On the 23rd March NAC hosted the Yoten Yotei Charity Film Night to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross earthquake appeal.
Lots of businesses donated great prizes and the night was organized by Shane and friends from Sekka.
A packed house was treated to a variety of 15 local films shot in and around Niseko
The eventual winners were:
K Truck – Stu Candy and friends
Super Snow – Niseko Photography and friends
Silhouettes – Thom Heald and friends
A raffle was held after the film prizes were given out which was a good laugh
Besides the Niseko based films shown a special presentation from Aaron Jamieson of Niseko Photography who just recently returned from the disaster zone with Jason McGregor from J Build who together spearheaded a local relief effort delivering much needed supplies to the victims on the main island – here is a link to Aaron’s blog where you can view the short film and photos.
The night was a real success and a lot of money was raised for a good cause.
Since our last post here on the studio343 blog the calamity that has befallen Japan, and Tohoku in particular, has taken the wind out of our sails…thinking of what has happened to so many people and also the possibility of what may occur in Fukushima and responding in any meaningful way has been a struggle.
Time to experiment. For a long time I have wanted to try a spherical panorama inside the Hirafu Gondola. There are a few problems to sort out. Usually when shooting panoramas I carefully make sure the tripod set up is level, there is no movement and I calculate or anticipate when movement may occur in the images and shoot with these things in mind. I had to throw out the rule book when shooting this one – movement everywhere on every level.
Happy with the end result but by no means perfect. Here are a few different projections which made me laugh…mission accomplished.