in an attempt to capture, in motion, the motorsport I was already madly photographing in stills.
The camera was second hand, purchased at Camera Supply in North Sydney,
from a bloke behind the counter who'd been shooting Speedway commercially for several years.
His advice on exposure settings & other tricks were invaluable in improving my photography.
I lost track of him when I moved to Adelaide in 1973, but I am most grateful for all the advice he gave me.
My stint with movies lasted around a year, until the cost of film & processing, & the rather poor results on 8mm,
saw me abandon the idea & concentrate on stills.
To go into 16mm was prohibitive, & my spectator locations behind the fence, meant that I was
always going to have results inferior to what I wanted.
I've uploaded a couple of the clips already on "Personal" & "Catalina",
but I'll repeat the links here to keep them together.
Here's some of the first motorsport film I ever shot....& doesn't it show!!
For the record, the race meetings were:
Oran Park January 3rd 1970
Catalina January 24th 1970
Edited by lyntonh, 03 April 2012 - 09:17.