www.lukasaugustin.com Winner of the CNN Journalist Award 2013 background: As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan. We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush. locations: Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif We wanted to go to other places as well but there were several incidents and security was too bad. Just one day after shooting at the blue mosque in Mazar-e Sharif a mob started from the very same place storming the UN building. I have lived from 2006-2008 in Kabul doing my civil service for a humanitarian aid organization. This March I had the chance to go back with my fiancée to show her the place I love and to capture the beauty of this country with our cameras. At the same time I made this as a tribute to a dear friend, who was shot in the streets of Kabul. Gayle inspired me in her love and dedication for the Afghans. After a full summer with other work we had now the chance to do the editing. Lisa-Maria Puy who composed the music for us was wonderful to work with. We met her on Zanzibar island and back in Germany she composed this wonderful soundtrack within just 3 days (and nights). She studied music at HfM Detmold in Germany and is a very talented artist and we hope to work with her again. You can contact her on: puy-music[at]gmx.de Last week the clip got published in the iPad edition of Süddeutsche-Zeitung Magazin. I hope you enjoy and we are happy for your honest feedback. Lukas and Salome Augustin Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark II Canon 7D Canon 24-105mm L IS 4f Canon 16-35mm L Canon 50mm 1.4f Canon 85mm 1.8f Glidetrack HD Handgrip Nighthawk and D|Focus V3 (shoulder mount) Zoom H1 2x Rode Videomic Pro Manfrotto 501 HD and 701 HDV LCW ND Filter Fader MK II We edited and colour graded the entire clip on Final Cut Pro X website: www.lukasaugustin.de more information and production photos: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Augustin-Pictures/161244407238332 Twitter: http://twitter.com/LukasAugustin © by Lukas and Salome Augustin All rights reserved fell free to watch it on Vimeo, to share on Facebook, Twitter etc. but please ask for embed permission and please don't upload the video on Youtube or any other site. Thank you!+ More details
Please Use Headphones for best sound experience. :) Poland is a country with a very brutal past, even so recent at just 70 years ago. The holocaust is something I have thought about often as a child, especially as a 3-year-old with a vivid imagination and my father sitting me in front of the television to watch Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' film. I have always wanted to visit the German Nazi concentration camps and let the seriousness and power of it envelop me, humble me, and change me. It was one of the most chilling moments of my life, also because of how peaceful and beautiful the camps were. Spring flowers blooming bright and birds playfully jumping over the brick rubble. The calm breeze definitely added to its eeriness. Poland has this tension that is slowly healing itself as time goes by and newer generations emerge, but you cannot look in any direction without the constant reminder of the past whether it is the remnants of the ghetto wall, or the cautious faces of the elderly. This piece was supposed to be about Auschwitz, but in making the video the surprise was how vibrant, tough, and full of life the Polish people are. I was as emotionally impacted with these new wonderful friends and sensory overload of the gorgeous present-day country as I was with sympathy and sadness at the camps. Even though they are very tough souls, I started to admire them and their country. I chose to not only observe present-day Auschwitz, but also present-day Poland, document both, and show them as I felt them...knowing the strength of these people who looked forward and fought tooth and nail so the new generations could live these beautiful lives today inspires me so much. This is my tribute to Poland, its people, and the ones who perished in World War II. ****The title 'Bipoland' is meant to describe the two feelings of the past and present while I was there. On one hand, there is a heaviness that still lingers from WWII, but on the other hand things are as bright and exciting as any other flourishing country. Over 600,000 views on youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ6XD1-26w0 Thank you everyone! Music by the