A powerful award winning documentary on the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposed to stretch from the tar sands to the Great Bear Rainforest on the coast of British Columbia. The film shows the splendor of nature and first nation culture threatened by tar sands export through world renown photographers and beautiful imagery. The film was created as a tool to educate and inspire. Please share it through social media, film screenings, film festivals and with your friends. It highlights the beauty we all want to protect but that Big Oil will sacrifice for short term gain. Go to http://www.pacificwild.org to help protect this beautiful place and BalanceMedia.tv for updates and current projects from the filmmaker.
STAND, a new film from b4apres Media in association with Dendrite Studios, will take you into the heart of the largest temperate rainforest on the planet-the Great Bear in British Columbia, Canada. Hung on the skeleton of a good ol' fashioned adventure undertaken by a group of surfers, the potential effects of introducing super tankers to these pristine waters will be articulated. As the crew moves through this remote region under their own power, the landscape will be unfurled one paddle stroke at a time and punctuated by the faces and fears of the First Nation people who call this garden of Eden their home. Not just an efficient mode of transport, a stand up paddleboard expedition will be symbolic of "standing up" to preserve this last bastion of rainforest. Captured in cinematic High Definition, the film will bring the Enbridge Pipeline debate into the the collective consciousness in a way that will have you fishing in your basement for that old fluorescent wetsuit.
**To all those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We wish for the safety of you all.**
Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. This is my Japan. This is one of the many reasons why I love Japan. I shot this in many locations around Japan in the summer of 2009. Some of the location include Tokyo, Matsuyama, Imabari, Nagano, Gifu, and Ishizushisan.
I started this as a personal project to try and capture the beauty that I see in Japan. It started as just that...
But now that I have finished, I see it only as a beginning. This video, along with SAIJO MATSURI (vimeo.com/7458088) is just the start of a much larger project that I have now decided to do.
Anyone interested in helping fund/produce this dream of mine please feel free to contact me:
So I hope you enjoy this preview of what is to come in the future.
"Hayaku" definition: Hurry up
Camera: Canon 5DMKII
Additional equipment: Mumford Moco
Royksopp - Triumphant
The Album Leaf - Window
Edit: A very big THANK YOU to all the amazing comments from everyone! It is a great feeling to have one's work appreciated and possibly to inspire. Domo Arigatou!
Last Fall, I spent 5 days exploring Tibet. I wanted to attempt to mimic through these images and sounds how beautifully strange of an experience it was. In some ways, it was breath taking. In other ways, I felt tension and anxiety. Many months later and I still don't completely know how I feel about it.
But -- there's no other place on the planet that I'd rather go back to than Tibet.
(Click here http://goo.gl/nmS5o to READ what I wrote about the Impact of Social Technology on peoples and places like Tibet)
Music is by Clint Mansell and is from the movie soundtrack "The Fountain".
Camera: Canon Rebel T2i/550d with a Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6