Extreme Sports Media Man

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Rory Hackett Likes to Table

Went to 4a for a bit, took some photos, took some video. generally just chilled out a bit.

Tim Peckham pro-mo video and photos, and interview coming soon!

But for now. you can look at some photos, of the ever mighty Rory Hackett.

Back from a long ski season, and being of the bike for a while, i would say his tables arn't looking too shabby.

Back on the bike

Spot the rider
Ok.. this one has to be viewed in LARGE its like a little game.. spot the rider.

It just shows, if you keep your eyes peeled.. there are trails everywhere!


Now, Ive got a 200mm lens, which is basically very long and zoomed in. I never ever use it for bike shots. but i got the chance finaly!

Table far away
Photo shot from up on a bridge about 300m away!

Saturday, 15 May 2010

27 hours

I've been up for 27 hours straight.. Now 27 and a half.

In the time i have:
Taken an exam
spent 6 hours in the library revising
watched Anthill's new film "follow me" (disapointing)
and Been out on a ride at 5am

we went out as the light started coming out, to shoot some shots of a rising sun.
The sun didn't rise as epicly as we had expected, but we still managed to get some quite nice stuff!

Alex hits the Berm

Just some plants
Just some plants

First Light
Waiting to drop in, as the first light hits the ground

Hitting the Compression

Stop Press

An actually shot of me riding. and the shot is really good, especially considering Alex has little to no camera experience. i set it up and said..stand here, don't move and press that button!
It's all in the eyes.


Now to sleep. Its 11.32 in the morning, and im so so tired!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

some video's....of me?

Its a rarity that I'm in-front of the lens.

So here are a few helmet cams by Alex Eddleston to prove i do exist.
(im on the Orange and white Sx trail)

I'm wearing the camera here:

How to Draw a BMW, in 7 easy steps

Part of my Uni work is a drawing module.
I set to work drawing a BMW 3 series coupĂ©.

Here is how to draw it, in 7 easy steps!

Start with some linework.

Then add some basic marker shading to the bodywork and wheels.

Slowly darken the shading and add tyres and highlights.

Add shadows, more shading and tyre grooves.

Add the lights with marker.

Improve the lights with pencil and add windows and top body work with pastels.

add window boardering and car internals.tweak exhaust pipes and pastel the wheel.

Then...You're done.

p.s thanks for the spelling corrections from Mr A Eddleston

A Strange Parcel

I get back to my Uni flat after a long day in the Product Design Studio, to find i have a parcel waiting down at reception.

I go down and pick it up.. Its large Square and quite heavy. and it comes from somewhere in Nottingham.

I take it up-stairs and open it. Green Foam stuff stares back at me.
I love green foam stuff!
I delve deeper

Red Bull have just sent me 24 of there finest Energy Shots. Apparently to help with the late night revision sessions and long and tiresome rides.



Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Rape Seed.

A tall growing plant, yellow in colour. Harvested for its Oil.

Also Pretty fun to ride through at high speed.

did a bit of filming with a few uni friends in the setting sun, and snapped a few shots.

Olly Hopkinson

In the Rape seed.. Shredding it!

Rape Seed
Just had to do a letterbox crop!

Rider: Olly Hopkinson

video to come.