This was an really fulfilling challenge.
Incredibly rich source material.. fantastic themes.. and not just hours, months of footage to choose from!
I'm still really thrilled with the edit - especially the outro, which flows really nicely, continually leading the eye, and containing many hidden goodies that gradually reveal themselves on repeated viewing.
Lovely guys to work with, and a wonderful time was had by all.
You can get their CD & fantastic feature film on DVD from the 1 Giant Leap official website
Look out for the new 1 Giant Leap project 'Two Sides To Every Story' - coming 2007.
Dir: 1 Giant Leap (Jamie Catto & Duncan Bridgeman)
Prod: Ari Miller
Ed: Simon Hiton
Co: Palm Pictures
©MMI Palm Pictures
About 1 Giant Leap
When Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman joined forces to create the project 1 Giant Leap, they embarked upon a global journey that included Senegal, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, India, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, America and Europe, equipped solely with a digital video camera, a laptop and a vision - to capture and weave together a unique fusion of sound, image and spoken word from some of the world's most happening musicians, authors, scientists and thinkers and to explore 'The Unity in the Diversity'.
Their treasure hunt brought many unexpected collaborations with such inspirations as Michael Stipe, Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, Dennis Hopper, Brian Eno, Asha Bhosle, and Baaba Maal.
The resulting double-Grammy nominated DVD consists of 11 short films - INSPIRATION, MONEY, FAITH, SEX, DEATH, CONFRONTATION, TIME, BLASPHEMY, UNITY, MASKS, HAPPY, and 30 behind the scenes movies.
'The Making Of 1 Giant Leap' has been broadcast globally by National Geographic Channel.
Maybe you've seen them playing live with their 10 piece band and cinema screens.
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1 GIANT LEAP
"Dazzling.” The Times
”Jubilant, unique, ambitious, epic, dramatic, life-affirming and positively absorbing…a musical and visual feast” DVD Monthly
“1 Giant Leap represents a genuinely ground-breaking audio-visual project of global dimensions”. The Daily Telegraph
“…whoever thought of putting Asha Bhosle and Michael Stipe together ought to be given the keys to heaven right now.” Essential World release. Mojo
“Gather round the modern world's campfire; the movie screen, television set, or laptop DVD player, and let this film's message wash over you in these troubled times. For "1 Giant Leap" is nothing short of an electronic drum circle, drawing the citizens of Earth together for a planet-wide cautionary pep talk. Mesmerizing and utterly profound, yet wonderfully accessible, 1 Giant Leap reminds us all of what we're capable of achieving”.
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"An amaZing film by two genius film-makers..." Bono