Blueprint for Travel

Blueprint for Travel

Update: I will premiere “Blueprint for Travel” on July 7th, 2017 at the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum as a part of the monthly city wide “Art After Dark” series. This will be my first time exhibiting in San Luis Obispo and celebrates my one year anniversary of arriving here on of all things, the Amtrak Coast Starlight.

“Blueprint for Travel” explores the motion and poetic nature of passenger rail travel. This is an outside looking in and inside looking out shredded view of Amtrak’s Capitol Corridor route from Emeryville to Suisun City, California.

Back in 2012 I released a shorter 1 minute version “Blueprint for Travel rev. 1.2” that premiered at the Toronto Urban Film Festival. At that time the computer I was using lacked the horsepower to render the complicated array of video tracks I was demanding. I had to wait until now to complete this work in progress as I have since upgraded my system in the past year.

The former shorter version for your reference:

Camera, Original Music & Editing by Phil Loarie
Camera: Sony HDR-CX500v camcorder
Editing Suite: Sony Vegas Pro 13
Shot on location (Emeryville, Crockett and Benicia, California) from August 2012 through March 2013.
Post Production: Chumash Village, San Luis Obispo, California, June 2017

Cast: SchmueyVision

Walking through Cerdeña

Walking through Cerdeña

El verano pasado tuvimos la suerte de reunirnos con una amigo conocido a través de Vimeo, que amablemente nos invitó a pasar algunos días en sus casa en Cerdeña, para que tuviéramos la oportunidad de conocer algo de esa maravillosa tierra.

Gracias de corazón Francesco, por aquellos inolvidables días disfrutando de rincones mágicos.
Esto fue parte de lo que vimos.

Last summer we were lucky enough to meet with a friend known through Vimeo, who kindly invited us to spend some days in their home in Sardinia, so that we had the opportunity to know something of that wonderful land.

Thank you so much Francesco, for those unforgettable days enjoying of magical places.
This was part of what we saw:

Aqualung feat Kina Grannis “To the Wonder”.
Shot: canon 600 and canon 15-85, 50 1.4. SMC
Gopro2, and some shots with gh4.

Cast: david romero laure

Norway – The Lofoten Islands

Norway – The Lofoten Islands

For a place as far north as Alaska and Siberia, cold and unpredictable weather comes with the territory. Last March, I spent 6 days in Lofoten Islands. it was incredible! From snow storms to strong wind that literally pushed me couple of times, to beautiful sunny skies, not to mention the mesmerizing moment under the northern lights and of course Lofoten’s distinctive scenery and dramatic mountains and peaks.
This is a short movie of my vacation there I hope you like it and thanks for watching! 🙂

-Canon 6D
-Canon 24-105mm f/4 L
-Sigma 35 mm 1.4 ART
-3 shots using Radian2 and SliderFX studio
-Vanguard VEO 265CB Carbon Fiber Tripod

Cast: Rodrigue El Hajj, Musicbed, LRTimelapse and Alpine Labs

Land of Smiles

Land of Smiles

An adventurous and ultimately sobering trip through incredible Cambodia…

Nomads EP – Max LL (edited)
Dawn – The Cinematic Orchestra
Cordon de Plata – Gustavo Santaolalla (edited)

5Dmk3 w/Magic Lantern
Canon 24-105 f4L
Canon 70-200 f4L
Canon Macro 100 f2.8
Canon 50 f1.8
Merlin 2 Steadicam
GoPro HD Hero 2
Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro
Zoom H1 Mic
Fotopro Mini ATM Tripod
Benro Monopod


Premiere Pro & After Effects CC

Cast: David A Martin

Tokyo Glimpses 2017

Tokyo Glimpses 2017

As I did not had enough clips of tokyo to make a video, I thought not to do it. However, my son wanted some memories of that trip and asked me to make a short film.
I took my footages and tried a different look and here it is. Not a great film, but it help me to improve.
Hope you like it.
Gear : Sony a6300 – Came TV gimbal, Benro A38 monopod

Music: Ian Locke – “Daydream”

Cast: Erwin Olmos

PALAWAN From Above and Below

PALAWAN From Above and Below

Discover the gorgeous Palawan islands shot from above and below. Located in the southwestern part of the Philippines, Palawan consists of over 700 remote islands – many still uninhabited today.

Thanks to TAO Philippines (, you can fully experience the raw beauty of this epic landscape. TAO, meaning human, offers the rare opportunity to journey across the Palawan archipelago in a traditional Paraw sailboat and interact with the local communities on one unforgettable trip.
Produced by Periscope Creative (

Shot + edited by Scott McFarlane

Original score composed by the amazing Symphonic Planet ( and featuring vocals by my talented wife, Lindsey McFarlane.
Special thanks to TAO Philippines
Tour expedition leader: Bong Padrones
Boat Captain: Gener Paduga
Crew: Jameson Valderama, Jhunry Valderama, Emerick Martos, Amar Canopin
Chef: Toto
Pirate Dog: Amo
Equipment: DJI Mavic Pro in 4K, GoPro Hero4 Black, iPhone 7+

For more videos and 4k footage licensing information:

Follow me on Instagram @scott_mcfarlane

Cast: Scott McFarlane

New Zealand

New Zealand

In February of this year, Van and I spent 18 days in New Zealand exploring the South Island first and then making our way to the North. Our journey started in Queenstown and we drove up to Auckland with as many stops on the way as we could manage.

Shot with a Phantom 3 Pro and a Sony a7sii.

Cast: LILA B.