I know, on the right hand side of this page I promised to not bang on about Busboy too much.
Promises get broken, this is real life my friends.
I’ve never really spent too much time in front of the camera. For my Year 12 highschool major work I filmed an action movie with all my buddies. We had back alley car chases on pushbikes with a 1987 Ford Falcon tearing up back alleys, home-made squib bullet hits and staged break and enters.
Google home-made fake blood squib bullet hole effects. You’ll see a photo of me funnelling gooey fake blood into a garden hose being primed by a grass fertilizer pump bottle with one of my mates trying to gaffer tape it to an old flannelette shirt.
You should see the fake gun effects. Next level ghetto.
Last weekend we loaded the Busboy set up into the back of one of GoGet's Toyota Hi Ace Vans and headed out to Central West, NSW. GoGet is super handy. We use them all the time when moving around the city. It’s the perfect small business tool to easily access a whole bunch of vehicles just using a smart phone. It’s a no brainer for us and helps bring Busboy to all you good folk. GoGet includes fuel, insurance and servicing. All we do is book and drive.
How you like that for a plug? – they look after us, it’s only fair.
We have shot a bunch of dodgey iPhone footage over the months from breweries to picnics to our corporate functions. We got together with Josh from Elk Films with this brief to shoot something a little more legit;
I want to film a video. The brief is:
We travelled to Parkes, NSW and surrounds to shoot. The neighbourhoods have a real Australiana vibe where we hurled the Busboy bike down streets getting some really sweet slow-mo footage. Josh kept his balance in the back of said van to get some rolling footage of the bike and a skateboard in motion. We can’t wait it’s going to look great.
We finished the shoot tipping a few tinnies at the cricket before heading out of town setting up on a paddock when the light was looking puurf. Queue images of a country sunset with cows grazing in the background.
We wrapped it up and headed back into town for dinner…and here’s the big pro tip. If you’re thinking of heading to Parkes eat at Chong Hing Chinese Restaurant on Clarinda St. The $21pp banquet and $5.00 VB stubbies have left an imprint in my mind. Country Chinese restaurants rule.
A big thanks to Josh for making this happen. If you’re looking for something a little left of centre, he is your guy. Check out www.elkfilms.com for more details.
Special thanks to legends Young Henrys and Batch Brewing Co for hooking us up with some of your beers for the shoot.
You can visit their breweries at;
76 Wilford St, Newtown
Batch Brewing Co
44 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville
Stay tuned for the video.