There are times when we have returned from jobs where they are fairly run of the mill and our Director’s existing skill set is rarely challenged, but at the weekend that all changed. He was invited to film the Guernsey Mind Stop Male Suicide Bikers Rally 2018, which took place from Portlet to North Beach. The group of 50 or so bikers met at Portlet kiosk at one of the most southerly points of the island to catch up, share stories and look ahead over a cup of tea to what was arguably going to be a challenging morning of riding conditions as they ventured north around the coast finishing at North Beach outside the White Rock cafe in St. Peter Port.

We were requested to provide video as well as photographic coverage of the event so we were keen to air our Sony A7iii and 24-70 G-Master lens that we had used for an event earlier that week. Filming on dry land wasn’t a problem, however riding as a passenger on one of the bikes in the rally was something a little more challenging. Something that our Director hadn’t done previously. He hadn’t ridden a motorbike before, let alone been a passenger on one, but jumped at the opportunity once asked earlier in the year after we were inspired filming Lee share his compelling story on camera.

We were very pleased with the end result. Not only did the weather clear up for the event, our photographs turned out pin sharp despite the challenging conditions and the album on the Guernsey Mind Facebook page is already generating quite a bit of traction already. The video has just been approved as an accurate representation of the event and is now available to view online, and it is included for you to view below.

Equipment

  • Sony A7iii & FE 2.8/24-70GM
  • Final Cut Pro

Location

  • Guernsey, Channel Islands