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Dubai: A Skier’s Journey EP2 S3

Dubai: A Skier’s Journey EP2 S3

In 40 degree heat, in the largest sand desert on the planet, Chad Sayers and Chad Manley go looking for the one of the world’s strangest of ski environments: Ski Dubai. In the midst of a city of dizzying ambition, this ‘local hill’ climbs 60 vertical meters out of a luxury shopping mall. Inside the frigid, air conditioned space, they find a dedicated ski community of desert-dwellers, growing in the unlikeliest of places.

Presented by Arcteryx.com & The GORE-TEX® Brand

Written & directed by: Jordan Manley & Daniel Irvine
Producer: Jordan Manley
Narrator: Chad Sayers

Skiers:
Chad Sayers
Chad Manley
Mansoor AlShaali

Many thanks to:
DCI/Dubai Tourism
Arabian Adventures
Ski Dubai
Mansoor AlShaali
Jessica Horie
Andreas Teufl

Music:
“The World Goes Through My Mind” by Russel Walder
“Night Song” by Jami Sieber [courtesy of Audiosocket]
“Like A Movie” by Nicole Reynolds [courtesy of Audiosocket]
“It’s About Time” by Ruby Velle & The SoulPhonics [courtesy of Audiosocket]
“Baby Steps” by Cary Bird

Cast: ARC’TERYX and Jordan Manley Photography

Moby & Mark Lanegan ‘The Lonely Night’

Moby & Mark Lanegan ‘The Lonely Night’

Music: ‘The Lonely Night’ by Moby & Mark Lanegan
Cinematography & Direction: Colin Rich (deer-dog.com)

In celebration of 2013’s Record Store Day, moby and Mark Lanegan have collaborated on an exclusive track to be released as a limited edition 7″ on 20th April. The Lonely Night 7″ comes backed with a remix from electronic music legend Photek and is being released on moby’s own label Little Idiot.

moby on collaborating with Mark Lanegan:

“i’ve been a fan of mark’s from his early sst records days, and i’ve always wanted to work with him. he has one of the best and most distinctive voices of the last 25 years. now that we live near each other it ended up being really easy working on a song together.”

moby on producing of The Lonely Night:

“…And in producing the song, spike stent and i incorporated some very unusual production techniques… we ran all of the instruments through a distortion pedal into a guitar amp. so really there are only 3 tracks: left channel through a distortion pedal and guitar amp, right channel through a distortion pedal and guitar amp, and mark’s vocals. The end result is intentionally very broken and atmospheric.”

Colin Rich a LA based director who specializes in time-lapse photography has been commissioned to shoot the video to accompany The Lonely Night. The video features both moby and Mark Lanegan and flits between the desolate and far removed terrain of the Californian desert and the endless electric city expanse of Los Angeles.

Cast: Moby and Colin Rich

The Maghreb

The Maghreb

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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

Astronomer’s Paradise

Astronomer’s Paradise

Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on!
Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I
Astronomer’s Paradise is the first episode of a Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series.

Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world’s leading telescopes.

Operated by the European Southern Observatory (eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on the Paranal mountain, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry.

Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer.

Walking on the desert near Paranal between the scattered stones and boulders on the pale red dust, feels like being on Mars but under the Earth sky.

Paranal was selected for cutting edge astronomical observations also because of the sky transparency and steady atmospheric condition which let astronomers peer into tiny details in the deep cosmos using giant telescopes.

This film is made with footage from the November 2011 TWAN imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). We photographed 14 nights in a row from usually 05:30 pm to 08:00 a.m.

All video rights reserved by Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com) and Babak Tafreshi (btafreshi@twanight.org) of The World at Night (TWAN) program (twanight.org/tafreshi).
The inside vista-observatory video is contributed by Stephane Guisard (astrosurf.com/sguisard).