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  1. A 2008 Retrospective: a good portion of my year.

    All images and videos (except for footage of my vimeo friends opening panels I sent, Aaron's trip video footage, and the Obama image) were created by myself throughout the year 2008.

    *I apologize for the poor quality audio that I haphazardly recorded with my laptop's microphone.

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  2. One year ago, inpired by Pirata, (vimeo.com/pirata718) I started a portrait project on flickr. flickr.com/photos/newsinger/sets/72157619846857180/
    One self-portrait every day for one year. I had just got home after being seriously ill in hospital for 6 months and it seemed to be a good way to keep a photographic journal of my recovery. Looking at it now, the whole thing reeks of narcissism but it was a tough year for me so what the hell.

    Home made music.

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  3. Directed by Sam Griffith
    Produced by Blake Heal
    Cinematography by Peter Cote

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  4. In 2008, I walked through China - one year, more than 4500km. All the while, I let my hair and my beard grow. This is the resulting video.
    Add me on FB: facebook.com/crehage Or drop by on my blog: thelongestway.com

    Additional info:
    - I never finished my original goal of walking to Germany. Instead, I walked for a year and roughly 4500km, passed the Gobi desert, and then decided to stop walking for now.
    - All of the distance from Beijing to Ürümqi was completed solely on foot, straight good old walking. There are instances where you can see me in the video sitting on a plane or riding a boat, but those are during breaks I had to take from walking, either to sort out bureaucracy issues or to take care of some personal things.
    - I had been planning this trip for over a year before I even started, and getting as far as I got was an experience for which I am very grateful.
    - Obtaining the necessary visa for a trip like this was not very easy, hence I had to go back to Beijing a few times to resolve some issues.
    - This is not a strict "1 pic a day" video, because I wanted to make it a bit more alive by adding some additional movement. Sometimes during the film you would follow me turn around, or something would happen in the background. I tried to capture these moments to make the video more interesting.
    - If you liked the music I used in this video, get it here:
    The Kingpins - "L'Aventurier" bit.ly/RXOMaz
    Zhu Fengbo - "Olive Tree" bit.ly/UDsHT7
    - The core of this project is in actually my blog where I have posted my extensive travel diary, starting from day 1 (Nov 9th 2007) and describing every single day until the end one year later.

    If you have any additional questions, please refer to:
    thelongestway.com/frequently-asked-questions
    thelongestway.com/extras/miscellaneous-advice
    and get the Google Earth file here (1KB):
    thelongredline.com/TLW.kmz

    Update - this weird beard video won at the following festivals:

    2009 Boulder Adventure Film Festival
    2010 Berlin Webcuts
    2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival
    2011 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
    2011 5th International Mountain Film Festival Domžale
    2011 Squamish Mountain Festival
    2011 Mezinárodný Festival Horských Filmov, Poprad
    2011 Vertical Film Festival, Moscow

    Plus:

    #8 top viral video 2009 at Time.com

    Thanks to madandcrazychild (she takes a photo every day), NK5000 (Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years.) and mattharding2718 (Where the Hell is Matt? 2008) for inspiration.

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  5. Official video for "Lie To Me"

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