Let’s talk whiskey. Please. Then let’s talk copper and heat and fermented gold. Let’s taste what you get when a handful of homebrewers from Texas get together and decide not only to craft their own booze, but to build their own wash stills, heat exchangers and (our favorite) hot liquor tanks. Like an old group of friends swapping the same great stories, Chip Tate and the men behind Balcones Distillery hang out daily with their hammered, patina-ed, crafted-from-the-ground-up equipment. And you can taste it. That glass in your hand? That’s honey, figs, corn, a little sweat (don’t worry), and good ol’ unwillingness to compromise.
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Fourth and final in my series of mini docs from South Africa.
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This film was shot at Londolozi Game Reserve in Kruger National Park over one day and a morning. A full in depth blog post is coming later today/ tomorrow morning and will answer hopefully all your questions (and I think I will tweak the audio levels a bit more and re-upload)
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Main Camera: Canon 1DX. All handheld with Zacuto Target Shooter
Lenses: Canon 24-105 IS F4, Canon 70-200 IS F4, Canon 100mm Macro IS F2.8, Rokinon 14mm Cine T3.1
Slow motion camera: Sony FS700 on a bean bag from Land Rover using the Canon 100-400mm lens
Interview camera: Sony FS700 with Canon 24-105mm F4 IS.
Interview sound: Sanken Cos 11
Safari sound B-Roll: Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro
Dual system sound: Roland R26 recorder, Rode NTG2, Sony UWP wireless mic (barely used)
No monopod or tripod (apart from main interviews) All handheld with occasional use of CS6 warp stabilize!
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Thanks to Londolozi Game Reserve in having me there: londolozi.com
Original music: Cedric Conti
Additional Photography: Rich Laburn
& Dale Ballantine
Sound: Dale Ballantine & Ryan Rapapport
Assistant: Rick Joaquim
Full credits at end of film
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