Climbing Kilimanjaro – Preview

Just over 2 years ago I was fortunate enough to lead a group of University of York Students up the slopes of Kilimanjaro in aid of Hope for Children. This was one of the most memorable experiences of my time at University and something I would recommend to anyone with a sense of adventure! Now two years late I am almost ready to release the full length film of the trip, so watch this space!

Music: Hey Brother – Avici

Filmed on GoPro Hero 3 Silver and Photography form Canon 600D

Week 28 – Round The Island Panther 43X

This year I took part in the Island Sailing Clubs Round The Island event, sailing around the Isle of Wight, aboard Panther 43X. Panther 43X is a brand new Grande Soleil 43 raced out of the River Hamble.

It was great day and I was fortunate to have a friend of mine taking photos from the Island as mentioned in the Previous post – Round The Island. We came 23rd overall in class, which was a fantastic result seeming as we had a crew that didn’t know the boat very well! The next big challenge will be Cowes week starting this Saturday, 8th of August!

Shot on a Canon 7D 24 – 105mm, GoPro Hero 3 Silver and iPhone 6
Music – Happiness by BenSound.com

Week 20 – Going Blue!

I have dyed my hair for the second time for charity – this time blue!

Going Blue!

The idea is to raise awareness for mental health and fundraise for Mind, and as Mind’s logo is blue I chose that as the colour!
This is only part of my fundraising as I am also running my first triathlon on the 24th of May, I posted the video last week.

If you would like to sponsor me please follow the link – http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Charl…
Thank you, it means a huge amount to me!

Filmed on GoPro Hero 3+ Silver, Canon 7D 24 – 105mm. Edited on Final Cut Pro X.
Song: Are You With Me by Lost Frequencies

Week 19 – Triathlon Training

This week I set myself a challenge, to shoot and edit a film in one day. I set last Sunday aside and planned all my shots and music the night before, gathered my cameras and set off to film myself triathlon training.

Triathlon Training

The idea of the film is to show friends and family what it is like to train for a triathlon and why they should sponsor me to raise money for Mind. I split it up into 5 sections, Intro, Swim, Cycle, Run and Ending. The Swim, Cycle and Run are self explanatory but for the Intro I decided to have a run down of all the equipment needed. For the ending I wanted to have Mind written in the sand and washed away by the sea, unfortunately I couldn’t achieve this at Gurnard beach but I was very pleased by how it all turned out.

I ended up taking a little longer to edit the film, finishing the next evening, but it meant I was completely happy with it and gave me some time to think parts over. Overall it was one of my favourite films I’ve completed and I would definitely attempt the challenge again.

Filmed on Canon 7D, Canon 600D, GoPro Hero 3+ Silver and iPhone 6
Edited in Final Cut Pro X
Music – Lights by Jim Yosef (NCS Release)

Week 18 – Champagne Sailing

Last Sunday was the Cervantes Trophy with RORC over to Le Havre, I was aboard Phosphorous in which we came second in IRC 1. A fantastic result seeing as only 3 out of the 8 crew had sailed on her before!

Champagne Sailing

On the way back I jumped aboard Hooligan 7 as Phosphorous was heading up to Ramsgate for the North Sea Race. Hooligan 7 is a Ker 40, some more info can be found here at Hooligan Racing. We had gorgeous champagne sailing conditions back from France to the Solent, close reaching the whole way pushing up against 10 knots. With the bright blue sky, calm sea and a quick boat I couldn’t help to grab some footage.

Above is a quick edit I put together from the trip.

Music – Sail by Awolnation (Nico Pusch Remix)

Filmed on a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver in 1080p 60fps, Edited in iMovie, Enjoy!