29 Sept 2019
David: 021 480 701
Nathan: 027 820 8902
Kit (drone + ground): 021 177 0433
Joas: 021 0820 2962
Steffan (Nathans Grip): 021 896 577
(Grip for Joas):
Sensual retro. A celebration of MANhood in support of Prostrate and Men’s mental health.
Shoot in RAW at 50fps, 1080p or greater (see notes below)
Drone is to place ride in Auckland ie Sky Tower, Rangitoto, nature, Museum, harbour, and any other highlights. I’ll have a DGR sticker for your van Kit.
Bring whatever adaptors you need to empty cards at end-of-day
DO NOT shoot modern bikes OR riders that are NOT in dapper (retro) clothing. REALLY IMPORTANT. I can not use this.
DO NOT mute your audio scratch/camera record.
DO NOT take risks.
As per last year, nice slow mo’ of riders arriving into park, WIDE. Use OoF (Out of Focus) foreground elements when WIDE.
Then after 100 riders have arrived, move to CUs of arrivals, disembarking etc. Riders interacting as per last year; always have a hint of bike in frame.
Shoot into sun. No lens hoods please. Lens flares are most welcomed.
Out of sequence for later: ask as many riders as possible, solo and tight, to mount bike, start, rev grip, etc. Get as many CU details of this as possible. Avoid seeing empty bikes in background. Look for clothing adjustments, phallic innuendo, ECU helmets, eyes, visors. This sequence is ‘Start Your Engines’.
Nathan and Joas: must get Billboard with sponsors in background as well as speech
David: record shotgun sound
Drone over car park to see ALL riders as per below. Once done immediately leave for Cox’s bay drone-shot
Nathan: you will be shooting portraits of riders facing you for a slow motion sequence (hear music below). Shoot as many as possible. If they can enter frame, hold, then leave in a consistent fashion, then the better. Also get details like clothing flapping etc in between. 4k pls @50fps if you can manage it. We want to see their joy. No higher than f2.8.
Joas: you will be shooting sharp details of Auckland, incl. bystanders. The rider can be out of focus however aim for f4 to f5.6. Priority is whats in the background. People staring is great. Remember 50fps. Be mindful of rolling shutter on your 1D with vertical lines/posts etc; best to pan with movement. Don’t use 24mm. Higher if you have gimbal. 80mm?
Get the city, water, boats in wide 4k. You can’t linger! Get first clump of riders then back track to next (to Newton rise overpass). Park near tennis court to achieve a fast exit.
Launch drone in the green triangle park to begin PAN-RIGHT from Ponsonby Road to Newton Rise.
Park by apartment driveway right here https://goo.gl/maps/N1UVDQH9GDktDkS2A
Head to the Domain for a drone sweep: https://goo.gl/maps/BUVTSWDzDHBiuhNP8
Nathan and Joas: Must keep filming for arrival at Motor Magnet party
David or Kit: Put a drone above the bikes parking at Motor Magnet’s premises. Whoever can get there first!
Lets see comradeship, happy faces, bottles (Asahi sponsor) popped, band playing in super slow-mo, etc.
Please empty cards to my drive before you leave.