When I see this short, brief video, that I’ve been slaving over for the past week, I realize that it fails to invoke the emotional connection between process and outcome. Ever since I went out on my first camping trip, I remember sitting by the campfire and spending countless hours with my head tilted up towards the heavens and counting the shooting stars that would pass overhead. Some were as small as a tiny glimpse or a flash of light, and some carried on for miles. I remember seeing a cloud formation that stretched from one horizon to the other. At this point in my life, I was unaware of what I was seeing and after learning that it was our own Galaxy, it really put things into perspective. Under the city lights within the concrete jungle where most of us are somewhat forced to be, views of the Milky Way are impossible to see. This video, along with all the other night shots that I’ve ever uploaded onto Flickr, hold no comparison to the ever present beauty that is always around us.
I hope you all enjoy and I thank you for reading, looking, supporting, commenting, and all of the above.
From the makers of All.I.Can comes the new feature film: INTO THE MIND. Blur the lines between dream state and reality, as you perceive the world through the minds of many. Into the Mind contemplates the experiences passed between mentors and peers to paint a philosophical portrait of human kind. What drives us to overcome challenge? How do we justify risk? What forces are at the core of a mountain addiction? Unique athlete segments over a multitude of mountain sport genres depict the connectivity of Earth, and window into never seen before moments. Explore how we begin our perception of self, construct the foundations of confidence, and are ultimately led up the path of self-actualization.
As Buddha once said, “The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
Into The Mind is about becoming.
Presented by The North Face
Created by Sherpas Cinema - sherpascinema.com
Directors: Dave Mossop and Eric Crosland
Producer: Malcolm Sangster
Teaser Music: A Tribe Called Red - Electric Powwow (Available for free at electricpowwow.com )
Original Score by Jacob Yoffee, Sound Design: Cody Petersen
This is my newest project from my home country Switzerland about the most famous Swiss mountain the Matterhorn. I was 3 times in Zermatt between August and October 2012 to make this film. I stayed some nights outside under a starry sky and a lot of falling stars. During October on 2’700m/8'858f over sea it gets really cold. But it was worth to do it.
Please share it, if you like it!
Thanks Roberto Cacciapaglia and Glance Studio for the permission to use this great piece of music.
Special thanks to Petra Leidorfer for her help and support
For this video I shot approx 25’000 pictures.
Footage is also available in 4K
Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EOS 550D with Magic Lantern (specially for sunset and sunrise) magiclantern.fm
Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II (great lens for the Milky Way), Canon EF 50mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Samyang 8mm f/3.5
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero + MX2 + Acuter MERLIN dynamicperception.com