The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

2016, 8.23 min, 16.9, 1080p24, Stereo
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sound: Byron Scullin
viola: Erkki Veltheim

This file is for preview purposes only and is not to be exhibited or distributed in any form without the written permission of the artist or representing gallery. Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne; Starkwhite, Auckland; FuturePerfect, Singapore.
© Daniel Crooks 2016. All rights reserved.

Cast: Daniel Crooks



Cuba is a very different place, you arrive there with absolutely no knowledge of what to expect and every single moment, you’re discovering something new for yourself – uncovering an alternative perspective of the world around you. Cuba is a unique place with wonderful people. This is the one thing that really stuck in our minds and hearts – People are merry and very grateful. Cubans have an enormous weight on their shoulders and their lives are far away from being simple or easy, but despite everything, they still always sincerely smile and are always willing to help you. Their internal strength is inspiring. We’ve made real friends and met people that we knew for a very long time, knowing them for just a few minutes.

I invite you to look into the lives of some of the people that we were lucky to meet during our trip. Please enjoy Lost in Cuba and let us know your thoughts about this destination.

Locations featured in this video: Havana, Trinidad, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Varadero
Directed, filmed and Edited by Timur Tugalev – National Geographic award winning filmmaker

Filmed with a Sony A7s
Edited in Premiere + AE

Read our blog about the trip here (Italian)

Cast: The Lost Avocado and Timur Tugalev Travel Filmmaker



A thousand miles from the mountainous North to the shimmering waters of the South.
A thousand smiles everywhere.

A special thanks to Ms Nguyen and to all the Vietnamese people for their kindness and generosity.

Filmed and edited by Fabien Ecochard
Sound design: Kerwin Rolland (

// Gears : 5D mark III / 35mm 1.4 / 50mm 1.4 / 100mm 2.8
// Music : Artist: Rhian Sheehan – Song title: La Boite a Musique – Label: Darla Records (

Cast: Fabien Ecochard



Helvetia by Night 360 is my newest time-lapse project. The first time in 360°. I used 4 DSLR in a 360° rig. A total of 55’000 photos were shot for this video between June and September 2016.

Deutsch ————————————————————————————–
Tauchen Sie voll ein in die Schweizer Bergwelt bei Nacht, vom Creux du Van, an den Fuss des Matterhorns und rauf zum Pilatus.
Helvetia by Night 360 ist mein neuste Zeitrafferprojekt und das erste Mal in 360°. Dafür kamen 4 Spiegelreflex Kameras zum Einsatz und es wurden über 55‘000 Fotos geschossen. Die Aufnahmen entstanden zwischen Juni und September 2016. Ideal ist es das Video mit einem VR Headset anzuschauen oder einem Google Cardboard.

Music by Jonathan Geer.


1. Creux du Van (NE)
2. Schongütsch (Brienzer Rothorn)
3. Rifugio al Legn (TI)
4. Rhonegletscher (VS)
5. Hirli (Zermatt) (VS)
6. Dent de Jaman (VD)
7. Pilatus
8. Ballonfahrt (SG)

Cast: Christian Mülhauser and Jonathan Geer

Astana, Kazakhstan. Timelapse & Hyperlapse

Astana, Kazakhstan. Timelapse & Hyperlapse

Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan. It is located on the Ishim River in the north portion of Kazakhstan, within the Akmola Region, though administrated separately from the region as a city with special status. The 2014 census reported a population of 835,153 within the city limits, making it the second largest city in Kazakhstan.
Modern Astana is a planned city, like Brasília in Brazil, Canberra in Australia, and Washington, D.C. in the United States. After Astana became the capital of Kazakhstan, the city cardinally changed its shape. The master plan of Astana was designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. As the seat of the Government of Kazakhstan, Astana is the site of the Parliament House, the Supreme Court, the Ak Orda Presidential Palace and numerous government departments and agencies. It is home to many futuristic buildings, hotels and skyscrapers. Astana also has extensive healthcare, sports and education systems.

Timelapse & Edit by Kirill Neiezhmakov
music: Warriyo – Mortals
Footage (this and many other) available for licensing in 4K

Астана — современная столица Казахстана, строительство которой идет сверхзвуковыми темпами. Зеркальные небоскребы, широкие проспекты и красивые набережные: именно такой предстает перед туристами нынешняя Астана.
С тех пор, как этот небольшой провинциальный город, известный своими «холодными» зимами, был объявлен будущей столицей Казахстана и по указу президента Назарбаева заменил Алматы в 1997 г., он «пережил» бурный рост и стал вторым по величине в стране.
Находится Астана на северо-востоке страны на берегах реки Ишим.

Съемка, обработка, монтаж: Кирилл Неежмаков

Canon 2x60d, 70d
Sigma 10-20 mm 4-5.6
Tokina 11-16 mm 2.8
Samyang 8 mm 3.5
Canon 17-55 mm 2.8
Canon 70-200 mm 4L
Vanguard Abeo Pro tripod
Adobe After Effects, Lightroom, LRTimelapse

Cast: Kirill Neiezhmakov

Oman Offroad

Oman Offroad

Enjoy this trip trough the Sultanate of Oman in 4 amazing minutes.

Travel from the breathtaking Musandam to Muscat and Nizwa.
Enjoy the amazing Oasis Wadi Shab, Wadi Tiwi and Wadi Bani Awf. Take an offroad trip into the desert of Wahiba Sands with endless dunes and cristal clear starry nights. Explore the Beehive tombs in Wadi Dam and climb up on top of Jebel Shams.

A tilt-shift time-lapse aerial film by Joerg Daiber.


You can license raw footage clips from the Little Big World series here:

Shot with Lumix GH4 and GH2, Gorillapod, 14-140mm and 7-14mm Lumix Lenses. Postproduction with Adobe Creative Production Suite.

Music: Carnival Overture by Antonín Dvořák performed by the United States Air Force Band.

Cast: Joerg Daiber

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