1. The Lucent Dossier Experience performancing at Coachella 2011.

    “Creativity is at the core of our nature, yet in the course of our lives our creative desires are lost in the abyss of “impossible dreams.”

    Learn more about Lucent Dossier and their crazy wonderful world:

    music by Stephan Jacobs - "Blind Dreams":

    shot and edited by me:

    To see photographs of The Lucent Dossier Experience from Coachella 2011:

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  2. 'Impossible Light' is a feature-length documentary by Jeremy Ambers that follows Internationally renowned Artist, Leo Villareal, as he attempts to install an iconic fine art sculpture using 25,000 LED lights on the Western Approach of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

    To learn more about this film, visit our Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/ImpossibleLight

    For more information about the Bay Lights visit http://www.thebaylights.org

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  3. LATEST VIDEO: Los Angeles Nights - vimeo.com/243541979

    Above the grit and noise of the street, downtown Los Angeles quietly provides some of the most amazing visual detail in its buildings and public art works. This is a selection of those buildings and public arts filmed across some 50 different locations in the immediate downtown area and the arts district. There are many many more locations that are not included and are equally if not more impressive.

    Some of the buildings are in disrepair, some have been restored to their full glory while others have been transformed into artworks. In all of them, there is character, color and detail that makes the area a never-ending source of intrigue.

    Music by Chassol - Odissi, Pt. II (Emotif) [Yuksek Remix]
    Used with permission. Copyright Chassol / Tricatel.

    A mostly accurate map of the locations: http://goo.gl/W3Z6NS

    For queries about usage / licensing, commissioned shoots and on set aerial filming, please contact Silly Goose Media, sillygoosemedia.com, 310-776-5266, info@sillygoo.se.

    All content is copyright of its respective copyright holders. Video and natural sound copyright Ian Wood, 2014. This video may only be embedded using the Vimeo player in its entirety, unaltered with accreditation. No portion of this video may be duplicated, altered, reused and/or unaccredited without explicit permission.

    A note about aerial filming, safety and best practices. These shots were obtained with a lightweight remote controlled quad-copter and camera system. The following measures were in place during the filming:

    - Following all applicable FAA regulations (the ones that actually exist).
    - Avoiding controlled airspace and TFR restricted airspace.
    - Staying below 400ft AGL.
    - Avoiding any and all air traffic, airways, airports, etc.
    - Maintaining awareness for helicopter traffic and proximity to helipads.
    - Flying just above or along rooflines to stay out of usable airspace for helicopters.
    - Maintaining visual LOS to the quad-copter at all times.
    - Shooting mostly during early morning when possible to avoid crowds and traffic.
    - Not directly overflying groups of people.
    - Being sure to have direct ability to alert any people nearby in case of potential incident.
    - Being prepared to ditch in order to prevent injury or accident.
    - Maintaining a minimum height of 100ft above any private property.
    - Deleting any shots inadvertently revealing private activities or people in a place of privacy.

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  4. AlreadyAlive.com - facebook.com/AlreadyAlive

    Life. Love. Connectivity. Music. Art.

    Bonnaroo commissioned Already Alive to tell the story of the music and arts festival. The film is an intimate lens into the incredible community bounded by music, elevated connection, and limitless possibility. Through a montage of Bonnaroo’s many voices and images, the piece sheds light on the festival’s many promises: the promise of experimentation, self-discovery, and love. It begs the question of what the world would look like if we lived our daily lives in this way.

    Find out more about this amazing festival at bonnaroo.com

    Production Studio - Already Alive (alreadyalive.com)

    Director - Michael Marantz (michaelmarantz.com)
    Director of Photography - Tim Sessler (timsessler.com)
    Producer - Daniel Ostroff
    Producer - Jessie Goldbas
    Producer - Ted Day
    SteadiCam Operator - Kyle Fasanella
    AC / DIT - Luke Taylor
    Story Consultant - Brittany Darwell
    Assistant Editor - Gauthier Roussilhe
    Assistant Editor - Thomas Niles

    Original Music - Michael Marantz - soundcloud.com/michaelmarantz/the-bonnaroo-experience

    Talent Agency - The Meta Agency (themetaagency.com)

    Special Thanks to:
    Howie Capse
    Justin Bolonigno
    Seth Scoblionko

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  5. twitter.com/Already_Alive

    Now that many in our society have moved beyond traditional religion, how do we move past tragedy? How do we mark the exciting events in our lives and how do we deal with life's inevitable trials? Some people who face these questions find the answer in the most unlikely of places, Burning Man. "The Temple" explores modern spirituality in a contemplative and personal manner touching on the ideas of self-discovery, letting go, and meaningful human connection that transcends simply a party in the desert.

    Director / Composer / Cinematographer - Michael Marantz - michaelmarantz.com
    Sound Mix / Editor - Drew English - drewenglish.com
    Additional Editorial - Frank Frumento

    A very special thank you to the Burning Man organization for permitting me to make this film.

    Also a thank you to Jonathan Harris for lending such eloquent words to the piece and Amiee for sharing her story.

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