8 to 8 Nepal

8 to 8 Nepal

After spending a week in the mountains of Nepal on a humanitarian trip, my last day back in the city I had from 8am to 8pm to explore as much of the city as I could before my departure flight left. I decided to film everything I could between the two cities, Kathmandu and Pokhara, and this was the result of my footage.

Licensed Music – Music Bed
Artist | The Seige
Song | Take It (Instrumental)

Video Gear
Canon C100 Mark II & Canon 24-105mm

Hyperlapse Gear
Canon 5D Mark III & Canon 24-70mm

Cast: Colin Skillings

ANATOLIA EXPRESS — Chronicles of Turkey

ANATOLIA EXPRESS — Chronicles of Turkey

Hop on the Anatolia Express train with us, and imagine what turkey taste like for 3 minutes. We travelled for 2 weeks from West to East and back, most of the time on train tracks, and we discovered a truly inspiring people living in amazing landscapes and cities full of life.
We captured our vision of turkish life crossing by Izmir, Denizli, Konya, Göreme, Kayseri, Batman, Hasankeyf, Van, Erzurum, Ankara, Edinre and Istanbul.

Shot on 28mm only.

Gear :
A7s
28mm
DJI Mavic (RIP)
Iphone 6s plus
Custom bag with more video stuff than underpants

Music:
Débruit & Murat Ertel — Duman

Hugs to George Chahine, Mathieu Maury, all the great turkish minds we met and much love to my precious Aylin ❤

Cast: Stanislas Giroux

In Panama – 2017

In Panama – 2017

A 3-week journey through Panama, from the Carribean island paradise of Bocas Del Toro through the lush mountain areas around Boquete all the way up to Volcan Baru, further South, from the Azuero peninsula on the Pacific to El Valle De Anton and back to the sprawl of Panama City where the Canal connects two oceans.
While shooting a series of short commercials for Visit Panama we captured whatever we found on the trip to put together this collection of moments & sounds.

Directed by: Vincent Urban
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Camera by: Clemens Krüger, Max Neumeier, Vincent Urban
Edit & Sounddesign by: Vincent Urban
Grading by: Maria Carretero

Music:
Vessels – “4am”

Shot with RED Dragon, Sony a7s Mark II, Canon 5D Mark III

1000 Thanks to:
Jorge / Tom @ Slim Productions, Victor / Gustavo / Miriam / Jorge / Charlo / Angel @ LCAProductions, Ben / Lara / Tim / Sean / Nick/ Samantha @ VML, Christine / Lauren / Jojo @ Whitehouse Post, Casey / Maria @ CarbonVFX, Visit Panama (ATP)
and of course Maria, Maria, Juan, Allen, all the wonderful people of Panama and the cutest actor, Clementine the Sloth!

Cast: Vincent Urban, Clemens Krueger and Max Neumeier

Genoa – more than this

Genoa – more than this

Genoa is one of the most underrated cities in Europe. City reveals its charm if you decide to explore it. Here’s a short visual poem revealing feelings left with me after stay in this gem. City that is free of crowds and chaos you may observe in other places.

Filmed with Canon gear. Sound recorded with ZOOM and Rode mics.

Music by Tony Anderson.

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Cast: Alex Soloviev

Perfectly Normal

Perfectly Normal

I was introduced to Jordan, the effervescent subject of this Op-Doc, by a mutual friend; we met for lunch at his favorite deli in Los Angeles, where we live. That day, we waded through a getting-to-know-you conversation that somehow felt both more awkward and less awkward than most of its kind. Jordan has Asperger’s syndrome, and so he often gets pulled into his own world, one that can seem chaotic and isolated from ours. But he has learned to make deliberate choices to stay present in reality.

I found myself pleasantly surprised by the quick-witted middle-aged man having lunch across from me. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of music and movies, and a strikingly clever sense of humor. So I was intrigued. The lunch became the first of many meetings we shared over the course of many months, before we started filming this Op-Doc more than a year later.

Autism and Asperger’s syndrome, which is often considered a high-functioning form of autism, can manifest through a wide spectrum of symptoms; the severity and range of consequences vary depending on the individual. Sometimes these symptoms are barely noticeable, but on the other hand, around 40 percent of autistic children do not speak. (Symptoms often lessen by adulthood.)

In Jordan’s case, he lives independently, holds a job, and manages his own personal finances. He has a relationship with a woman named Toni who has multiple disabilities herself. But more importantly, he is self-aware, self-accepting, caring, with a strong ability to analyze and speak about his condition with others. He understands how he is different, and he has created a coping mechanism for himself that enables him to function in society and pursue his interests in the arts as an escape when it all becomes too much for him. It is these qualities that I wanted to emphasize in this film. I wanted Jordan himself to tell us his story instead of it being formulated out of impressions from the perspective of an outsider. A strong self-advocate, Jordan argues that he is not a disabled person, but merely a person with a disability. Someone from whom those he calls “normal people” could learn. Besides, he will argue, “everybody is not completely normal” anyway.

So much more research and support is needed to enable people with autism. There are no limits to what beautiful minds like Jordan’s can help us make of this world.

Official Selection SXSW Film Festival 2017.
Official Selection Camerimage Film Festival 2016.
Official Selection Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2017.
Official Selection Cinequest International Film & VR Festival 2017. (Winner Best Short Documentary)
Official Selection Oxford International Film Festival 2017.
Official Selection Raw Film Festival 2017.
Official Selection Athens Film + Video Festival 2017.
Official Selection Newport Beach Film Festival 2017.

Cast: Joris Debeij

ROMA

ROMA

At the end of March 2017 we spent 4 days discovering and walking into the streets of the magnificent Roma. A city full of charm where emotions are born at every street corner, in every church. We wanted to transcribe all the beauty of the place, its delicacy, its charm but also its intensity, its power and its lightness. We hope that this video will make you want to go to the city, so that Rome could upsets you as much as it upset us.

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Shot with GH4 and 12-35 mm
Editing and color grading : Premiere Pro CC

Music : Kai Engel ; Endless story about Sun and Moon
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Cast: L’oeil d’Eos