First of September is the start of Spring and also the beginning of trout fishing season here in Victoria. The perfect opportunity to bask in some fresh air and spend a bit of quality time with some mates down by the Goulburn river.
Many thanks to both Tim Fernando and Chase for showing me the ropes of a true trout fisherman.
Shot and Edited by Sam Hardeman 2012
Canon 5D mark IIi
I decided to make this video after watching Cesar Kuriyama TED talk a couple of years ago. His concept was to record one second a day of his life and then compile it into one single continious video. This idea really caught my imagination & motivated me to do the same in my own unique way. So throughout the year 2013 I captured moments that consumed my life. It was a fun yet sometime tedious project that was mostly captured on my iPhone - a device the majority of us carry everywhere.
After looking back on the footage after just a couple of months it became obvious where my time was spent. Close friendships & relationships became prevalent while yet it asked me seek answers about my career and the life I lead. Word montage at the start of the video was sparked by some of the things I learned throughout the project while chose the track 'Don't get any closer' by Eluvium as an undertone - as I feel it best represents the continuous and beautiful nature of life.
2013 was very much a pivotal year for myself, and has lead me to make some pretty importance decisions that will change my life drastically. So with that said: After working at channel 10 for 6 years as a lighting director, I've decided to take a redundancy payout (the golden handshake), escape the winter cold and travel the globe to tell visual stories from a very real, first hand experience.
Story telling is a passion I've had from a very young age and I've now reached a point where i can no longer ignore this inner desire & without this project I doubt i would have come to this conclusion so soon.
Kudos to the following people:
Blake Raidal: For putting in the time to help create the word montage. Thanks mate, exciting things to come for both of us.
Phoebe Higgins: For making me ask the tough questions and being someone that I could be open and honest with. Love.
Sebastian Supel: We've had our ups and downs like all good friendships, but you know what... i wouldn't change it for the world.
Cassie Smith: Your a beautiful lady with much talent. Thanks for your ongoing friendship and support with my business. :)
Janette Fernando: For the helping fine tune the writing for the word montage. She's a brilliant poet.
Family: The people who are closest, and know me best. Thanks for being apart of my journey.
ATV Melbourne (Channel Ten): A place I hold so dear to my heart. I Started when i was 19 yrs old only knowing the the bare fundamentals of Television production. 6 years later I leave that place with so many fond memories, friendships and large handful of skills and experience. Thankyou so much.
Melbourne Community (friends): Melbourne is such a creative, youthful hub of the world. Full of beautiful people that is enriched with community spirit. Thanks for your encouragement and positive comments. Hope to capture many more memories for you all. x