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!
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.
The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world...
...so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it's unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it.
Production Company/Creative Collective: Variable
Post Production/Editorial: The Mill
Cinematographers: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb
Executive Producers: John Rule & Mike Sutton
Producer: Tyler Ginter
Line Producer: Viraj Velinker
Phantom Tech: Nick Midwig
The Mill: New York City
Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Alex Maxwell
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Colourist: Sal Malfitano
Original Score/Sound Design: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv
Special thanks to the risk takers who helped make this job possible:
Rule Boston Camera - for trusting us with their Phantom Flex - Rule.com
Angenieux - for trusting us with their prototype glass - Angenieux.com
Last week we hosted an open house-- part of The St. Louis Egotist's Kegs With Legs (a traveling happy hour for ad industry folk). We wanted to take the opportunity to make this into something memorable, so we brought in a Phantom Miro and let folks run wild with it cranking away at 1500fps. The following is a compilation of what those folks got into in about 5 hours with the booth… Oh, and we had 11 kegs of beer to fuel the mayhem.
We've uploaded all 95 original, full-length clips at vimeo.com/phantombooth for your viewing pleasure.
We also added the Phantom Booth Remix Channel, a place where you can share your own remixes of Phantom Booth clips: Phantom Booth Remix
This New Year’s Day, Marina Bay Sands has been chosen as the venue to the largest BASE jumping attempt in Singapore. Seven professional BASE jumpers, participated in this adrenaline pumping display to welcome the New Year.
Jumpers / POV shots:
Marta Empinotti, James Pouchert, Amanda Vicharelli,
Anne Helliwell, Tim Mattson, Brendon Cork and Jeb Corliss.
Directed & edited by Snow R. Shai
Director of Photography: Yaron Weinstein
Key Grip: Rahim
Grip assist: Syah
Music: '3 Towers' by PowderTree
Photographers: John Heng, Brad.
Production Coordinator: Stephen Mueller.
Produced by Omer Mei-Dan, ExtremeGate.com