It's been quite a busy time for all members of Fuguwi, both personally and professionally.
As you well know, Fuguwi operates as a "Collective", meaning we understand and acknowledge the concept of individuality, so each and everyone of its members are given the full liberty to take on other projects if they choose to do so. This opens more opportunities for us to grow as artists and really get out there and learn our craft more efficiently.
So in other words, everyone has been really swamped with their own individual projects and personal affairs that we haven't seen each other's faces for quite some time (aside from facebook, of course! :D ).
It seemed we had a lot of catching up to do, So enters the "Fuguwi Collective WOLFPACK NIGHT!"
An awesome night-out for Fuguwi members, where everyone is treated to a "HANGOVER 3" movie pass, a popcorn and some drinks! A perfect time to cut loose from everything else and enjoy a worry-free movie like "Hangover 3" :D
Oh, and did I forget to mention? We have TWO Fuguwi preggers! Yes, we are growing bigger! :) Little Fuguwis coming soon!
And what better way to end the night than to get some "hangovers" ourselves! :D
All in all, it was a breath of fresh air for all of us and just enjoy ourselves as friends and not as workmates :D
We haven't done any reviews of ANYTHING before, we're no Philip Bloom, that's for sure. But today, we just felt like we needed to let people know of what we think of our new little friend, the Gopro Hero3 Black.
But before anything else, please watch :D
As you can see, we needed footage of the backside of a running vehicle. So, we had to purchase one of those suction cup mount that are sold separately under Gopro Accessories. This wasn't our first try, early through the day, we've successfully mounted our Gopro and shot more than a few exterior footage of the car/s while running at 40-50 kph, without fail. The suction cup mount in our opinion was really built with quality and is supposed to have "industry-strength" technology. And we agree, it did pretty damn good staying attached to the side, top, back of the cars!
Here is where we #$%^ it up, we stubbornly disregarded the little fine prints in the suction package that says "Note: For maximum holding strength, attach to a clean surface.".
In the video, you can see that the car has a pinstripe finish. Although we checked and felt the surface of where we wanted to mount the suction a number of times, and it felt really clean and smooth. But we thought wrong, apparently, even the slightest amount of open space between the suction rubber and the surface that was created by the pinstripe lines were enough to weaken the suction hold which eventually broke loose from where it is attached on. And thus, this resulted to the carnage you see on the video.
Oh, and just for the record, our Gopro didn't die! Yep, lived to drop another day! :D
Have to say, we were really impressed with how much this little guy can take in terms of damage. As you can see from the photo below, sure, we did crack and lost one of its connecting joint/hinge, but considering the impact and the amount of speed before it hit the hard and textured concrete, it's really amazing how little damage it sustained from it! So, kudos Gopro!
Call us silly, stubborn, even stupid, we'll take it! hahaha. But the point here is, never neglect or disregard the fine details on handling your equipments. These things don't come cheap (specially for small-time filmmakers like us :D), and you have to take care of your stuff, be aware of what your equipments can or can not do, so you can continue having fun!
Thanks for reading, guys! Fuguwi, out!
This year, we are blessed with an exciting project, one that we have certainly been yearning for since we started this group. But at this early stage of the project, we feel it is best to keep it at low profile or at least try to, and don't get ahead of ourselves too much. :D
The project has started shooting a week right before the long Holy Week vacay, and we are happy to report that Day 1 of shooting was a success and it was indeed what we needed to kickstart this project. Hopefully, things will snowball from here :D
We'll keep you guys posted on any further progress, but for now, we'd like you to meet some of our new friends and the main people behind this project. :D
half-way through the day, some ice-cold beer as we enjoy a nice Manila sunset while doing some timelapse photography.
Mr. Bernhard Floedl, the brains behind the whole operation :D
RUN. SHOOT. RUN.
Just thought of sharing this quick doodle I made on the Ipad.
A nice little caricaturization of our zeal to do our best to shoot every project with as much passion and courage as we can possibly give. :)
Had fun doing this. Hope to do more next time :D