MAGYAR Január 6, Kedd. Reggel hét órakkor indulunk az alsómislyei (Nizna Mysla) hegyoldalba. Másféltucatnyi vadász, hét terepjáró és három vadászkutya gyűlt össze. Az eligazítás után elindulunk a hegy északi oldalára. Miso, a fiatal vadász mutatja az utat, én a nyomában loholok, két fényképezővel a vállamon próbálom tartani a lépést. Pár száz méter után megrezzen az egyik bokor, egy hatalmas vaddisznó rejtőzik benne. A kutyák szagot kapnak, erős ugatással jelzik a disznó hollétét. Miso céloz és lő egyet. A vaddisznó azonnyomban eldől, nagy az öröm. Tudni kell, hogy ez a fiatal vadász idei első zsákmánya. Tovább indulunk, több órás gyaloglás során csak egy-két fácán repül ki.
ENGLISH 6th of January, Tuesday. Early morning, 7:00 AM and we are heading towards the Nizna Mysla mountainside. One and a half dozen hunters, seven 4x4 trucks and three hunting dogs come together. The briefing is over, we are now heading to the northern side of the hill. Miso, the young hunter is leading, I am following him with two cameras around my shoulders. After a few hundred meters we are hearing some noises from the nearby bushes. There is a wild boar inside. The dogs sniff out the boar, they are indicating it with loud barks. Miso pulls up the gun to his shoulder, then shoots. The boar is shot dead, the hunter seems happy. We have to know, that this boar is the very first prey that Miso shot this year. We proceed with the hunt, but with little luck. Only a couple pheasants fly up.
MAGYAR Dél tájékában a hegyoldal keleti részére húzódunk át. Itt további két vaddisznót lőnek a vadászok, köztük Misi és egy idősebb vadász. Jönnek a terepjárók, a fiúk felpakolják a portékát. Elindulunk a vadászlak felé, finom kolbász, savanyúság, meleg italok és rotyogó gulyás vár mindenkit. A vadászok elköszönnek, én is összepakolom a felszerelést. 9,45 gigabájtnyi adattal, összefagyott, merev ujakkal és egy félig átázott túracipővel elindulok hazafelé. LOVU ZDAR!
ENGLISH It's noon, we are now on the eastern side of the mountain. Misi and an older hunter shoot two more wild boars. The guys bring in the 4x4 trucks, the boars are loaded onto them. We are now heading back to the camp, where lots of food, hot drinks and the best Hungarian goulash awaits. The hunters say goodbye, I pack up my gear. I am heading home with some 9,45 gigabytes of data, frozen and stiff fingers and with a pair of very wet walking boots. LOVU ZDAR!
Back in 2013, just before Christmas, I had the pleasure to go and meet the world's coolest man in Zabrze, Poland. It was a commission to shoot a video/still feature of the amazing car enthusiast and builde Jacek Mazur. The shoot was a pretty straight forward job - to show what this brilliant man can put together with his two hands and a great automotive knowledge.
The journey for the shoot was some 500 miles away from my office. Drove down to Poland, Jacek and his good friend were already waiting for me in their awesome garage. We had some great home-made polish cakes and a great kick of some strong coffee. We planned the day, separated the video and the still shooting.
We got this pretty decent looking portrait of Jacek and his newly built Mclaren F1. Put some orange strobes inside his garage that were shooting towards him through the dirty, tinted glass doors, giving us a great warm source of light. Then we put a huge softbox above him from camera left - making this the key light in the frame. This is a sort of "hero" shot that I usually shoot on a feature job.
Then we got some "behind the scenes" shot to describe the story behind the car - the building process, the frame of the car and the interior of the garage.
Once we had all the needed stills, we moved on with the video shoot. This was actually the hardest part of the entire job - shooting inside a pretty fast car, doing a whopping 0-60 MPH in less than 3 seconds - gotta tell you that a steadicam would have been more than handy while shooting from inside! I am not a big fan of video shake but I think I might just got away with it this time!
Some panning shots, some interior stuff, Jacek getting in and out and a nice interview of himself. Here you can see the video that has been watched all over the world nearly 700 000 times now! Great result, great media coverage of the story and another brilliant man on my list I had the pleasure to work and shoot with!