Iceland has become a popular destination since the singer Björk made her island famous by her songs. Yet few people know Iceland during wintertime. And I am sure that they miss a beautiful part of the island: the snow covered rocks, the magic arctic light and especially the phantastic aurora borealis dancing in the sky. The days spent at the Jokülsarlon glacial lake were one of the most beautiful and peaceful Christmas time I remember.
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Music by: Justin R. Durban/ "Alpha Command"/ justindurban.com
Winner - Best Cinematography, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2011
Winner - Action Sports Category, Vimeo Awards 2012
Winner - G-Raid Driven Creativity award - Professional Category
Winner - Best Cinematography, 5Point Film Festival 2011
Winner - Grand Prize - Chamonix Film Festival 2011
Winner - Best short - New York Surf Film Festival 2011
Winner - Digital short of the Year, Surfer Poll
Winner - Relentless Short Stories 2011
Winner - Amstel Surf Film Festibal, Peoples Choice award
Winner - Best short, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
Winner - Best International Short, Canadian Surf Film Festival
Winner - Best Short, Waimea Ocean Film Festival
A 15 Minute preliminary cut designed for festivals and promotion of the 3rd Take A Seat project with Dominic Gill. In the Middle of the Egyptian revolution Dominic takes his tandem to Tahrir Square and invites Egyptians to join him on a 2600 mile adventure around the entire country.
Gigantic Films & MediaBrain present: "DIVE". Short Film.
Dir. Benjamin Villeda | benjaminvilleda.com | @benjaminvilleda
Produced by Mariana San Esteban.
INTERNET LENTO: bit.ly/IlPexi
Feat. Luz Casillas (@LuzECasillas) & Juan Pablo Campa (@JuanPabloCampa)
Watch 'Happy Hour' my last short film (Vimeo Staff Pick) vimeo.com/18378812
Alexis gets nervous about commitment after her boyfriend asks her to marry him. An impulsive reaction will detonate a series of events that will help Alexis to realize that sometimes we just need a break.
This is a NEW, 25 Minute Version of "The Image Frontier - Making the Invisible Visible", with previously unseen footage and lots of new scenes! (for the Version with German Subtitle go here: vimeo.com/79065488)
A tribute to the International Space Station Program as well as Dr. Don Pettit, NASA Astronaut and ISS Astrophotographer, "Making the Invisible Visible" explores and celebrates the Art and challenges of Astrophotography orbiting earth Day and Night on board of the International Space Station.
Don Pettit's innovative photographic work, and his passion for low light photography, has definitely changed the way we see earth from space. Accompanied with great background info on the challenges, techniques and motives of astrophotography aboard the ISS by Don's famous "Luminance" speech, previously unseen footage by Astronaut weaves a compilation of 4 special ISS timelapses ("intro", "startrails", "fisheye" and "aurorae") into a captivating visual experience.
Welcome aboard the ISS - enjoy stunning photography, videos and timelapses from the Space Station!
"Making the Invisible Visible" was screened, and received a "honorable mention" at the 6th annual "Imagine Science" Festival in NYC (Oct. 2013, imaginesciencefilms.org/festival/2013-film-awards/).
Making-of the Video: christophmalin.com/wp01/2013/03/11/the-earth-from-above-my-new-iss-shortfilm-doc/
Some great intros and thoughts on the original film: slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/11/time_lapse_video_incredible_video_of_earth_seen_from_the_space_station.html
Great interview with Don Pettit here:
Dr. Don Pettit lecture excerpts courtesy PhotoShelter Luminance Conference 2012
ISS Stackings taken from my former Shortfilm "ISS TRONized" - vimeo.com/51499009
Special thanks to Dr. Don Pettit!
Great Music - great Artists:
"Old Red Shoe" - Baobab
"Sleepy Hollow Cemetry" - Acoustic Version - Baobab
Baobab - Phil Torres - baobabmusic.bandcamp.com
"Stars" - Rx by Eero Joenrinne / Lucas soundoflucas.com
Intro - "Reaching" - Jesse Hozeny
Outro - "Eileen" - Lee_Rosevere
Image courtesy of the image science & analysis lab / nasa johnson space center
"the gateway to astronaut photography of earth"
Shutter Noise: Nikon D4 ;) - oh, and please Nikon, how about a new version of the 2.8/8 mm Fisheye? It's time!
About 15000 Frames of 80000 processed with
Adobe Lightroom 5
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe After Effects CC
Cut & edited with
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Entirely rendered and produced on a Macbook Pro and iMac!
Finally, please also be aware of the growing issue of light pollution (plightwithlight.org) one can see in many of these scenes! Support IDA (darksky.org) on their challenge to preserve the night sky for us and our children, on reducing energy waste!
Visit our team at the UNESCO IYA 2009 Project TWAN (twanight.org) for some of the coolest nightsky images and videos on our planet! One people, one sky!
Always believe in your dreams and make it possible!
All the best,
P.S.: Check some of my other short films: