Planned Obsolescence Documentary
Pyramids of Waste -or- The Lightbulb Conspiracy is a documentary about how our economic system is based on consumerism and planned obsolescence. Lightbulbs could last for decades, but then how would the manufactures make money? The first nylon stockings were practically indestructible, so DuPont told their engineers to make a new formula that would tear and get runs. Inkjet printers that simply stop working after a certain number of pages get printed - but don't worry, someone came up with software to reset the counter and get more use out of that printer. Then there is the social engineering of conditioning people to replace their perfectly functional stuff with new crap on a continuous basis. Finally, more of the heartbreaking scenes of poor people in third world nations dealing with hazardous electronic refuse. All that and more awaits in this film. Maybe after watching it you will start to think more critically about what you purchase.
Vimeo's Top 12 Videos of 2012.
Shortlisted at the Vimeo Awards 2012.
Tilt shift of the Carnaval party in Rio de Janeiro.
Soundtrack available here: tinyurl.com/6mrzndl
Made by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli.
Captured during Carnaval of 2011.
Music by Jarbas Agnelli.
Special thanks to Rede Globo, Liesa and Jodele Larcher.
Extra thanks to Aguinaldo Rocca (producer) and Nick Graham-Smith (recording engineer).
Thanks also to Guto Vaz, Marcio Avila and Duda M. for supporting us on the ground.
Effetti collaterali del "treno ad alta velocità" (documentario, colore, 2008).
Una video-inchiesta sull'impatto della TAV lungo la penisola italiana. Lo scenario che si dipana analizzando l'impatto che questa "Grande Opera" esercita sui territori che attraversa - in termini ambientali, sociali ed economico/finanziari - è sorprendente.
Altrettanto sorprendenti ed esemplari le proteste delle popolazioni che quell'impatto, inevitabilmente, subiscono. "Fratelli di Tav" combina il racconto di queste lotte ad una spinosa inchiesta sui rapporti tra criminalità organizzata, imprese e corruzione politica - rapporti anch'essi ad "Alta Velocità" - intercorsi nella realizzazione della Tav.
Un'analisi scomoda che svela quali inquietanti dettagli siano sepolti tra cemento e binari sotto ogni tratto della ferrovia che, lentamente ed a costi esorbitanti, viene portato a termine.
Un documentario di Manolo Luppichini e Claudio Metallo
A documentary about a journey to "The Edge of the Earth". The Gates of the Arctic National Park is the northernmost national park in the U.S. (the entirety of the park lies north of the Arctic Circle).There are no established roads, trails, visitor facilities, or campgrounds in the park.
Following the Alatna River you will see an amazing place people rarely see, including the amazing Arrigetch Peaks.
"For the next two weeks you must survive using the knowledge, skills and gear you bring with you. You will walk or float through intact ecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years. You will experience solitude, self reliance and nature on its own terms. Are you prepared?"
Filmed using Solar Power for Two Weeks = 10,000 combined shutter releases and video clips. Below is the link to how I accomplished this and stored all the pictures and video files.
Here is a link to the trailer:
This is were we stayed in Bettles, AK on the way back:
This is the link to the How to on the solar power set-up.
My brother took a longer trip, with his girlfriend Monika, on the Noatak River the following year.
5D mark II
EF 28mm F1.8
EF 70-200mm F2.8
EF 400mm F5.6
"Intro" The xx
"My Girls" Animal Collective
"Sweet Disposition" The Temper Trap
"The Road to Nothingness" Solar Fields
"Boy With a Coin" Iron & Wine