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Old September 28th, 2014, 06:08 AM   #1
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...thought that would would attract your attention

So I arrived at a farm yesterday to film the groom and ushers setting off for the church on the back of a tractor when I found myself separated from them while closing a gate. Turned out I was not alone - have a look! apologies for the poor framing but I was not looking down the VF - my eyes were elsewhere!

Have you ever been in a life threatening situation on a wedding shoot?


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Old September 28th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #2
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Hey Pete

That's a harmless old cow not a bull .... if there were no udders brim full with milk and a big ring thru his nose THEN you could be running ... pretty fast and over the wall/fence/gate!!

From the video it looks like she was more afraid of you than the other way around. Then again she was somewhat bigger than you too so even if she ran you over in terror I would like to have been in that situation.

We were doing a video shoot at a wedding venue with a golf course and the driver of the golf carts stopped to allow two guys to tee off. I was in the first cart facing backwards so I could film the bride's cart when her windscreen just shattered! the golfer sliced the ball at a good 45 degrees and all I heard was a "wiz" and "crack" ... between my head and the bride's head in the following cart must have been no more than around 2 or 3 metres....if the slice angle had changed ever so slightly either her or I would had had that ball hit the side of our head .. and I assume a pretty much instant death!

They changed the access areas for carts after that at the venue

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Old September 28th, 2014, 06:50 AM   #3
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Actually the farmer shouting 'stay still - don't move - she's threatening you now!' lent me to believe it was pretty dangerous - he said it had a newborn at the other end of the field and was going into defensive mode! - that pawing of the ground looks like an animal about to charge to me!
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Old September 28th, 2014, 07:01 AM   #4
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Absolutely Peter! cows kill several people each year, glad you escaped.
Perhaps you should have stayed on the Udder side of the fence lol
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Old September 28th, 2014, 07:47 AM   #5
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Hi Pete

My apologies! I didn't know she had a calf or the farmer was yelling at you! Yep they are very protective of their young so you certainly wouldn't want a 500kg cow charging you !! I was wondering why she pawed the ground ? normally only bulls do that!

The main thing is you got out unscathed!!

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Old September 28th, 2014, 08:12 AM   #6
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I would of bottled it too ... I don't care if it's not a bull. I certainly wouldn't want to be charged at by an animal of that size!!! especially with my expensive gear as well!! Glad you escaped :-)
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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:34 AM   #7
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I hate to be mean to my mate Peter but if only I was a second shooter there, maybe sitting on the gate and filming Pete and the cow ...that would have made my day!!

Sorry Pete but you must admit that would have been fun footage to watch .... might even win a prize at Funniest Home Videos????
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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:46 AM   #8
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Jeez, that's just a silly old cow, search on youtube for Pamplona and see what real men are made of.
But to be honest, I would not have listened to the farmer and run straight to the fence :D
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Old September 28th, 2014, 10:28 AM   #9
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I feel slightly cheesed off (forgive the pun). Judging by the subject line I thought you must have had video of a truly horribly behaving bride or something. Only it was a real cow! LOL.

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