Five Ways to Experience Thailand

Five Ways to Experience Thailand

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Camera/Edit: Brian Lewis (
Music: “Hearts Aflutter” by Podington Bear

From comments in travel forums to gossip in hostel bars, I’ve heard the criticisms of Thailand — it’s too mainstream, too easy, too crowded for an authentic experience. “Thailand is so overrated…go to Laos instead,” or “Myanmar is the only real place left in Southeast Asia.”

But in July I returned to Thailand for the third time and spent two weeks traveling in Bangkok and northern Thailand. And somewhere between a bareback elephant ride through the steaming Golden Triangle jungle and a $1 plate of sinfully rich stewed pork leg at a Chiang Mai night market, I realized these pretentious critics couldn’t be more wrong. Thailand is freaking awesome.

Cast: Brian Lewis

Winter nightfall –  Lisbon, 2015

Winter nightfall – Lisbon, 2015

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu

This was my first experience with timelapse photography, i try to recreate the winter nightfall over the city of Lisbon.

A total of 2566 images was shooted and edited betweeen December 2014 and January 2015 with a Nikon d5100 dslr cam.

Music: Sunrise and sunset, by Alex Mason. Licensed under a Creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

Cast: Pedro Madeira

MOMENTA – Full Film

MOMENTA – Full Film

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Cast: Plus M Productions



Ah, Scotland. You have truly stolen a piece of my heart.

This short time lapse film is a compilation of memories from a glorious 16-day road trip I shared with my family in 2014. From rugged coastlines, powering waterfalls, and golden beaches to castles, mountain peaks, and sunlit valleys, Scotland has it all. One captivating adventure after another. 16-days simply wasn’t enough time to see all that Scotland beholds.

I’m thrilled to have Paul Leonard-Morgan’s superb score “Scotland” accompany my images for this piece. It’s a fine thing when a vision becomes a reality.
What I wanted to do here was simple: Portray the beauty, versatility, and tenacity of this small yet perfectly formed dot on the world map. My mixed use of color and black & white photography represents the dichotomy between the colorful life and dark history that has filled these lands; and tells you a little about how I see the world.
I dedicate this short film to the people of Scotland and to those that may never have the opportunity to visit in person.

Thanks to my family for your patience, and to Paul Leonard Morgan for the stunning music!
May you approach each day with intent and end it with a smile.

Music: “Scotland”, Composed By Paul Leonard Morgan:

Photography By Ally Alexis Coram

Cast: Alexis Coram

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Filmed on the Sony A6000
Lenses: Zeiss Touit 12mm f2.8 E / 32mm f1.8 E
1920 x 1080 HD / 16:9 / 24fps

Music: Jon Hopkins – Immunity
From the Album: Immunity
Label: Domino Records

Cast: naive studio, Sony Professional, Sony Professional USA, Sony MCS, Carl Zeiss Lenses, Manfrotto and edelkrone

A day in Coastal Norway (Timelapse) HD

A day in Coastal Norway (Timelapse) HD

Timelapse taken in Kjerringvik, Vestfold in Norway last summer. It’s a beautiful area by the sea, with the coastline being shaped by the retreating ice from the last ice age. You can see the smooth curved rock that are broken off at one end as the ice passed over.

Photobook with photographs from Kjerringvik is available at:

Also available on Youtube in 4K UltraHD:–HtU

Many of the shots in this timelapse film are HDR, meaning that 3 different exposures were taken for each image. This allows for keeping more details in light and dark areas of very high contrast images, like sunrises and sunset.
During the course of the week I shot this, I took nearly 14,000 images on my Canon 60D!

“Hero Down”, “Private Reflection”
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Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Cast: Jon Bagge

Sao Miguel, Azores 2015 in 4K.

Sao Miguel, Azores 2015 in 4K.

Feel free to download this 4K file off Vimeo to really see the quality.

