1. A brief visit to the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea and a small sing sing by the Huli Wigmen, during National Geographic Expeditions "Legendary Cultures" tour. Shot with Nikon D7000 with some 60fps footage from a Sanyo Xacti HD 2000. . Edited by my friend John Campbell of Echo Media.

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  2. .: Postcard from Bali
    Shot, edited and graded by Stephan Kot

    :: Camera : Canon 5D Mk II
    :: Lenses : Canon 50mm 1.4 - Canon 100mm 2.0
    :: Indislider Mini
    :: Editing/Grading : After Effects - Magic Bullet Looks
    :: Music : Helios - Bless This Morning Year

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  3. THEME: This is a documentary about the philosophy of karma. I am into eastern philosophy which I find to have a lot of truth in it. I wanted to make a film that conveys the idea that we are all basically the same. And I also wanted to make an informative film about what karma really is in case people are interested.

    FORM: I wanted to experiment with fusing the documentary genre with the music video genre. I also wanted to make a film that in form reflected indian society in all its colour, chaos and diversity. Indian traditional ideas and beliefs, indian classical music remixed and edited trough western eyes to hopefully suit a western audience.

    Erling Hoveid: director, producer, music, photography, co-editor
    Geir O. Ramsvik: photography, editor, visual effects
    Kristian E. Sjølie: graphic design
    Jan Magnus Nymo: sound design, surround and stereo mix

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  4. Every Sunday at the Beach in Zandvoort its meditation time with Yoga Kundalini. So bit more heavenly MBL white into it! You can do it over here during Vimeo Meetup 2009 August 9. Join at: Vimeo Meetup Amsterdam 080809 & 090809

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  5. Twitter works great + TweetBeep + TweetDeck: we got several nice barters while on Bali. I found info on this big Bali-India Yoga Festival and sent a mail to the foundation + CV. Same day a nice barterdeal was made and a taxi collected us for Grand Opening in centre Denpasar. We also made several long trips to most scenic spots of Bali. Made a lot of new contacts and had a fantastic spiritual experience.

    Got four hours HDV with Sony FX1000 + Polar and Graduated Tabac Glass filters. Some making of pictures shown at this page, made with Sanyo Xacti showing different positions with new Gorillapod Focus on chest for maximum steady shots and super low angles. (Ideal for Yoga floor positions)

    Needed 20 hours past weekend to get the best three minutes for festival revue and invitation/pr clip for Festival 2010.

    Nice example for our Global-DVC members & students. Shows them how to create a 'multi camerashoot' festival with only one camera. How to select and edit the best parts with ingredients to reflect the sounds and sphere of this happening.

    More origional footage we're pleased to show on our big FullHD projection screen (Sony KDS 55A2000) at Global-DVC studio Zandvoort during upcoming European Vimeo Meetup in Amsterdam and Zandvoort. Please also bring your latest footage/productions (HDVtape).

    So nice to meet you all, please join: Vimeo Meetup Amsterdam 080809 & 090809

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Spiritual

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These Vimeo Jewels gave me (moderator Jan van der Meer) loads of cinematographic (HDVideographic) spiritual inspirations. For me its a kind of psychological photographic luggage for my upcoming nature movies. I hope it does the same with you and hope…


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These Vimeo Jewels gave me (moderator Jan van der Meer) loads of cinematographic (HDVideographic) spiritual inspirations. For me its a kind of psychological photographic luggage for my upcoming nature movies. I hope it does the same with you and hope you can share your input and tips on this channel!

Tip 1
Put on a closed system headphones while filming and listen carefully to what you're recording live or play the music you use for final edit. You will see that camera movements (pans and tilts) (Yes even the speed in a DOF focus change) will differ depending the music rythm you choose.

Tip 2
Sent me your ideas (and please serious ones we know how to get stoned) Also please help me to use this text. To redirect into our videoworld! My English is not good enough to get the right words.

Spiritual Videographing
As spiritual Computing (Spiricomp) combines recent innovations in neuroscience, catalyzed by HH Dalai Lama, with trends in technology such as social computing and affective computing and now we can also talk about Spiritual Videographing

83% of US adults now consider themselves “spiritual” Spiritual Videographing may also serve health care and educational institutions that increasingly incorporate spiritual methods. Another byproduct of Spiritual Videography may well be the creation of this Channel. Just as Jimbo Wales created Wikipedia, a site that pools the knowledge of millions of users, Vimeo may allow wisdom, not mere knowledge, to rise to the surface. Similarly, the next generation of vimeoclips may draw upon spiritual archetypes to provide interactive experiences that simulate spiritual journeys.

