The 2015 Oregon Coast Film Festival is this weekend in Bandon Oregon. Morrisey Productions submitted our Coast Range Mountains Backpacking Adventure Video into the mixed media category. Over the last 6-months we have been backpacking around the Coast Range Mountains with our DJI Phantom Drone attempting to capture scenic footage from various summits. Filmed entirely by drone, this video attempts to capture our journey as we explore the coast range mountains. To keep things interested we opted not to use maps but instead decided to find the summits for ourselves. Some of these locations took multiple trips and even days to find because the trails were overgrown and lacked markings. As the saying goes,"the adventure is the journey" and we had a blast exploring an area of Oregon that few people venture into. We opted to stay away from the popular tourist spots like Saddle Mountain and instead focus on lesser known peaks. The drone flying and camera work for our Oregon Coast Range video was done by Brit Morrisey with Seth Morrisey being the backpacker and actor in the film. During our trip to Mystery Mountain we were joined by our cousin Willy Weaver who can be seen in one of the final scenes of the video. Our hope was to bring viewers a new perspective of this beautiful Oregon Mountain Range. Our submission to the 2015 Oregon Coast Film Festival will be shown at 7pm October 10 at the Sprague Theater in Bandon Oregon. You can see more of our aerial work by watching our Oregon Coast Drone Video.
The address to the Sprague Community Theater is 1202 11th St SW, Bandon, OR 97411 or follow the directions on the map below. The show starts on Friday at 6pm and continues on Saturday with the best of the festival event starting at 6pm. Audience choice and the category winners will be picked late in the evening on Saturday.
Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach Oregon is the most photographed place on the Oregon Coast. This 235 foot sea stack is the 3rd largest intertidal "structure" in the world according to Wikipedia. Tourists from around the planet converge on Cannon Beach to photograph and observe the unique sea birds, crabs, and star fish that inhabit this area. The Morrisey Productions has been perfecting our nighttime photography skills and decided to capture the Milky Way Galaxy over the iconic rock. Shooting photography at night can be tricky and you must use a long exposure technique to allow enough light into the picture. We also used an iPhone app that gives us the precise location of the Milky Way Galaxy so we could frame the shot correctly. The next photo was taken the same night but we positioned the Milky Way Galaxy directly over Haystack Rock.
The Morrisey Productions crew backpacked up to an unnamed "Mystery Peak" in the Oregon Coast Range to film some amazing aerial drone footage. We are producing an Oregon Adventure video that will feature the most scenic sites in Oregon filmed entirely with a DJI Phantom Drone. Aerial videography gives the viewer a new and unique perspective that has never been seen before on film. I want to thank our cousin Willy Weaver from Southern Oregon for helping us carry all the gear up the mountain for this video shoot. The peak you see in the video is called Mystery Peak but we call it Sligs Peak after our good friend Chad Higgins from Cannon Beach pushed us hard to bushwhack through the woods and discover the summit. I have done a lot of backpacking but this place is still one of my favorite. The Morrisey Productions crew backpacked into this area about 2 years ago for a photography shoot before we had the DJI Phantom Drone. From the looks of the place and the "sign" on the trail it doesn't look like it has had much traffic since. This clip was filmed with our DJI Phantom Drone which has been fully upgraded for video production. The camera we were using is a Hero 4 Back with 4k recording capabilities.
In the background of this picture you can see the Pacific Ocean.
As the DJI Drone gets higher in the air you can see the ocean to the west and the Coast Range Mountains to the South and East.
As you can see from the video our camera work with the drone is flawless. This is a great clip, but we had so many good ones this didn't make the final cut. I love how Brit rotates the drone around us as he climbs higher into the air. The full Oregon Adventure Video filmed 100% with a aerial vehicle will be released in late summer of 2015. Subscribe to us on social media to see more aerial videos that didn't make the final cut. We are also entertaining sponsorship opportunities for company's and quality outdoor products. Contact us at the Morrisey Video Production for more information.
