1. I spent some time in Dubai last week. It is a great experience. On the one hand you have the older part, on the other hand the crazy skyscrapers with the highest building in the world.

    I tried to find the people behind this, find the places where they would gather.

    Have a look yourself. I can't deny it has left me back with mixed feelings.

    Music: Cafe Oriental DJ Mocca remix, track "Enter the underworld"

    Techinfo: shot on hacked Lumix GH1 with kit lens, 1080p24, Canon FD 50mm f1.4, pancake 20mm f1.7, Fader ND MKII in full manual mode.

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  2. I was fortunate enough to spend 2 weeks in Cambodia, if you haven't yet been, go. I had an amazing time and would highly recommend visiting.

    Shot in HD on a Lumix GH1 with stock lens 14-140mm - (used for about 90% of the shots) and Nikkor 50mm f1.4.

    Music by Bonobo - Recurring

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    For those that are planning to go, here are my top 8 Cambodia travel tips (which are probably not unique to Cambodia):

    * The level of English was higher than I expected, but try to learn a few words in Khmer (Cambodian), even if it's only 'hello' and 'thank you', it goes a long way.

    * If you intend to buy a Lonely Planet before you come out -don't bother. There are lots of people (usually landmine victims) that sell them, they'll be more grateful that you buy a book from them than Amazon will ever be.

    * Even though there is some good stuff in the Lonely Planet, don't live by it, use it as a basic template. Remember that it's only 1-2 people's opinion. Check out sites like TripAdvisor.com and WikiTravel.org also restaurants and cafes will have free guides which are more up to date and written by people that live there.

    * Give the 'The Killing Fields' film a miss, it gives little explanation of what happened. Read Survival in The Killing Fields by Ngor Haing it's an amazing but horrific first hand account of what happened in Cambodia.

    * Bring small pocket change (pence/cents), you can dish them out to the kid sellers when you're not interested in buying their bracelets or books. Their money is in note form, so they hardly see coins and the kids went nuts for them.

    * It is generally safe but it's not unheard of that drive-by bag snatching occurs. Make sure your bag strap is around your torso and the bag in front of you, as opposed to on your shoulder by your side. I happen to witness one a few metres in front of me and the bag was snatched off a girl's shoulder as smooth as silk.

    * It does get tiresome and annoying that amputees constantly approach you to sell you postcards and books, but appreciate the fact that they're earning their keep as opposed to the able-bodied beggars here at home.

    * Remember to use your eyeballs, appreciate being there in the moment. Break the routine of thinking about composing shots and angles, leave the camera at the hotel for a day. The sad reality is that you'll probably spend more time looking at the scenery on a computer screen than you will with your eyeballs.

    Enjoy.

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  3. shot on GH1

    I introduce my pet dogs.

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  4. Shot on GH1

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  5. After a year of shooting movies with the GH1, I did a short compilation of my favourite shots. Some of the clips have already made it to other videos, some I've used for the first time in this compilation.

    The GH1 is truly a wonderful camera. I love its small size and swivel LCD, and I love the fact that it can accomodate just about any lenses out there. Do I wish for a bigger sensor? Of course. A more robust codec? Sure.

    Looking forward to what Panasonic does with the GH2. Global shutter? Better Codec? High-speed shooting? I can't wait.

    Videos all shot with Panasonic Lumix GH1
    Kit lens 14-140mm
    Fader ND
    Sigma 30mm f1.4
    Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro
    Minolta Rokkor 58mm f1.2
    Transcend and Centon 16GB SDHC cards
    Velbon C-400 tripod
    Manfrotto 190XB legs
    Manfrotto 128RC head
    Glidetrack SD Shooter
    Gorillapod

    Music is 'You make me Feel' by Archive

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