Stillwater Cove Ranch has belonged to my family since the late 1920s, housing five generations of Rudy's in the past 90 plus years. Formerly a homestead of 153 acres, it has been pared down to about 50 acres of coastal land in Sonoma County, right off of Highway 1. My great grandparents ran a boys school here from 1932-1963, boarding up to 50 young men at a time. This wild western utopia has been a cornerstone in both their childhoods and my own, captured on 16 mm footage by Paul Passmore Rudy, my great grandfather, and on a 5D MarkII by myself.
I hope you can get a feeling through this mini-doc on how important and precious this parcel of land has been to me and my nearest and dearest.
In February 2011, the five times world champions Fred Fugen and Vince Reffett from Soul Flyers were invited to Melbourne to provide advanced 3D coaching to some of Australia's leading Skydive athlete talent.
The goal of the Training camp and the production were:
1. To increase participation in our sport.
2. Provide greater pathways for our elite athletes.
Hopefully this video will give all that view it a different perspective of what skydiving can offer. Hopefully it will provoke some necessity to learn to fly in our wonderful three-dimensional environment- The Sky!
Shot on a GoPro
Music: Alex Khaskin - "She Is"