About a year ago I met David and Yogi at the StanceWars car show in Bellevue, WA. After including their Benz in my StanceWars 2012 video, they came to me asking to feature their car in a video to show friends and sponsors. Later that year we met up in a warehouse a friend of mine owns and began shooting with the available light. For months the content sat unedited until I finally sat down and figured it had been long enough. I’m glad to show off David and Yogi’s sweet ride, and hope to be doing more features in the future!
I finally had a chance to make it out to Canibeat’s First Class Fitment hosted at Princeton Airport in NJ and I must say I was completely blown away by the superior level of cars that attended. The show hosted some mint condition nostalgic JDM and Euro cars achieving very proper stance, as well as some freshly modified cars laying frame while obtaining immaculate pain jobs paired with very aggressive fitments. All and all the show brought together a great vibe that kept spectators enthused for hours on end. I had an amazing time with the CIB crew and cant wait for 2014! Hope you guys enjoy.
For the 3rd year StanceWars has brought together slammed, flush and fitted cars together from the Pacific Northwest . The top 100 cars showcased on the rooftop of this VIP style event provides enthusiasts with a first hand experience to witness the finest cars in the area. Whether your into JDM, Euro, Static or Air everyone seemed to find a car they could connect with. This show is growing every year, so if you wanna make that top 100 you better spin those coils down and polish those fenders. We at Canibeat had I great time covering the event, enjoy the video!
I flew down to LA and spent the weekend with my buddy Matthew Ramos from Panda Feet Productions. It was great getting to chill with some of the Canibeat crew again and checking out the LA area together. Matthew and I double teamed each car with 5Dmk2s and a variety of lenses and tools. We had a great time and can’t wait for the next. Enjoy! – Loren
I took a drive up to Golden Gardens (Seattle, WA) with Fellow Canibeat Photographer Ignatius McCarthy a few weeks ago for this meet which was put on by Mike Tolliver @ Stancewars and NW-Built. The meet accommodated 3,000 people and hundreds of cars. Here is just a slice of what went on. Enjoy guys!
Nov 16, 2012
Videography By: Loren Haleston
Words By: Loren Haleston
I’ve been building a new Hexacopter (6) for about 3 months now, this one is able to carry a DSLR camera. After finally getting all the bugs worked out i was ready to test it and my new wireless video transmitter. I was flying the hex while my copilot controlled the camera gimbal from a remote TV feed. For the most part we had everything operating properly just in time for another Pat’s Acres Racing Complex drift event. This GoKart track located in Canby, Oregon has been providing a safe place for local rear wheel drivers to tear it up for the last 3 years now. Its always a great opportunity to see some awesome grassroots drifting as well as shoot drifting in a relaxed environment.
DJI S800 w/Wookong GPS – Futaba T8FG – Photoship One 3x Gimbal – Hobby King 900mhz video downlink
The hottest event in the Formula Drift season, Las Vegas Motor Speedway was filled with heated battles for the remaining points before the final race in Irwindale, California. Top drivers pushed each other to the limit often ending with some serious collisions. Many of the drivers gave it all they had and left with nothing. Check out my recap of the event containing driver interviews and incredible slow-mo shots bringing you closer than ever before. – LORENinHD
I was fortunate enough to hang with the rest of the Canibeat crew way out in Long Beach California this last weekend and it was a blast. The tandem Canibeat X Hellflush car show brought out some awesome looking cars in a great location along with some chill people. I especially enjoyed the live music and DJ battles perched right next to the beautiful Queen Mary. After shooting all day and getting sun burnt this show will be something I definitely look forward to next year. – LORENinHD
A huge turning point at this stage of Formula Drift as Jeremy Lowe knocks out Justin Pawlak in the top 32 leaving teammate Vaughn Gettin JR to take the lead in the overall points series. Now with the top 3 drivers only 15 points from each other the battle for the championship is closer then ever.
One of my favorite shows of the year StanceWars brings cars of all makes to create the largest fitment/stance show in the northwest. Whether you’re into JDM or Euro there is guaranteed to be something that spikes your interest at this show. Ironically I almost didn’t make this event smashing the oil pan on my “stanced” e30 over 100 miles away but I was fortunate enough to have good friends to help me out. Everything is shot on a Canon 5Dmk2 including Canon 35mm 1.4 and a Tokina 11-16 2.8. I used a custom made slider dolly my tripod and old fashioned roller blades. Enjoy! – LORENinHD