7 Years Old

7 Years Old

Last weekend I found myself mid-air heading to Los Angeles. It was unexpected. Mom had a stroke the night before. The air stank of putrid uncertainty. The flight movie was “The Arrival,” a science fiction fantasy. Not my kind of a movie but I had to watch it as I desperately needed the distraction. In the movie the protagonist has contact with aliens and she can see the future. Later in the movie something very interesting happens. She chooses to have a child knowing that the child will die of cancer at the age of seven. Despite the certainty of this knowledge, she decides to get pregnant.
I found this decision fascinating at first but was soon struck with a more profound realization. Aren’t we ALL clairvoyant in our own ways?! Whether it’s seven, seventy, or anywhere in between we give the gift of life knowing that it’s temporary and fleeting with every passing moment. We all know that our stay on this abode is temporary and our souls are fragile from the moment we step into the world. We pay lip service to enjoying our time together but do we really?!
The video below is an 8th birthday project for my Son that I started last week, a few days before Mom’s stroke. I finished it at her bedside this past weekend at the Hospital. Thankfully, Mom has had a near miraculous recovery and we’re all grateful for our luck. I would like to dedicate this video to her as well as all the Moms out there who share the gift of life.
Get well Mom! Let’s all enjoy our time together. Thank you for this precious gift.

Cast: Ali

P H I L I P P I N E S

P H I L I P P I N E S

PHILIPPINES 2017

Shot entirely on the iPhone 7.

I got a chance of meeting the awesome, hospitable and good-humoured Philippino people Every inch of Philippines in 40 days.

Filmed on route to the cities of Manila , Alaminos , Iba Zambales , Banaue , Baguio , Tagaytay , Batangas , El Nido.

Directed and edited by Furkan Ethem Erdogan

Special thanks to Serkan Altinors.

Music
Olafur Arnalds “Only The Winds”

Cast: Furkan Ethem Erdogan

Salzburg to Verona – Crossing the Alps north to south

Salzburg to Verona – Crossing the Alps north to south

We went through Germany, Austria and Italy during a 18 days trek in summer 2016 crossing the Alps, from Salzburg to Verona. We took a few buses and trains along the way. Weather-wise, we had everything, we started with rain, then had fog and a lot of clouds, sun, snow, hail…
In those almost 3 weeks, we ascended the equivalent of Everest (about 8800 m) and we descended the equivalent of the Mariana Trench (about 11,000 m).
Our maximum altitude was in Austria, at Glorer Hütte (2,642 m).

Shot with Panasonic GH4, with Olympus M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO, Panasonic Lumix G 42,5 mm f/1.7, Panasonic 14-140mm f/4.0-5.8 and with Pilotfly H2.

Edited, composited and color graded with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Lightroom and Photoshop CC 2017.

Music: Himmelsrandt – VI.

Cast: Fabien Carré

An Incredible Journey – Directors Cut

An Incredible Journey – Directors Cut

A virtual flight through the sights and sounds of Upper Austria

This video is a personal edition of a video we produced for the Upper Austria Tourist Board.
oberoesterreich.at/derfilm.html

It took 8 months to produce and uses the HyperZoom™ method to produce a visually continuous journey with no cuts.

You can read more about the technique here: geofftompkinson.com/hyperzoom/

You can read a ‘Making of’ blog here: geofftompkinson.com/?p=1307

Cast: geoff tompkinson, Vincent JACQ – Composer and Liz Tompkinson

“CHEESE TROUBLE”. Short Animated Mashup. (English, French subtitles).

“CHEESE TROUBLE”. Short Animated Mashup. (English, French subtitles).

Short Film with Wallace, Gromit, Minions and… Cheeeese!
Original story.

Films & Characters created by:

Aardman Animations
Illumination Entertainment

Films used for Wallace & Gromit:

The Wrong Trousers
A Close Shave
A Matter of Loaf and Death
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Films used for The Minions:

Despicable 1 & 2
Minions
Banana (short film)
Banana Song (short film)
Home Makeover (short film)
Orientation Day (short film)
Panic in the Mailroom (short film)
Puppy (short film)
Training Wheels (short film)

Music by:

Julian Nott (The Wrong Trousers, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit)

Bernard Herrmann (The Trouble with Harry)

Edited & Directed by:

Fabrice Mathieu

Fan Film.
All rights are reserved to their respective owners.

Cast: Fabrice Mathieu

A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS

A FICTIVE FLIGHT ABOVE REAL MARS

The anaglyph images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera holds information about the topography of Mars surface. There are hundreds of high-resolution images of this type. This gives the opportunity to create different studies in 3D. In this film I have chosen some locations and processed the images into panning video clips. There is a feeling that you are flying above Mars looking down watching interesting locations on the planet. And there are really great places on Mars! I would love to see images taken by a landscape photographer on Mars, especially from the polar regions. But I’m afraid I won’t see that kind of images during my lifetime.

It has really been time-consuming making these panning clips. In my 3D-process I have manually hand-picked reference points on the anaglyph image pairs. For this film I have chosen more than 33.000 reference points! It took me 3 months of calendar time working with the project every now and then.

The colors in this film are false because the anaglyph images are based on grayscale images. I have therefore color graded the clips. But I have tried to be moderate doing this. The light regions in the clips are yellowish and the dark regions bluish. The clips from the polar regions (the last clips in the film) have a white-blue tone.There are a lot of opinions and studies of what the natural colors on Mars might be. But the dark regions often seems to have a bluish tone. Please study this issue on e.g sites by NASA.

This film is not scientific. As a space enthusiast I have just tried to visualize the planet my way.
The video begins with a nearby approach to Mars moon Phobos.
Some of the anaglyphs used can be seen on my blog, please visit:
av-creo.com/fictive-flight-real-mars

Please watch the film in 2K if possible for greater details.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

More to see and to contact: av-creo.com/

Cast: Jan Fröjdman

Amar Dhaka | আমার ঢাকা

Amar Dhaka | আমার ঢাকা

“My Dhaka is more than a place, its buildings, its roads, its people.
It is a drama in time, where 15 million dreams collide to create a spectacle like no other.
I have fallen in love with Dhaka. I have fallen out of it. The traffic, the pollution, the poverty, the bureaucracy! Yet, my Dhaka is full of life and strikingly beautiful. The smiling Rickshawala, the hustle and bustle of the street, the entrepreneurship spirit, the smell of freshly cooked Biriyani, the Falgun colours! I have traveled the world in search of love and have come back home to Dhaka to find it.”

We hoped to capture the essence of being in the streets of Dhaka with this project. Shot over a period of 10 days throughout Dhaka city. Even though we grew up in Dhaka, we become tourists in our own city. Exploring new places, meeting new people & discovering new experiences.

Equipment Used:
Camera: Sony A7sii
Lens: Sony FE 24-240mm,16-35mm, 55mm 1.8

Made by :
Farhan Hussain
Sajeed Sarwar
Safat Chowdhory

Music: Rejoicer // Guadaloop

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Facebook – facebook.com/BengaliFilmmakers
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Youtube- youtu.be/Ww6ndzsLjS8

Thanks a lot for watching!

Cast: Bengali Filmmakers, Sajeed Sarwar and Farhan Hussain