Local filmmaker hoping to create imagery never seen

Copy of Tim Pierce Portrait

Wanaka Sun (page 5) 9 – 15 March 2017 by Danielle Butler – email: newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

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A local filmmaker is hoping that community backing will get him to the finals of a competition, opening doors for his career.

Tim Pierce, who has been making films for around 12 years, has entered a video into the Shotover G1 competition and is 300 votes and three spots away from securing a place in the finals.

“Essentially the Shotover G1 is a gimbal that you can mount on all sorts of tracking vehicles such as cars, boats and off-road buggies. Whilst you’re driving at 80km per hour over rough terrain, the camera stays beautifully steady,” Tim said.

“It’s an incredible platform that allows you to dream up all sorts of shot ideas that weren’t previously possible and I’ve already started thinking of different ideas for what I could do with this equipment if I did win it.”

If successful, Tim plans to set up a Shotover G1 Trust to allow other filmmakers to use the equipment in their own projects.

“I want this equipment to enable not just me, but others to tell better stories,” Tim said.

“For my own personal projects I’d definitely be looking at creating some films addressing some of the environmental and humanitarian issues that we’re facing at the moment. Generally we never have the budget to use this sort of equipment, so having this in-house would enable me to create imagery never seen.”

Copy of Tim Pierce Portrait

Wanaka filmmaker Tim Pierce. Photo: Supplied

If Tim gets through to the finals his video will be judged by a panel of industry professionals.

Each voter can place a new vote each day.

To vote for Tim visit the VOTING PAGE (click).
*You can vote daily. Comp closes 1 Apr 2017

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