I do love cats, but recently was able to video two superb catamarans for the guys at Multihull Solutions In Mooloolaba. Filming or photographing a boat involves similar skills and equipment to that required for filming a house; boats being rather like floating homes, albeit with low ceilings and the chance of drowning should one step over the boundary.
“Cattiva” is filmed with the camera gliding on a short rail mounted on a tripod. I love the soothing feel of such “slider moves”.
“Shellette” combines slider clips with walk-through’s, useful for connecting the various spaces in a boat or home. If you’ve ever carried a full cup of tea you’ll appreciate the jerky motion that could be imparted to a hand-held camera. This motion is smoothed out somewhat by mounting the camera on a gimbaled and counter-weighted ‘Steadicam’.
Stradbroke Island is arguably part of the Sunshine Coast. It certainly is a coast with sunshine. I spent a couple of days there recently to video a holiday rental. As you’ll see from this first cut I was carried away with the experience of the island and all it has to offer.
Rising early to catch the sunrise, it was easy to give in to disapointment on seeing the cloud cover.
But I’ll leave you to extract your own message from this shot.
When the weather allows I’m shooting video for dogfriendlyholidays.com.au who own several holiday rentals on The Sunshine Coast, all within walking distance of beautiful ‘dog-friendly’ beaches. Of course the brief requires capturing scenes from the local community as well as showing the house.
This particular dog-friendly rental is at Peregian Beach, Sunshine Coast
In Space Cadet Stimpy’s case (above) it was the History Eraser button that he was ordered to guard, but not touch, that proved irresistible.
The video ‘play’ symbol is another graphic convention that begs to be pushed (or clicked). The action is rewarded with entertainment. Classic Pavlovian reinforcement.
So go on…
A compilation of video clips that I shot between Mudjimba and Noosa. Part of my growing library of neighbourhood clips used to flavour property videos.