1. IT LÊSTE LJIPAAI - THE LAST LAPWING EGG

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    from Richard van der Laan / Added

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    In Fryslân there is a cultural-historical competition to find the first lapwing egg of the year. This visual poem captures the spirit of a tradition, which is bound for extinction. I made this film in admiration of my father. When I was a little boy he took me into the meadows to find eggs. I still remember the beauty of the landscape, the sound of the birds and the excitement when we found eggs. Sadly we never found the first egg. I also remember the cold of the wind and tired feelings in my small legs. Often asking my father to carry me on his back. Official selection ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin 2014 http://www.literaturwerkstatt.org/en/zebra-poetry-film-festival/programm-2014-neu/prisma/kopfzerbrechen Official participation International Film Poetry Festival 2013 in Athens Greece http://voidnetwork.blogspot.nl/2013/12/international-film-poetry-festival-2.html Official selection Northern Film Festival 2013 'Nieuwe Noordelijke Oogst' http://noordelijkfilmfestival.nl Official selection Ó Bhéal IndieCork International Poetry-Film Competition 2013, Ireland http://www.obheal.ie http://indiecork.com Screened on the North Light Arts Film Poem Festival 2013 festival, Dunbar Scotland http://northlightarts.org.uk/2013/08/filmpoem-festival Featured on http://friesfilmarchief.nl/producties/gedichtenclips/jeugd Featured on http://movingpoems.com/filmmaker/richard-van-der-laan Featured on http://forum.magazinevideo.com/topic/26807-un-frisson-cinematographique DISCLAIMER: No real eggs were harmed during the making of this film. We only used empty egg shells. My father stopped collecting eggs years ago. Gathering lapwing eggs is prohibited by the European Union, but Fryslân (a northern province of the Netherlands) was granted an exception for cultural-historical reasons. The Frisian exception was removed in 2005 by a court, which determined that the Frisian executive councillors had not properly followed procedure. As of 2006 it is again allowed to look for lapwing eggs between 1 March and 9 April, though harvesting those eggs is now forbidden. Lapwings belong in meadows. The name lapwing describes the sound its broad wings make when in flight. Lapwings are also known as peewits, thanks to their shrill call. They are very vocal during mating season and have glorious courting rituals in the air. In the spring, the male makes several simple hollows in the ground and the female chooses one to make brood her eggs in. Both males and females brood the eggs and care for the chicks. Should their nest with chicks be threatened, they will defend their young with all their might. Sometimes, you see them flying after a harrier, constantly attacking the raptor. If it really gets serious, they will pretend to have a broken wing, luring the predator away from the nest. The Frisian languages are a closely related group of Germanic languages, spoken by about 500,000 members of Frisian ethnic groups, who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. The Frisian languages are the second closest living languages to English, after Scots. Filmed at Vegelinsoord (West Frisian: Vegelinsoard) a small village in Skarsterlân in the province Fryslân of the Netherlands. Camera / Production : Richard van der Laan Egg collector : Hans van der Laan Poem writer / reading : Siem de Vlas Sound recording : Richard van der Laan Sound design : Maarten Boogerman Camera : Panasonic GH2 AVC-Intra Driftwood VY Canis Majoris Day Lens : Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED Gear : Sachtler FSB-4 75 CF, Gini Follow Focus Rig, Lilliput monitor Audio : Roland R-26, Rode NTG-2

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    • FOLA DJEMBE - Portrait of a Djembe drum

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      Musical portrait of a Djembe drum, how it's made and how it sounds. Handcrafted and played by Martin Bernhard. Djembe comes from the saying "Anke djé, anke bé" which translates to "everyone gather together in peace" and defines the drum's purpose. Martin Bernhard is a well-established dutch Djembe drum maker, teacher and owner of http://foladjembe.nl First prize on http://www.vogelpop.nl in August 2013 Featured on House Of Shorts http://houseofshorts.com/fola-djembe-portrait-of-a-djembe-drum Featured on http://www.kin-o.org as short film of the month March 2013. ADVICE: For best experience, turn on your HiFi speakers or put on a headphone. Concept / Edit : Richard van der Laan Camera : Richard van Der Laan, Michiel Boogerman Sound : Maarten Boogerman Artists : Martin Bernhard, Annebeth Elfrink, Marlijn Dompeling, Patrick Pol Location : Brink 21, Deventer (Netherlands) Photos : Patrick Pol Production : http://www.veasonic.nl Camera : 2x Panasonic GH2 AVC-Intra Driftwood VY Canis Majoris Day Lens : Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED, Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 AT-X PRO DX Gear : Sachtler FSB-4 75 CF, Kessler Hercules 2.0 Head, Kessler K-Pod Tripod System, Gini Follow Focus Rig, Lilliput monitors Recorder : Fostex FR-2LE Microphone : Superlux S502

