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COMPETITION DESCRIPTION (ARCHIVED)
Enter your short adventure film in Xpedition.TV's "Emerging Talent Filmmaker Challenge"
Increased exposure, recognition, and the potential for a few selected filmmakers to work with us directly on future expeditions.
PRIZES: Win a GOAL ZERO SHERPA 50 The ultra-portable solar power supply to keep you charged up anywhere you go. (A $400 value). goalzero.com/sherpa50.html
1. Most Inspiring Adventure Film
2. Most Innovative or Creative Adventure Film
3. Most Surprising or Unusual Adventure Film
(see Xpedition.TV/youtube-challenges/ for category details).
HOW TO QUALIFY:
Films must be primarily focused on outdoor adventure, outdoor sport or exploration.
Films must be your own, i.e., you shot and/or edited the material and have the right to submit it.
Maximum length 8 minutes. (You might have some wiggle room if it's really compelling).
You agree to grant Xpedition.TV a non exclusive, fully revocable license to display your film on our channel and website, as well as the channel and websites of any sponsoring partners.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
ON VIMEO: enter your film's URL in the comment section below this video.
ON YOUTUBE: "Create a Video Response" to this video, by uploading your film to youtube (your own channel) then "linking" to it in the comment box. (You'll need to begin typing a comment box for this option to appear).
Make sure list WHICH CATEGORY you are submitting for in the video's own info section. "This is for Most Innovative" or "This is for Most Inspiring," etc.
SUBSCRIBE to the Xpedition.TV Channel so we can reach you. Your submission will not qualify if you have not subscribed.
DUE DATE: July 15, 2013, however it is highly recommended that you SUBMIT EARLY as popularity on our channel ("likes" and "views") are a factor in selecting winners.
MUSIC CREDITS for this video:
Moby "Shot in the Back of the Head" mobygratis.com (a service for independent, non-profit filmmakers)
"La Partida" Gustavo Santaolalla. BUY THIS at: itunes.apple.com/us/album/la-partida/id22703858?i=22703934
FILM CREDITS (and deep thanks) to:
Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen, Sender Films senderfilms.com
BigUpProductions. BUY THEIR FILMS at reelrocktour.com
Tim Kemple, (photographer at waterfall) kemplemedia.com
Phase One Camera Systems phaseone.com
Sebastian Montaz-Rosset sebmontaz.com
Red Bull redbullmediahouse.com for incidental images of Steve Fisher, Marcos Ferro, & Joe Cornish. And to anyone else whose work may have contributed to this Challenge, thank you for understanding. We're not making a dime on this. Just trying to get young filmmakers to follow in your footsteps.
Here it is my micro adventure the video. I did this partly in response to a competition set by clothing company howies and adventurer Alistair Humphreys. But also because I've wanted to to do this trip for quite some time, and if I'm honest got into something of a rut of inactivity. Let me know what you think.
Thanks also goes to Nayfe Slusjan for allowing me to use one of his tracks. For more info visit:
The album "All About The Lessons" can be downloaded for free here:
I'm chuffed to say that I've been lucky enough to have been choosen as one of the winners! Many thanks to Alastair and howies for the challenge. And congratulations to ther other winners. Follow the link to watch the other winning films:
I realized when I hit 100 posts on my flying blog this year that a combination of a Cessna 210, 15 years, and a passion for the outdoors has led to over 100 Adventures. The adventures include climbing, backpacking, rafting, caving, canyoneering, whale watching, camping, biking and just plain flying in spectacular country.
Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest Viewer's Choice award winner 2013
"North Country Dreamland"
A northern Michigan celestial dark sky exposition
video use, future video projects, contact email@example.com
selected fine art prints from video: lakesuperiorphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/North-Country-Dreamland/G0000zFbOIaNsOiQ/
photo video/edit: Shawn Malone
cameras used: Canon 5d, 5dMII and 5dMIII bodies and multiple wide angle lenses
Music: David Helpling/Jon Jenkins track titled, "Lifted" from the album "The Crossing
Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy!
