Posted Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:48PM
There is plenty to do within walking distance of Raffles... or a short drive even more...
The beach is less then 500m away... so to save cutting into time it maybe best to base all activities around surfers paradise
Also as Stu mentioned above, for out-doorsy stuff best times are early morning or afternoon (obviously depending on the weather on the day)
The sun should still be in a good position over the water that time of the year, but i think picking a spot on the beach will more likely be dictated by the sun... I can do some scouting closer to the event... but as mentioned plenty close by to Raffles its a pretty handy spot...
Posted Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:11AM
For the yacht, do we want the catalina as shown here, or the catamaran as shown here?
It's possible we'll be able to get the catamaran for a lower price/person (and available to more people) in exchange for some contra images. I know what my personal preference would be, but want to hear opinions from others.
Posted Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:12PM
i vote catamaran
Posted Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:45AM
Posted Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:35PM
This year we're pulling up our mud-drenched, ice-encrusted boots from Melbourne's boggy winter streets, and we're heading north for some Sun, sand and snapping in Brisbane and the Gold Coast over 3 (and for some people, four) days.
We start the shoot in Brisbane's CBD, kicking off at two of the most prestigious addresses in the city: Eagle Street Pier and Waterfront Place. Both parts of Brisbane's Golden Triangle, they have a sweeping view of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point as the backdrops to a variety of corporate, social and fashion imagery.
Jandrie asked for a Western style saloon, so we found him one (or the closest thing to it in Brisvegas). Turns out Irish Murphys is a bit of everything - historic pub, taxidermist, saloon, gaming venue...
After lunch, we head to the base of the Kangaroo Point cliffs to shoot away the afternoon in a variety of locations including mangrove boardwalks, open parks and squirrely stairways hacked into the cliff face. At sunset, the lights of the CBD and the warm glow of a setting Sun on the rocks form dramatic backdrops.
We pick up and relocate to the Gold Coast for the day. Most of our shooting activity will be based at Raffles Royale and Surfers City Hotels, with the white sandy beaches of Surfers Paradise only a short walk away.
The two hotels are relics of the region's early days, and Surfers City in particular is now prized by such labels as Rip Curl and Just Jeans for their shoots due to its authenticity...right down to the shagpile carpet, retina popping colour schemes and fake wood panel walls. It'll make you want to slap your parents for thinking it was fashionable.
In the afternoon, two groups will embark on special shoots:
- 4 photographers will get to spend an hour on the helipad at Gold Coast Helitours, shooting in and around the helicopters in between tours arriving and departing.
- 4 more photographers will get to embark on a cruise of the Broadwater aboard a yacht, sailing up into some of the remote areas of the estuary on a 2-3hr cruise.
...and if this isn't enough?
If you're a mentor you get an exclusive shoot in the 5-star Treasury Hotel in central Brisbane. If you're a mentee, you also go into the draw, to be chosen by the mentors at the end of Day 3 to shoot alongside them.
Sound good? Of course it does! Pricing and venue information is all available on the minilypse website or in the forum thread. Ticket information is here.
Now...just one thing left to do...
....make with the clicky?
(Edited on 2011-06-29 14:35:59 by cannboys)
Posted Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:12PM
Man I am getting super excited now. The locations mentioned sounds absolutely fabulous and I can not wait any longer! Well done so far Ben and everybody else chipping in!
Posted Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:54PM
Hows things going on the model casting front? Give me a shout if you need any suggestions/help.
Posted Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:10PM
Haven't started with models just yet but am planning to team up with Mirror Mirror Agencies, as they are have quite a lot of talent for infront of and behind the camera to call on.
Happy to hear suggestions though
Posted Fri Jul 1, 2011 2:05AM
ok put me down as in. My other half as well. Two more for the numbers.
Posted Tue Jul 5, 2011 12:33AM
It sounds really awesome, and I'd love to go. Trying to work out how I can do it - I've got a little one still breastfeeding, and lumping two kids under 3 with hubby for 3 days straight is a bit rough, so I've a a couple of questions.
1. How long are the days going to be? are there going to be breaks in the day? If so, for how long?
2. Can I bring kids / hubby along? If so is there anywhere for them to stay / play?
Does anyone have any ideas?
Posted Tue Jul 5, 2011 5:10AM
I haven't got to the detail level of planning yet, so just let me know what you need and we can accomodate you.
As a rough guide, I'm planning on shooting starting around 10am each day, and wrapping by 6pm. There will definitely be time for breaks like lunch and perhaps morning and afternoon breaks as well. Let me know if you need more than that. We're pretty stationary on each day so there's definitely room to include breaks and costume changes.
Hubby and kids are totally welcome on location. I'll be floating between shooting groups so can step in to assist your pair if you need to step away for a while.
Posted Thu Jul 7, 2011 9:10PM
Important Announcement re: dates
As of this morning, only 3 people have confirmed their attendance in a meaningful way ie: paying their attendance fee
A number of others have advised they can't make it for the dates in August for various reasons, but the end result is, the August dates are not viable.
Feedback so far has been that October creates more possibilities for people to attend (it also gives us longer shooting times for natural light). I've also been advised by a lot of non-exclusives that the restrictions imposed by a mini-lypse make it hard/impossible for them to justify coming when this is the only site they can upload to.
I've been in touch with the key venues, and they're all happy to move the dates. Eagle Street Pier require some venue shots done sooner (they were planning on us being there in August at the latest).
So here's what's going to happen:
- we will be moving the program to run in late October or early November
- Those who have already paid their fees will be participating in a small shoot on the weekend of August 6 and 7 to provide Eagle Street Pier with the photos they were after, and to get some portfolio shots.
- we will be leaving the mini-lypse program to run both shoots as independent events
I'll be filling in the details over here or on the Eucalypse website
(Edited on 2011-07-12 19:38:46 by cannboys)
Posted Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:05PM
Bummer on the postponement but I look forward to the later event.