Hello and thanks for visiting my page. Please take the time to look around. I have been producing and editing videos for many years. I specialize in documentary style productions.

More people are shooting and editing than ever due to the reduced cost of equipment and the many advances in software editing programs that have made the process much simpler. It all comes down to time and money. My latest project requires a lot of time and expense. Life has taken me away from my craft and if you are a fan and like my work think about contributing.

Visit my My Go Fund Me Page I will be very generous to those that are generous to me.

For those of you willing to contribute count on a solid return. Browse my library of work and I can dub off to DVD or provide Digital Downloads of my popular footage.

So far its just a dream, an idea that I find worthy of my time. I hope you can share my dream.  Share my story with your friends and keep checking my page.

Please take a look at the promo film for “The Circle Unbroken”

East Coast Motions Volume I

 

Surfing’s World Tour made an East Coast Stop in Wrightsville Beach NC. This clip features rare footage of Mark Richards and other surfers from his era.  The complete documentary includes skateboarding pioneer’s Steve Caballero and Reggie Barnes from an early Bones Brigade visit to Raleigh NC in 1985.

East Coast Motions Volume III

Snowshoe Crew ’92

Snowboarding was brand new and gear hard to come by.  The hard-cores at Snowshoe  WV were on it early and learned the hard way.  Guys like Bernie Wheeler, Gil Willis and my OBX Surf Tribe were loving it.

This project was funded by the proceeds of my previous film, East Coast Motions Volume II, Hatteras Surf Feast.  A difficult production as access was limited by the resort and I literally had to smuggle my gear in and out of remote locations.  Back then it was a two piece 3/4″ Set Up with exposed wires, plugs etc.  As you can imagine it was a nightmare to keep the gear dry and in working order.

Snowshoe was so remote that I had to use the payphone in nearby Slatyfork to conduct business.   I would pull my van up to the window access phone and sleep while I waited for return calls from by various video clients and distributors.

To make matters worse, I  broke my leg and got laid up for a while at the end of the season.  My production company folded up at this time and I had to do the edits on overnights at various production facilities.

Here’s the full length feature film:

 

Lots of funny stories from that winter.  The vehicle of choice was an old 3/4″ ton work van with a load of firewood in the back for weight and some snow tires for traction. I drove to Timberline for one of the segments with a snowboard friend from France that didn’t speak much english.  On the way back my transmission went out during a raging blizzard.  Reverse was the only gear that worked and I had to drive up backwards on the mountain between Buckannon and Elkins.  Michel kept muttering “Mon Dieux Mon Dieux”.  I had the door cracked and just followed the edge of the road up.  We turned around at the top and coasted down the other side to the relative safety of a service station.  I had to call the OBX to score a local Elkins contact to come get us.  I ended up selling the broken down Van to a farmer that wanted the firewood and needed a dry place to store it.

If you want a DVD or personal copy just hit me up, bmur@surfdogmedia.com