BEASTCOAST

CLIENT SELF
TYPE TRAILER
YEAR 2016
ABOUT Trailer for upcoming trail film series Beast Coast. Additional Footage provided by
 Jared Avigliano, Scott Dawson
, Eric Eagan, Jeff McBeth, Mike Mertsock, Chris O’Brien
Music: The Wild by Bastian license via Audiosocket
Words by Eric Eagan

SLOGGIN' IT

CLIENT GENESEE VALLEY  HARRIERS
TYPE PROMO VIDEO
YEAR 2016
ABOUT Video from the 2016 GVH Mudslog XC Trail & Obstacle Race. Filmed by Ron Heerkens Jr & GFMedia Entertainment Music: Run Boy Run by Woodkid Filmed using DJI OSMO

0SPF: A #TRAILSROC STORY

CLIENT SELF
TYPE SHORT FILM
YEAR 2016
ABOUT A short film about the creation of one the Rochester, New York areas top trail races, the 0 SPF Trail Half Marathon, and the creation of the club that started it. The film explores not only the creation of the race but how the race helped create, shape and redefine who #TrailsRoc was over the years.
Music by
Christine Sako: Woodwork
Nathan Mathes: You Love Will Set Me Right
John Nash: Relentless

DAM GOOD 2016

CLIENT SELF
TYPE SHORT FILM
YEAR 2016
ABOUT

I had a few hours on my hands and decided to test out some new gear. Put the Ronin-M to a test. Had some technical issues that I had worked out by the time I was done (that is what testing is for right?) Decided to mash up some of the footage with a song that has been stuck to my palette. I’m sure at some point this will probably get taken down because of the unlicensed music. As I was not worried too much about the cut, I left out all audio but the music. I have the footage for a later project. BUT the info for that is below. As for the race, Dam Good is an annual event and it was announced at the start that the boys at Goose Adventure Racing would be taking over next year. So this is a somewhat goodbye to the Fantons for fun times! I hear they will still be baking goodies.

Music: Louder by Kid Karate
Filmed with 7DMKII / Ninja Blade/ Ronin-M/24-105mm lens

STRAIGHT ON TILL MORNING TEASER

CLIENT SELF
TYPE TEASER
YEAR 2016
ABOUT A Trailer for an upcoming short film on the Candlelight 12 hour ultra and relay held at the Equicenter.

 

0SPF: A #TRAILSROC STORY TRAILER

CLIENT SELF
TYPE TRAILER
YEAR 2016
ABOUT A trailer for an upcoming short film

 

GOOSED! ONTARIO SUMMITS 2016

CLIENT SELF
TYPE SHORT FILM
YEAR 2016
ABOUT

A short film about the 2016 Ontario Summits Trail Race. I decided to take a day off of photography and flip the cameras into filmmakers. It was a windy sunny day which made for some interesting post production. Its not perfect, but an experiment for me going forward.

Special thanks to my Patreon Supporters, and PayPal funders. Also special thanks to my first assistant camera man, Chris O’Brien

GOOSED: ONTARIO SUMMITS TEASER

CLIENT SELF
TYPE TEASER
YEAR 2016
ABOUT A teaser for the an upcoming video on the Ontario Summit Trail Marathons race put on by Goose Adventure Racing.

 

STEEP TEASER

CLIENT SELF
TYPE TEASER
YEAR 2016
ABOUT

A little teaser for a future project that may take forever to get made….
Footage from a top secret hill tournament in the ROC

Music: Creative Commons – Logan Black Pines by Katie Lynne

 

BEHIND THE SHUTTER

CLIENT SELF
TYPE SHORT FILM
YEAR 2015
ABOUT

Behind the Shutter
A short film by Ron Heerkens Jr

Showing a little behind the scenes of photographing Twisted Branch 100K

MUSIC licensed by AudioSocket and Creatvice Commons:
“A Home in a Lighthouse” by Andrew Seistrup
“I’ll Be The Light” by Shadows On Stars
“Numbers” by Eight Bit Tiger

 

MIGHTY MOSQUITO

CLIENT SELF
TYPE SHORT FILM
YEAR 2015
ABOUT

A small recap video of the #TrailsRoc Mighty Mosquito 99 Mile Trail Ultra and Relay. I didn’t have enough coverage for the day, so there is a mix of preexisting footage, race day footage, and race day photos.
Photos by Ron Heerkens Jr (rhjr.me)
Music: “Traveler” by Sarah Shcarbrough licensed by AudioSocket (vimeo.com/musicstore/track/234502/traveler-by-sarah-scharbrough)

Filmed with GoPro Hero 4 Black & Canon 7DMKII
Edited in Adobe Premiere CC

 

COMMUNITY

CLIENT SELF
TYPE TEASER
YEAR 2015
ABOUT Another gopro test, low light, bright light, movement. A little preview of something in the works music “Running For Cover” by Ivan & Alyosha (temp needs to be replaced)

 

WANDER

CLIENT SELF
TYPE SHORT FILM
YEAR 2015
ABOUT a short test film on the go pro, testing out some new hardware and some certain shots and moves.
Nathan Mathes: You Love Will Set Me Right
John Nash: Relentless

 

CREAM RIDGE

CLIENT SELF
TYPE SHORT FILM
YEAR 2015
ABOUT A fun day watching crazy people drink and run. Apologies for the lanky video at times, still learning the limitations of how far I can push the DSLR, especially without a stabilizer.

BEAST OF WINTER

CLIENT SELF
TYPE SHORT FILM
YEAR 2014
ABOUT On January 18th, 2014, several runners took off on the annual tradition of running the canal path in Lockport out and back in what is known as The Beast of Burden. Some would go 50 mile, others 100 miles. This is the story of Ben Murphy and his attempt at his first 50 miles. In 2010 Ben began his current journey, 220lbs and overweight, Ben showed up on race day 70lbs less. His story is amazing, and one that is a familiar story in the ultra running scene.