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A RIDE REBORN

A RIDE REBORN

This is a short film based on the photography and writings of Rob Lutter.

His project, The LifeCycle, is a global cycling tour from London to London and has so far taken him 2 years and 15,000km to Hong Kong – his half way point.

Struggling with OCD and failing to find creativity at home, Rob left his home in England in 2011 alone by bicycle to find new life and meaning out on the open road.

After a recent successful Kickstarter to ‘kickrestart’ his journey, Rob is preparing to embark on the second leg of his tour to continue forth to the UK which he expects to complete by 2016.
The Life Cycle is also raising funds for mental health organisations OCD-UK (ocduk.org) and MIND (mind.org.uk)

This is a mixed-media work incorporating Rob’s photography in 3D space and footage shot on location in Hong Kong.

Follow Rob on: thelifecycle.roblutter.com/
Instagram: instagram.com/roblutter#
Facebook: facebook.com/roblutter
Twitter: twitter.com/robertlutter

Directed, shot and edited by Edwin Lee
Aerial cinematography by Will Clem
Co-produced by Shawn Tse and Tom McLean

Music:
‘Waking Up’ by M83
‘Feather on the Clyde’ by Passenger (Stefan Biniak Private Remix)

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When I first read about Rob on PetaPixel, which led to his Kickstarter and The LifeCycle website, I was immediately drawn to his stunning photography and deep, philosophical journal entries. I’ve always believed travelling and adventuring as a means to self-discovery. But reading about his frustration and unhappiness at home, and the steps he took to alleviate that – by embarking on this adventure – was just as captivating. It mirrored a period of time I went through. I failed to embark on my own grand adventure due to 4 years of illness in my early twenties. Having recovered now and worked my way up like a dog in Hong Kong’s media industry, I started to look back and yearned for that sense of adventure once again. My life today could have turned out different if I did take that adventure and may not have ended up in Hong Kong. Not necessarily for better or worse. Just different. Perhaps it was a fitting coincidence that Rob and I both worked in the film industries and us also hitting 30 this year.

When I realised Rob was in Hong Kong, I just thought to myself, I needed to chat with this guy and delve into his mindset. Here was someone who just happened to be in my home town, on the precipice of his great second leg of his adventure. I had to find him. When I discovered Rob had previously worked in the film industry, and his love for M83 and the Cinematic Orchestra, an idea sparked in my head to make a video with him. The initial idea was cloudy at best – I didn’t really have a solid pitch for Rob when we first met. I’m just glad we had similar music choices!

A week earlier, a friend – who also loved photography and cycling – and I were discussing about her urge for change and hitting a creative impasse. Here was someone I thought who was already doing amazing work, so, it’s dismaying to see someone lose direction. I struggled to find words of encouragement.
So when I first encountered The LifeCycle, I thought Rob was a great example of someone who combined both elements and exhibited the passion for adventure and the push for change that was so galvanising.

Then the idea of the film began to form into something tangible at least. I wanted to produce something to help Rob and his project, as well as in turn the charities he’s assisting by doing it in the one way I know best.
Rob’s journal entries are deep and thought-provoking, and I wanted to incorporate his words into a narration piece that exemplified his passion for adventure, his thoughts on the universe and the inner demons he faced.
I wanted to create a film that was a mix of documentary and hyper stylised film. I was also inspired by the YouTube videos based on the words of astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson (youtu.be/9D05ej8u-gU) and philosopher Alan Watts (Really, check them out if you haven’t yet).

This was a no-budget, non-commercial film; assisted by great friends, and fueled by the desire to create. I hope this collaborative film with Rob can motivate others to take that adventure they’ve always wanted; to make that leap into the unknown; and ultimately to not squander life.

Equipment:
Sony FS100 24/60p
Leica M lenses: 28mm f2.8, 50mm f.10, 100mm f2.8 (courtesy of ClassicalCameraShop.hk)
GoPro HERO 3
DJI Phantom quadcopter with Tarot T-2D gimbal

Special thanks:
ClassicalCameraShop.hk
Yann Chambrier

Rob – thank you for your time, words and images. God speed.


