Held across Hobart’s vibrant and bustling waterfront, the four-day festival brings together the largest and most beautiful collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere. From its humble beginnings in 1994, it has grown to become the most significant event of its kind in Australia.
Along with the exhibition of these beautiful boats, the festival delivers a lively combination of incredible local food, live entertainment, music, demonstrations and displays. Don't miss the Maritime Marketplace at Princes Wharf No. 1, the exciting Children's Circus School at Parliament House Lawns, the Tasmanian Fishing Industry display, the International Wooden Boat Symposium, the Shipwrights' Village and of course the wonderful display of classic and modern wooden boats across the waterfront.
The 2017 festival created the perfect opportunity for us to create a time-lapse of the hustle and bustle that comes with this event. So many people flock to the waterfront and enjoy the sights and sounds that the festival provides so we thought it would be fun to try and squeeze the spirit and energy of this into a short 3 minute clip.
To make all this happen we were lucky enough to partner with Tourism Tasmania and Nikon Australia. This helped us gain access to some unique locations and Nikon Australia were very supportive by lending us a huge 200-500mm zoom lens, which made it possible to create some interesting shots.
Big thanks goes to Matt "The Liva" Green from Viridian photography for his help because 2 of us couldn't capture all the necessary angles it required.
It was a big project that took 3 days, tens of thousands of images, multiple locations, hours of editing and lots of patience but the end result was worth it.
We hope you like the video so go and check it out