1. – Update: We want to go back to Afghanistan to shoot our first feature documentary "The Hard Places". Please support our endeavor on kickstarter and spread the word.
    thehardplaces.com
    – Winner of the CNN Journalist Award 2013

    As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan.
    We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush.

    locations:
    Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif
    We wanted to go to other places as well but there were several incidents and security was too bad. Just one day after shooting at the blue mosque in Mazar-e Sharif a mob started from the very same place storming the UN building.

    I have lived from 2006-2008 in Kabul doing my civil service for a humanitarian aid organization. This March I had the chance to go back with my fiancée to show her the place I love and to capture the beauty of this country with our cameras.

    At the same time I made this as a tribute to a dear friend, who was shot in the streets of Kabul. Gayle inspired me in her love and dedication for the Afghans.

    After a full summer with other work we had now the chance to do the editing.

    Lisa-Maria Puy who composed the music for us was wonderful to work with. We met her on Zanzibar island and back in Germany she composed this wonderful soundtrack within just 3 days (and nights). She studied music at HfM Detmold in Germany and is a very talented artist and we hope to work with her again.
    You can contact her on: puy-music[at]gmx.de

    Last week the clip got published in the iPad edition of Süddeutsche-Zeitung Magazin.

    I hope you enjoy and we are happy for your honest feedback.
    Lukas and Salome Augustin

    Equipment used:
    Canon 5D Mark II
    Canon 7D
    Canon 24-105mm L IS 4f
    Canon 16-35mm L
    Canon 50mm 1.4f
    Canon 85mm 1.8f
    Glidetrack HD
    Handgrip Nighthawk and D|Focus V3 (shoulder mount)
    Zoom H1
    2x Rode Videomic Pro
    Manfrotto 501 HD and 701 HDV
    LCW ND Filter Fader MK II
    We edited and colour graded the entire clip on Final Cut Pro X

    website:
    lukasaugustin.de
    more information and production photos:
    facebook.com/pages/Augustin-Pictures/161244407238332
    Twitter:
    twitter.com/LukasAugustin

    © by Lukas and Salome Augustin
    All rights reserved
    fell free to watch it on Vimeo, to share on Facebook, Twitter etc. but please ask for embed permission and please don't upload the video on Youtube or any other site. Thank you!

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  2. A segment for ESPN's Kenny Mayne's Wider World of Sports. Shot on C300, 5dmkII, 60d

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  3. Click here for info on how to see SAMSARA: barakasamsara.com/theaters

    ABOUT SAMSARA:

    Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. SAMSARA reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films BARAKA and CHRONOS were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry.

    SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

    Expanding on the themes they developed in BARAKA (1992) and CHRONOS (1985), SAMSARA explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man’s spirituality and the human experience. Neither a traditional documentary nor a travelogue, SAMSARA takes the form of a nonverbal, guided meditation. Through powerful images, the film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet.

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