Here is a short film created for the 3rd Edition: Zot Movie Festival, dedicated to extreme sports, presented on the 16th of October 2010.
The film was shot from January to July 2010 in Reunion island at different surf locations: St Pierre/ La Tortue/ 03 Roches/ Les Brisants.
A big tribute to the following riders who made this film possible: Maxime Huscenot/ Christophe Allary/ Charly Chapelet/ Laury Grenier/ Olivier Marimoutou/ Hugo Dubosc/ Adrien Rapp and others.
Hopefuly next year there will be more directors to present and promote the island of reunion as well as its riders, through their own styles.
"Press Pause" a été tourné de Janvier à Juillet 2010.
Une partie importante du tournage s'est fait en parallèle d'un autre film de surf, réalisé sur Maxime HUSCENOT ("MADMAX: A Journey to Somewhere Island) qui était présenté dans le cadre d'un concours international de surf .
Je n'ai pas souhaité reproduire ici, la même trame que "SIMBIOZ", qui s'appuyait davantage sur le paysage réunionnais.
L'objectif de "PRESS PAUSE" était de mettre en avant l'essence même de la glisse: action et énergie ... mais à un rythme plus modéré grâce à l'ajout de ralentis et d'instantanés.
La post-production m'a demandé beaucoup de travail en terme de montage, habillage graphique puis retouches colorimétriques, ce qui représente un peu plus de 60% du projet. Côté créativité, j'essaie d'innover et de repousser à chaque fois un peu plus mes limites.
Je souhaite que la prochaine édition du festival suscite davantage l'attention des réalisateurs dans la catégorie professionnelle. Zot movie est un challenge qui nécessite du temps et de la patience, pour être à la recherche des meilleures conditions de houle, et surtout beaucoup de passion.
Toute ma gratitude va aux surfers et bodyboarders sans qui ce film n'aurait pas vu le jour:
Et d'autres qui se reconnaitront.
Je remercie les organisateurs Arnaud et Nicolas, ainsi que toute l'équipe et les partenaires présents au festival.
I love this city. As tribute, I’ve pieced together thousands of photos that I think capture Toronto’s beautiful skyline, and the essence of the lively downtown core. All but one of the scenes in this time-lapse were shot between September and October of this year.
In some ways, my presentation of Toronto is a follow up to a recent summer fling in Ottawa, where I produced Capital Cruising; thanks to CTV Ottawa’s interest in using the video as an introduction to their 6 o’clock news, I was able to devote myself to the creation of what I hope is a piece that everyone in the city can enjoy.
Thank you to CTV Ottawa for utilizing my last video Capital Cruising (vimeo.com/26830842) for their 6 o’clock news segment, which indirectly funded this project.
Thank you, Matt Black, of One King West hotels. You gave me the opportunity to behold some of the best views of the city. You should make this hotel a priority if you are visiting! onekingwest.com/
Thank you 1loveto for keeping in touch these past couple months and launching the video. Check them out at: 1loveto.com/
Thank you to my family, Jon B, and Martin L.
In the future, I’d like to set my sights on Vancouver, and my camera on the province’s sprawling landscape. Or a longer, properly funded Toronto film. If you have any interest in helping me accomplish this goal, e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter 2010, the stunning landscape of Iceland succumbs to the Arctic cold. Beaches and lakes get frozen, but something unexpected is going to happen... the earth shakes, warms up, and suddenly a big crack opens up at the top of the glacier Eyjafjallajokull. Lava, smoke, ash and fire come up from the depth of the earth, melting everything in its path.
Shot with the Canon 7D and 5D MarkII using Canon & Carl Zeiss lenses.
Special thanks to Die! Goldstein for the music. die-goldstein.com
Colombia - 2012
On my second holiday to this stunning country I decided to do the fatal thing and take my camera along with me. I thought about shooting a timelapse shot or two… I ended up filming on average 2 shots per day over the course of 4 weeks and it really became a working holiday!
I was a little nervous to begin with. I had been there before, but didn’t take my DSLR along with me. Now Colombia is vastly safer than it was 20-30 years ago – however its still a little risky if you don’t know where to go. Also, the very nature of timelapse means your stuck in one place for an hour or two and it could be a nice target for opportunists! Luckily I had my father in law and new camera assistant Moises - He even took a small baseball bat along with him on an evening in Bogota! In the end we weren’t troubled at all and I’m so glad I managed to capture so many great images.
Quite a bit of this film was shot in Bogota, and in the Quindio region, including Armenia. We also travelled to Melgar, Manizales and Pereira.
I was limited in what I could take kit wise due to travelling with a baby. So I took a very lightweight tripod, a Canon7D and my trusty 17-55mm f2.8 lens. Had a few problems with camera shake in post, but actually the small tripod held up OK!
This time round I shot a fair amount of HDR timelapse – and had days of processing with Photomatix. On balance I think it was really worth it. So many of the scenes had extreme exposure contrast and I really wanted to preserve detail in the sky and in the landscape itself. It was cut using FCP, and graded with Magic Bullet Looks. All of the tilt shift effects are done in post using Magic Bullet.
Please do go ahead and visit this country if you get the chance!
Iceland is much more than the volcano Eyjafjallajokull. Iceland is the place where the light is made. It has the most amazing light I have ever seen, endless sunsets in summer, crazy northern lights in winter and beautiful colors all the year.