amazing Philip Glass "Tirol Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: Movement II" Performed by Dennis Russel Davies (amazon.com/Tirol-Concerto-Piano-Orchestra-movement/dp/B000UVC5L6) Captured and Editing by Matty Brown Shot on the handheld Canon 7D Edited with Sony Vegas Dialogue by Gerda Weissmann Klein and Winston Churchill kleinfoundation.org/ HUGE special thank you to Gonçalo De Almeida Costa and all the awesome people who befriended and helped us while in Poland. Thank you also to Keith Rivers, Nathan Miller, Steven Weinberg, and Ian Todd for your input on this touchy subject and giving me confidence, hehe. Much appreciated guys. GERDA WEISSMANN KLEIN SPEECH: Kary, Sheila, Sandy, Michael, my beloved husband and my family. I have been in a place for six incredible years where winning meant a crust of bread and to live another day. Since the blessed day of my liberation I have asked the question, why am I here? I am no better. In my mind's eye I see those years and days and those who never lived to see the magic of a boring evening at home. On their behalf I wish to thank you for honoring their memory, and you cannot do it in any better way than when you return to your homes tonight to realize that each of you who know the joy of freedom. WINSTON CHURCHILL SPEECH: Poland has again been overrun by two of the great powers which held her in bondage for a 150 years, but were unable to quench the spirit of the Polish nation. The heroic defense of Warsaw shows that the soul of Poland is indestructible, and that she will rise again like a rock, which may for a spell be submerged by a tidal wave, but which remains a rock.+ More details
I filmed one second every day of 2012. The music is "Thunder Clatter" by Wild Cub. http://wildcub.bandcamp.com/track/thunder-clatter www.jonathanbritnell.com twitter.com/jrbritnell UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for watching! Here are a few more details about the video: It really is, in chronological order, 1 second from every single day of 2012. It was shot on a Canon 7D and a few shots on a GoPro Hero2. I edited with Final Cut Pro 7 and graded with Magic Bullet Looks. Almost all the shots of people are either my wife Jessica or my brother Jimmy. BONUS: if you look very closely at 2:25 you can see me wipe out in the distance on a long board. It hurt.+ More details
A road trip straight through Israel. Had no idea what the complexities and diversity of the cultures were, but I got deeper and deeper, seeing all walks of life living together in this amazing land. The conglomerate of things happening in that tiny, but EPIC country (it's smaller than New Jersey!) packed a punch like a bustling beehive. I was overwhelmed and totally let Israel envelope me. I bonded with every flavor of person there... they were all Israeli. They were all beautiful people. (By the way, the title isn't spelled wrong, lol...read it again ;) Shot with the 7D and edited with Sony Vegas I edited this video with a fever, kidney infection, and $4 headphones! LOL. Music by the amazing John Adams (Harmonielehre_ Part III - Meister) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TH4VOK/ref=dm_mu_dp_trk3 Featured in The Atlantic Magazine SPECIAL THANKS: -GONCALO DE ALMEIDA COSTA for touring me to the best places and meeting the best guides and locals! -KEITH RIVERS for letting me borrow his camera for the trip! -NATHAN MILLER for stocking me up on batteries and cards! Thank you guys for trusting me with your stuff! haha.+ More details
This is a short longboard film I recently produced. The idea behind it was to marry some slow motion longboard sliding to a 'glitch' track and mash it all up to the beat. I wanted the images and audio to become one. Also wanted to try some super slow shots and see how far I could push optical flow. Camera // Canon 7D, GoPro HD Lenses // Canon 24-105mm L f4, Canon 50mm f1.8, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 Software used // Final Cut Studio, Photoshop CS4 Shot/directed/cut by Benjamin Dowie Music written and produced by Oliver Dowie https://soundcloud.com/oliver_dowie ▲ http://www.facebook.com/BeanpoleProductions http://beanpole.com.au/ ©2010 BEANPOLE PRODUCTIONS+ More details