I have already uploaded a longer version on YouTube in 4K. Basically their are over 3 extra minutes in the YouTube version but this Vimeo version still has my personal best clips. Most of the clips I took off were the random clips I took while I was on top of a volcano. I wanted to bore people less with the Vimeo version. Basically I took off some clips that might seam boring or too similar to other clips.
Here’s the link to the YouTube version in case some people want to see it.

Direct copy of the description on YouTube

I arrived in Sao Miguel, Azores on the morning of December 31th and left in the afternoon of January 13. I partly went to see my grandmother who’s 92 and been in bed for a few years. I also decided before I go that I really should rent a 4K camera, which ended up being the Panasonic LX100. I ended having shots of the New Year’s Even event in Ponta Delgada which is on my channel. I also got a ton of scenery shots like you see here.

Sorry about some shots looking like an earthquake was happening. My tripod is very light and so when theirs a lot of winds, it causes a ton of shakes. The settings were mostly f/5.6 to f/7.1 and the shutter went anywhere from 30 to over 125. I did not have an ND filter. Still, as you can see, when your camera is on a tripod, it isn’t too much of a big deal to not have it. Now if you panning with the camera, that’s different and it’s good to lock the shutter at 60.

I had plans to shoot in 2 or 3 more locations with the camera but unfortunately something bad happened. One of my clips looked a little bit overexposed on my laptop. I went to the same spot again to re-shoot it and then I decided to get 1 more shot before I leave which was a shot at the bottom next to the ocean. While walking, the floor was already a bit slippery but I decided to go all the way regardless. Once their, I took the camera out of my coat pocket and get a quick shot. That shot is the last shot in this video by the way. Once I got the shot, I put the camera back into my coat pocket and about say 20 seconds later, a gigantic wave got to me. I went to hold on to the rocks. Once the water came back into the ocean, a second wave decided to mess with me. I ran to grab on to a wall to make sure I don’t fall. On the way to get up, if a third wave got to me, it would be difficult to get to the wall and who knows what would have happened to me. Luckily, their wasn’t a third wave and I made it up safely with just a few scratch and a sore elbow. Unfortunately, the camera got messed up because of the water. I felt very terrible because not only was that a rented camera, I wont be able to get any more shots with it. Also, I’ve always put the camera inside a plastic bag and on this day, I decided not to. When I got back to the US and played the clip on my TV in which I originally thought was over-exposed, I saw that it wasn’t bad at all and in fact, it looked better than the re-shot clip!!!! Ahhhh! If I had known the clip wasn’t bad, I wouldn’t have went their.

With all that said, I’m glad I went. It’s always good to visit close relatives before they leave the Earth. Or to just visit the place you or your parents were born. Sometimes people plan to go back to certain places to visit but it’s always best to do it early rather than later. At least you have people like me who’ll make good videos but nothing like being in certain places in real life.

If I were to ever get the funds, I’d do a video of every single Island of the Azores. Heck, I wouldn’t mind traveling around the world to shoot the scenery and events.

Here’s part 1 of the New Year’s event I shot with the LX100.

Here’s the one I did in late August to early September of 2012 with a hacked GH2 camera.

People have shot all sorts of movies and photos in so many countries such as the scenery, cultural events, etc. Their could be events that people did in the past that they don’t do any more. It would be good to put that online. Personally when I shoot videos, it’s like I’m recording history. In several years, some of the things you see in this video could be different.

Cast: Paulo Teixeira

Philippines 2014

Philippines 2014

Two months of journey in the Philippines, mostly Bohol island.

We had some work to do there and weather was not so good because of typhoons but still awesome experience here 🙂

Equipment I used:

Nikon D600
Nikkor 35mm f/2 with ND filter (mostly used lens)
Nikkor 135mm f/2
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8
Samyang 8mm fisheye

As stabilization I used Glidecam HD-4000
Aerial shots from Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3 Black
Underwater shots also from GoPro

Edited in Sony Vegas.

Music: Sigur Ros – Stormur

Cast: Jan Berounský