I worked as DOP for this Two Bearded Men shoot with Helen Schettini. Considering we only had one day on the snow you can see just how good Helen is in the back country. It was a fun week hanging out with the girls and showing them around my home town.
My friend Chris Kirkham from NZGreenroom Production got me on board to film my other friend, Professional Snowboarder, Roland Morley Brown. I’d already filmed with Roland in Japan the previous winter and set out to make the most of the New Zealand season.
After some amazing travels around the Northern Hemisphere, Roland Morley-Brown (RMB) returned to his Queenstown hometown in New Zealand for the month of August to enjoy 4 weeks of riding the mountains he learnt to snowboard on.
The mountains of NZ offer up an endless winter wilderness to explore so rather than just going up and doing park laps he focussed on exploring backcountry.
This clip was filmed in and around the Southern Lakes area of Queenstown during very challenging conditions which saw the team struggle with rain, high wind, unusually warm temperatures and lack of snow. Nevertheless, the crew got out amongst it and managed to get the job done whilst having lots of fun.
Some of the additional NZ footage was kindly supplied by Sony who had RMB star in their new advertising campaign for the recently released Action Cam: sony.com.au/actioncam If you havent got one! Go get one! Its pretty damn good!
‘Shot on the Action Cam from Sony. Check it out at sony.com.au/actioncam ‘
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