1. In January of 2016 I made the decision to move from the picturesque Pacific Northwest to New York City. Living in New York had long been a dream of mine, but doing so meant leaving the beauty of Seattle and the wilderness that surrounds it. During the summer, fall and winter leading up to the move I chose to create a film as my way of giving back the PNW for all it had given to me… and thus, Muir Song was born.

    The inspiration for this film came from my time living and being active in the PNW. My goal was to capture the energy and attitude of exploring Washington through the eyes of people who do so religiously. The film is set to a quote by legendary conservationist John Muir, and narrated by infamous mountain climber, Lou Whittaker.

    We were extremely resourceful in shooting this film due to challenging locations, and chose to backpack all of our gear into remote areas in order to find unique angles of the PNW. Our kit was small and mobile, but shooting on the Dragon with an anamorphic adapter enabled us to achieve a cinematic aesthetic without compromising portability.

    I'm excited to release Muir Song on April 21st, what would have been John Muir's 178th birthday. If you're unfamiliar Muir and his work check out his bio on the Sierra Club here: vault.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit

    Director: Janssen Powers
    DOP: Janssen Powers, Caleb Babcock
    Creative Development: Mckinzy Powers, Janssen Powers
    Producer: Mckinzy Powers
    Quote: John Muir
    Narrator: Lou Whittaker
    Music: Ryan Taubert- Revival, Imagine (Licensed via TheMusicBed.com)
    Sound Design: Defacto Sound

    Camera:
    -Red Scarlet Dragon

    Lenses:
    -Leica 50mm r mount lens (almost everything was shot on this lens + anamorphic adapter)
    -Tokina 11-16mm
    -Isco Ultra Star 2.0x anamorphic adapter (shooting 4x3 in camera to correct for anamorphic squeeze)

    Other Gear:
    -Freefly Systems Movi M10 gimbal
    -DJI Inspire 1

    # vimeo.com/162034040 Uploaded 87K Plays 41 Comments
  2. Over than 3500 km traveled in 20 days, capturing landscapes from the bluish tones of Pamukkale to the warm ones of Cappadocia, the all passing by a great variation of colors, lights and weathers through six other cities.
    I've crossed Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Ephesus, Istanbul, Konya; and tasted baklava, kunefe, doner, the turkish tea; and got the chance to meet the soul of Turkey, its people.. and got their smiles and their hospitality.
    This is Turkey lived by me from north to south, and I hope you enjoy it :)

    Directed and edited by Leonardo Dalessandri
    Music: "Experience" by Ludovico Einaudi
    
Voice off: Meryem Aboulouafa

    I have a new page on Facebook: 
facebook.com/leonardolucadalessandri
    You can like it, share it, or just have a look at it :)

    Watch my previous work "Watchtower Of Morocco": vimeo.com/66659080

    # vimeo.com/108018156 Uploaded 4.8M Plays 1,877 Comments

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