Planes Trains and an L200

Planes Trains and an L200

We met up in Lima, Peru and a month later we were in Puerto Montt, Chile. This is a movie about what happened along the way. Two robberies, four run-ins with the police, and over 650 miles driven in a car without a rear window didn’t stop us from completing our two goals: get the truck dirty and have as much fun as possible.

Apart from our two cameras we used no gear. No tripods, no steady rigs, and no fancy tech. This is a run and gun movie that, unfortunately, lost a lot of good material because of a robbery. We will gloss over that. Anyway, this is our take on what travel should look and feel like. Get up and go! Do more!

Song:
Man on Fire – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Little Daylight Remix)

Cameras:
Panasonic Lumix GH1
Canon T2i

Cast: DURAND NIXON VISUALS

First Time Paris

First Time Paris

A short weekend in Paris. My first visit. Some impressions of an impressive city.

Music: ‘Maybe A Goodbye Will Come’ by ferrie = differentieel, composition by Henry Newbury

2013 Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0
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more info at audio.dailym.net/2013/05/maybe-a-goodbye-will-come/ or soundcloud.com/differentieel/maybe-a-goodbye-will-come/ or dailym.net/2013/10/first-time-paris/

Cast: Ben and ferrie = differentieel

A RIDE REBORN

A RIDE REBORN

This is a short film based on the photography and writings of Rob Lutter.

His project, The LifeCycle, is a global cycling tour from London to London and has so far taken him 2 years and 15,000km to Hong Kong – his half way point.

Struggling with OCD and failing to find creativity at home, Rob left his home in England in 2011 alone by bicycle to find new life and meaning out on the open road.

After a recent successful Kickstarter to ‘kickrestart’ his journey, Rob is preparing to embark on the second leg of his tour to continue forth to the UK which he expects to complete by 2016.
The Life Cycle is also raising funds for mental health organisations OCD-UK (ocduk.org) and MIND (mind.org.uk)

This is a mixed-media work incorporating Rob’s photography in 3D space and footage shot on location in Hong Kong.

Follow Rob on: thelifecycle.roblutter.com/
Instagram: instagram.com/roblutter#
Facebook: facebook.com/roblutter
Twitter: twitter.com/robertlutter

Directed, shot and edited by Edwin Lee
Aerial cinematography by Will Clem
Co-produced by Shawn Tse and Tom McLean

Music:
‘Waking Up’ by M83
‘Feather on the Clyde’ by Passenger (Stefan Biniak Private Remix)

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When I first read about Rob on PetaPixel, which led to his Kickstarter and The LifeCycle website, I was immediately drawn to his stunning photography and deep, philosophical journal entries. I’ve always believed travelling and adventuring as a means to self-discovery. But reading about his frustration and unhappiness at home, and the steps he took to alleviate that – by embarking on this adventure – was just as captivating. It mirrored a period of time I went through. I failed to embark on my own grand adventure due to 4 years of illness in my early twenties. Having recovered now and worked my way up like a dog in Hong Kong’s media industry, I started to look back and yearned for that sense of adventure once again. My life today could have turned out different if I did take that adventure and may not have ended up in Hong Kong. Not necessarily for better or worse. Just different. Perhaps it was a fitting coincidence that Rob and I both worked in the film industries and us also hitting 30 this year.

When I realised Rob was in Hong Kong, I just thought to myself, I needed to chat with this guy and delve into his mindset. Here was someone who just happened to be in my home town, on the precipice of his great second leg of his adventure. I had to find him. When I discovered Rob had previously worked in the film industry, and his love for M83 and the Cinematic Orchestra, an idea sparked in my head to make a video with him. The initial idea was cloudy at best – I didn’t really have a solid pitch for Rob when we first met. I’m just glad we had similar music choices!

A week earlier, a friend – who also loved photography and cycling – and I were discussing about her urge for change and hitting a creative impasse. Here was someone I thought who was already doing amazing work, so, it’s dismaying to see someone lose direction. I struggled to find words of encouragement.
So when I first encountered The LifeCycle, I thought Rob was a great example of someone who combined both elements and exhibited the passion for adventure and the push for change that was so galvanising.

Then the idea of the film began to form into something tangible at least. I wanted to produce something to help Rob and his project, as well as in turn the charities he’s assisting by doing it in the one way I know best.
Rob’s journal entries are deep and thought-provoking, and I wanted to incorporate his words into a narration piece that exemplified his passion for adventure, his thoughts on the universe and the inner demons he faced.
I wanted to create a film that was a mix of documentary and hyper stylised film. I was also inspired by the YouTube videos based on the words of astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (youtu.be/9D05ej8u-gU) and philosopher Alan Watts (Really, check them out if you haven’t yet).

