We were there to film Shapeshifter as the act opening the Christchurch Town Hall with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Here are a few snippets from the occasion! Full videos with be available via Shapeshifter’s Social Media platforms - keep an eye out for them!
A little throwback to HOMEGROWN 2019 now that we well and truly have our thermals on!
We did some filming for The Black Seeds + Shapeshifter of their Homegrown sets.
Much aroha + respect to these fantastic bands that keep delivering just what the crowds ordered.
Last weekend - a great Seeds show in Christchurch!
We love putting together videos like this, showcasing summer crowds relishing great live music..
What a blast!
Thanks TUKI Festival for having us along to film + interview an outstanding line-up. From treasured personal favourites like The Phoenix Foundation + UMO to new encounters such as Aaradhna, Marlon Williams, Lips, Maala and more, TUKI festival delivered great set after great set. We filmed a portion of each set and then interviewed the artists about their upcoming year in music, their experience of TUKI + then threw in a few curveball queries...
The TUKI crew were welcoming + so hospitable. Much aroha to the organisers, Lake Wanaka SouNZ. Profits made from the festival go directly back into future events and the Wanaka community. Since the first festival put together by the non-profit group in 1998, more than $118,000 has been put back into supporting music, youth, and the environment within the region.
It was also our son Theo's first festival - and he not only survived it like a champ, he seemed to really get into it! And of course, last but not least, thanks to Aerial Vision for coming aboard to film and capture some drone footage! It's always great to work alongside this duo.
Ho Ho Ho!
'Tis the start of the Silly Season - and this is the most exciting and lavish Christmas Office Party out there. We were there to capture some of the excitement, with music by the likes of The Phoenix Foundation, Estere, and visuals by Lady Lazer Light.
Party brought, by KoKo Creative.
The second release from Thomas Oliver's LIVE Aston Rd Session 2016. Presenting Thomas Oliver "Losin'" filmed before a live studio audience at Surgery Studios, Wellington.
Many thanks to Thomas, Aston Rd, Dr Lee Prebble, Terry Longley, Barrett Hocking, Bella Florence, Katie McCarthy-Burke and Ariel Bamborough.
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!
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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.
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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!
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You can also check out our wee behind the scenes video of the Viaduct Events Centre before the show was packed in:
We managed to capture an intimate performance of the new collective L(())VE + HOPE, filmed at Leigh Sawmill in front of a live audience.
LØVE & HOPÊ are Troy Kingi, Mara TK (Electric Wire Hustle) and Mark Vanilau. For this live performance, Iraia Whakamoe featured on drums.
The Renegade Peach Project went on tour with Shapeshifter this Summer '16/'17 and were on hand to put together a series of Tour Diaries for the band. Great fun, superb shows + massive crowds!
Scroll down or head to shapeshifterlivenz to check them out!
TIS THE SEASON of the notorious Office Christmas Parties - but nobody does a Christmas party like WETA. Thanks to KOKO Creative for putting together another amazing event and for having us along to film it.
We were lucky enough to be a part of the Aston Rd Sessions again this year - a series of three consecutive evenings of live studio sessions with the fantastic talent of Aston Rd. Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker + Estère respectively performed in front of a live audience, with those audiences being treated to an especially created cocktail + curated tasting menu before an intimate performance experience in the studio's recording room. Under the audio-wizardry of Dr Lee Prebble, the guru + creator of renowned recording studio The Surgery, Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker and Estère each gave incredible performances which we will be making into live studio videos to be released later this year and next year.
Thanks to Aston Rd + the team, Thomas Oliver, Louis Baker, Estère, Dr Lee Prebble, the crew at 5 Boroughs. photo: Aston Rd
Just for good measure, let's have a look at Tora Tora Tora 2016 by daylight.
This snippet is only a tasty treat while we wait on official audio, but enjoy the sweet live sound of FLITE & those Tora beach vibes...
We're looking through the Tora!Tora!Tora! '16 footage - what a blast. We'll release a full length hightlights video once we get the official audio, but here's a little sumthin' sumthin' to whet your Tora nostalgia. Feat. audio from the incredible Imon Starr.
We went along to Homegrown 2016 to film The Black Seeds live at Homegrown 2016.
They've never failed to deliver an energy-packed, killer set - it was magic to film.
We loved their set as much as the crowd did.
Here's our take on it, edited to The Black Seeds "Turn It Around".
We were in Wellington for Homegrown 2016 to film The Black Seeds (fresh from their tour of Brazil) and Shapeshifter. We worked with a NZVR360 rig and captured a VR360 view of both The Black Seeds and Shapeshifter performing. Both bands had outstanding sets for the huge crowds, and we were very pleased to be there to capture it all.
Here's the Homegrown 2016 Instagram video we put together for Shapeshifter.
Hahaha! Sorry everyone.
Post-Tora!Tora!Tora! we're still on the road. Sometimes important things are temporarily overlooked. Such as SD cards with 100 more photos on them...
We found them! And they're now uploaded along with the rest of them to our Facebook Page. There are more photos of those Richter City Rebels, more George Rutherford + The Ba$h, more Imon Starr + King Home Boy (and Zoe Moon!) and we're introducing some photos of Electric Wire Hustle. BOOM!
Tora Tora Tora 2016!! Our favourite 3-day coastal music festival amped it up a notch YET AGAIN this year. Great vibes, fantastic line-up, superb eats + coffee.
Next to the sea on the welcoming Bramley family's land, it feels like home away from home.
2016 delivered another whopper line-up - and our highlights video will incorporate some of the captured live audio. After a rainy start to the festivities, the clouds quickly parted and allowed patrons to shrug off their gumboots and dance in the sunshine.
This year also heralded a new addition to the Bramley family - 6 week old Willo Tora experienced her very first Tora Festival!
We focused on filming the event, but here are some photos we managed to snap along our 3 day adventures. Huge thanks to the Bramley family for their hospitality + generosity. For more photos, head to our Facebook page.