Our first trip to China was an eye opener. The sights, the sounds, the smells, all new to us. We traveled more than 10,000 miles to end up in the remote city of Lanzhou - an industrial mecca surrounded by ancient beauty. The city is a bustling metropolis that caters to more than a 2 million and it was our goal to showcase it like never before... from above.
Utilizing drone technology, we traveled hours outside of the city to capture remote villages, climbed the highest mountain range to reveal the massive size of the city and toured sacred temples that had never been filmed like this before. Our 20 day trip wasn't without challenges. It rained more than 60% of the time, which made operating our drone a difficult task. We managed to move around the weather to capture as much footage as we could before the journey ended and managed to capture some incredible sights in the process.
The people of China were incredibly floored to see this type of technology being used in their city. It was odd enough to see 2 white guys from the states in a city that rarely has foreign tourists but to see a quad copter flying above the city and historical sites really drew their attention. Their hospitality and kindness made for a very fulfilling trip.
Upon returning to the states we discovered the incredible talent of the Indian Jam Project, a music group from India, which covers movies themes/scores and replays them with a delightful twist. Their latest creation, which covers Han Zimmer's, "First Step" and "Stay", captivated us and really conveyed a sense of peace and wonderment. The adaptations are arranged and composed by Tushar Lall. Check out the original here - youtube.com/watch?v=TKILNbrWxBQ
The official music video for Copeland "I Can Make You Feel Young Again"
Client : Tooth & Nail Records
Produced by : Connor Carroll & Cale Glendening
Director & Cinematographer : Cale Glendening
Written by : Aaron Marsh & Cale Glendening
Male Talent : Tim Venable
Female Talent : Rachel Sanner
AC & 2nd Shooter : Colin Noel
Grip : Michael Beatty
Aerial Cinematographer & Gaffer : Kirk Slawek
Underwater Cinematographer : Cale Glendening
Safety Diver : Steve Dolezal
Art Director : Elise Lacret
Art Dept : Jenna Lane, Grave Pavlic, Emilia Pare
Make Up & FX : Hayley Bidez
Editor : Cale Glendening
Color : John Carrington
VFX : Theodore Miesner
BTS Photography : Emilia Paré
Special Thank You : MTSU, Gear Box Seven, Gates UW, & the talent for putting up with a crazy cold long shoot.