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DakarREEL – CFG LIVE in Morocco | Map Film-bites

21 Oct

Shawna Cox | CFG is…  on Facebook.  “Be my friend – and HANG ON!” for photos of Baja 500, 1000, The Dakar Rally and every ADVENTURE inbetween and behind the scenes… 

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2008 Dakar Rally Race Route, Morocco, October 2008: Making of “Chasing the Desert”…  

Escaping Flash floods, desert nights, Canadian Girls racing hidden trails, deep inside the ‘Medina’ of Marrakech, hot diggity scarabs and a wee-bit-of night dune driving (and running the battery down…)??

–>>  “Where’s Shawna on the map?”

http://racetrackinginternational.com/tracking/shawna.php?raceID=8

–>>  Shawna’s Video Diary:
http://racetrackinginternational.com/multimedia/shaunacoxmedia.php

 

Canadian Film Girl | CFG, Shawna Cox

Canadian Film Girl | CFG, Shawna Cox

 

Who knew I would ever sit in the middle of the desert at night and be filming, editing and uploading daily film-bites.  1 HDV camera, 2 VIO-POV 1 car cams, 1 Mac laptop, 1 Iritrack GPS tracker, 1 crazy group of Canadians, 1 4×4, and 1 satellite way up in the sky (@ 7 euros a megabite, I might add = $200 + per 2 minute video)

where in the world is CFG....

where in the world is CFG....

I am on my last two days on the trail after a whirlwind 2 days in Cannes, France for the MIPCOM film market, then a midnight flight to Marrakech, Morocco.  I am currently on day 6???  …I think, and will be touching ground in Madrid, London, Toronto and finally home to Vancouver by next monday.  
I have been racing around Morocco, chasing Mark Miller’s Dakar Rally past  (Mark ends up in Morocco basically just as I leave…  timing) for the background for the 2009 Dakar Rally Documentary – the old Dakar Rally trail.  
I currently have a live map following our journey (the same iritrack as used on Dakar for the racers) as well as daily 2 minute film bites.  IRC stepped up to the plate to embed media into their live race maps – this is the first test.  
The tracker didn’t get started until 2 days into the trip, but the videos have been going well – uploading via satilite from the middle of the desert…  who knew.  (Rob!  what happened to video # 002 ??? 😉  

Thanks for keeping up with me, hot on the trail of Mark Miller (Team Volkswagen) and the 2009 Dakar Rally…    www.dakar.com

Good night from afar.

S
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2 Comments

Posted by on October 21, 2008 in DakarLOG, EventLOG, FilmLOG, TravelLOG

 

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2 responses to “DakarREEL – CFG LIVE in Morocco | Map Film-bites

  1. Tim Booth

    November 14, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Great stuff Shawna! Looks like you had a great time!! All the best!
    Hope to talk to you soon!
    Tim Booth

     
  2. athena schommer

    February 18, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Hi Shawna!!! Long time no see/hear. Just wanted to say hello and send you best wishes in all the projects you are doing. I’ve been checking in on your site for the past few months and it keeps expanding… good for you! I was real sorry to hear about the orginal cancellation on the Dakar rally, i meant to email you then but i didn’t know what to say. It seems like you have recovered gracefully. I hope to see you again someday maybe next time i can help YOU on the metro with YOUR bags 🙂 Take care and feel free to contact me.
    Athena (Gavin’s girl, we met up in Paris when Darrin was there for rugby…)aschommer@jlr-nb.com

     

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