In Fall 2010, Stefan, Clemens and I were traveling through SouthEast Asia for 2 months. We shipped Stefans Landrover to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and then drove up through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Of course, Clemens and I brought our little DSLRs to capture every great moment of this memorable journey.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an amazing up and coming city. This time lapse is a culmination of 10,000 RAW images and multiple shoots capturing some of the cities relentless energy and pace of change.
Everyone who has visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam knows part of the magic (love it or hate it) is in the traffic. Ever since I first set foot in HCMC I have been captivated by the cities energy. Saigon is a city on the move unlike anything I have experienced before which I wanted to capture and share.
Thanks to everyone who helped with the film and thanks also to the numerous kind people who allowed me access to some amazing locations.
The Word HCMC magazine has published a Q&A interview with some background information on the project: http://tinyurl.com/88jp6vn
Winner of Best Experimental Film at Tiburon International Film Festival 2012
Official selection at: DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon 2012, Mudfest 2012, ANIMAYO 2012 and London International Creative Competition (LICC) 2012
In April 2014, Stefan, Clemens & I went on yet another journey with our trusted Defender, this time from Istanbul, passing the Black Sea Coast, to the vastness of Eastern Anatolia, then returning over otherworldly Cappadocia and enjoying the sun at the Turquoise Coast. In Short: all over Turkey with it's beautiful landscapes and wonderful people in 4 weeks. Thanks, Turkey, for for a memorable adventure!
Filmed with Canon 5D Mark III and GoPro Hero 3.
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
Canon EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG ASP
Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5
“Only The Winds”
Written by Olafur Arnalds
Published by Nettwerk One Music Limited
Sub-Published by Fintage Publishing B.V.