June 28th, 2011

Whilst on the subject of my Japan Video I thought it would be a perfect time to post this photo of one of the S15’s featured in the video throwing down some unbelievable runs. If you haven’t seen the video, be sure to check it out here. Out of all the photos I managed to capture that Friday night, this was by far one of my favourite photos and will be a night I will remember for the rest of my life, I can’t wait to hit Japan again in a few months. Please, if you want to share this image, just link back to the blog. Thanks.

June 27th, 2011

Over the past few weeks I’ve been quite busy with a personal project. A month or so ago I set myself a little challenge of making a small clip using scattered Japanese footage, seeing as it just sits in iPhoto getting old I thought I can share it with you guys. Many nights I have been reading and watching videos on Youtube on Final Cut Pro tutorials to try and get my head around the basics. I have to put it to videographers, cutting and editing a clip is a whole different ball game. After converting all the footage to Prores 422 and importing it into FCP I began cutting up footage and matching it with a song. After doing a few all-nighters and getting carried away with editing, I finally had something I was reasonably happy with.

I’ve decided to upload it and share it on here with you guys. The first clip will be of this unforgettable night. Some amazing photos and videos were captured and I really look forward to sharing it with all my readers. Stay tuned, for now I’ll let you froth over this image of them. One last thing, as you know I don’t watermark any of my images and I don’t really mind them getting around the web, but please if you do decide to share them on another sites please just give a quick link back to here or my Facebook fan page. Hit HD, sit back and enjoy, thankyou very much.

June 15th, 2011

I think I’ve put this off for long enough now, I woke up this morning remembering I still have the video to post from my most recent trip to Japan. Just to tease you a little more I’ve edited up two direct screen grabs from the 4 minute clip to get you a little bit more excited for the release. I have to say some of the footage is pretty surreal but the video itself isn’t too great as it was my first time editing a video.

The video has been kept simple with a nice bit of music over the top but nothing too overpowering so you can still hear the amazing noises some of the cars put out. Singular runs, trains up to several cars a time and some amazing twin action from these 2 S15’s, I will be posting the video on the site within the next 48 hours so stay tuned! Casey.

April 20th, 2011

“By the way, your buying lunch” – Best sounding 86.

April 19th, 2011

Please, just listen.

March 28th, 2011

This is why my trip was amazing. The night before this video we spotted a S14.5 on the main road leaving Daikoku PA which ended up taking us to a street drift meetup in the heart of Yokohama Bay, docks and all. That same he, Yuki-san gave us a GPS co-ordinate for us to meet him and his crew at a place called Ebina Carpark, this is generally where cars head to if Daikoku PA gets shut down. The following night we rocked up right before 10:00PM and waited around for an hour or 2. Soon enough we were driving with a large pack of cars to a popular mountain about an hour away. Eventually reaching the top of the mountain Yuki generously agreed to taking me for a ride both up and down the touge. Here is a 3 minute sector of the run.

January 30th, 2011

January 18th, 2011

January 16th, 2011

First of all, I’d like to apologise to all for the lack of updates over the past few weeks, it’s been far from normal. Yesterday I dropped off a few rolls of film to get developed which were taken over the past couple of months. Thats one thing I absolutely love about film is the surprise of how the images turned out when they’re processed and what they’re actually of.
I’m sure the majority of you are familiar with Brisbane’s floods over this past week. I’ve had people contacting me from the other side of the globe so I take it the news was broadcasted everywhere. Today, being the 5th day with no power, at 9:00AM this morning it clicked back on. This week my house and estate where completely isolated as all the homes, businesses and shops were completely submerged by the raging currents from the Brisbane River. I am so thankful everyone is okay. Considering whats happened this week I can’t believe the number of people getting there hands dirty with smiles on their faces, with attitudes like this all this mess will be cleaned up in no time.
The news announced this morning that over the course of summer we are going to see up to 9 cyclones hit the south-east coast, the weatherman stated ‘With all this water still laying around and king tides and cyclones forecast, prepare for the worst’ I guess we can only prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

December 29th, 2010