Following the recent events that took place in Syria, people all over the world used to see this country like it presented by media. I have been twice there and can assure you Syria is a wonderful land with its age-old traditions and unique culture. First, I came to Syria together with my friends in August 2010. That's exactly when I shot my first video about the place. Later Blake Whitman showed it on vimeo.com HD channel. The movie was warmly met and watched by a great number of people, what gave me an opportunity to take part in another project in Syria in February this year. It was a documentary about the country made in 20 days. I was DOP in a second unit. The video you see I made together with my friend from my Syrian shot here, at home. I wish people remembered Syria a great and marvelous country like it really is! Thank you!
Director of photography: Ruslan Fedotow
Edit/color: Artem Yakimov
Canon 5D mark2, 16-35mm 2,8L II, 24-70mm 2,8L, 70-200mm 2,8 IS L II, Glidetrack. Editing and color in Sony Vegas 10.
Special thanks: vimeo.com, Blake Whitman, artwarecorp.com, dslrvideo.ru, Marta Khvastova, Dasha Kovaleva, Andrew Mikhnuik.
Oneness New Zealand is the first art offering from Shawn Reeder and Kirsi Ranto in their Oneness Mission. Oneness Mission is a global movement sharing beauty, love and light through visuals, music and writings. Please join us on facebook and share in this journey with us.
Oneness New Zealand is comprised of 8640 individual images from over 100,000 that were taken as I traveled around New Zealand for 3 months this past spring. The inspirational music of Shaun Paul accompanied by the compelling poetry of Kirsi Ranto uplifts you with its message of love, and is the perfect complement to this magical landscape.
"I (Shawn) am a destination visual artist who specializes in photography, timelapse cinematography, & filmmaking. I love to travel, so if you have a project anywhere in the world, let's talk. If you would like to license any of my clips or contract me to shoot for you, please get in touch. I also have 4k footage available for licensing as clips and showreels."
"I (Kirsi ღ Deepthi) am a music artist and writer, and founder of the Be The Light You Are method, which is a tool of the heart for self discovery and awareness. I'm constantly traveling giving concerts, retreats, lectures and workshops. India also has a special place in my heart."
For a more complete experience, please check out Oneness New Zealand on Reelhouse where you can purchase and download the film & soundtrack, and where you'll find a spectacular collection of additional images & behind the scenes videos. Reelhouse.org/ShawnReeder/OnenessNewZealand
Huge thanks to my sponsors who helped make this dream into a reality.
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A big thanks to Drew Geraci of District 7 Media for producing the beautiful opening title sequence for us! district7media.net