1. UPDATE: There is now an ungraded version available: vimeo.com/12448634

    May 2010, I spent 11 days on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. It was supposed to have been 15 days but the volcanic ash from Iceland shot down the airport in Ponta Delgada (Sao Miguel). So, the first four days of my vacation were spent waiting / hoping for change, in Lisbon.

    I love planning vacations and this vacation had been 'underway' for over a year. I use Google maps / Google Earth to 'scout' locations (see: pixelviking.com/blog/2010/2/17/sao-miguel-azores-here-i-come.html), so 75% of everything you see in this video is from locations that I found via the Panoramio images in Google Earth. The rest are chosen 'on location'.

    I chose to stay at Furnas Lake Villas furnaslakevillas.pt after seeing their website. Who wouldn't enjoy that? Well, I did anyway... :)

    Had I had the extra money, I would have rented a bigger car than the small Nissan Micra, which turned out to be too small for the gravel roads, especially since the winter had been very wet and the roads were in bad condition. I could of course just have stayed on the 'real' roads but what's the fun in that :)

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    I hope these 9 minutes and 28 seconds don't feel too long. I did my best to push the camcorder to its limits and the work in post also went beyond what I've ever done before. I hope that you at least get a good idea about what there is to see in this 'almost' paradise...

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    Tech stuff:

    Sony PMW-EX1R ...camcorder
    Manfrotto 535 MPRO ...tripod legs
    Manfrotto 503HDV ...fluid head
    Manfrotto 682B ...monopod
    Singh-Ray LB ColorCombo ...warming polarizer (77mm filter)

    Sony Vegas Pro 9.0e
    Magic Bullet Looks
    proDAD Mercalli

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  2. Shot on location in Island of Flores - Azores - October 2011

    Direction and Editing:
    Rui Romão

    Camaras:
    Rui Romão and Francisco Silva

    Participants:
    Francisco Silva
    Maria do Céu Almeida
    Marco Melo
    Paulo Pacheco
    António Canhoto
    Carlos Tostes
    Daniel Ferreira
    Henrique Simões
    Tiago Botelho
    Tiago Lopes
    Nelson Afonso
    Ricardo Andrade
    Rui Romão
    Carlos Pinheiro
    Carola Kallmeyer
    Delfina Alvoeiro
    Emanuel Raimundo
    Gustavo Alves
    Salla-Maaria Suomela
    Gilberto Andrade
    Maria Gabriel

    Music (powered by Jamendo):
    "Timewave" from "FlyWay" by Alexender Franke
    "Balkan Beats" from "Tales of a Dead Fish" by The Freak Fandango Orchestra

    Thanks to:
    Andreia Nunes
    Munícipio de Santa Cruz das Flores
    Munícipio das Lajes das Flores
    Hotel Hocidental
    WestCanyon

    Production:
    ART - Associação Regional de Turismo – Turismo dos Açores
    Desnivel - Associação de Desportos de Aventura

    # vimeo.com/37707068 Uploaded 2,877 Plays 1 Comment

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