This is the last episode (plus outtakes) about a trip to SouthEast Asia in Fall 2010. Stefan, Clemens and I were travelling in a Landrover through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia for 2 months.
Watch the trailer here: vimeo.com/22714098
Watch Episode 1 - MALAYSIA here: vimeo.com/29906947
Watch Episode 2 - THAILAND here: vimeo.com/32269712
Watch Episode 3 - LAOS here: vimeo.com/33352753
Watch Episode 4 - CAMBODIA here: vimeo.com/34551465
Filmed by Vincent Urban & Clemens Krüger
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8
EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Tamron SP AF 11-18mm f4.5-5.6
Edited by Vincent Urban
The Black Keys - "Little Black Submarine"
The Rumour Said Fire - "The Balcony"
Episode 5 Info:
2:07 - Bangkok
We saw this huge abandoned skyscraper all the time and wondered if we can get up there somehow. Security was low to say the least, so we just climbed in and walked up the 50 stories to the top to enjoy an amazing view with a few beers.
3:09 - Khao Lak
The beach at Khao Lak was our escape from all the cultural intesive traveling we did before. It was pretty much empty there and could camp right at the beach to hang out with the crew of the "Memories Bar". Didn't film much here, it was leisure time.
3:15 - Similan Islands
We went on a snorkeling trip for one day. Next to the beautiful islands and the blue ocean water there, the ladyboys guiding the trip were a big highlight.
3:29 - Phuket
After a week in Khao Lak we thought we needed to see a different beach so we drove down to Phuket without knowing what it really was. Let's just say we left the next day and went back to Khao Lak. That's how nice it was.# vimeo.com/34895829 Uploaded 69.8K Plays 1,145 Likes 93 Comments
Loy Krathong. Directed/Photographed/Music by Jeffrey Waldron.
The many possible origins and meanings of the Loy Krathong lantern festival are explored as a Thai tuktuk driver explores its meaning in her own life.
Produced by Sarah Waldron and Jeffrey Waldron.# vimeo.com/20634519 Uploaded 2,473 Plays 19 Likes 0 Comments
I was fortunate enough to spend 2 weeks in Cambodia, if you haven't yet been, go. I had an amazing time and would highly recommend visiting.
Shot in HD on a Lumix GH1 with stock lens 14-140mm - (used for about 90% of the shots) and Nikkor 50mm f1.4.
Music by Bonobo - Recurring
For those that are planning to go, here are my top 8 Cambodia travel tips (which are probably not unique to Cambodia):
* The level of English was higher than I expected, but try to learn a few words in Khmer (Cambodian), even if it's only 'hello' and 'thank you', it goes a long way.
* If you intend to buy a Lonely Planet before you come out -don't bother. There are lots of people (usually landmine victims) that sell them, they'll be more grateful that you buy a book from them than Amazon will ever be.
* Even though there is some good stuff in the Lonely Planet, don't live by it, use it as a basic template. Remember that it's only 1-2 people's opinion. Check out sites like TripAdvisor.com and WikiTravel.org also restaurants and cafes will have free guides which are more up to date and written by people that live there.
* Give the 'The Killing Fields' film a miss, it gives little explanation of what happened. Read Survival in The Killing Fields by Ngor Haing it's an amazing but horrific first hand account of what happened in Cambodia.
* Bring small pocket change (pence/cents), you can dish them out to the kid sellers when you're not interested in buying their bracelets or books. Their money is in note form, so they hardly see coins and the kids went nuts for them.
* It is generally safe but it's not unheard of that drive-by bag snatching occurs. Make sure your bag strap is around your torso and the bag in front of you, as opposed to on your shoulder by your side. I happen to witness one a few metres in front of me and the bag was snatched off a girl's shoulder as smooth as silk.
* It does get tiresome and annoying that amputees constantly approach you to sell you postcards and books, but appreciate the fact that they're earning their keep as opposed to the able-bodied beggars here at home.
* Remember to use your eyeballs, appreciate being there in the moment. Break the routine of thinking about composing shots and angles, leave the camera at the hotel for a day. The sad reality is that you'll probably spend more time looking at the scenery on a computer screen than you will with your eyeballs.
Enjoy.# vimeo.com/14099982 Uploaded 73K Plays 865 Likes 70 Comments
Here is a little film I made, in december, during my trip in Thailand.
I got the chance to travel in the country to shoot the most out of it! So my trip started in Bangkok, then Chiang Mai, Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta. I hope you guys will enjoy it!# vimeo.com/57663076 Uploaded 9,792 Plays 159 Likes 19 Comments
Several time-lapses i've shot in Bangkok in 2010/2011.
Song:Who am i - Animatrix Mix-Peace Orchestra, Peter Kruder
Camera: Canon 7D
Lenses: Tokina 11-16, Canon 35,50,85mm
Editing and color correction: Final Cut Pro, Looks
Title: Shine-o-text# vimeo.com/25576589 Uploaded 95.3K Plays 755 Likes 67 Comments