The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world...
...so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it's unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it.
Production Company: Variable
Post Production/Editorial: The Mill
Directors/Cinematographers: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb @ Variable
Executive Producers: John Rule & Mike Sutton (@MNS1974)
Producer: Tyler Ginter @ Variable
Line Producer: Viraj Velinker
Phantom Tech: Nick Midwig
The Mill: New York City
Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Alex Maxwell
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Colourist: Sal Malfitano
Original Score/Sound Design: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv
Special thanks to the risk takers who helped make this job possible:
Rule Boston Camera - for trusting us with their Phantom Flex - Rule.com
Angenieux - for trusting us with their prototype glass - Angenieux.com
Gregory Colbert’s Ashes and Snow feature film captures extraordinary moments of contact between people and animals as seen through the lens of the artist’s camera on more than thirty expeditions to some of the earth's most remote places. Written, directed, produced, and filmed by Gregory Colbert, it is a poetic field study that depicts the world not as it is, but as it might be—a world in which the natural and artificial boundaries separating humans from other species do not exist. The viewing experience is one of wonder and contemplation, serenity, and hope.
Edited by two-time Oscar-winner Pietro Scalia; narrated by actors Laurence Fishburne (English), Enrique Roche (Spanish), and Ken Watanabe (Japanese). Musical collaborators include Michael Brook, David Darling, Heiner Goebbels, Lisa Gerrard, Lukas Foss, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Djivan Gasparyan.
A rogue with an eye for salvage - and the ladies - Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait of one man's deep sea diving career, told through his extraordinary collection of marine artefacts.
Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life.
The former commercial diver has plundered the deep for over fifty years, bringing to the surface anything that glittered -- even gold.
In a shipping container near the water, Ray tends his museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear.
He even still takes to the water in a 1900s diving suit.
Ray can be found most days at his museum at Yacht Haven Quay, Plymouth.
Subtitles available here: universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/I975goiWp75g/info/ray-a-life-underwater/
Produced and Directed by Amanda Bluglass amandabluglass.co.uk
Editor and Director of Photography: Danny Cooke dannycooke.co.uk twitter.com/dannycooke
Dive photography: Neil Hope divingimages.co.uk
Soundtrack: Tony Higgins tonyhiggins.org
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Shot for Sony Extra.Ordinary promotion on the FS100 with Zeiss ZF Glass.
See the BTS films for all three pieces here which shows how they were made: philipbloom.net/2012/12/08/extra/
Sound recorded in camera using a RODE NTG-3 microphone.
Please watch with great sound system or headphones. The volume needs to be cranked up!
View on the Sony website here: tinyurl.com/7sv6549
and also read the tip sheet and watch the BTS videos there (below is direct link)
You need to register on the Sony site but it's worth it! Very in depth!! Edit: there is an issue on Sony site with watching these. It will be fixed soon!
Music by Niklas Aman
Read more and see loads of BTS photos on my site here: philipbloom.net/?p=24739
The video was made for the 'Hello Future, A Music Video Challenge' contest by Vimeo and Saatchi & Saatchi, about interpreting and bringing to life the idea of 'Hello, Future' in the form of a music video for one of Moby's tracks from his new album, 'Destroyed'.
Directed by Ricardo Uhagon Vivas
Produced by WATERGUN.TV
Co-director: Stefan Pavlovic
Editor: Jorge Sandoval
VFX Supervisor: Gabe Valente Ferrao
Cinematographer: Chris Saul
B Camera Operator: Aaron Shapiro
Additional photography: Ricardo Uhagon Vivas, Stefan Pavlovic and Erik Anderson
Assistant Director: Rafa Sanz
Sound Mix: Nacho Lopez
Make Up: Pauline Noriega
Prop Master: Eric Fisher
Flyer concept: Simon Whybray and Veronica So
Lightboards courtesy of Photon Lightboards
Shannon Joy Rodgers
Thanks to everyone that helped out those two nights in Downtown LA and to all the extraordinary people we met in this nocturnal adventure.