1. Afghanistan – touch down in flight

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    – 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. www.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: www.lukasaugustin.de more information and production photos: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Augustin-Pictures/161244407238332 Twitter: http://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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    • Cycling Kazachstan & Kyrgyzstan documentary

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      A documentary about our cycling trip through beautiful Kazachstan & Kyrgyzstan. The route we cycled: Almaty, Karakol, Issy Kol, Naryn, Song Kol, Bishkek and back to Almaty. For more pictures and GPS tracks have a look at our website; http://www.toko-op-fietsvakantie.nl/2009-fietsen-in-kazachstan-kyrgyzstan.php (there is a little dutch dialogue in the documentary but I am working on english subtitles)

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      • ALMATY Fixed Gear Riding

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        Video: Igor Backstrom/Maxim Malov Music: Clams Casino -I'm God

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        • Kyrgyzstan - Trekking in the Land of Lenins and Ladas

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          This video documents this years summer trek in Central Asia. I just slapped everything together because I could not wait. Maybe I'll do a short "beauty-cut" later, but generally I found it way too cumbersome to put down and re-shoulder my 28kg (60+ lbs) backpack for videographic purposes. So I don't really have a lot of footage options...anyway, this footage will be a nice reminder of an incredible holiday adventure. I have to say in all my travels, this trip ranks among the best. Kyrgyzstan is highly recommended. We first did the 11-day Terskey Alatoo traverse with 4 passes scratching at 4000 meters (13000 feet) in 8 days and then continued to the amazingly beautiful high plains of Syrty (also just shy of 4000 m). Greetings to everybody we met along the way. Note I: the one talking bit is on the ҡымыҙ - the national drink of Kyrgyzstan (and beyond) - a drink of "acquired taste". Note II: Yes, I know. No video of mine should ever feature "Modern Talking", but this is what the drivers blast at you in a Marshrutka and I wanted to be authentic :-P

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          • Cycling Central Asia - Part 1

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            Sweaty, itchy beards. Pounding 45°C desert heat. Lung-implodingly high mountain passes. Cows in lime-green Ladas. More friendly kids than an extremely enthusiastic baseball coach could high-five in the busiest of baseball seasons, and so much more vodka than even the most serious Russian alcoholic could ever dream of consuming. Months of adventure whittled down to minutes of digital moving-image-magic for your armchair entertainment. Kick back with a nice cup of tea and enjoy some snippets of our bike ride through Central Asia. Watch Cycling Central Asia - Part 2 https://vimeo.com/53205248 Huge thanks to our friends for the fun and adventure along the way, and of course for the amazing footage! Good luck with the rest of your adventures! Arian and Monique www.worldbybike.nl Marianne and Tobias http://www.velosophie.ch Ramon and Hanne Soundtrack Credits Kyrgyzstan recordings by Jerome Alexandre www.lebigjay.net The following tracks are licensed under a Creative Commons License “Khorezm family band 2″ Silk Road in Stereo http://soundcloud.com/silk-road-in-stereo/khwarezm-family-band-2 “Khorezm family band 4″ Silk Road in Stereo http://soundcloud.com/silk-road-in-stereo/khwarezm-family-band-4 “TV Dinner” Hiiragi Fukuda http://freemusicarchive.org/music/hiiragi_fukuda/The_Stable_At_Dawn/03_03 “over and under” Antiphon http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Antiphon/fall_n_rise_n1/over_and_under “Overand (csum cover)” csum http://soundcloud.com/ode81/overand “You on Stage” Heidi Harris http://soundcloud.com/heidi-harris-1/you-on-stage “TEDxPeñas-Jorge Saade-una sinfonia de introspeccion-Two Guitars (Russian traditional song)” TEDx Global Music Project http://soundcloud.com/tedxglobalmusicproject/tedxpe-as-jorge-saade-una-1 “Happy song by King Konsul & 12 Tribu Basque Roots Reggae Band” King Konsul http://soundcloud.com/kingkonsul/happy-song “The Stories Without Words (first edition, home records) — 7 — Song of Brass” aksenty http://soundcloud.com/aksenty/07-song-of-brass The following tracks were licensed under a Creative Commons License as well as with specific permission from the artists. Thanks! “Machines and Muscles” CAVE http://freemusicarchive.org/music/CAVE/ “Banjo” musicisfreenow http://soundcloud.com/musicisfreenow/banjo www.musicisfreenow.org “Ouistiiti” aztec http://soundcloud.com/ouistiti/ouistiti-aztec “Russian waltz” accordeosynther http://soundcloud.com/accordeosynther/russian-waltz Film Equipment Nikon D90 with 18-135 Zoom (kit) and 35mm fixed lens iPhone 4 Ricoh R8 and a few other point and shoot cameras our friends used. Zoom H1

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            • Tajikistan

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              A commercial about Tajikistan made for Euronews. Commissioned by TALCO aluminum plant to celebrate 20 years of Tajik independence. Production Company: rocket media communications - www.rocketmedia.at Agency in Tajikistan: Asia Plus DOP: Seppi Dabringer Director: Lawrence Blankenbyl Song: Vitamin String Quartet "God moving over the face of the waters" - Not used on televised commercial. Director's cut.

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              • The Kyrgyzstan Plan - Teaser

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                A sampling of the twelve+ hours shot during our Dec 2008 - Jan 2009 expedition to Central Asia. We plan to continue filming in Kyrgyzstan through the 2010 winter season. Feature release scheduled for August/September 2010. Co-produced by: Ellis Smith, Blacksmith Productions, Fort Collins, CO USA www.blacksmithadventure.com Ryan Koupal, Squeak of a Pika Productions, Boulder, CO USA www.squeakofapika.com Music and Motion Graphics: Toby Hendricks, Dead Space Volume Design, Fort Collins, CO USA www.deadspacevolume.com

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                • Uzbekistan - the gem of silk road

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                  To explore the golden trail of the Silk Road

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                  • ROUTES - A Visual Journey Throughout The Silk Road

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                    ROUTES is an art/documentary film about an overland journey from Istanbul to Beijing. The aim of the film is to visually focus on the present of the Silk Road and on the traces of its recent political past. The authors’ visual biography of the Silk Road is made through the stark observation of both ordinary and uncommon places, chosen along the journey, such as cemeteries, stations, borders, modern urban dwellings, roads and peripheral spaces. Directed by Cesare De Giglio and Paolo Paterlini contact: routes.silkroad@gmail.com Interview (in Italian): http://www.balcanicaucaso.org/aree/Turchia/Routes-la-via-della-seta-142260 Cameras: Canon 5D mkII, 550D Lenses: Zeiss Distagon T* 35mm f/1.4 ZF.2, Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4 ZF.2, Canon EF 17-40L Filmed on: Technicolor Cinestyle Edited on: Adobe Premiere Pro, Technicolor Color Assist

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                    • Murat

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                      This is a story of a shepherd who is loving his Muslim neighbors in a small village in a remote country in Central Asia. This film was directed by Timothy Chew and completed in partnership with Gratis 7 Media Group, Deidox, and The Austin Stone Story Team. For more information on Timothy Chew: https://vimeo.com/timchew For more information on Deidox: http://deidox.com/

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