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Sony FS7 and DJI Ronin

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We recently invested in some shiny new toys, ahem, film making equipment. The Sony FS7 is a newcomer to the film scene, and we were fortunate enough to be some of the first in NZ to get our hands on one. It’s slow-motion footage is astonishingly good, and the new 4K CMOS sensor reproduces colour tones so beautifully it makes us drool just a little bit. Check out our test video, hurriedly shot by the fading light of the sun one evening. We’re looking forward to testing this kit out on some big upcoming shoots.

Sony FS7 & DJI Ronin Test Clip from Simon Waterhouse on Vimeo.

Revbox Erg

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The good folk at European Sport Imports have developed a new training tool for cyclists who want to maintain fitness at times when the weather or the season just doesn’t allow: the Revbox Erg. It’s the latest in air resistance training technology for committed athletes. Check out this product vid we put together for them.

Revbox Erg from Simon Waterhouse on Vimeo.

Kathmandu Tent Tour

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Trying to choose a tent for your summer holidays can be difficult. There’s a bewildering range of products on the market, and you often don’t understand the true functionality of a tent until it’s out of the bag and set up for the first time…enter Kathmandu’s new series of tent tour videos. These videos are designed to show the consumer exactly what to expect from a tent, and help to take the guess work out of choosing something to suit your needs. Below is the first in a series of tent tour videos we’ve created for Kathmandu.

Kathmandu – Cabana 6 Tent Tour from Simon Waterhouse on Vimeo.

Packing to Ride the Heaphy Track

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If you haven’t had the pleasure of checking out the Heaphy Track from the comfort of your bike saddle, you’re missing out! Back in July we decided to ride the Heaphy with a crew of friends. Being the middle of winter, we were slightly concerned we’d encounter some extreme conditions, but the weather gods obliged with 3 days of clear blue skies and sunshine. Coincidentally, local cycle clothing company Ground Effect also needed a video about packing for an overnight trip. So, completely ignoring their advice to pack light, we packed our heaviest digital SLR and a selection of lenses, and filmed as we rode.

Check out the finished product.

Ground Effect – Packing for an Overnight Trip from Simon Waterhouse on Vimeo.

Kathmandu: Behind the Scenes in Tonga

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If we had to rank recent work experiences, this one would up the top somewhere. Back in June, a big crew gathered in Christchurch, flew to Auckland for a few short days shooting, then headed to Tonga for 10 days of adventuring. The crew consisted of Simon from Resonate, Kathmandu staff members, photographer Dean Mackenzie, film-maker Jason Larraman, and a number of good-looking, outdoorsy Kathmandu Summit Club members who were the talent.

Tonga treated us to tropical temps, friendly locals, and stunning scenery. Simon was enthralled with the place, and hopes to get back there for a personal trip in 2015. Are you interested in being part of the next exciting trip? Check out Kathmandu’s website to see how you can submit an application to be part of the crew.

Here’s the behind the scenes vid Simon created to capture the experience.

Kathmandu – Behind the Scenes in Tonga from Simon Waterhouse on Vimeo.