Although not new to time lapse, this video is my first larger scale time lapse compilation cut down to over 10k photo frames equaling 33 scenes of various night sky events from Northern Michigan 2012. It took a year to shoot in many cold nights and took a lot of coffee, a bit tenacity and persistence to get this into a form of coherent electrified cosmic goodness.
Night sky-capes include multiple northern lights scenes, meteor showers, nebulae, planets, including Venus and Jupiter setting from Spring 2012, constellations, the milky way, comet Pan-Starrs, night-scapes over both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
Thought I might mention some of the more interesting wildlife encounters during the photo gathering-
1.sparring moose on Isle Royale under a pitch black sky after wrapping the Isle Royale Tobin Harbor airglow / northern lights opening scene at 3am in the morning, with their thunderous antlers clashing with fear inducing power that could be felt in the knashing soundwaves echoing in the hills, (and I had to hike a two mile 'deer path' back to my shelter in the direction of those moose, I survived to tell the tale without getting pancaked)
2. the howl of wolves in the eastern UP piercing the freezing air under a calm full moon sky
3.a particularly persistent beaver on an inland lake in the Hiawatha National Forest, determined to be in just about every frame with a methodically spaced tail slap on an otherwise beautifully FLAT CALM star reflected lake- sooo even though the star reflection sequence is blown by this beaver with a 'tude, the scene is included anyway as a humorous memory
4. the blue heron fishing for a midnight snack by auroral light at the mouth of Sand River and Lake Superior- if only I would have not moved, this heron would have walked the river bank thru the entire frame..
Rare pairings caught on camera include ribbons of aurora above a full moon fogbow on the horizon of Lake Superior, the aurora and an isolated singular lightning storm cloud over Lake Superior, and the aurora and Milky Way in several scenes including Copper Harbor, Marquette, Isle Royale, Pictured Rocks, and Eagle Harbor Lighthouse.
There are also a couple sequences of rare magenta/red aurora that I will never tire of. 3:45, 4:26
Blue Heron paused at 00:57 before I accidentally scared him away
00:15 incredible color spectrum of airglow and aurora- Isle Royale with big dipper reflection
1:54 lightning and aurora in July
2:13 Meteor Shower
2:40- beaver tail slap
2:54 Lake Superior Ice currents
3:36- featured on NBC Nightly News April 2012
5:07- Venus, Jupiter setting
6:03-full moon Fogbow over Lake Superior under northern lights
Thanks to Brian Malone for getting the scene at 2:54.
I feel extremely fortunate to have witnessed and photographed the several strong auroral outbursts shown here from 2012 at a relatively southern 46.5 degrees latitude in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and am so grateful for the advances in high iso dslr technology to allow for time-lapse capture to be able to create these sequences for such high quality video reproduction of the night sky.
All scenes are within 200 miles or so of my home in Marquette, Mi. and I feel very blessed to live where I do and to share the beauty that I see 'in my own backyard' with you. I hope it inspires others to take time to find the beauty that is everywhere around us and also to raise an awareness about the importance of preserving our night wondrous starlit skies.
A special thanks to David Helpling and Jon Jenkins who granted permission to use their spectacular track, " Lifted" - from the album "The Crossing" , thanks again David and Jon- so glad to know of this track, I couldn't have thought of a more fitting and inspiring piece of music as a contributing impetus to the completion of this project- you can find more of David Helpling and Jon Jenkins music at spottedpeccary.com.
Video ©Shawn Malone lakesuperiorphoto.com all rights reserved
any commercial/media use of any portion of this video requires permission first from Shawn Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org
In March 2013 I took a trip to Uganda and Tanzania with two of my siblings to visit my sister who was volunteering at the time for Jenga, a community development organisation in Mbale, Uganda. This is a glimpse of our time there..
**AWARDED BEST NON-NARRATIVE & BEST EDITING at the South Australian Screen Awards 2014**
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Shot/directed/cut by Benjamin Dowie
Music written and produced by Oliver Dowie feat. vocals from the En-Kata Choir, Tanzania
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Shot on 5D Mk3
Cut & graded with Final Cut 7
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Thank you to Peter and the guys at KCM, Pastor Willy and family in Mbarara, Tash & the Pamoja crew, the amazing Maasai people, and Robby & co at Jenga.
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