Episode #5 can be watched at HBTV.
It is no secret, I really dislike Las Vegas. It is hot, it is ugly, and it is the concrete jungle. When the opportunity to presented itself to meet up with Craig Pike from myrideisme.com to film Viva Las Vegas 2011, I jumped at the chance. It was my first time attending Viva and I love getting to know a whole new scene that is different than what I am typically used to.
I decided to take down my jib since I always go through remorse when I don’t take it anywhere. I am glad I did even though it was pretty crowded on day I was filming. With the help of my loving wife, we managed to push it all around the car show. I am sure glad I bought some wheels for it.
This is shot mainly with my 7D, jib, and pocket dolly. The lenses used were my Zeiss 28mm 2.8 and the Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 that I picked up in Hong Kong last month.
I couldn’t find a true “rockabilly” song that really fit. I chose a song that reminds me the most of Las Vegas every time I hear it.
Here are a few behind the scenes shots that my wife took of me filming.
I had the opportunity to work with Trevor over at Streamline Industries which is based out of Salt Lake City. We managed to get our hands on this sick looking and sounding wagon and had fun with it for a few hours in the snow and rain. Really the best type of weather for an Audi right?
Shot with my trusty 7D, glidetrack, GoProHD, shoulder rig, Zoom H4N, and a Zeiss lens.
I got it in my head that I just needed a manual Forester XT. Not that crazy, right? Well there is a bit of a problem of finding a XT here in Utah in general and forget about picking up one with a manual. Pair that with finding a clean low mileage and a reasonable price means it is near impossible. What is the solution? Buying one out of state of course! After looking through forums and Craigslist for months I finally came across one in my favorite place as of late to buy things, Texas. After a week of negotiating the logistics(I have never bought a car online before), I booked a ticket and flew to Houston last Friday. 27 hours later with the help of a good buddy, I made it home.
The crazy things us car enthusiasts will do to find that car. I can only imagine to an outsider that it makes us look plain crazy.
This is the first stop in some tiny town between Dallas and Amarillo. There were so many towns with grain silos and I knew I had to stop and fire off a few shots.
Smashing a few bugs along the way…
Our route took us through Western Texas and through the top corner of New Mexico which we hit at golden hour.
The GPS managed to screw up only once.
The back end isn’t so bad either. Now I need a hitch to pull our Scamp.
Both places had interesting scenery other than the XT.
Would I do it again? Of course! Though I hope next time it will be in a little bit closer of a state.
I had the wonderful opportunity to take a trip to China last week. The trip afforded me the opportunity to visit the city of cars, otherwise known as Hong Kong. As I am back I am kicking myself for not taking more time to photograph all of the amazing cars that are in Hong Kong. What I loved most is the fact that I rarely saw a stock car as most were equipped with at least a drop and new set of rims. Here is a quick smattering of what I was able to fire off.