Until now, business leaders who shape Silicon Valley’s digital culture felt no need to reach an accord with spiritual traditions nor to bring spiritual experts into the formulation of research designs. This may be changing. Spiritual computing has become inevitable through the convergence of four new trends, each influencing the next generation of technologies.

Some social computing sites such as Flickr and Digg demonstrate how knowledge or even wisdom could rise to the surface as millions of users interact. Another key arena is affective computing, referring to ways in which computers can convey or respond to human emotion. A third area is neuroscience. Using meditation adepts as research subjects, neuroscientists are examining decision-making processes associated with meditation. A subfield called “neuroeconomics” adds an important new dimension to contemplative neuroscience. It involves the study of how the brain enables users to make choices that maximize their happiness. By aligning these three fields -- social computing, affective computing, and neuroscience – researchers can create architectures for self-organized online communities in which users receive emotionally resonant experiences that lead them into a spiritual domain.

A second trend is marketing. Though technologists may be able to spawn spirituality within online communities, one might question whether anyone would be willing to pay for that service. Clearly there are no well-defined spiritual markets that currently draw the attention of technology corporations towards spirituality. But demographic trends point to an unmet demand for educational and health care services informed by spirituality. This demand exists both among affluent consumers in advanced countries as well as low-income consumers in emerging markets who are just being to gain access to cell phones and computers. In the United States, 83 percent of adults now consider themselves “spiritual.” This figure is rising in tandem with a steady increase in the percentage of Americans who are dissatisfied with organized religion. Other data show that spirituality increases with maturity, suggesting that as advanced societies age, this proportion will grow even higher. This shift is reflected in the transformation of the health care industry. Wellness, incorporating alternative/complementary health, mental health and mind/body therapies, add up to a $270 billion a year activity in the US alone, steadily rising 10 percent per year. In some health sub-fields such as end-of-life care, “mindfulness” practices have spread like wildfire, aiding both professionals and patients.

Of particular interest to technology corporations is that education markets draw increasingly from spiritual methods. Two huge new themes in education technology, “emotional intelligence” and “learning organizations” are influence by pre-modern spiritual traditions. Spirituality also factors into technology strategies in emerging markets. Consider India: As rural populations go online, Ayurveda and other deeply embedded forms of Indian spirituality have become the basis for a thriving menu of technological products and services.

A third trend is management. Flattening of management structures leads directly to the growth of spiritual inputs in management systems. Following outsourcing, supply chains have become “ecosystems” and “business webs.” A company’s stakeholders now include both nonprofit as well as for-profit stakeholders, forcing managers to shape commercial strategies in ways that are consistent with the public interest. To innovate effectively amid constant flux, managers must have the mind-training needed to act creatively within a field of chaos. Many companies no longer identify with technology itself but with abstract principles of innovation and empowerment. The upshot: technology companies may now be in the spiritual business, whether they know it or not.

A forth trend is ethics. Ethical considerations tied to technology are of increasing importance to governments, consumers and to other stakeholders. In an effort to get “ahead of the debate” with society, some companies see the need for an explicit methodology that would allow them to anticipate the social impacts of their technologies. This circumstance forces technology system architects to pose fundamental questions about the nature of reality and the human condition. These questions lie far outside the expertise of electrical engineers who still dominate decision-making. The core question is ”How can technology bring out the best in users and avoid the worst?” This is a question may be best illuminated through interaction with spiritual leaders. As technologists seek methods to make beneficial outcomes possible, spiritual traditions may offer helpful clues.

Towards a Suite of Products and Services
The four trends mentioned above – encompassing research, marketing, management, and ethics – suggest that spiritual considerations are no longer marginal to digital culture. Understanding these trends and seeing how they intersect are the first steps towards the formation of a suite of technological products and services informed by spirituality.

Currently, spiritual computing is an open space, an opportunity, and a challenge for creative thinkers. The upside of spiritual computing is great: It would lead to lead to a dramatic expansion in the number of individuals who gain the confidence to access the depth of their own experiences. It could have a salutary impact on practices in digital industries themselves. It could help educational and health care fields incorporate spiritual practices into their systems. And it could also bring technological sophistication to individuals and organizations that promulgate spirituality.

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