Haven’t posted here in what seems like ages. Actually its been about two months, and thats way to long. Im going to try to start posting again, and doing some blackberry posts. Just small photo’s of shoots, or whatever were doing thats cool! I also have a few things I want to show everyone but I’m going to save them up for later post’s.
First off… Of course our new video. ” Straitline Silent Guide: Sunshine Coast ”
We filmed this video a few weeks back on the Sunshine Coast, while attending the Sunshine Coaster race. Formerly known as the Rat Race. Its one of the best races, if not the best race we go to each year and every time it gets better!
We started off on Friday and filmed the first portion of the video on a trail I can’t remember the name of, maybe someone can help me out here. But it’s up the main shuttle road to Mach Chicken, just below where you hop out of your truck. Super fun trail, and aside from the light being a little to patchy the shoot went well. The only problem was we ran out of trail, and it turned into this muddy, double track type road. Probably for a skidder or something like that.
That night we were off to see Iron Man 2, with some of the most annoying kids ever behind us… long story. Also the theatre was weird. For some reason it sloped up towards the screen instead of down. Very strange… Oh well.. Thats Gibsons for you.
Saturday night was the night. We drove the truck and the VW golf up the road and parked near the trail. Hiked in the dolly and all the other crap. Thanks to Braden, Rob and Ehren… Helped me carry all the pipes/tripods/dolly/jackets, other random objects. Although we only used the dolly for one shot, and only got a couple other useable shots per that one sunset, I came away with one of the best shots I think I’ve ever gotten… personally, you may think differently. Its the last shot of the video.
Now about the guide… I’ve known the guys at Straitline for the past year and we’ve worked together on a few things like the april fools video series etc. So some of you may think my opinion is quite bias because of doing the video, knowing them and all that, but its not. I got one of the guides on my bike a couple months ago and I think its amazing. Its silent.. no moving parts, no wheels to grind around in dirt, no bearings to fatique and muc up. Its a piece of work, and weighs nothing. One of the sweetest products on my bike. It actually does what its designed to do. It doesn’t have those small things that I hate about almost every other product on my bike. So deffinetly find someone who has one and try out theres, I think you’ll like it.
Thats enough for me.. and keep checking back to see if I post up more!
– EricP. ( firstname.lastname@example.org )