1. Update II: Check out my latest time lapse project: vimeo.com/simonchristen/timelapsecollection

    Update: Thank you so much to all of you. I am humbled and a little bit overwhelmed with all your comments. I am trying to answer all the questions (please keep 'em coming) but would like to thank each of you for taking the time to write a comment. I am reading them all. THANK YOU.
    Almost 3/4 of a million views and 10k likes in one week, I am floored. It truly makes me happy that my little film is able to connect with you and hopefully evokes the same feeling of happiness that I felt while shooting it.

    Thank you also so much to everybody that has left me tip. You are too kind!

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    It has been almost 3 years since I released "The Unseen Sea" and I'm excited and proud to share with you my latest project "Adrift".

    "Adrift" is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. I chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is where “Adrift” was born.

    The weather conditions have to be just right for the fog to glide over the hills and under the bridge. I developed a system for trying to guess when to make the drive out to shoot, which involved checking the weather forecast, satellite images and webcams multiple times a day. For about 2 years, if the weather looked promising, I would set my alarm to 5am, recheck the webcams, and then set off on the 45-minute drive to the Marin Headlands.

    I spent many mornings hiking in the dark to only find that the fog was too high, too low, or already gone by the time I got there. Luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and I was able to capture something really special. Adrift is a collection of my favorite shots from these excursions into the ridges of the Marin Headlands.

    I hope with my short film I am able to convey the feeling of happiness I felt while I experienced those stunning scenes.

    I am so grateful to Jimmy LaValle, from the band “The Album Leaf”, for composing a custom score for Adrift. Jimmy's music is fantastically beautiful and captures the mood perfectly. Please check out his website. Thanks again Jimmy for your hard work.

    I hope you enjoy the film and thank you for watching.

    If you like this short film, please consider using the Tip Jar below, proceeds will go towards the next project...

    Licensing: Adrift is copyrighted. All of my work is available for licensing under a rights-managed agreement. If you are interested in using any of my images and/or time lapse footage, please visit my website or contact me directly. Most of my clips are available up to 4K resolution! All of them support 2.8K and standard HD resolutions of 1080p/720p. Some of my favorite scenes in the film are also available as high resolution prints.

    Visit my website at simonchristen.com
    or follow me on facebook: facebook.com/SimonChristenPhotography
    or 500px: 500px.com/SimonChristen

    You can follow Jimmy LaValle's work here and get a free copy of the song: on.fb.me/1b6c6gy

    # vimeo.com/69445362 Uploaded 4M Plays 830 Comments
  2. Murder, sex, drugs, art, politics… sneakers hanging on telephone lines have become a powerful urban symbol, inspiring genesis theories both hilarious and sinister. In an effort to get to the truth once and for all we asked the people of earth to help us solve this mystery. Using an on-line call out and a phone message bank, this documentary was made entirely from donated photographs, phoned-in theories, video, vlogs, and animation.

    The Mystery of Flying Kicks is the result of a unique digital collaboration between the filmmakers and the international public.

    Directed by Matthew Bate
    Watch Matt's feature Documentary 'Shut Up Little Man! - An Audio Misadventure' - on demand on VIMEO - vimeo.com/66795363

    Official Site: flying-kicks.com
    Facebook - like us!: facebook.com/closerprods
    BUY the DVD: closerproductions.com.au/shop/products/flying-kicks-dvd-and-poster-package

    WORLD PREMIERE - SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2010
    WInner Best Short Documentary: MELBOURNE Film Fest 2010 // DOC EDGE NZ 2010 // CURT DOC SPAIN
    Official Selection: Edinburgh Film Fest// Sheffield DocFest // Sydney Int // Brooklyn // CPH:DOX

    Produced by Viron Papadopoulos

    closerproductions.com.au

    # vimeo.com/71867019 Uploaded 321K Plays 44 Comments
  3. This film is a collection of audiovisual moments and memories of a 3-week railway journey through Japan in 2015. We were whizzing through the country with the Shinkansen visiting Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima and Kyoto as well as lots of wonderful little places along the way, meeting the most friendly people and experiencing a culture that somehow balances its rich tradition with a very futuristic present.

    Directed by: Vincent Urban
    facebook.com/vincenturbanfilms
    instagram.com/vincenturban
    Filmed by: Vincent Urban, Alex Schiller, Alex Tank
    Edit & Sounddesign by: Vincent Urban
    Grading by: Alex Schiller

    Thanks to:
    Ryan Emond (thanks for Karaoke and filming some drone-stuff with us)), Oliver Würffell, Laia Gonzales, Diether Kerner, Hideyuki Yoshizawa

    Filmed with Sony a7s and Canon 5D Mark III RAW

    Music:
    PORC #1
    performed by MODERAT
    Musik: Sascha Ring, Gernot Bronsert, Sebastian Szary
    © Random Noize Musick, Monkeytown Music
    Courtesy of Budde Music und der Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Germany) GmbH

    PORC #2
    performed by MODERAT
    Musik & Text: Sascha Ring, Gernot Bronsert, Sebastian Szary
    © Random Noize Musick, Monkeytown Music
    Courtesy Of Budde Music und der Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Germany) GmbH

    # vimeo.com/160301271 Uploaded 2.6M Plays 455 Comments
  4. This video was shot over a 5 day trip to Tokyo in January 2016.

    It was my first time visiting Japan, a place I had always wanted to see. With a population of 35 million, Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world. Due to this, I soon realised how lively and energetic this city really is.

    I decided to take my camera and explore this fascinating city so rich in culture, tradition and innovation.

    Equipment and Software used:

    Canon 5D Mark III
    Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 Di VC
    Samyang 14mm T3.1
    Edelkrone Slider & Action Module
    Adobe After Effects
    Twixtor
    Lightroom
    LR Timelapse

    Music: Bonobo - Sapphire

    Contact: c.gelep@hotmail.co.uk

    # vimeo.com/163662857 Uploaded 519K Plays 138 Comments
  5. Flying through the night, while the world beneath us is at sleep, is a pretty common thing as a longhaul pilot. Late evening departures lead to far distant destinations like Singapore, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo or J’burg. Depending on the direction of the flight the crew and the passengers either have a short night up ahead if flying eastbound or almost eternal darkness if headed westwards. Read the full article on: beyondclouds.ch/2017/04/05/vuelo-nocturno-the-magic-of-flying-at-night/

    # vimeo.com/211656397 Uploaded 1.3M Plays 84 Comments

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