1. Light Emitting Dudes - LED Freerunning

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    from Frank Sauer / Added

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    Light Emitting Dudes takes a team of freerunners, geared up from head to toe with LED lights, and sets them loose on the streets of Bangkok at night. With acrobatic grace, they carved up the already buzzing nightlife spots while adding their own flair and colour to the mix. Jason Paul, Shaun Wood, and Anan Anwar are a team of freerunners whose homes are already quite far apart, coming from Frankfurt, Sydney, and Bangkok respectively. Director Frank Sauer and Costume Designer Christina Zahra also had to fly in from Germany, so getting everyone together to shoot this video was a challenge in and of itself. With no definite locations, pre-planned stunts, or even a working LED suit prototype, making the decision to fly to Thailand was a real leap of faith. All I had was an idea in mind of what I wanted to create. I had worked with Jason before in 2011 to create Dream World, which documented Jason's journey to London to compete in the Art of Motion Freerunning competition. Since then I have been looking for another opportunity to work together and to get the rest of his team involved. I wanted to portray freerunning in a way that hasn't been done before. I realized that freerunning at night was a barely-touched space where I could do some ground-breaking work, so I began thinking about LED suits as a concept. One of the biggest challenges was putting together a suit that both looked cool and was functional. It had to be able to withstand the stresses of high impact acrobatic stunts, while adequately lighting up the surroundings as we passed through them. Luckily, Christina, with a wealth of experience as a fashion designer, was there to put it all together. Armed with a few morphsuits, some batteries, and a plethora of LED strips and duct tape, Christina really did a great job of fashioning together a Tron-style LED suit on a shoe-string budget. Once the suits were ready, and we were tired of playing dress-up in the apartment and scaring the cat, it was time for the team to hit the streets. This opened up a whole new can of worms. It turns out, walking around the streets looking like creepy Neo S&M Power Rangers attracts unwanted attention, making guerilla-style shooting particularly difficult, to say the least. And the traffic police didn't take our presence at busy intersections light-heartedly either. Go figure. The mix of dangerous stunts and exhaustion due to all-night shoots really tested our resolve to finish the video. Maintaining the suits in good condition was also a continual hassle. They needed to be disassembled from time to time so the batteries could be recharged, and damaged LED strips needed to be unthreaded and replaced. The schedule being what it was meant that the suits never really had time to air out. We had to work with the mild stench of men’s locker room on us the whole time. The low light conditions presented their own challenges for shooting, but did provide an opportunity to experiment with long exposure to create beautiful light stroke shots. For two weeks we were out every night collecting shots and enjoying the confused look on peoples face when we walked by. Oddly enough the cool factor of looking like a general bad ass never wore off. I think a lot big kids dream of dressing up like superheroes and leaping around the city. That's something I can cross off my bucket list, now. We had a great time together. In the end, it's definitely worth it to create something new and unique in a way only you can. CREDITS 
WRITTEN & DIRECTED Frank Sauer
 (www.frank-sauer.com) IN COOPERATION WITH Team Farang (http://www.farang-mag.com/) EDITING Frank Sauer & Sebastian Linda COSTUME DESIGN Christina Zahra SOUND DESIGN Jens Fischer
 TITLES Stephan Baumann MASTERING Matthias Greule MUSIC 
Metric - Artificial Nocturne (Love Thy Brother Remix) TECH-SPECS 
CAMERA: GH2
 (Hack: EOSHD Vanilla) LENSES: Voigtlander f/0.95 25mm, SLR Magic Hyperprime f/1.6 12mm, Panasonic f/4 7-14mm
, Canon FD f/1.4 50mm, Canon FD f/2 85mm

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    • Team Farang - Thailand Parkour tour 2010

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      from Shaun Wood / Added

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      In July 2010, Traceurs from all over the world traveled to the land of smiles and occasional government protests... to take part in an annual expedition like no other. Over a dozen traveling practitioners were hosted by former child pop star Anan Anwar. This traveling group caucasin invaders was quicky dubbed Team Farang. An entourage of English, French, German, and Australian practitioner... FARANG-TOURAGE!!!