Twitter: www.twitter.com/salomonligthelm Website: www.ligthelm.tv Blog: www.salomonligthelm.blogspot.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Great color grading resource Color Grading Central, visit here: http://bit.ly/qbnJ8K For film grain check out: http://bit.ly/zpFHZN Silent Transitions is a personal project inspired by two verses from Scripture - 2 Samuel 22vs20 and Psalm 46vs10. Shot at 60 fps and slowed down to 1% using twixtor - not perfect as always but it works Shot with Canon 7D in Dubai Sigma 30mm f1.4 for the initial scenes and Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 for the jump sequences Audio designed in Pro Tools Thank you to Franzwa Roux for acting in this piece and Luke Atencio for the voice-over check www.ligthelm.tv or the blog @ www.salomonligthelm.blogspot.com - will give some more background info/context for this soon - interview about the piece at http://rendertimeblog.com/index/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157:salomon-ligthelm-interview&catid=41:blog+ More details
Shot in the U.S. Virgin Islands during my honeymoon vacation. Dedicated to my beautiful wife Saury. Shot on a Canon 7D with a Sigma 30mm F1.4 and Tokina 11-16 F2.8. Music: Dreams Today by Efterklang http://thisisdiego.net *See this link for a color grade comparison: https://vimeo.com/51197140+ More details
Tutorial on how to use picture styles to increase the dynamic range of the Canon 7D / 5DMkII. Custom picture styles are an amazing feature that almost compensate for the lack of a raw codec for video capture on the Canon DSLRS. The default picture styles on the camera are geard towards producing nice results out of the box but are not very good if you intend to do color correction and grading in postprocessing. This tutorial shows how to use custom picture styles that produce very flat, high dynamic range footage (similar to real film cameras). The actual picture styles have been made by other people, and here are some references: Super Flat, Genesis Panalog and Velvia: http://www.cinema5d.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3401 Marvel's Cine Style: http://marvelsfilm.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/canon-7d-picture-style-with-cine-gamma-s-curve-free-download/ If you have problems downloading them, you can get them from here in one package (http://www.crnkovic.org/video/picture_styles.zip). I do however recommend that you get them from the original sources and read the forum posts/blog posts associated with them. The final example footage was shot handheld (Zacuto rapid fire + zfinder) at Skogskyrkogården cemetery in Stockholm. I scouted the place for a possible future shoot and the footage I shot was never meant for release - it did however come handy in this tutorial as it was all shot using the super flat picture style.+ More details
Finalist at the Young Director Award in Video Art. For more pleasure, if you don't have good speakers, use Headphones! http://www.gioacchinopetronicce.com/ This is an Independent short film made for Pix' n Love Editions. I thought this movie as a visual and sound experiment guided by the rhythm which imposes the sound to the pictures. Everything goes always faster quite as we change television channels. The challenge was to create the rhythm with static shot. We don't have to forget what we liked in past. I hope you like it... Sounds recorded with a zoom H4N, and fostex Fr2-le and 2 x shoeps. Shot on 7D. Many thanks to : Pix'n Love, Marin Queyraud, Emilie Bonin, Gilles Marc, Antoine Domanec, Nicolas Gruber, Lucile Lhermitte, Julie Arabeyre, Gilles Larroze, Leo et Ja Gualino, Olivier Obame, Guy La tannerie, Lucie, Bernard, Elsa Masseron... Directed by Gioacchino Petronicce. HD, STEREO, 1:34 2012+ More details
When a Man reaches ROCK BOTTOM; there is only one way to go... and it may not be UP. Filmed over two consecutive mornings, the weather conditions being much the same on both days. I took a Taxi, with my suitcase, direct from the Airport to 'Petit Bot Bay' which I had 'Googled' from the UK before my flight. This short scenario was filmed with the Canon 7d DSLR at 1080 25FPS. Final Cut Pro. Magic Bullet Looks. Imac 24. Stock lens 18 - 135 mm I had with me a light weight Tripod, a banana and a suitcase. The silver 'Doubloon' was 24k Gold Plated for me by: The Pure Pure Gold Plating Company.UK. http://puregoldplating.co.uk/rock-bottom-pirate-booty Here is a link to a DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY of ROCK BOTTOM by 'Storytellin' ... http://www.storytell.in/hdvidz/entry/video_commentary_rock_bottom_bob+ More details
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