Despite his blind disability, Manaz Ill is considered one of Australia's best in the international battle rap scene. Mdusu (aka MD) is a critically acclaimed beatsmith and producer from Hobart, Tasmania. Together they are MDMA.
This is the fourth single off their debut LP "What It Look Like", featuring MC Prime from Adelaide. Shot in Melbourne, Australia.
Lyricists: Manaz Ill & MC Prime
Music producer: Mdusu aka MD
Film director, editor & colourist: Ryan Jasper
Cinematographers: Dave McKinnar & Ryan Jasper
Thanks to: Da Vinci, Luke Gardiner, Poppy, Greeley, Jake Harris, Louie Richmond & Alex Brown
Shot on RED Scarlett and Canon 5D.
Edited in Premiere Pro CC.
Colour graded in DaVinci Resolve at "Zeehaen Post" in Melbourne, Australia.
Sompon's family have been raising elephants for generations. In modern day Thailand, however, he struggles to maintain these traditions. Outsiders consider his ways as backwards, and providing sufficient food for the animals is a daily struggle. As one of the few elephant keepers that puts his animals' lives first, Sompon's dedication embodies an essence of Thai culture increasingly lost...
Shot in 3 days in northern Thailand for the Amazing Thailand Film Challenge, April 2013.
Director, DOP & Editor: Ryan Jasper Walsh
Assistant Producer: Dandan Lin
Production Assistant: Beam Wongluechai
Production Co-Ordinator: Mickey Tonthao
Special thanks to the ATFC organizers and festival sponsors, all of my peers and people involved.
"We are heading off to Croatia to detach from reality... Snorkel in azure waters, get some suntan, see places of incomparable beauty and socialise... We're going to sail from town to town visiting postcard-like bays, each night in a different place. 1 or 2 nights we'll drop anchor and stay in a secluded bay or a desolate island, somewhere in the middle of paradise...
That was the goal of the trip... Do you think we managed to achieve it?"
A short documentation of one early morning in August in Berlin...
Cinematography and editing by Ryan Jasper Walsh.
Music by Mike & The Censations - "There's Nothing I Can Do".
Canon 5D Mk II
70-200mm f2.8 ISII
Manfrotto tripod head on Sirui carbon fiber legs
Varavon Slidecam Lite 80cm
(my current setup)
This famous sculpture on the River Spree at Treptower Park by Jonathan Borofsky, "not only refers to the lightness inside our own solid bodies" but also "the molecules of all human beings coming together to create our existence": borofsky.com/index.php?album=moleculemanberlin
Thanks to Mo and the team for the invitation to join and great idea!