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      • PARKOUR - around the world

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        from Shaun Wood / Added

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        The most amazing couple of months. This trip made us realize that the worldwide Parkour community is a special community to be part of. The friends made and love shared between us all on this trip is unmatchable. You are all true warriors and we love you all. Peace. Loves to you all. Tracklist: Sufjan Stevens - They Are Night Zombies ediT - Air Raid Megamix Katsue - Clear cut http://www.myspace.com/katsueband http://www.myspace.com/edit

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        • Pandora's Legacy

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          from James Tang / Added

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          Entrant in the ikan 2010 Short Film Contest www.ikanseeit.com Guidelines: Use ikan logo in a creative, positive manner. Adhere to theme of "revolution". 3:30 time limit. Shoot the film on a DSLR. Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, and Sound Designer: James Tang Actors: Anan Anwar, Tan Demir, Kelly Jones, Worachot "Arm" Shairoogrung Choreography: Anan Anwar and Tan Demir Location Sound Recordist: Adam Chin Sakoonserksadee www.aschin.com Visual Effects: Luke Parsons Special Thanks: Richard Tang, Damian Mavis, and Sean Carter Filmed on a Canon 5D Mark II

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          • The Story of Team Farang

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            from Visive Productions / Added

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            In early 2013 we travelled out to Bangkok, Thailand to stay with one of the most influential teams in Freerunning, Team Farang. As well as working on a range of interviews and tutorials we also put together an in depth documentary on Team Farang's past, where they are now and their plans for the future. This video was produced for the Flow youtube channel which you can check out here! youtube.com/flow

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            • VENTURE: pilot

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              from Rubber Knife Productions / Added

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              VENTURE: showing the world that Thailand is South East Asia's prime adventure tourism destination. Produced on 100 euros Sponsors: We're looking for YOU. Imagine the possibilities if we had a proper budget. C'mon! You know you wanna. www.ventureshow.tv

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              • FREE MY WAY - Official TRAILER - RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE

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                from WHEESPER Prod. / Added

                FREE MY WAY, our production for RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE is on air now! 8 weeks of shooting across the world. 6 episodes x 24minutes. 3 FREERUNNERS. 1 MISSION. TO UNEARTH A FORBIDDEN WORLD. Available on Red Bull TV on Xbox 360, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. Coming soon on RBTV apps for iPhone, Android, and on redbull.tv. Anan Anwar, a former Thai pop star and current freerunning sensation, brings together freerunners from around the world to help him achieve a lifelong dream -- an epic freerunning session in a mystery location with a dark secret that won't be revealed until the end of this thrilling reality/documentary series. As Anan travels the globe assembling his dream team, we meet some of the world's most charismatic freerunners and learn about each of their lives, their environment and culture, the challenges they face, and what freerunning means to them. We watch them as they practise their art, a dangerous endeavour with the risk of serious injury lurking behind every jump, every flip, and every flying leap. Original music soundtrack composed and performed by world-class percussionist Martin Grubinger. - Executive Producers : Gabor HARRACH / Werner EKSLER - RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE - Series Producer : Matthieu MOITY-BLANCHARD - WHEESPER Prod. : http://www.facebook.com/wheesperprod - Co-Producer : Guilhem CHARRETON - KOTAO Prod. : http://www.facebook.com/KotaoProduction - Director : Yann MOURIER - Camera Operators : Yann MOURIER - Guilhem CHARRETON - Loïc PAILLARD - Sound Engineer : Sylvain TEISSIER - Original Soundtrack : Martin GRUBINGER - http://www.martingrubinger.com Contact us! http://wheesper-prod.com/teamcontact http://kotao-production.com/contact

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