I didn't expect 2020 to start with such a flurry of media work as it did. I was first asked to do a few series of screenshots - which isn't too stressful - but within about two weeks, I was contacted by multiple series organisers to produce four trailers for their upcoming championships.
A lot of time and effort goes into the trailers, and it's difficult to know the timescale on them, as it's only when I get a song selected and start recording that I know the true amount of footage and editing it requires.
The first one, released over a week ago now, was for the AOSC Super Series and Wolf Cup - one of the prime Supercars leagues in the Australian iRacing Community. I was asked by Mark Samuel of Mach-1 eSports after I did a video for them back in summer 2019. It was good to hear from Mark again and he was - as always - very generous and helpful when it came to getting me what I needed - no surprise he's on the series admin team.
My first experience with the new Supercars was a good one - these things are very photogenic and kind to cameras. That combined with the new iRacing Spec Maps and updated Depth of Field effects gives some incredibly pretty footage.
Here's the video anyway; see what you think.
After that came a series that I was incredibly fond of, after being on the media team for a few seasons, and having taken part in a couple of rounds for Beast Racing and CQR Club - the Racetech Euro V8 Supercars Championship.
Head Honcho Clyde Whiting wanted business as usual - a short and punchy trailer that could be adapted into a broadcast intro for Apex Racing TV. After learning how good these new cars were to look at, I was very excited for it.
A limitation that the series was going to meet was a lack of replays - through no fault of their own. After all, the cars were new so they didn't have a backlog of races to delve into. The Championship would have it's usual "media day" on the 12th of January and this would provide me some replay files to record from.
Production was pushed back after some Graphics Card issues - which were sorted no less than 24 hours later - and in all fairness I believe it to be the quickest turnaround on a trailer from when I started recording. I don't feel that it shows in the quality.
Again, here it is. Let me know what you think;
If you would like a trailer or promo video doing for your iRacing series, then please get in touch and we can discuss details. Please note that I can't always give a time scale, however, I probably won't be able to have one ready if your series is due to start within a week, but I'll try my best to accommodate any time restraints you have.
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