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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #100 on: September 01, 2019, 08:25:15 pm »
Impressive, also good to do this during Full Moon. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #101 on: September 01, 2019, 08:26:56 pm »
We only returned to camp for lunch and later again for supper.  In between the riders were non stop at the mercy of the filming and photo crews.






Just as the day was perceived to be over, there was still lifestyle filming to be done around the camp fire.  Strategically placed props and a big camp fire set the scene for a glimpse into a typical adventure bike riders lifestyle.  You’ll unfortunately have to wait for the video release to get the full picture.



Oubones protecting the coffee station.



While I try and get creative with the phones camera.



Just another day at the office.





The kitchen at night in full operation.



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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #102 on: September 01, 2019, 08:28:39 pm »
Jis, dit was omtrent 'n operasie .... maar dit lyk na 'n lekker een.   :thumleft:
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #103 on: September 02, 2019, 03:04:52 pm »
Just another day at the office!?#@& lekker vloek ek nou hier in my kantoor! Geniet julle, dit lyk lyk na n ondervinding waarvan ons klomp droom en julle lewe!
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #104 on: September 02, 2019, 03:41:12 pm »
Looks somewhat better than my office, that's for sure. Although I'm sure you guys were under some pressure at the time to get everything spot on.
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #105 on: September 03, 2019, 03:28:12 pm »
Sub!!!
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #106 on: September 03, 2019, 07:48:02 pm »
This RR is about as long as the days were.

David had to do run after run, stunt after stunt.  At different angles, positions, locations and the poor oke had to be on a bike the entire day. 

We on the other hand, had to persevere watching someone else on a bike the entire day.

The lifestyle shoots were especially funny to watch.  These guys are all ordinary guys and friends, now being asked to do some posing and acting.  I can not remember how many times we teased them shouting ‘Wardrobe’ and ‘Make up’.

Well, it was funny up to the point where they roped me in to play a small part in the evenings filming.  The funny bit stopped immediately and I tried to convince them that Hardy would make a better actor than me.  A simple ‘fokof’ from the side put an abrupt end to that idea.

My part was to roll a tyre towards the other ‘actors’.  How difficult can that be? 

Well, safe to say that I rolled that f@$kn tyre so many times that it only had half the tread by the end of the evening.  All this while the rest of the crew were laughing their arses off on the sideline.

Those of you that’s been to Spitzkoppe, will know that the evenings can cool off quite a bit.  By the time the shoot ended, we were freezing our backsides off.  You had to finish the shoot with the clothes you started, and of course we all started with shorts and T-shirt’s. 

This acting thing is tougher than it looks.
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #107 on: September 03, 2019, 08:29:51 pm »
Hehe, yes and we had to live with a movie star afterwards! :imaposer: :pot: :thumleft:
It was good fun and Kobus can roll a tyre straight!
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #108 on: September 03, 2019, 09:33:29 pm »
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #109 on: September 04, 2019, 05:55:46 am »
Gelukkig het ek n gesig vir die radio  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #110 on: September 04, 2019, 07:24:34 am »
Klink na groot pret.
Ek sien daai lang man al dubbel buig om by daai band uit te kom doer onder op die grond  :laughing4:

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #111 on: September 04, 2019, 07:56:42 pm »
Nee hel, can someone please PM me when the photos of the bikes are posted.
The suspense is killing me.
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #112 on: September 10, 2019, 05:08:22 am »


Apart from one flat wheel during our time at Spitzkoppe, the bikes ran like clockwork.  This despite them taking what could be perceived as quite a bit of abuse, all to get the best shot.


Time flew by and all of a sudden our time at Spitzkoppe came to an end.  It was time to break up camp and move to our next destination.  


Just short of 200km further, we stopped at Dune 7 to discuss the next couple of days filming, check out the exact location and confirm the necessary permissions.


I have only travelled north of Spitzkoppe and everything from here on would be new territory.  Dune 7 was everything I expected it to be and what you pretty much see in the pictures.  Walvis Bay is however way bigger than I had imagined.


This was however not a sight seeing trip and we saw very little of the surrounding area and tourist attractions.


Let me just go back a step to introduce someone that I skipped previously.  Specialised Adventures were also tasked to provide a medic for the trip.  Hardy decided to support locally and Danielle, an ER24 field medic was assigned to our team.  It was also decided that she would travel with me for the duration of the trip.


