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ARUBA, 52 Weeks Of Sunshine

ARUBA, 52 Weeks Of Sunshine

This is a compilation of footages of Aruba I’ve collected from over the years I’ve been visiting, wether it’s for work or just for vacation. I did a bunch of try outs when I got the Canon 7D, GoPro and the GoPro HERO 3 but mostly just for fun. I edit with Final Cut Pro and use After Effects for post production.

“Mi dushi Island you’re always in my heart”

Enjoy!

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Cast: Ken Wolff

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

Nomadism

Nomadism

More films and photography on my website. mmellway.wix.com/photography

A visual pilgrimage through ancient cultures and natural wonders filmed during my travels over the past few years around the world.

So, we’ll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we’ll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.

-Lord Byron (George Gordon) 1788–1824

Narration read by Tom O’bedlam youtube.com/user/SpokenVerse/feed

Music: Bless This Morning Year by Helios

Most of these shots are originally shot in colour and can be seen in my other videos if you prefer to see them in colour.

Nepal vimeo.com/27323161

India vimeo.com/27551252 vimeo.com/34797341

North America vimeo.com/32658495 vimeo.com/38473978

Cast: Returning To Nomadism

Okunoin Cemetery Mt.Koya, Japan

Okunoin Cemetery Mt.Koya, Japan

Blog: hushhushvideo.com/

Okunoin is the largest cemetery in Japan. Mt. Kōya is primarily known as the world headquarters of the Kōyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.

Shingon Buddhism (真言宗 Shingon-shū?) is one of the mainstream major schools of Japanese Buddhism and one of the few surviving Esoteric Buddhist lineages that started in the 3rd to 4th century CE that originally spread from India to China through traveling monks.

Today, there are very few books on Shingon in the West and until the 1940s, not a single book on Shingon had ever been published anywhere in the world, not even in Japan. Since this lineage was brought over to Japan from Tang Dynasty China over 1,100 years ago, its doctrines have always been closely guarded secrets, passed down orally through an initiatic chain and never written down.

Music by Krzysztof Komeda (Rosemary’s baby soundtrack)

Filmed on the 5D MarkIII
Sigma 12-24mm
Canon 24-105mm

Cast: hushhushvideo

The Island of the Gods  (Bali)

The Island of the Gods (Bali)

Travelling through Bali, Indonesia.

Photographs: flickr.com/photos/mmellway/sets/72157631416354026/show/

I’ve been to Indonesia many time in the past while travelling through Asia and I have always wanted to show people how I see Bali. Most of the time I hear travellers talking about Bali and its all negative. Too many beaches, too many drunk tourists, and too many eat pray lovers looking for spiritual awakening. I want to show them that at the heart of this place there is something that drew people here a long time ago. Something more than beaches and bars. I’m no good at writing so I wont attempt to tell you what makes this place special, see for yourself. This wasn’t just a holiday for me, it was more like going home.

Thanks to the amazing people of bali and all the people I travelled with along the way: Jeanette, Christina, Gede(and family),Dani, Sissi, Charly

Music by Armand Amar
Home I, Home II, Home III

Camera/editing: Marty Mellway

There are a couple of shots from Malaysia in there as well.

Cast: Returning To Nomadism