1. The ancient city of «Petra» is a place full of mysteries. Little is known about this symbol of Jordan and now the country's most visited tourist attraction. It was established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans. It's called «Petra» (meaning: stone) today, but the original name of the city is not known. The site remained unknown until 1812, when it was introduced to the Europeans by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.
    About the shooting:
    «Petra - In the City of Mysteries» is after «Amman - City in Motion» (vimeo.com/46847325) and «Wadi Rum - A Majestic Landscape» (vimeo.com/47899470) my third time lapse movies about different sites in Jordan shot and edited for the Jordan Tourism Boaord (visitjordan.com).
    Shooting took place during 3 days in July 2012. Equipment used for the «Petra» video: Canon 7D, Canon G12 and Panasonic GH2, a set of lenses, a GoPro 2 and two tripods. Rendered and edited in After Effects, Motion and Final Cut Pro X. Blur effects all added in post (no tilt-shift lenses).

    «Rise of an Empire» of Chris Haigh, with a license of premiumbeat.com

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  2. This is a glimpse of the West Bank, and my brief impression of the people and places that I encountered during my extended visit to Ramallah and Bethlehem. For more from this series, visit: davidfreid.com/project/stories-from-the-holyland/

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  3. Dead Sea and Masada
    Israel September 6, 2013

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  4. Video by AtomCentral.com

    A nuclear explosion occurs as a result of the rapid release of energy from an intentionally high-speed nuclear reaction. The driving reaction may be nuclear fission, nuclear fusion or a multistage cascading combination of the two, though to date all fusion based weapons have used a fission device to initiate fusion, and a pure fusion weapon remains a hypothetical device.

    Atmospheric nuclear explosions are associated with mushroom clouds, although mushroom clouds can occur with large chemical explosions, and it is possible to have an air-burst nuclear explosion without these clouds. Nuclear explosions produce radiation and radioactive debris.

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  5. A short documentary film about Lebanon during my 3 day trip through the country. The movie does not contain any spoken word but is accompanied by traditional music. It has been recorded on a Nikon D300s with the use of a 50mm prime, a wide angle and a standard kit lens. Wherever possible I put the camera on a tripod. It contains footage of Beirut, Harissa, Baalbek Ruins and the people of Lebanon. I made this movie to challenge my photography skills and visions in a movie.

    Special thanks to James Lewis vimeo.com/jameslewis for being my inspiration.

    My Blog: reneehrhardt.com/blog/?p=1452

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