At first I thought they were pulling my leg, but apparently not!  I’m quite fond of traveling alone, giving me time to let my mind wander and think about life in general.  The thought of having a stranger with me the whole time was daunting to say the least.


Fortunately it turned out well and I was more often than not happy to have company on the days we traveled far.  I also had some local knowledge with me that could tell me a bit more of the places we visited, the diverse culture and the people.  Hell, she even drove my cruiser at one stage when I took the wheel of the Crafter! 


With not many suitable camping locations at Walvis due to the prevailing winds, constant mist and varying weather conditions, we checked into a local lodge which would serve as our base camp for the next couple of days.  You could see the relief on some of our European friends faces after our recent camping stint.


With bikes that was to remain invisible to the public, Dune 7 with all the tourists obviously didn’t make for an ideal shooting location.  We needed to find a suitable spot a couple of kilometers towards Swakopmund.



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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #113 on: September 10, 2019, 05:48:20 am »
The next couple of days were spent in the dunes.

Early mornings and late nights was now routine.  Bikes were loaded in the dark when the day’s filming was over and we were getting quite good at tying them down in minimum light.

Mornings were usually cold and misty and we had to wait for the sun to break through the fog.



The camera and filming crews were relentless in their demands and for the first time I was sort of happy not be on a bike.  Despite the Dune 7 tour operator explaining the different faces of the dunes, i.e. wind side, slip face etc., this did not hinder the filming crew from demanding the near impossible from the riders.



Some days were longer than others in the field depending on what had to be done.  We obviously could not follow the bikes into the dunes with our vehicles and we were stationary at the point where the above picture was taken.  More often than not, we could only hear the bikes and saw them when they needed fuel, a bit of tweaking, refreshments or at lunch time, the latter being prepared and served on location by Gené and Chantal.



At night the bikes were offloaded, pressure washed and given the necessary attention.  They were also rotated and that meant that the prescribed accessories needed to be fitted. 

I must admit that this was one thing that really frustrated me. Despite having a daily meeting, we were often left in the dark with regards to their detailed planning.  The result was that there were times that we did very little during the day and then find out that they need certain things for the following day only at about 21h00 the evening.  The second night in Walvis we finished at 03h30 the morning with everything that needed to be done.  That was however why were there and we took it in our stride.

With the constant wind the camera equipment was also full of dust and sand.  They have these neat little cans of compressed air to clean the equipment but the severity of dust ingress was way beyond that.  The Unimog had to come to the rescue and, being fitted with a compressor and air storage tanks, made the ideal cleaning station.  This little trokkie continued to impress.

And of course the sunsets were just incredible.







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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #114 on: September 10, 2019, 07:42:18 am »
Ses bladsye en nog geen bike foties nie.. Julle weet hoe om n mens aan die lyn te hou. :laughing4:

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #115 on: September 10, 2019, 08:31:13 am »
Ses bladsye en nog geen bike foties nie.. Julle weet hoe om n mens aan die lyn te hou. :laughing4:

Stem saam Woody, the suspense is killing me!!!
 

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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #116 on: September 10, 2019, 08:41:25 am »
Ses bladsye en nog geen bike foties nie.. Julle weet hoe om n mens aan die lyn te hou. :laughing4:

Stem saam Woody, the suspense is killing me!!!
Just shows how well the guys did their job of hiding and covering the bikes! :imaposer: :pot:
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« Reply #117 on: September 10, 2019, 09:52:00 am »
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Re: Chasing the light
« Reply #118 on: September 10, 2019, 10:23:45 am »
Ai - daardie duine woestyn is darem maar mooi!
Brings back many fantastic memories.

Looking forward to see the production footage.
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Chasing the light
« Reply #119 on: September 10, 2019, 04:55:19 pm »
Ses bladsye en nog geen bike foties nie.. Julle weet hoe om n mens aan die lyn te hou. :laughing4:

Stem saam Woody, the suspense is killing me!!!

Vreeslik jammer manne, kan net dink hoe dit moet voel.

Hier is solank ‘n ‘spy shot’ waar ons daai nag in Walvis aan die bikes gewerk het.  Die lig was maar swak, maar van links: Gary, Oubones, Mark, Hardy en ek heel regs.  3 van die bikes in die foto.




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« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 04:56:48 pm by Kobus Myburgh »
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