When are you at your coolest in life? When are you most reckless, most careless? When does nothing matter but right now, not tomorrow, not yesterday, just now?
I remember when I didn’t have a care in the world, I just wanted to make cool shit, chase waves and find myself a nice girl who could put up with me… That was 10 years ago, I married that girl, I scored some good waves and I like to think that I have made some cool shit. But these words aren’t about 10 years ago, why talk about that when I’m talking about the people of now, the kids that don’t have a worry… Or should I say ‘young ladies’, young ladies like Cheyenne Birch.
I think it was a simple ‘Cheyenne Birch liked your video’ on Vimeo that got my attention. A few clicks and scrolls later I was watching one of her videos, a very raw, and quite basic little edit… Raw and Basic are 2 elements I dig in video. They remind me of what I love about video, just capturing good times with my mates as a kid, which is what Runamuk Visuals was built on. The video I watched was just a girl running around being cute and silly, there was no real purpose, it felt like they were making it up and practically learning as they went, but you could tell they were having fun, and there aint nothing better than having fun.
Photos by David Marino
A few months on Cheyenne found a day and a few friends to run around and make this video with some of our threads chucked in. Keep an eye out for this girl, (and their whole crew) with both modelling and filmmaking in her sights, she has both sides of the lens locked in. Cheers to David, Abbie, Jak & Jacqui for getting involved. I appreciate the time you guys put in.
For the first time since I picked up a camera I have begun working on a showreel, while I haven’t gone all the way back to those early days, I’ve found myself deep in some lost memories. I just found the full length interview of the time Dave, Pat and I sat down and chatted with Kirk and Rob from Metallica, which for a ‘metal kid’ of the 90’s it was all kinds of fucked up. Here is a short piece.
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A look back at Australian Junior surfing in 2007. I directed and produced this during my time at Billabong and it was some of the best times of my life, with some of the best humans I know. A concept in Australian surfing that is missing in 2015.
The past few days have been void of ‘regularity’, void of that stale process of clocking in and clocking out. Whilst spending most of my life doing what I love, there are times when the rules change, the lines move, the grey area widens. I love to shoot, to edit, to paint, but I am often employed to use these skills for projects that take the ‘love’ away. But, I sit here on the first day of the working week, after smudging the money worries out from the back of my mind, and shifting left to take focus on enjoying some time away from ‘making a living’ and looking at creating again. What made the last few days shine is a few people have commissioned me to create exactly what I would of anyhow. They didn’t lay down miles of direction, or budget constraints or ego, they just said ‘go for it’, and that’s when I work best, when I am happy, and have some confidence. In turn I created some work that I actually dig, which is rare.
A lack of time and a need for money must of killed the creative lives of so, so many artists. It’s a shame, and I thank the powers that be, and my family for having faith in me to take a few risks and have a dig at making stuff, doing shit and not giving in to societies guidelines.
Below are a few examples from a few mediums that make up what I do and what RV is all about.
If you have a brand / project / concept or empty wall that you think RV could bring to life, contact me and lets make cool shit!