Cast: Edwin Lee and Shawn Tse

Vietnam Cycle Challenge

Vietnam Cycle Challenge

Ozge stepped out of her comfort zone to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s Research UK by embarking on a 450km cycle challenge from the North to the South of Vietnam. This is a visual memoir depicting her 10 day journey.

Her fundraising events caught a lot of attention in Milton Keynes – with a short interview aired on ITV News: itv.com/news/anglia/update/2013-08-19/cyclist-to-ride-length-of-vietnam-for-alzheimers-charity/

Her cycle challenge is over, but donations for Alzheimer’s Research UK are still accepted and appreciated 🙂
mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ozge

// filmed & edited by Mahmut Akay
Shot on the Panasonic GH2 + GoPro HD
Lenses: Olympus Zuiko f/1.8 45mm + Panasonic 20mm f/1.7

Cast: Mahmut Akay

iamSwitzerland

iamSwitzerland

This film was shot and written during my four week visit to Switzerland this summer. This is one of my favorite countries to visit and I hope to visit again soon. With so many beautiful things there, I came away with nearly 6 hours of footage that I somehow managed to cut to just 4 1/2 minutes.

Shot on: Canon 6D, Canon 60D, and GoPro
Music by: Dexter Britain

Cast: Kelden Peterson

CUBA – Lost in Time

CUBA – Lost in Time

A trip with my girlfriend through a broken, but absolutely beautiful island!
Lagged and broken, because of consequence of an economical embargo and communism in the early past….

Music by myself (c) 2013
Entirely shot handheld with a 5Dmk3 and 50mm.

Stay tuned on facebook.com/paul.wex.films 😉

BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPER NICE COMMENT :)))

Cast: Paul Wex

Malaysia & The Philippines

Malaysia & The Philippines

Two months, two countrys,two cultures, two religions. A fast journey with a lot of new experiences. The time we had was to short to explore everything in this amazing countries but it was enough to keep some great impressions in mind and on video.

I shot in this locations:

Malaysia:

Bako Nationalpark
Kuching
Niah Caves
Kota Kinabalu

Philippines:

El Nido & the islands of the Bacuit Archipelago (Palawan)
Banaue, Batad, Bontoc ( rice terraces)
Vigan
Laoag
La Union
Pagsanjan
Mt. Pinatubo

Equipment:

Canon 600D + Kit lens
Canon 50mm 1,8
Hague MMC for some steadycam shots

cutet with Premiere Pro & graded the footage with custom presets in Magic Bullet Looks.

Music:

Steven Gutheiz – Beyond the river
Sigur Ros – Stormur

Cast: Julius Zemaitis

Nepal & India: The Experience of Impermanence

Nepal & India: The Experience of Impermanence

2013, Travel Video, HD, 1’34”

We began our trip on 11th March in Kathmandu and ended up on 13rd May 2013 in Thiruvananthapuram. It was an endless exploration, breathtaking culture, once for a lifetime experience and yes; obviously we had lots of fun.

Music: Mumbai by Mike Barresi (Under Non-Commercial License)

Filmed with GoPro Hero 3 and supported with Canon EOS 60D.
Edited in the order it was shot.
Color Grading in Red Giant Magic Bullet.

My Personal Opinion about GoPro Hero 3 (White Edition):
Our Hero 3 was our third member during 63 days of traveling. To be honest, it was not a satisfactory at all and not a good teammate. Firstly, battery life was frustrating. We really regret about not having a backup battery. Avg. time for 1080p settings is 2 hrs., that’s what GoPro tells on its website. But our battery standed for mostly 1 hr. On the other hand, not having a LCD Touch makes it harder to frame what you capture so it was another regret. Next? It gave some SD errors or got frozen for 4-5 times without reason. Unfortunately all of that circumstances caused to miss some best moments of the trip. I highly recommend to have a backup battery if you’re travelling with GoPro and having a LCD Touch as well because while travelling it is almost impossible to repeat the shooting. It works randomly if you wanna something non-fiction!

