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Losing Control, Releasing Nature – The Directors Cut!

In the last of my series of films re-examining my output over the last 10 years, I present the definitive edition of my film celebrating my wife’s silver gilt award at the RHS show.

The background to the film was that Cesca’s Garden Design class had headed down to the Malvern show. The springtime show in Malvern has a history going back 30 years and it […]

By |July 12th, 2015|Categories: Basho Films, FL, General, Travel|

Outside Context

A website dedicated to long-form articles with depth and meaning.

Specialising on several subjects, particularly: world travel, philosophy, martial arts, Zen and Daoism

Outside Context articles have been featured on some of the world’s top websites, purchased by Airlines, featured in iPhone Apps, published as questions in degree level English examinations and comments have been posted by everyone from Lonely Planet writers to US Special Forces Lieutenant Colonels.

Film commission – Advert for war-zone.co.uk/

By |June 23rd, 2015|

Basho Films is proud to present a film commission for http://war-zone.co.uk/; a new milsim company setting up in the UK.

I was contacted about doing a film for this new company, but there was a problem – they had no footage yet. Always ready to meet a challenge I suggested a short ad using stock footage. The client sent me a simple storyboard and I got to work.

Here […]

Major overhaul of Basho Films

By |June 23rd, 2015|

We are happy to announce that we have completed a major overhaul of Basho Films, including a new logo for our favourite sub-brand!

Airsoft & Milsim Film-making
Recorded live, no scripts, no retakes – Pure, affordable, event recording
It has been a long discussion regarding splitting off the airsoft and milsim filming sides of Outside Context to their own site; but, in the end I decided to have […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation Payback Milsim – full film

By |March 23rd, 2015|

This is milsim roleplaying at its very finest. No actors, no retakes, everything happens live once the game is on! This incredibly well played event showcased some of the highest quality effects ever used in milsim. Including RPG attacks, EOD detonations, explosive entries and more.

50 Shades of Uluru

By |March 18th, 2015|

Come see the ever changing colours of Uluru in all its unbelievably rich and mesmerising splendor at sunset. Followed by the next morning as the sun rises and the colours grow as the sun bathes the rock faces in light.

The Magnificent Temples of Angkor (Special Edition)

By |March 8th, 2015|

The magic of the temples of Angkor are almost beyond imagination.

I met many people on my travels who have claimed […]

Christopher Ward C60 TRIDENT PRO 600 Review

By |February 24th, 2015|

There is nothing like buying, owning and enjoying watches for inducing consumerist fervour in men. […]

For Sale: RASPBERRY PI – Pre-configured as a TOR WIFI Hotspot!

By |February 21st, 2015|

The amazing Rasberry PI is a mini home computer for Linux hobbyists. It is a credit-card sized computer that plugs […]

Big in Japan

By |February 19th, 2015|

This was the very first film I ever made when I first purchased my camcorder. In 2008, I visited my […]

Wudang Mountain – Climbing the Dao in China

By |February 16th, 2015|

A journey to Wudang Mountain; the small mountain range in the northwestern part of Hubei, China, just south of Shiyan. […]

New Zealand – Country of Contrasts (Special Edition)

By |February 15th, 2015|

After watching LOTR for the first time I started a long journey of the heart. The first steps were the […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation PAYBACK – Download Now

By |April 27th, 2014|

This incredibly well played event showcased some of the highest quality effects ever used in milsim. Including RPG attacks, EOD detonations, explosive entry and more. All captured in the 20 minute film from Outside Context. If you have any interest in milsim then this is a must watch!

Hamilton JazzMaster Maestro Auto Chrono Watch Review

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Yes, there are many reason to wear a watch, but simply telling the time is the least of them. The first clue that there is another reason comes from the mind boggling array of wrist-based choice.

Endings and Beginnings – Basho and Cesca return home from their adventures

By |November 4th, 2013|

Endings are actually beginnings too. This is what I told myself as I sat in the tiny, oh so tiny, […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation DEADLIGHT Promo

By |November 4th, 2013|

This Tier 1 event included elements of a Tier 1 Sub Op and involved two live kidnaps of players obtaining their Tier 1 Team Badges. Some fantastic action, strong story and roleplay. Basho is proud to present some of the finest milsim on the planet.

Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, green tea and finding inner peace

By |October 6th, 2013|

I have written before about travellers wanting a point to it all, to travelling. In part this is perhaps seen […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation SANDSTORM DVD release

By |September 29th, 2013|

I know I know, its a year late… but, finally my film of Tier 1 Military Simulation’s Operation Sandstorm is complete and […]

Tier 1 Military Simulation – Operation ORCHID DAWN promo

By |August 27th, 2013|

New release!
Just fresh off the render machine is our latest production for Tier 1; Operation Orchid Dawn.

In aid of the […]

The Zen Gardens, Our First Days in Kyoto

By |June 20th, 2013|

The bullet train pulled smoothly and serenely into the station, totally belying the speed it had demonstrated when blistering through […]

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