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europe :||: SUITE No. 1

europe :||: SUITE No. 1

From the shores of Monaco, to the memorials of Berlin, to the dampened streets of Paris.

I’ve always been caught in the crossfire of disputes on “favourite” European cities and despite popular belief, I’ve always picked the heart of France among other equally prominent sites. It’s the art, the food, the history, the populous city scene and, most importantly, the people. My trip was a little longer than that, so I threw in other amazing cities into the fold. I don’t trust my words to do these cities enough justice, so I’m going to use pictures instead.

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Narrated by Lewis Lai

“Suite” by Heather Dohollau
(from Le Dit des couleurs, 2003)

Sajan Gill as Red Jacket | instagram.com/dasajmahal

Sound Editing by Bryson Dodwell | imdb.com/name/nm8099161

Thumbnail and Design by Terry Mota | terrymota.com

MoGraph Logo by Medi Farshidfar | medifarshidfar.com

Design Consultants: Mariam Kahn and Shantanu Jahagirdar | manofvisuals.com

Editing Consultant: Ericsson San Pablo Chu | ericsanpablo.com

Additional Feedback: Paul Methot, George Vulic, Ivy Chan, Agatha Ho

Grade: Lumetri Colour & Lightroom

Camera: Sony a7s

Songs:

The Brothers Bloom OST by Nathan Johnson
One Perfect Moment by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Sea of Voices by Porter Robinson

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London: vimeo.com/153723590
South Asia (Hong Kong, Guang Zhou, Macau, Singapore): vimeo.com/126848584
Seattle: vimeo.com/130033888
South Korea: vimeo.com/101696338

visualsbyanthony.com

Cast: Anthony Poon

FRANCONIA

FRANCONIA

A cinematic loveletter dedicated to Franconia and to life.

Last summer I went on a filmic journey in my homeland.
I met new people and old friends, went to places I had never been before
and came back with a new way of seeing things.

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Text & voice by Franconian novelist Tommie Goerz.
tommie-goerz.de

– English subtitles available –

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Filmed, directed & edited by Jacco Kliesch
instagram.com/jacco_kliesch
jacco-kliesch.com

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Shot on A7SII (lenses: 10-18mm F4 / Canon FD 50mm 1.4 / Zeiss 35mm 2.8 / 28-70mm / Canon FD 85mm 1.8), RX100 IV, Phantom 3 Pro, GH1, Hero 4 Black, Pilotfly H2.

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Disclaimer Drone-Shots:
Alle Drohnenaufnahmen wurden 2015 und 2016 unter Einhaltung der geltenden Regeln aufgenommen.
Die Allgemeinverfügung der Regierung Mittelfranken wurde unterzeichnet.
Die Aufnahmen der Nürnberger Altstadt wurden nach Absprache mit dem Luftamt Nordbayern durchgeführt und die zuständige Polizeidienststelle wurde in Kenntnis gesetzt.

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Thanks to everybody who supported me.

Cast: Jacco Kliesch

BRITTANY, France – Along The Lighthouse Coast II

BRITTANY, France – Along The Lighthouse Coast II

0:00 The epic sceneries / 1:52 The fun part

**This is the 2nd of two episodes with impressions of the time we spent in Brittany. You find part #1 here: vimeo.com/159429724

Brittany, France has one of the highest lighthouse concentrations on this planet – no wonder that the lighthouses became a landmark of this region. Like a belt they are running along Brittany’s coast – many of them built on small rock islands, often far out in the ocean. Because of them and of course for the magical Mont-Saint-Michel (which is located right at the border of Brittany and Normandy) we hit the road to France’s West coast in the summer of 2015.

Enjoy the trip,
LAiO =)

Cast: LaioFilms

POLI’AHU

POLI’AHU

WWW.SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM presents POLI’AHU, a timelapse trip above the clouds to Mauna Kea in Hawaii, an inactive volcano 14,000 feet above sea level. Much of the mountain is under water; when measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea is over 10,000 m (33,000 ft) tall. In Hawaiian mythology, Poliʻahu is one of the four goddesses of snow, thought to reside on Mauna Kea. Today, the mountain is known as one of the most important land-based astronomical research centers in the world.

Our light pollution project WWW.SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM has taken us all across the continent to some of the most incredible dark sky locations, but the night sky quality here was absolutely stunning. We really lucked out with a crystal clear night and one of the best milky ways we’ve ever seen. You can even see the faint glow of the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater from the active Kīlauea Volcano at 2:41 (bottom right) and at 3:02.

Very special thanks to everyone at NASA’s Infrared Telescope Facility for their incredible support and access, allowing us to get the really cool interior perspective at 2:06.

From University of Hawaii: “Mauna Kea is unique as an astronomical observing site. The atmosphere above the mountain is extremely dry — which is important in measuring infrared and submillimeter radiation from celestial sources – and cloud-free, so that the proportion of clear nights is among the highest in the world. The exceptional stability of the atmosphere above Mauna Kea permits more detailed studies than are possible elsewhere, while its distance from city lights and a strong island-wide lighting ordinance ensure an extremely dark sky, allowing observation of the faintest galaxies that lie at the very edge of the observable Universe.”

Shot by Gavin Heffernan (SunchaserPictures.com) and Harun Mehmedinovic (Bloodhoney.com).
SKYGLOW is endorsed by the International Dark Sky Association darksky.org/.