Over the years we have captured some amazing landscape photography in Seaside Oregon. Usually these photos are posted on our website, Instagram, and Facebook. I decided to edit a short video together showcasing our photography for the YouTube community. As a long time Seaside resident, I get tired of seeing the same photo of Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach over and over. The Oregon Coast is a beautiful place and there's so much more to see. In this video we decided to focus on our Seaside Oregon Photography. Our landscape photos have been picked up by Best of Oregon, Visit Portland, and many other big Instagram channels across the State of Oregon. We decided to include a bonus time-lapse and drone video at the end. Want to see more of our work? Visit the Morrisey Productions Portfolio page to see more videos, photography, and drone videogrpahy. We are currently working on an Oregon adventure video filmed entirely with our DJI Phantom Drone and GoPro Hero 4 Camera that will be released soon.
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Recently we filmed Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach Oregon with a Drone. Anyone who has lived on the North Coast for any length of time has seen thousands of pictures of Haystack Rock from every possible angle, but aerial footage gives a unique perspective on the iconic Oregon landmark. The aerial craft we flew was a DJI Phantom Drone that is upgraded for video production. The video was shot in late May 2015 in Cannon Beach, Oregon. The camera on our craft was a Hero 4 Black using the 4k video recording setting and a ND filter.
The 34th Annual Hood to Coast Relay was this weekend with over 12,000 runners starting at Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood and then finishing in Seaside Oregon. The race started out well but a freak late August wind storm hit the Oregon Coast this morning destroying the finish line, tents, concert stage, and everything else on the beach.
Event organizers cancelled all beach activities due to the high winds and flying objects. The finish line was moved in to Broadway because the Trend West building blocked the strong south winds. The sideways rain and 70+ MPH gusts on the beaches didn't stop participants though and the race went on as scheduled. Unfortunately, the concert, beer garden, and all other post race activities on the beach are canceled. Check out these pictures of the damage done by the Hood to Coast wind storm on the beach in Seaside Oregon.
This photo was taken at Ecola State Park otherwise known as "Indian Beach" near Cannon Beach Oregon. This is one of my favorite beaches on the North Oregon Coast. The lands for Ecola were purchased between 1932 to 1978 from the Federal Government and private land owners. The park charges a fee to enter and has a Cannon Beach viewpoint and a drive in beach access. Within Ecola you can find old growth Sitka Spruce, Western Hemlock, Seagulls, Elk, Deer, and tons of other wildlife. During the summer months Indian Beach serves as a popular surfing destination for those willing to brave the cold Pacific Ocean waters. The Oregon Beach Bill was passed in 1967 session of the Oregon Legislature which basically made all 363 miles of beaches public land. The Morrisey Productions crew also filmed this aerial drone video of Ecola State Park.
As you can see from this aerial footage the Oregon Coast is one of the most scenic places on earth.
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Haystack Rock is one of the most popular landmarks on the North Coast of Oregon. Tourists from around the world travel to the small beach town of Cannon Beach to get a glimpse of the 235 foot tall intertidal structure. Locals claim this is the 3rd largest intertidal structure in the world and is home to animals like star fish, crabs, sea anemone's, and limpets. The top of Haystack Rock is inhabited by hundreds of sea birds including the legendary Tufted Puffin. Morrisey Productions is in the process of filming and producing a Pacific Northwest adventure video that will include the most scenic locations on the Oregon Coast. Our video will be unique because it is being filmed mainly by drone. The above picture is a screen capture from one of our aerial fly overs of Haystack Rock. The full video should be released in late summer of 2015.
Updated: 2015 Beach Volleyball Pictures and Videos
For the last 30 years Seaside Oregon has hosted the world's Largest amateur beach volleyball tournament with over 1,200 teams playing on 110 courts! On August 7th, 8th, and 9th of 2015 it's going down once again in Seaside. Volleyball players from around the world will converge on the beach in front of the Turn Around. This year we are expecting record crowds and should have well over 1,000 teams competing in a variety of different divisions. Depending on the turn out, prize money can be as much as $15,000 for the winning teams. Event organizers estimate that over 10,000 spectators watch the volleyball matches each day with the two person team finals held on Saturday night, and the mixed gender team finals on Sunday evening. This event is sponsored by the Seaside Chamber of Commerce and you can get more information at the Seaside Beach Volleyball Website. As a native of Seaside I have attended the beach volleyball tournament as long as I can remember. I especially enjoy hanging out in the Bud Light VIP tent at center court with the crew from Clatsop Distributing. The photo above was taken during the women's finals during the 2012 event. Morrisey Productions will be at the beach all weekend taking photos and filming the men and women's final match. Keep reading to see our older videos of previous beach volleyball tournaments in Seaside Oregon.
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