Curcubeu Production - Dima Viper & Max kegfire
This is a short video of our trip to Sri Lanka this year.
We visited: Colombo, Anuradhapura, Unawatuna, Dikwella, Polonnaruwa, Sygiria, Hikkaduwa, Tangalle, Galle Fort, Kandy, Sri Pada (Adam's Peak), Nuwara Eliya and more.
Our Trip to India in 2011: vimeo.com/23522466
FULL VIDEO HERE: vimeo.com/60778195
Starring: Alecsandr Podolski, Eduard Gherman, Cristina Adam, Serge Lupascu, Max kegfire, Dima Viper
Music: Coldplay - Paradise
We used 2 cameras: Canon 5D Mark2 + 17-40mm f/4.0 Lens and a GoPro Hero camera.
I became captivated by Arabia's Empty Quarter as a young man when I read Wilfred Thesiger's Arabian Sands. The Empty Quarter is larger than France without a single permanent point of water or human habitation. It's both the world's largest sand sea and one of the hottest places on earth, and has only been traversed a handful of times. I didn't want to repeat Thesiger's epic journeys many decades later, but when I discovered motorized paragliding I found a way to visualize this remote landscape in a new way. I made three paragliding trips into the sands, first for GEO in Saudi Arabia, and then returned two years later to go from Riyadh to Oman and Yemen for National Geographic, and finally made a personal trip to the southern most reaches of the U.A.E. to complete my field work. What I found was one of the most beautiful and unseen wilderness on earth. On its fringes I encountered elements the oil wealth that has forever changed Arabia, but I also found Bedouins still clinging to traditions, and offering up a level of hospitality that was truly humbling. This body of work would simply not have been possible without their kindness.
Empty Quarter is George's second book, published by Harry N. Abrams. This is the most extensive compilation of photographs ever taken in the Arabian Desert. Measuring 9.5 x 13 inches, the book has 208 pages with 150 color photos and captions.
Unique aerial footage shot from the sky of Oman reflecting the beauty and diverse landscapes of the country. Side mounted Cineflex system on a legendary Bell 206 helicopter from the Royal Air Force of Oman.
Director: Cyril Eberle
Producer: Stella Carmody
Associate Producer: Sarah Mason
Cineflex Operator: Gray Mitchell
Colorist: Biggie Klier
Post Production Supervisor: Matt Henderson
Music: Astrakan Cafe, Anouar Brahem
Oman From The Sky
Ministry of Education I Oman 40th National Day 2010
Produced by Avantgarde Brand Services
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