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Hi team!

It has been a flippin long time between blogs but I am BACK BABY!


The Bread and Circus Buskers Festival is a massive event on the Christchurch calendar and this year was no exception!


Due to Covid, This years festival was called the Bread and Circus 'backyard' buskers festival and was lacking a bunch of hand-picked international artists from all over the world that make the trip to little old NZ. When I began chatting to some of the performers this year I realised that many of them are typically working across the world somewhere and were home due to covid anyway..





I was the videographer for the festival and luckily for me, I managed to watch a bunch of shows and capture some of the action!


HIGHLIGHTS


THE GARDEN PARTY" Series


This was a new addition to the festival where the Strut and Fret team decided to host Buskers at private parties at peoples houses..



If you wanted a Garden party at your place you needed to submit an entry on their website!


There were four Garden parties at different houses all over the city and they were such a hit!

What a fantastic experience and such a cool way to have a cheeky party at your place with some world class performers.


Here are a few Screen grab frames from some of the performances!

(The Haka after the Troy Kingi performance was pretty amazing)


NEW REGENT SPECTACULAR

Now this one really caught me by surprise...


New Regent Street is a pretty iconic street in Christchurch and when I was asked to capture this event I really didn't know what to expect.


There were performers coming from everywhere, a tram, singers popping out of windows, crowds holding up their phones and tables flying in the air.


Here is a peek of some of the action!



STREET SHOWS

The street shows are the HEART of the festival. A classic family favourite and always a surprise. Some acts you will love and others not some much.


After a weekend of exploring the city and watching some street shows you slowly pick up a few favourites.


My personal fav from this year was Fraser Hooper. I don't know why but he just makes me laugh so much (typically at an audience members expense 🤣)




And last but not least....



WINERY + BREWERY TOUR

These events were a bunch of fun... and booze.


I popped in to say Hi to both of these tours and the groups were always having a great time!

These events sold out pretty darn quick and I can see why.

A day filled with local beer or wine, good food and some fun buskers along the way.


Next year if this sounds like your cuppa tea I highly recommend grabbing a friend or three and grabbing some tickets!


Here is a peek at the Brewery tour :)





Overall this festival was a BUNCH of fun!

Such an incredible asset to this city and I am glad that I am involved.


I want to quickly shoutout Dolan the Marketing Maestro and Jess the Event Coordinator from Melbourne based company Strut and Fret. I love your work team!


The final recap video is being edited this week and will be out soon!



Anywhoooooo.


Byyeeeee



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This week for the Blog I want to share a few creators who have inspired me to challenge myself, tell stories and have fun with the whole process.


RORY KRAMER


This dude sends it.

Such a cool story and amazing content.

He has had his fair share of challenges in life but keeps it real and brings a positive spin.

Works with Justin Bieber & the Chainsmokers etc

Rory's channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjvjzttL0LzIGzUU6rtQYXg



SIMON CADE - DSLR Guide


I stumbled across this channel when teaching myself how to work a camera.

Simple and clean tutorials/advice.

A cool channel

Nice on mate...


Simon's Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/DSLRguide





SAM KOLDER

I hate myself for including him because lots of people in the industry emulate his style but the fact is... HE IS GOOOOOOOD.

Sam travels the world and creates some pretty epic pieces of content.

Worth a watch

Sam's Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/koldstudios



CASEY NEISTAT

A great story teller

Wears glasses most of the time.

His vlogs inspired me to keep it simple and document things in my own vlogs.

A legend in the Youtube sphere...

Casey's Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/caseyneistat





MANGO STREET


Daniel & Rachel host an epic Youtube channel called Mango Street.

Simple, fast and clean tutorials.

Funny vlogs

interesting editing style.

These two really inspired me to develop my photography game.


Mango street Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5bp5_6h-ZxkBz6S_33ZUVg




There are many other channels that I have learnt from or gained inspiration but these few were the first to pop up.


I might throw some more links up in another blog post in the future :)



Want to see more of my stuff?


My links!

PODCAST - apple.co/QApodcastyt

MERCH - http://bit.ly/QAmerch

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SNAPCHAT - @qualityantics

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January 2019


Ok so Summer is here and we should be out and about capturing sunsets for the GRAM but lets be honest. You sit on the couch every night watching Netflix.


This week I decided to throw some suggestions at you of things I think are BINGE WORTHY.


Now if you are a heavy Netflix consumer you may say "Dave we have already seen all of these shows on your stupid list"... If that is you, Well done! you watch good things..


Lets get into it..


1. Ozark - The hype is real with this one. It's one of those shows you can watch back to back and the storyline keeps you hooked. If you were a fan of Breaking Bad then you will lap this up.





2. Fyre ( The greatest party that never happened )


This has been BLOWING UP on social media recently and for good reason.


The festival that seemed too good to be true...

AND IT WAS.


This doco provides such an interesting look inside the planning and strategy for the famous FYRE festival.

It was incredible to see how powerful "influencers"shaped the course of this festival FLOP.


3. Sex Education


This British comedy-drama initially didn't appeal to my wife and I but after sampling the first episode and giving it the classic 20 minute test, we were hooked.

( If we make it through the first 20 minutes without switching off, we are in!)


Ok so it has an American Pie/The Inbetweeners/Skins feel with lots of cringe moments and hilarious situations. The characters are well developed, interesting and keep cringing but also wanting to join them on this awkward ride haha.

I swear high school was not this awkward...

Huge fan...


4. Avicii True stories


Threw this one on the list only because I am a huge music fan and the "behind the scenes" docos appeal to me. I was a fan of some of his music and was interested to see how Avicii progressed from making beats in his bedroom to headlining huge festivals.


Sad to have seen him go so early. A huge talent.




5. Conversations with a Killer - The Ted Bundy Tapes

This was a recent watch for me. I knew very little about Ted Bundy but after watching the trailer I knew this series would be worth a watch!


The series circles around the actions of Ted Bundy, one of Americas worst serial killers. Such a strange but interesting series and pretty freaky stuff.


Worth a watch...


Thanks for checking out the list!

Hopefully you found something on there that you haven't watched and you can binge that bad boy ASAP!


INTENTIONAL ABSENCES

BIRDBOX - I found it pretty meh



RUSSIAN DOLL - I saw parts of the first season. Strange concept..

YOU - Currently watching this. So far its pretty buzzy

If you think something is missing from this list...

Chuck it in the comments below.


CHEERS, Dave

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