Bali - this word evokes a lot of thoughts: the tropical paradise, far away (at least from Austria), very exotic. While all of this is true, what fascinated me even more was that special mood, that atmosphere, "a tropical state of mind".
The Balinese are a very generous, warm people, deeply entrenched in their tradition, which is still incredibly alive. Their style of living, family values, culture - an exceptional experience, which they share with you everywhere, around every corner.
I was thinking a lot how to convey this mood, this relaxed atmosphere and feeling - for me the best way was to have a very slow paced film, showing the exceptional beauty of this little island and their inhabitants.
Therefore, I invite you to immerse yourself into "The Bali Experience". Pump up the volume for the best sound, and let me know what you think, I am very happy to receive feedback!
Music licenced from TheMusicBed, by Lights and Motion "Profound" and "Utopia", and by Evolv "What an interesting creature". Narration by Peter Baker, peterbakervoiceover.com/
Little text excerpts were used from various books about Bali, e.g. from DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Bali and Lombok, Lonely Planet: Bali, Bali: the ultimate guide, Periplus Editors, Linda Hoffman, and others.
Shot on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with the Metabones Speedbooster and a Sigma 18 - 35mm f1.8 & a Rokinon 85mm T1.5, all in ProRes. Graded in DaVinci Resolve.