Airborne

New Zealand extreme sports legend Chuck Berry has been working on building a high altitude microlight in his garage for the last three years. He’s finally brought his dream to reality and finished the plane with amazing results. The team at Red Bull have been working hard on making a documentary of his journey in bringing the craft to life. Below is an excerpt from the the doco. It was really nice to see that some of my shots made it into the cut (the shots of Chuck building the microlight in his garage).

Ben Brown

Red Bull Chronicles Profile

(Photo Credit: Graeme Murray)

In April this year I had the privilege with NZ Green Room and Red Bull to go down and film Ben Brown, a pro kayaker conquering the Nevis Bluff in Queenstown. It was an impressive feat traveling down such a powerful river in something as small as a kayak. It was amazing to see it live and be able to film Ben doing what he loves. Bens a really great guy whose really down to earth and easy going! It was awesome spending a couple of days with him and learning about all his adventures. The piece we did on Ben that went live on Skysports a few weeks ago and is now available online:

Ben Brown Conquering the Nevis (Photo Credit: Graeme Murray)

Walking down to the river (Photo Credit: Graeme Murray)

Ben Brown caught up in the rapid (Photo Credit: Graeme Murray)

Me in front of the Nevis (Photo Credit: Graeme Murray)

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Performance Snowboarding Camp

Red Bull

(Photo Credit: Miles Holden)

I’ve just got back from a two week trip down in Queenstown where I stayed at Snow Park to film the Red Bull Snowboarding Performance Camp with the NZ Green Room team. It was an epic half a month working with a really talented group of people (above) who are all really passionate about their area of expertise. It was an international event so we were filming the worlds best Snowboarders in the world who were constantly amazing me with their enthusiasm and their amazing skills. The stay at Snow Park was incredible with such friendly staff and awesome facilities. Red Bull looked after us really well and we were very fortunate to have so many blue bird days in such a jaw dropping location. Here’s the first video from the trip:

Click here to watch more from the camp

Yeeeooooow! What a beautiful place (Photo Credit: Takeshi Nakahara)

Sebastien Toutant (Photo Credit: Graeme Murray)

Another blue bird day of filming (Photo Credit: Nicholas Shrunk)

The shadows at Snow Park are like no where else

Up early for sunrise

Me outside in the snowstorm reading the Red Bulletin (Photo Credit: Miles Holden)

Wojtek Pawlusiak living the life of a superstar (Photo Credit: Graeme Murray)

Capturing the mountain range (Photo Credit: Takeshi Nakahara)

Jake Koia (Photo Credit: Miles Holden)

RJ Low having a cold beer in the mountains in the hot tub after a good day filming

Wojtek Pawlusiak, the rail grinding machine

The incredible detail and patterns of the ice

Watching the sun set after a big day shooting (Photo Credit: Takeshi Nakahara)

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Red Bull Chronicles

The Chuck Berry; ‘Red Bull Chronicles’ feature is now available online after airing on Skysports 3. It was an incredible trip filming Chuck jumping out of the heli and wingsuit flying down the Remarkables in Queenstown.

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I did a job with Red Bull and NZ Green Room Productions filming the fmx rider Nick Franklin. It was an extremely exciting shoot with Nick throwing himself over a huge jump and doing extraordinary tricks.

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The Red Bull Performance Snowboarding Camp was an epic trip where I learnt so much and had the opportunity to work with some incredibly talented and inspiring people. The highlights video of the 2 week camp is now available online.

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I had the privilege to film Ben Brown with NZ Green Room and Red Bull , a pro kayaker conquering the Nevis Bluff in Queenstown. It was an impressive feat traveling down such a powerful river in something as small as a kayak. It was amazing to see it live and be able to film Ben doing what he loves. Bens a really great guy whose really down to earth and easy going! It was awesome spending a couple of days with him and learning about all his adventures. The piece we did on Ben that went live on Skysports a few weeks ago and is now available online.

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Behind the Scenes

Credits:

Produced by: Red Bull

Presented by: Amber Peebles and Ed Leigh

Directer / Cinematographer: Chris Kirkham

Cinematographer: Sebastian Solberg

Editor: Trinity Ludlow

Red Bull – Stereopticon

Stereopticon

I was asked to film and edit the Red Bull Stereopticon in Auckland, unfortunately I couldn’t make it as I was down in christchurch shooting a short film. However I was back in Auckland the next day and had fun editing the Red Bull Stereopticon footage which is now online. Feel free to check out the edit:

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Chris Birch

Enduro Racing

A couple of months ago I went with Red Bull and NZ Green Room Productions to film Chris Birch showing off his Enduro racing skills. It was an epic shoot seeing Chris Birch ride across incredibily unstable terrain and make it look so easy! Above is the edited version of the video we shot of Chris Birch which aired on Sky Sports last month.

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Red Bull Chronicles – Studio

And…. thats a wrap

25 episodes later and it’s the end of filming in studio for the very first series of the ‘Red Bull Chronicles’. We finished with a wrap party at the Red Bull HQ where everyone had an epic time dancing the night away. There’s been lots of good times, filled with lots of laughs and Red Bull! I’ve been very fortunate to be part of such an awesome crew who’ve all contributed so much to the show! I’m going to miss being around them all and can’t wait to work with them again! I also have to mention the lunches which were amazing and made the day that much better (thanks Anna). Here’s some photos of the behind the scenes and a preview of the next episode:

The Sony Ex1 that I’ve been shooting on during the course of the show

Lights, camera, action!

Amber Peebles and Ed Leigh between takes

Me, Nick, Amber and Mr Leigh

Checking out some of the Red Bull content

The Red Bull Chronicles! Is now showing on SKY SPORTS!!!!

Chris directing me for the next shot

Happy Smiles

Some of the behind the scenes crew

Mr Willie Beggs the key Grip

Trinity Ludlow (Editor) admiring the set

Wrap Party! Yusssssssss (Photo Credit: www.nzgreen.tv)

Everyone watching the Red Bull Chronicles wrap video at the party (Photo Credit: www.nzgreen.tv)

James, Richy Roo, Beax and Me at the Wrap party (Photo Credit: www.nzgreen.tv)

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