I still believe that GoPro is perfectly ideal for capturing extreme-sports and self-documentation. But these were what I had experienced as a semi-pro user.

Cast: Efecan Kobo

Traveling 2.0 –  Uruguay, Argentina, USA.

Traveling 2.0 – Uruguay, Argentina, USA.

WOW more than 2.500 views in just a couple of days – thank you all for watching, the positive comments & likes. I appreciate very much.

———– Here the story of the video:

When I turned 30 my girlfriend surprised me with 2 flight tickets to Buenos Aires and from B.A. to Las Vegas.
We travelled through Argentina (RA), Uruguay (RAU) and the East Coast of the US by bus, car and plane. We ate, danced and had the best time. This is the video that tries to catch some of those moments…I hope you will enjoy the trip with us.

———– Technical Stuff:

Shot with: Go Pro / 60d / 5d / iPhone5.
Edit: Premiere / AE.

———– Music Rights:
Can’t hold us – feat. Ray Dalton by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
I know this might be a little tricky, hopefully Macklemore & Ryan Lewis or Microsoft will not mind. 🙂

Cast: clockknock

The Maghreb

The Maghreb

enriquepacheco.com
twitter.com/EnriquePacheco_
facebook.com/eppacheco

Morocco is a country that awakens in the photographer a desire for adventure.
From the green mountains of the northern Rif to the arid and warm desert of Erg Chebbi, Morocco offers endless opportunities to get those fantastic images that we have always dreamed of.

This trip to Morocco was certainly one of the most rewarding and enriching I have done so far, both for traveling alone and for the magnificent results that I have achieved. I have to say that I was very lucky with the weather and the people who kindly helped me throughout my stay.

And it was also very important the formidable equipment I have used: DSLR Sony A99 and Sony FS700, lent by Sony Spain, and Xlidercam-M, lent by kietacam.com. Therefore I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Javier Agueda, Jose Hernandez and Belen Arronte.

More info in my blog: enriquepacheco.com/category/blog
Come with us to Morocco! enriquepacheco.com/motion-pictures-workshop-in-morocco

Cast: Enrique Pacheco

natureLAPSE: Volume 3

natureLAPSE: Volume 3

This is the third volume of timelapses in my natureLAPSE series. This series of timelapses includes the following locations. Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, South Dakaota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

2012 was a busy year for me. I was fortunate enough to travel to many beautiful locations for both work and play. Whether the productions I was working for called for timelapses or not, I always tried to get at least one timelapse in to capture the location in which I was working. Many times as a professional cameraman, your working from sun up to sun down, leaving no time for anything else, so you will find a large amount of night sequences in this volume for that very reason.

Most of the timelapses were shot with a Canon 60d and tokina 11-16mm lens, some are done with a GoPro Hero 2. All photos were shot as RAW files, batch processed in Lightroom 4, strung together in Quicktime 7, and edited in FCPX.

A huge thanks goes out to Tad Hutchinson who made the music track for this piece as well as natureLAPSE: volume 2.

Enjoy!

Cast: Matt Ziniel and Tad Hutchinson (Array)

Boundary Waters 2012

Boundary Waters 2012

This is a video of highlights from our annual trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on the border of Minnesota and Canada.

Check out our 2011 video, here:
vimeo.com/28749494

Also very special thanks to Paper Tiger and Doomtree Records for the use of the song “The Fortunate Wayfarer”
You can check out more from Paper Tiger, here:
doomtree.net/paper-tiger/

Gear:
Nikon D7000
Nikkor 35mm
Nikkor 18-200mm
Sigma 10-20mm
Rokinon 8mm Fisheye
Konova Slider
Manfrotto 561BHDV-1
GoPro Hero 2

Cast: Carl Martin