Tag Archives: India

My Kochi

My Kochi

This was my first trip to India, and I was dazzled by the energy, color, and life that emerged around every corner. I was visiting for a commercial shoot and shot this in my spare time over a couple days. What captured me most about India was the ways in which people, animals and flora have adapted to co-exist in a tightly knit ballet, always seeming to be just on the edge of chaos.

I only had time to visit one city this time around, but I hope to return soon and see more of this boundlessly fascinating country.

Thanks to Joshua Morin for the thumbnail design!

Music:
“I Love You”
Woodkid

Cast: Brandon Li and Joshua Morin (mojo43)

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

Camels, cows, horses, thousands of people!…Pushkar!

Camels, cows, horses, thousands of people!…Pushkar!

What do you do when you’re at one of the largest livestock markets in the world, combined with the chaos of a fair, hot air ballons, giant wheels and thousands of people? I was shooting for a promo (which I’ll upload at some point) and decided to do some timelapse as well.

wanted to move away from the usual ‘India’ ‘Rajasthan’ kind of visuals and look at Pushkar a little differently.

Little India Tekka Wet Market

Little India Tekka Wet Market

This is a short film about a really local place in Singapore: something not so pretty, but that would still tell an interesting story from the perspective of the camera – Tekka Wet Market in Little India. Here you can find a huge enclosed warehouse with row after row of stalls filled with local people, exotic fresh seafood, prime cuts of meat, fragrant Indian spices and fresh fruits and vegetables. The name “wet market” btw… comes from the constant wetting or spraying down the stalls and floors around the fish and poultry. It can get nasty in there!

For more info visit the blog: macomberproductions.com/2012/03/little-india-tekka-wet-market/