Sunday, 4 March 2012

Devon 35mm

Fly by shooting

My friend Dave Bush is a multi talented guy. Good surfer and snowboarder, knows a thing or 2 about wetsuits, and when he has some spare time he puts highly sophisticated helicopters designed to carry cameras together.
We are going to do some work in the future together, and here are some shots from our first mutual flight test. The edit is a bit ropey, but its a work in progress.

Loving the fact that the gripping requirements for SLR cameras is so accessible.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Here and Now project trailer

Frothing on this project. Mates, a boat, adventure, discovery, waves. I might never come back!

Please watch this space.

The Here & Now Project - pre production promo from wavedreamer on Vimeo.

Saturday, 17 December 2011


DC- You vill punt!!

This was very much a case of cant polish a turd. He handed me the footage and muttered under his breath something about good luck.
Luckily Stent snowboards better than he films, and his inspirational chat is pretty damn inspirational.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Folly of Youth

Folly of Youth from wavedreamer on Vimeo.

What can you say about this, guess its a screw you to the rules of convention and safety. If you havnt read the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull then please do, Stu's surfing is a pure gutsy only live once full throttle expression of joy.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Coast to Coast

Stand up paddleboarders, "scourge of the line up, take too many waves, all Laird wannabees", blah blah craftist blah.

After having spent 10 days with Charlie Grey documenting his epic voyage across the country, my narrow minded opinion on paddleboarding has been shattered, and i have a new found respect for the sweepers.

Still probably best if they keep to rivers though. ha ha just kidding! x

PS- This is a personal graded edit as the official Wavedreamer version is au natural, and Ive just got a bit of a grading fetish going on.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Change of reasons

Were you ever good at those Rubix cube things? I was rubbish, never really had the staying power or brain capacity to figure it out. Once i got bored of being transfixed by its aesthetics it got tossed aside for something less challenging like a crayon.

Well ive been butting my head against a software plug-in called Twixtor, which creates amazingly beautiful slow motion, if you get it right. It can also be annoyingly confounding and uncooperative, which is what my first few weeks of trying to figure it out were like. A bit like that frikken cube malarky.

Then my whizkid buddy Lance shows me some key settings and presto, buttery smooth slow mo. Almost as good as having a wee after holding it in for 10 hours!

Here is the first application of it for me, hope you like.

Change of Reasons from wavedreamer on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

o sea d

Just done a tee shirt print design for Wavedreamer called O sea D. Its inspiration was our obsession with all things nautical, especially waves and surfboards.
One of my current nautical obsessions is riding an Alaia, a replica of what ol Capt'n Cook first found the ancient Hawaiians frolicking on in the surf way back in the day.

I have some vague notions taking shape in my head about a movie on these and other various bits of wooden items that can be used to ride waves on, and i think this could be the start of a little idea Im calling "the wood n float"project for now.

I guess the appeal of these rudimentary craft is they allow you to just experience the joy of riding a wave without the attachment of needing to perform anything rad to feel you have had a good surf.

A bit like your first ever clean face ride.

I have been experimenting with some POV stuff, and i know its not Brian Conley in Mexico, but hopefully it can give you just a glimpse of what sliding along on a 3/4" thick piece of wood feels like.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Winner-London surf film festival - National Trust trailer

"The competition allows you to express what the National Trust means to you as a surfer and how the Trust is involved in a surfers life. ‘We’re on the front row of a surfer’s daily life – managing some of the world’s most unique and important habitats in a 760 mile stretch of coastline,’ says National Trust Water Sports Coordinator and former British pro surfer Robyn Davies."

Footpaths, peelers and caves from wavedreamer on Vimeo.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Wedding Vid

Ok, I know its not a formal wedding, more of a wedding celebration, but its my first foray into the realm of wedding video, and it was super fun. Thanks Tom and Emma for a rad party, and I hope you enjoy the vid.

ps- Best to set to 720p for HD and go big screen for best viewing. x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

labour of love pt 2

"A craft is a branch of profession that requires some particular kind of skilled work. In historical sense, particularly as pertinent to the Medieval history and earlier, the term is usually applied towards people occupied in small-scale production of goods."

"A craft is a vessel or craft designed to move across or through water. The name is derived from the term "craft" which was used to describe all types of water going vessels. The term craft has since been expanded to include all types of vessels which travel on water (watercraft), in air (aircraft) and in space (spacecraft)."

Diplock takes his craft seriously, and his craft bear testimony to this.