Staying on target is often a problem for me. I get distracted by the next shiny thing or, in the case of the Beattie collection, the next great way of sharing it with you.
So there I was, happily embarking on the rephotography project and some bright spark (name of Connor Stephenson) had to go and introduce me to YouTube. More addictive than chocolate. After watching their entire collection of "stupid person does something funny" and "the earth is flat - NASA lied to you" videos (all 57 billion of them it felt like) I started to get more selective. A search for "Tasmania" revealed a sad, sad fact. The only spectacular cinematic footage of Tasmania was a few holiday videos taken by Italian tourists.
Don't get me wrong, the good, contemporary Tasmanian landscape photography (of the still picture variety) is World class. We've got some really talented photographers. But have any of them produced a cinematic high-def entertaining video on YouTube? Well I didn't find any. I found another hole in the market. And on the world's largest social network too. Opportunity for exposure.
So I've decided to have a go and see if I can't do something better. What could go wrong?