Download Stills Here:
bit.ly/2p8Piwn

Music: “Genesis One” by David O’Brien / Chris Egan and “E Ala E” by Pualani Kanahele.
Special Thanks: Alan Tokunaga, Lars Bergknut, Dawn Pamarang, Brian McOuat, Nasa Infrared Telescope Facility, University of Hawaii, Mauna Kea Observatories, Hawaii Film Office, International Dark Sky Association.

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Timelapse artists and filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović are proud to introduce WWW.SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM, a 192-page hardcover photobook and timelapse video series exploring North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the increasing impact of light pollution on our highly fragile environment.

A blend of images, stories, essays, and anecdotal captions, SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation and the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomena known as “light pollution,” a grave threat not only to our incredible starscapes but also to the very ecosystem itself.

After a highly publicized Kickstarter campaign that ended as the fourth-most earning Photobook campaign ever, Harun and Gavin traveled over 150,000 miles and logged more than 3,000,000 photos on their grueling three-year quest. From incredible locations like the active Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii to Alberta’s majestic Northern Lights, SKYGLOW takes viewers on a visual journey through time, exploring our civilization’s evolving relationship with light and the night sky through the ages.

See how the ancient Puebloan archaeoastronomy sites of our native elders have now been replaced with the blinding “artificial day” of over-lit modern metropolises, and learn about the “Dark Sky Movement” fighting to reclaim the pristine darkness the Earth had enjoyed for billions of years. The importance of America’s threatened National Parks is also highlighted in a section of stunning landscapes from numerous parks, including Shenandoah, Yosemite, Acadia, Death Valley, Yellowstone and many more.
Completed in collaboration with the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), SKYGLOW also explores the numerous towns and sites that IDA has identified as official “Dark-Sky” Communities, Cities, Parks, Reserves and Sanctuaries.

Light pollution (aka “skyglow”) affects human health, animal migratory patterns, obstructs astronomy research and leads to over two billion dollars of lost energy every year in the USA. The book includes original essays on the subject from key science voices like BAD ASTRONOMY blogger / author Phil Plait, Eric Betz of ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE, and night sky crusader / poster artist Tyler Nordgren.

Though this is the first time Heffernan and Mehmedinović have put their night sky photos in print, their SKYGLOW timelapse collaborations have been seen by over 50 million viewers, and featured in a vast array of media, like The Rolling Stones 2015 ZIP CODE stadium tour and their 2016 DESERT TRIP shows, the Roger Waters DESERT TRIP shows and his 2016 Mexico concerts.

Cast: Sunchaser Pictures and Harun Mehmedinovic

Panasonic Lumix GH5 – Test Footage Church 4K/Ultra-HD | Metabones Speedbooster | Kessler Dolly/Slider

Panasonic Lumix GH5 – Test Footage Church 4K/Ultra-HD | Metabones Speedbooster | Kessler Dolly/Slider

Panasonic Lumix GH5 – Test Footage Low Light 4K/Ultra-HD | Metabones Speedbooster MFT/Nikon-G | Dolly/Slider Shots | Final Retail Version GH5 | Firmware v1.0 | Production veasonic.nl |

Music : r beny (youtube.com/rbeny | soundcloud.com/rbeny)
Camera : Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 (Cinelike-D – rec 708)
Lensen : Tokina AT-X 116 DX PRO 11-16mm f/2.8, Nikon MACRO 105mm f/4, Nikon NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4,
Gear : Kessler K-Pod Tripod, Kessler Hercules 2.0 Head, Kessler LowBoy Mount, K-Pod Premium Track Dolly, Kessler K-Flex Dolly Track.
Location : Church Onze Lieve Vrouwe Basiliek, Zwolle (The Netherlands, Europe) Basiliek van Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ten-Hemelopneming | basiliek.thomasakempisparochie.nl

Upgraded, redesigned, and filled with features, the Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera from Panasonic provides an outstanding imaging platform for shooters who demand some of the best video and still photography quality they can get in a single compact camera. At the heart of the camera is a 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor and a newly developed Venus Engine processor, which both offer dramatically improved processing times over its predecessor. This enables the ability to record 4K video at up to 60 fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording with select settings, Full HD video at up to 180 fps, 12 fps continuous shooting, and sensitivities up to ISO 25600. Also, the camera features built-in 5-axis sensor stabilization, which can work with certain lenses to activate Dual I.S. 2 for highly effective shake correction that can compensate for up to 5 stops of shutter speed. Other improvements include a speedier and more accurate Advanced DFD autofocus system that can lock on in just 0.05 seconds, as well as 6K PHOTO at 30 fps and 4K PHOTO at up to 60 fps.

Cast: Veasonic

Yaani

Yaani

I am going to take you in Lebanon, Je vous emmène au Liban

Intro Poem:
The moon said to the sun “oh cutie”
How much i’d like to hug you and kiss you
The sun felt shy and ran away in the night
And she starting knocking knocking at the door of the horizon
This side her cheek burns
And that side she is still not used to be kissed by anyone

Musics:
Ibrahim Maalouf – Lily&Soon Will Be A Woman
Fairouz- Ams ‘Intahaina
Yasmine Hamdan – Aleb

Direct – Film – Cut: Antonin Lechat
Translate from Arabic to English: Sally Abou Melhem

Cast: Lechat Films