I have written before about working out at home, but I never thought that this post would be anything more [...]
Bio: Philosopher, film maker, writer and IT expert.
Occupation: IT Consultant, film-maker and writer.
Interests: Debate, cooking, computer-gaming, reading, writing, videoing, martial arts, airsoft, movies, diving, skiing… (The list goes on — Basho is a philosopher and therefore into everything!)
A best of from years 2 - 5 of my Tier 1 Military Simulations films and a look ahead to 2016.
I have written before about violent conflict and the story of a crime, a true crime, and its martial consequences. [...]
In the last of my series of films re-examining my output over the last 10 years, I present the definitive [...]
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.
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 magic of the temples of Angkor are almost beyond imagination. I met many people on my travels who have [...]
After watching LOTR for the first time I started a long journey of the heart. The first steps were the [...]
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!
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 are actually beginnings too. This is what I told myself as I sat in the tiny, oh so tiny, [...]
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.
I have written before about travellers wanting a point to it all, to travelling. In part this is perhaps seen [...]
I know I know, its a year late... but, finally my film of Tier 1 Military Simulation's Operation Sandstorm is complete and [...]
New release! Just fresh off the render machine is our latest production for Tier 1; Operation Orchid Dawn. In aid [...]
Writing an article about Zen is almost a contradiction in terms. That is unless I simply leave the rest of [...]
4am in Tokyo, Japan trickled around and we were ready to go. We skipped breakfast and headed down to the [...]
"So," said Cesca loudly and clearly, just as I was drinking from a water bottle, "What's all this about China [...]
Everyone loves Pandas and at the Panda Conservation Centre near Chengdu, China is probably the best place to see them [...]
No recent product launch has grasped the Zeitgeist as much as the Pebble watch. It represents a perfect storm of [...]
"You have to imagine," said the man in broken English, "that this..." he gestured his hands at the view in front of us, "big lake... flood wide and deep... great water!" He broke into a wide toothy smile.
"But I didn't want to raise the alarm" "Why not?" I asked "Well," said the man, uncertainty creeping into his [...]
Shot entirely on location at CopeHill Down. The main feature is 37 minutes of the best milsim ever undertaken in the UK! I had an inside track on the “serial” events, a first person perspective on the role play and took part in all the big actions – including the capture of the objective for the US team. All cut together with music and professionally coloured, this is a great film of how deep milsim can go.
I have played many and been to many events where the organisers said they had reached the perfect balance point between real military exercises and a simple skirmish. I realise now that they either made the game too boring or little more than a skirmish with complex medic rules; milsim for the Xbox generation. In Operation Jawbreaker, Tier 1 also strived for that perfect balance themselves and in the most important respects I think that they came damn close to achieving it.
I got into running about a year ago after ending up in hospital twice in three karate lessons. After the second time my wife and I had "a conversation" and I agreed to take up a sport less likely to cause injuries. I clearly picked the wrong one though.
This is a dual editor collaboration. The DVD will contain 2 x 30 minute renders of the footage from the game (one by me and one by Chris). We had filmmakers following both teams, capturing all the briefings, the serial events and all the action in the best FPS Basho tradition - quite a package!
When you travel through a country, especially if you are using a published travel guide, you are walking a well trodden path. Indeed maybe a thousand people are doing it with you simultaneously. This has a very strong effect over time, as more and more guest houses start catering only to the backpacker and spring up all along the route, which had myriad knock-on effects. Such as: taxi services who know the guide books better than you do and hordes of travellers at ever corner all "experiencing" the local atmosphere; all the time failing to realise that they are in a "bubble" like a Disney theme park ride.