HISTORY :-HOW IT ALL STARTED
Here`s my first video camera.
National M3 VHS bought in 1986. Like all surfer`s the main priority was to use the camera to see myself surfing. After many surf trips over the year`s I found that I was the only one willing stay and film. See Home vids.
Lots of my friends could see the potential and it wasn't long before I started shooting the NZ Pro-Am Circuit. Early video`s in the archive are of the Mount Pro Am Dec 1986. And the Raglan Pro-Am 1987.
These were the days of man on man heats.
I purchased my second camera in 1988. A Panasonic Super VHS camera with a 10X lense.(see above).
I had a 1.5X convertor as well as a 5X convertor for super close up work. In 1989 I shot the Taranaki Pro-Am.
Then in 1990 I shot the Raglan Pro and it was around this time that I got keen on my editing.
Also during this period I was helping BJ of Seasons with some his video`s.
In 1991 I went all out and shot the Raglan Pro, the O`Neill Coldwater Classic in Gisborne and the Taranaki Pro and edited a small video`s of each event. Season`s were also making video`s during this time, which I helped with the editing.
1992 came round and due to a change in my career I had the opportunity to go full time video production.
I had shot pretty much the whole circuit that year and a few free surfing sessions as well. And born from that was my first commercial video "Back to the Beach".
In 1992/93 I was commissioned to shoot a video for bodyline wetsuits which never got released. Some of the footage was used in my next production "Coastal Disturbance".
At this stage I had gone pro and was using a JVC Super VHS camera and a Sony Hi8 camera with a water housing.
Coastal Disturbance sold more than 1000 units, it was a first of it's kind in New Zealand. At the time a rugby video was selling 2000 units!!!!
Coastal's 2,3 & 4 all sold a little less, but Nosezone screamed ahead with about 3000 sold in NZ and over 600 in the USA.
I like to get out surfing as often as I can, photo Max Eaddy.
Over the last 18 years I`ve shot on Professional Sony DV Cam Camera's with the majority of my work for television motorsport productions.
I´ve shot events in New Zealand, Australia, and the USA. including V8`s, Speedway, Wanganui Bikes, Moto X, Jet Sprinting and the occasional surf comp.