As cameras changed and gave rise to DSLR video I took the opportunity to shoot moving images. Now video influences my photography just as much as photography influences my video allowing me to make the most of a situation either in a single image or a whole film.
The K2 Big Mountain is a freeski and snowboard event held in the Southern Alps and the first half of the CHILL series, I have been working on these event of the past few years and continue to build upon what I have done year on year. I had been working with Liam Hall for the past few years but with him in Canada I have employed Alex Bowater as second angle.
Carrying on with my work on the CHILL Big Mountain series from the past few years the Temple Basin event always holds challenges, working at one of the more remote ski fields, including a half hour walk to access the lodge, this year held low levels of snow but good sunshine. I worked with Alex Bowater as second filmer for the event, we had the girls take over the fronting of the event, with Alex Brook, 2012 winner of the event and Taylor Rapley, 2013 winner of the K2 Big Mountain the week before.
Working with Macpac for the Christmas 2012 Find Your Summer Adventure campaign we shot a couple of short TV ad’s for the New Zealand and Australian market, all of the shots were used along side photography to create a feeling of the kiwi summer and how the Macpac crew like to experience the outdoors.
During the 2011 winter, I produced a series of snowboarding videos The Clubbies about the lifestyle and riding that goes on in a number of small and obscure ski fields in the South Island of New Zealand, great places with very interesting stories and some awesome snow.
Covering the CHILL Series, big mountain free ski events for the 2011 & 2012 season I have created a number of videos to span the month of events, as I work with CHILL to build a video brand for the event we have worked on title animations and more edits to bring together everything that the events have to offer. The full CHILL Series is here.
I covered the first round of the 2012 NZ Moto X Nationals for the Airtime TV show, working with the riders to bring one day of riding into a four minute piece about the lifestyle as well as some petrol head hooning. All of my Airtime eps are here.
For one of the Snow Show TV shows I filmed and edited during the 2012 winter I travelled from Tekapo to Wanaka with two of New Zealand’s best snowboarders, Will Jackways & Abby Lockhart, as well as their dog and documented the travels along the way, the show is about the lifestyle of riding as much as the tricks. All of my Snow Show eps are here.
During the 2012 CHILL Big Mountain series I ended up with a lot of footage that I really liked but didn’t fit with in the edits so I made this extra edit for the Ice Film Fest. The rest of the CHILL series 2012 is here.
The fast up and coming big mountain skier in New Zealand needed an edit with only a few extra days filming most of the content for this video came from event footage we had worked on during the 2011 season.