Drift Matsuri 2018 Video

Drift Matsuri 2018 on Tape

I make no secret of the fact that I’m far from the best photographer or videographer out there. I take pictures of things I like and film things that I see using the fairly average equipment that I have and, thankfully, a lot of people seem to enjoy it! For the most recent Drift Matsuri event at Anglesey, I decided to try something different and chose to film the event through the lens of an almost twenty-year old camcorder.

It’s amazing how the different format altered my filming style, but it also made me think harder about what I wanted to film. In particular, the classic optical zoom feature was particularly handy and made me rethink my approach to some shots.

Getting this technology (which is quite possibly as old as many of the readers of this website) to work with my modern equipment took a great deal of time, research and experimentation and I hope that you enjoy the full video below.

STL3 C33 Drifting

On-Board at STL!3

In between everything else at Driftland last week I managed to sneak out on track and put in a few sessions myself in my C33. I hastily chucked a few GoPros on the car to capture some footage of me driving my own car properly for the first time in nine months or so (I’m not including my two whole laps at Three Sisters the other week in that statement!). Apologies for the angles and sound being far from perfect; next time I’ll take more time to set the cameras up properly. Check out the full video below.

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Drift Cup 2018 Three Sisters Video

Drift Cup 2018 Round 2 at Three Sisters Video

On Sunday I attended Round 2 of the Drift Cup championship, held at the Three Sisters circuit in Wigan. I’ll post up my photos from the event shortly but, in the meantime, here is my video footage from the day. I managed to film some of Sunday morning’s practice session, the first round of qualifying and all of the Top 32 battles. Apologies for moving around prior to the last few battles; the rain was really coming down hard and my camera was getting soaked.

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