This was a no-budget, non-commercial film; assisted by great friends, and fueled by the desire to create. I hope this collaborative film with Rob can motivate others to take that adventure they’ve always wanted; to make that leap into the unknown; and ultimately to not squander life.

Equipment:
Sony FS100 24/60p
Leica M lenses: 28mm f2.8, 50mm f.10, 100mm f2.8 (courtesy of ClassicalCameraShop.hk)
GoPro HERO 3
DJI Phantom quadcopter with Tarot T-2D gimbal

Special thanks:
ClassicalCameraShop.hk
Yann Chambrier

Rob – thank you for your time, words and images. God speed.


Cast: Edwin Lee and Shawn Tse

THE CITY OF ANGELS

THE CITY OF ANGELS

In this short timelapse video I photographed many iconic locations in Los Angeles. LA has been filmed countless times, but I wanted to capture the city in a unique way. To do that, I used a technique called hyperlapse, which is a series of still photographs taken over a desired distance at a set interval. Every frame of this video is a still photograph.

After exploring the city, I’ve learned to appreciate Los Angeles in a way which I didn’t before. I love the views, the architecture, the history and the diversity. Yes, the traffic is horrible, and parking is a nightmare, but it’s a beautiful place, and it’s my home and I’m proud to say that I live in the City of Angels!

-Sean Collins

Follow me on:
facebook.com/bodhifilms
twitter.com/bodhifilm

Music by: Explosions in the sky — “The Birth and Death of the Day”

Article about the video in Los Angeles Magazine: lamag.com/citythink/citythinkblog/2013/10/22/at-the-speed-of-la-see-the-city-through-hyperlapse-technology

Shot entirely in 5K resolution with Canon cameras and lenses.

Post-Production workflow: Lrtimelapse => Lightroom => After Effects => Final Cut Pro 7

A big thank you to some of my friends that helped: Mervyn Cole, Jason McMahon, Ron Carlson, Nick Stich and Jason Fisher.

Cast: Bodhi Films

Vietnam Cycle Challenge

Vietnam Cycle Challenge

Ozge stepped out of her comfort zone to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s Research UK by embarking on a 450km cycle challenge from the North to the South of Vietnam. This is a visual memoir depicting her 10 day journey.

Her fundraising events caught a lot of attention in Milton Keynes – with a short interview aired on ITV News: itv.com/news/anglia/update/2013-08-19/cyclist-to-ride-length-of-vietnam-for-alzheimers-charity/

Her cycle challenge is over, but donations for Alzheimer’s Research UK are still accepted and appreciated 🙂
mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ozge

// filmed & edited by Mahmut Akay
Shot on the Panasonic GH2 + GoPro HD
Lenses: Olympus Zuiko f/1.8 45mm + Panasonic 20mm f/1.7

Cast: Mahmut Akay

WELCOME TO THAILAND

WELCOME TO THAILAND

Directed/Shot by Thibaut Buccellato
Edit by Thomas Correia
Graded by Julien Bru
Music : Andrew Bayer – A Brief Interlude
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Shot on 5D Mk3
Cut on Final Cut Pro
Graded on Da Vinci
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Cast: NEMA Prod and Thibaut Buccellato

Funding short film ‘Gold’ on Indiegogo!

Funding short film ‘Gold’ on Indiegogo!

PLEASE CHECK OUT HER CAMPAIGN ON INDIEGOGO!!- indiegogo.com/projects/gold-a-short-film
Gold Synopsis: 15 minute drama
11 year old Sammy, an only child, lives on an estate in London with her mother, Jan and her pet goldfish. Sammy’s real father left the family some time ago and the goldfish, however pathetic a pet that may seem, is Sammy’s sense of security and is everything to her. With her single mother working late most nights, Sammy channels her loneliness into a heart warming and unusual bond towards her pet fish. The goldfish, reflects Sammy’s powerlessness and also her reliance on herself as her only beacon of strength. Emotions run high one night as Jan’s alcoholic boyfriend returns home and tragedy strikes.

Local newspaper article – islingtongazette.co.uk/news/mother_and_daughter_team_appeal_for_funding_for_islington_based_film_1_2836106

Cast: Cleo Samoles-Little