights, it’s a million times better, as I always knew it would be but I still get nervous flying when there’s something different happening like the drone freaking out and going to a home point that is now just lake surface or boats being unpredictable and there goes the Inspire 2 but we got this in two shots, one up and one back on the lake, thankfully Jen is ridiculous consistent and puts up with me messing with her set to get something and Wade Snider for learning the cam-op side of the drone.



July 15th, 2017


Of one of the strangest trips I’ve been on recently, I took a massive road trip as only possibly in the U.S. to head into Yellowstone and through to Beartooth Basin Summer Ski area for a 2* FWQ event, the weather was off and on so this was a little between, touristing, road laps and the comp.



April 28th, 2017


Finishing up Cascadia took a lot longer than these final climbs but it was also pretty amazing and kinda a bad idea to take a full camera bag up Mt. Shasta in a day, I’d do it again tomorrow if I had to tho.



April 28th, 2017


As we continued up through the Cascade range we hit weather in Oregon, this was the longest I’ve spent in the state and started to see the beauty in the place, Bend does amazing beer as well as has some real fun mountains to climb.



January 18th, 2017


The first episode of Cascadia, the spring split board and ski touring project, Mike Handford along with a bunch of friends, myself and some cameras but at this point I’m going to let the video speak for itself. Vimeo Link



January 18th, 2017


After months of editing and procrastinating and going around a little in circle we’re finally getting very close to the release of Cascadia, the split board and ski touring video series I shot during the 2016 spring from California north up the Cascade mountain range, all the way up to Washington.



September 17th, 2016


I spend far too much time nesting clips in Premiere for warp stabilizer. It probably should be possible to drop warp stabilizer onto any clip in the timeline, if no speed or different dimensions to the timeline then it works as normal. If it does have speed or different size then Premiere auto nests, deals with the warp stabilizer and then adjusts speed or scale in the working timeline. Seems like an easy fix that would save me a bunch of time.



August 22nd, 2016


I’ve been working on a friends site over at JKBinstalls.co.nz It’s nothing too crazy but has a form or a couple forms that can help them with setting up appointments, the general put your name, email and a few details about what your looking for. The interesting bit came through with adding a calendar so you can pick what day you want the guys to come around. General jQuery datepicker showing inline which is all well and good except we needed the ability to block out the dates they can’t get around as they are already booked out. This doesn’t seem to be something that is done very often in the way I’m looking for, possibly because it’s in wordpress or php or html or mysql or maybe I just don’t know the right tools for doing this, or I’m just searching the wrong key words. I’m running a backend page that looks pretty much the same as the front end but behind a login and only has the datepicker, this drops the date in a mysql database but bringing that array back into the front end page to block off the dates took a minute to figure out. The database comes back in as an array and needs to be converted a single variable which can then be thrown into the script tag, this is the front end form.

get_col( "SELECT dates FROM jkb_blackout;" ); $string = ''; foreach ($array as $key => $value) { $string .= ",$value"; } ?>
 

Then the code for the functions.php file
// deals with variable set through form _POST // Blackout function prefix_admin_black() { // deal with the upload if ( ! function_exists( ‘wp_handle_upload’ ) ) { require_once( ABSPATH . ‘wp-admin/includes/file.php’ ); } // Extremley Important to set global $wpdb; // Whats inserted $wpdb->insert( jkb_blackout , array( ‘dates’ => $_POST[‘dates’] ) ); // this give the unid in the next url $id = $wpdb->insert_id; // fail safe if above zero was inserted to database if ($id>0) { // Redirect wp_redirect( home_url() . ‘/black’ ); } else { // Redirect wp_redirect( home_url() . ‘/sorry’ ); } exit(); } add_action( ‘admin_post_black’, ‘prefix_admin_black’ ); add_action( ‘admin_post_nopriv_black’, ‘prefix_admin_black’ ); I’m missing stuff on the fail states, errors security and things like that but for right now it’s working and you can check out some dates that have been blacked out on http://www.jkbinstalls.co.nz/rangehood/



February 21st, 2016


I’ve been working with wineram on a new website, which you can check out but also one of the cool things about it is that if your liking the way it looks the wordpress theme is available for purchase, there are a few custom things involved in wineram’s site but thats cool and as the theme is used for a commercial project already it’s guaranteed to keep getting updates, well more so than me saying I will keep working on a passion project. Penrose as theme is known by itself has been developed with wineram so as a primary use a video portfolio it works great but by no means that is it’s only application. I do plan on writing more documentation of the theme but as a working example use wineram.com and get in contact riley@rileybathurst.com if you think you might want to use the theme. wineram screen



January 30th, 2016


A couple of weeks back I got to catch up with one of skiing pioneers and quite the marketing genius, more people know who this guy is than the last olympic gold medalists to have a chat for The Inertia and Canted Angle Productions.


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