Get out of your comfort zone, the making of an advert

 Making a advert with basic kit

I got away from doing some photography or vlogging and got the bike out for it’s last ride before it gets replaced.

This video has been in the works for 6 months. I sat down one morning and did the story boards and potentials shoots I wanted to do.
I worked out the exact type of shot I wanted and as I know the roads pretty well I was even was able
to work out which road and part of the road I would use.

I started to get the kit together over a few months.
I already had two GoPros, a two axis gimbal, a three axis gimbal and a small tripod I use for the YouTube videos.
First big purchase was a drone, I got that a few months back and
tried to get out flying as often as possible to learn the skills needed.

Night before I made everything is fully charged, cleared all cards, emptied my camera back and added all the film equipment into it.
Next day I rode out to the edge of town and strapped a GoPro to my chest with the 2 axis gimbal
and a GoPro to my knee with the three axis gimbal.
I then filmed the ride into the Scottish borders, I stopped at the locations as planned and
captured a few extra small clips before finally putting the drone up in the sky to capture footage from a higher angle.

Next was the editing process. I really struggle with editing but will get better at it.
There was just one song I thought appropriate as the soundtrack and I knew it might be copyrighted.
I took a roll of the dice and even thought I was hit with a copyright infringement the owners of the
song allowed it to be used and they will make the money off any adverts.
So win-win.

So enough blabbing. I hope you guys like my 1st attempt at a advert video, I hope to do some more in the future.

Thanks for watching
Jacques

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Beecraigs country park reservoir – First visit

Visited Beecraigs country park and took a walk around the reservoir searching for a location for a photo. Tbh it was a wash out in the end.

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Jacques

Dumfries & Galloway part 2

Visited the wreck of the schooner called Monreith at Nun Mill bay. It struck a sand bar on the 12th November 1900 and we can still see the ribs of the ship today.

http://hiddenyesterdays.uk/dumfriesgalloway/monreith-wreck

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Jacques

Dumfries & Galloway part 1

We went for a trip to Dumfries & Galloway for the weekend even though it was at the beginning of a winter storm. We got a day in before the storm hit.

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Jacques

Visiting Carlingnose point pier, Forth estuary.

After years of looking at this pier online it was time to visit it. Was a great morning at North Queensferry.

This pier was used during the wars and is slowly dissapearing, more info can be found below.

https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/200396739-north-queensferry-carlingnose-submarine-mining-station-inverkeithing#.WmkLp3nLhhE

https://scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/record/hes/84209/north-queensferry-carlingnose-point/rcahms

https://canmore.org.uk/site/84209/north-queensferry-carlingnose-point

https://canmore.org.uk/event/1026154

Thank you for the support and watching
Jacques

The beaches of Berwick-upon-tweed & Bamburgh.

I have had this trip planned and in my calendar for months. Every aspect was planned ahead of time. Time of sunrise, location of the sun on the horison, where to stand on the beach, tide level, etc. Every thing was planned BUT you cvan’t plan for the weather. You get what you get.

Part 1

Part 2

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Jacques

Scottish highlands day 3, Falls of Foyre

As we left the 3rd day we were already 15min down the road before we realsied we missed out n the biggest waterfall that was just minutes away form the camp site. We turned around and drove back to see Falls of Foyre, a walk down the hill to two viewing places made it all worth it.

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Jacques

We don’t know we can, till we try.

It’s been a quite a few years in the photography game and it’s really a struggle to make a name for yourself where we have a sea of talent out there. The arrival of more digital cameras and variety of digital devices has increased the overall struggle but as they say the cream will always rise to the top.

I have decided to try and increase my skill set and started down the video route, well we don’t know we can do something till we try. We can either fail or succeed. If we don’t try we will never know.

So this is my start down the route of documenting my trips on film. I think it’ll get better as I spend more time editing the videos, adding sound to it and learning how to use the software to it’s full potential.

I hope you like the episode of our trip to Loch Ness on a photography weekend.

As always, thanks for reading my posts.

Jacques le Roux
You have to be in it, to win it!