#adventureafrica Video Series

It's been a proper whirlwind since I started shooting the adventure series for Go2Africa: there were the easy rides on Harleys and mountain bikes, the graceful flight of paragliders off Lions Head, the hardcore aerial work of kite surfing at Langebaan and the total charm of an open ocean swim with seals... Last action shoot: a thorough challenge of my personal limits in a mountaineering segment and then the promo segment for our Congo adventure to wrap Part 1 of the adventure series... There's something bitter sweet about the last days of a shoot. I'm limping, battered and bruised from our adventures, and the crew has become a second family. We've shared all those heady, scream-worthy moments of filming outdoors on a tight budget and have adapted to a meal plan of Bar Ones and sandwiches. Back at the office, my editing work is piling up like a spoilt sport, I've got a feature script deadline looming large on 17th Feb...
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Harley shoot in the can!

What a great group of people to work with @HarleyDavidson and @SkarisTouring in Cape Town. The Dealer Principal at Harley let us play in his shop and workshop, interview his guys and rearrange his man cave of a workshop - his crew, Julian, Sean and Nick, stepped up and did their brand proud. The weather was perfect for a shoot and Cape Town delivered a spectacular sunset with light that just got better and better and better... we shot until dark, running from one gorgeous spot along Chapmans Peak to another. Terence was on top form - riding like a life-long hogster instead of the motocross nut he really is... and George Skaris pulled it all together on behalf of Skaris Touring's epic Harley expeditions up #Route62. Great day + awesome crew = beautiful footage for our first episode of @Go2Africa's action adventure travel series... Next!  ...
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And ACTION!

In the midst of preprod madness I lifted a box to put it on a shelf and something in my back went BOING... After limping around like a moany old bag for two days the Coach suggested a chiro. I'm scared of chiros because I always imagine them clicking something and asking, "How does that feel?" and I say "Great - no more pain, actually, no more feeling anything at all." An hour before a mountain bike recce I got myself an appointment with the lovely Dr Aaryn Camitsis who discovered a partially dislocated rib and mostly seized neck vertebra (dating back to my graceful 360 flip-onto-head while sandboarding last November and activated by lifting the box overhead). He kindly unwound all the knotted muscles, putting everything back into it's proper place. I am about 3cm taller. Plus, no paralysis, so a total win. Off to shoot in and around this beautiful city I live in with one of my favourite talents and...
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One wet shoot day…

One of my favourites things about January is the birth of small fluffy creations that, if they survive at all, will be great big bone-crunching realities by June. ... like this little guy - a spotted hyena pup in the Masai Mara It's pre-production time: half-drunk mugs of rooibos tea, marathon planning sessions, dawn recces, a million balls in the air and the odd one smacking me in the ear... I start shooting Go2Africa's adventure series in two weeks. I can't wait! My favourite places to play and shoot are on the menu: mountain, air and ocean. I get to work with some of the best peeps in the business and throw my action star, Terence, off mountains, into shark infested waters and out of planes... Lucky for him it's not Great White season! All this fun suff takes place in the great outdoors, except the great outdoors is very soggy right now. An arctic winter is running frigid fingers across North America and flooding the...
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