Great Barrier Starscapes - Astrophotography Workshop, GBI

The Renegade Peach Project's Mark Russell flew over to Great Barrier Island this weekend to host an astrophotography workshop for GBI residents.  The photography and star enthusiasts learnt more about their cameras' manual settings and were able to experiment with them.  Due to poor weather conditions we weren't able to photograph outside, but each participant left equipped with the know-how and practical workshop experience to capture the stars in their own time.  

Great feedback for those involved, and looking forward to future workshops (and to seeing some of those starscapes!)

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Behind the Scenes - SHAPESHIFTER 'Oculus' Official Music Video

Here are some behind the scenes photos from filming the official music video for SHAPESHIFTER's new track 'Oculus'.  We teamed up with the Shapeshifter crew, drone masters Aerial Vision and three amazingly talented dancers from Identity Dance Company Ltd. and went down to Christchurch to capture some ridiculously smooth choreography in some fantastic locations. 

Keep you posted.

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'Colours of the Night' - exhibiting at Tutere Gallery, Kapiti Coast

We are very pleased that Tutere Gallery in Waikanae Beach is exhibiting a selection of Mark's astrophotography as part of the Kapiti Arts Trail. 

There are 9 framed photographs up featuring the celestial wonders above Great Barrier Island and Kapiti Island.  The photographs will be exhibited until 04 November. 

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DARK SKY SANCTUARY - Great Barrier Island

We have been very immersed promoting and working with the islanders involved in establishing the Dark Sky sanctuary on Great Barrier Island.  Mark contributed many photographs to raise funds for the project and also donated photographs for the Dark Sky sanctuary book, "Sanctuary".  
The sanctuary is one of only three places on Earth that have been made into a Dark Sky sanctuary, protecting it from developing potential light pollution.  The island, being completely off the electrical grid, is the perfect place for star enthusiasts, star photographers, and astronomers.

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Great Barrier Island - Nightscape, by Mark Russell

Great Barrier Island - Nightscape, by Mark Russell

The Black Seeds - NEW MUSIC VIDEO / Freakin' /

IT'S HERE!
The official music video for The Black Seeds - Freakin' from their upcoming album 'Fabric'.
It was great to be working alongside The Black Seeds and The Makers Initiative again on a feel-good, 80s vibe, pumping track.
Dance + choreography from Hero Dance Company, Pump Dance Studios and The Company NZ.

Float Well - Photoshoot

We've been working with FloatWell to create a series of promotional videos, and today Mark was back by the float tank to interview another blissed out patron about their float experience.  Personally, we love the benefits of using a float tank, and are very happy to be helping with capturing content showcasing many of the positive elements of a float session. Float Well is the best secret to a thorough unwind, right in the bustling heart of capital city.

The Common Unity Project Aotearoa

What a fantastic project this is.  We can't wait to share what the awesome community-minded people of The Common Unity Project Aotearoa are up to with their latest undertaking.  Mark was there to capture some of their story, and where this charitable trust hopes to steer itself in the future.  More soon!

Barnaby Weir talks "Better Days"

We had a chat to Barnaby Weir talking about The Black Seeds fresh single "Better Days". Check out this audio + visual preview snippet of good things to come, and some sweet animated graphics courtesy of The Makers Initiative.
Happy Friyay! 
#theblackseeds #betterdays #new #single

Carpool Karaoke with The Saints

We teamed up with The Saints and the Greater Wellington Regional Council to promote their fantastic new app - Smart Travel the carpooling app.  This app is available via Google Play + the Apple App Store, will help ease congestion and save you money + time!
Check it out! www.smarttravel.org.nz

ASTON RD SESSIONS - Estère "Ambition"

Good morning whānau! Here is the first of Estère's Aston Rd Sessions that we filmed LIVE at Surgery Studios last year.  Having just returned from a tour across Africa, it was fantastic to hear some of Estère's new work - there's an invigorating, contagious, hip-sashaying lineup of new tracks. Thanks Estère, Aston Rd + Dr Lee Prebble of Surgery Studios for having us along! 
#love #live #music #astonroadsessions #estere

ASTON RD SESSIONS - Thomas Oliver 'Shine Like The Sun' ft. Louis Baker

Here it is! The first of the 2016 ASTON RD Sessions with Thomas Oliver performing his beautiful new single 'Shine Like The Sun', feat. Louis Baker. Filmed live at Surgery Studios as part of a three night showcase of Aston Road artists.

#love #live #music #astonroadsessions

SHAPESHIFTER - LIVE @ Viaduct Events Centre

After a whirlwind summer of touring + filming, we were there to capture Shapeshifter's final gig at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre. What an exit before starting their overseas tour! 

#love #live #music #shapeshifter

You can also check out our wee behind the scenes video of the Viaduct Events Centre before the show was packed in: