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.
On Sunday I visited the annual Retro Rides Gathering at the historic Shelsley Walsh hill climb venue for the first. It was an amazing event and I’ll be sure to post my photos up shortly but, in the meantime, here is my video footage of some of the hill climb action.
Following on from my previous video of the Driftworks RWB 964 at the Corolla Brotherhood meet held the weekend before last, here is my footage showcasing the rest of the meet.
Yesterday I headed down to Birmingham for the annual Corolla Brotherhood meet at Driftworks HQ. I’ll post a full write-up from the meet shortly but, in the meantime, here is a short video I put together of Driftworks boss Phil Morrison‘s RWB 964 Turbo.
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.