Audi Ice Experience 2011

Posted by Simon Waterhouse

Back again for another year! Last years video for the Ice Experience was well received, and I was lucky enough to be offered the job again. This time we followed the experience of Television Chef and Audi ambassador Simon Gault. Simon was thrown in the deep end and tested at the end. On Day 2, Simon was joined by TVNZ journalist Mark Sainsbury, and the two went head to head, with hilarious consequences!

Filmed and edited by myself, and directed by Patrick of Socialize Group.

Day 1:

Day 2:


Timelapse with motion

Posted by Simon Waterhouse

For over a year now, I’ve had plans to design and build my own Time Lapse Rail Slider – essentially a camera dolly which moves ultra slow, to create movement in time-lapses. It took a while, but eventually I got there.

The rails are annodised aluminium section from the hardware store, seperated and held in place by custom channel made with plywood and fibreglass. The sliding cart uses Teflon (PTFE) pads to create a smooth and low friction glide. The drive train uses timing pulleys and a timing strap imported from SDP-SI.com, and the power comes from a modified RC servo and servo controller from ServoCity.com.

Here’s some more clips that I’ve produced using this system;

I’m hoping to use it extensively over summer and start contributing clips to stock libraries.