It’s all smiles when Jeff Zwart gets to throw around his Porsche 356 Pre-A.
On the same shoot day that we captured the Carrera 4 Rally Car in action – Jeff brought out his 1953 Porsche 356 that we filmed in the Porsche from the Winter of 53. It was fun to see the little car in action again – this time on the gravel. Directed/Edited by Will Roegge, Camera Operation by Brandon Kado, Will Roegge, and Alex Tabaczka.
This short film wouldn’t have been possible without Jeff Zwart’s enthusiasm for driving and willingness to rip them on gravel roads.
It also wouldn’t have been possible without my friends Brandon Kado and Alex Tabazcka – who joined me in camera operating for this shoot.
Finally, having Alex Bernstein, Larry Chen, and Louis Yio on set to photograph the action too was the icing on the cake – plus it made for a good crew to go get Mexican food with after we wrapped filming for the day.
It was really cool to be able to tell Jeff Zwart’s 1990 Porsche Carrera 4 Rally story. Most people aren’t able to hang onto their first cars or race cars – as they continue to grow in their careers. However, Jeff was and he is the only owner of his very special Carrera 4 rally car. The Carrera 4 is significant to Jeff’s racing career because it brought him his first class victory at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and a 2nd place overall finish in the US Pro Rally Championship. 25 years later he is still able to slide it and drive it as it was intended to be driven at Big Sky Movie Ranch.
Ken Block and his Ford Fiesta RX43 hit the natural features of Swing Arm City, Utah. Sliding banks, jumps, and wall rides – an unusual setting for a rally car to run. Directed by Brian Scotto and the Hoonigan Media Machine. I was stoked to be the Director of Photography and work with my friends on this project.
Client: GenPop/Hoonigan/Ford Performance
Role: Camera Operator
Ken Block, the Ford Fiesta RX 43, and Dubai – count me in, please. Had the great fortune to reprise my role as a camera operator on the internet smashing Gymkhana franchise. Along with a killer crew of other operators and friends – I spent a week in Dubai filming Ken Block’s latest exploits. Hope you enjoy the final film as much as I enjoyed operating on it.
From Storyboard to Screen – with Tanner Foust’s new GRC machine.
Back in June 2014, I was approached by Tanner Foust and his team to create a short promotional video with his new Volkwwagen Beetle GRC rally car. The window to shoot the car would be tight – Andretti racing had just finished building the two VW Beetles for Tanner and Scott Speed. I flew out to Washington DC to the GRC DC venue at JFK Stadium and met up with the team to capture the shots I needed for the film. We only had a few hours to shoot and I’m happy we were able to get the shots!
Here are side by side comparisons of my storyboards compared to the final frames from the video. Making the most of the short time frame for the shoot – I wish I had more time and a different location, but otherwise it was neat to really edit on paper and only shoot what I needed for the final piece.
Thanks to Tanner’s team for giving me the opportunity to create this video!