Echonetdaily filmmaker Sharon Shostak looked back through the year and chose five of her best video clips of people and events on the north coast to share once again, telling us why she found them special.
Fruitopia Spring Fair
I felt more like a voyeur filming this clip than most, given I’m not part of this community. But I was truly inspired by the openness people had to be themselves.
Heli-drop to Upper Coopers Creek
‘Do you want the door off to film better?’ they asked and I thought it seemed a reasonable suggestion, until I realised it meant only a lapbelt held me perched on the seat as I attempted to steady the camera against the buffetting winds. Not your everyday job to catch footage from the sky.
Concentrating Solar Thermal
This one stands out simply because it has the most hits of the year and still attracts comments and questions.
Trashing the Bay
From just after New Year, this ever-topical subject showcases the work of one of many such groups doing their bit to help. This was one of those occasions when articulate bystanders made my job easy.
This group of Indigenous people from the Tweed have a weekly culture-sharing group that is leading to many other creative expressions. Capturing them was a feast for the aesthetic eye and it was a privilege to enter their world.