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      • Ice Sculptures - IJsbeelden Festival Zwolle 2012/2013

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        250,000 kilograms of ice and 250,000 kilograms of snow will be used to represent the fairytales of Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin, making it the single biggest ice sculpture festival in Europe. This winter will see Zwolle’s city centre dominated by the Grimm brothers and their famous fairytales. Dozens of Dutch and international ice artists will be creating ice sculptures on the Rodetorenplein square, showing off their personal interpretation of the Grimm tales. De Sprookjes van Grimm in ijs en sneeuw Zwolle staat in 2012 helemaal in het teken van de gebroeders Grimm en hun wereldbekende sprookjes. De tweede editie van het IJsbeeldenfestival, dat opnieuw op het Rodetorenplein plaatsvindt, haakt op dit thema in. Een team van 40 internationale en Nederlandse ijskunstenaars gaat met behulp van 250.000 kilogram ijs en 250.000 kilogram sneeuw diverse 'Sprookjes van Grimm' uitbeelden. Deze sneeuw- en ijswereld, die in een thermische tent van 2.000 m2 wordt tentoongesteld, is te bezichtigen van zaterdag 8 december 2012 tot en met zondag 27 januari 2013. Het IJsbeeldenfestival (http://www.ijsbeelden.org), met wederom IJshotel Lumen, is opnieuw de grote trekker van 'Winter in Zwolle', dat dit jaar weer groter en breder wordt gedragen dan bij de voorgaande editie. Music : "Be a tease" by Luciano Foglia (http://www.lucianofoglia.com) "AUTUMN SUNSET" by Jason Shaw (http://www.audionautix.com) Production : http://www.veasonic.nl Camera : Michiel Boogerman, Richard van Der Laan. Montage / Post : Michiel Boogerman, Richard van Der Laan. Camera : 2x Panasonic GH2 AVC-Intra Driftwood VY Canis Majoris Day. Lens : Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED, Nikon NIKKOR 80-200mm f/4.5, Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 AT-X PRO DX.

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        • IT NOARDERLÂN - The Northern Land

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          Visual composition of the poem ‘It Noarderlân’ by Frisian poet Durk van der Ploeg. The poet returns to the land of his ancestors (English subtitles). Official selection Kunstenfestival Watou 2014 http://www.kunstenfestivalwatou.be Official selection Northern Film Festival 2013 'Nieuwe Noordelijke Oogst' http://noordelijkfilmfestival.nl Screened on http://www.craftanddesign.com/events/bokeh-yeah-in-association-with-comma-film-present-timeline-a-poetry-film-event Screened on the North Light Arts Film Poem Festival 2013 http://www.northlightarts.co.uk/filmpoem Official selection Ascona Film Festival 2013 http://asconafilmfestival.org/2013/02/12/official-selection-ascona-film-festival-2013 Featured on http://www.connotationpress.com/video-poetry/1872-the-third-form-with-erica-goss-may-2013 Featured on http://www.LondonPoetrySystems.com as August's 2012 video poem. Featured on http://friesfilmarchief.nl Non-profit production. The poem is written by the Frisian poet Durk van der Ploeg, a dutch writer and poet. His work is mainly published in the Frisian language and he is a Knight of the Order of Oranje Nassau. The images portrait Frisian landscape architect Siem de Vlas working in his studio and visiting the grave of the famous dutch landscape architect Lucas Pieters Roodbaard (1782 - 1851). Roodbaard laid out many English landscape gardens in major cities in the Netherlands. The Frisian languages are a closely related group of Germanic languages, spoken by about 500,000 members of Frisian ethnic groups, who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. The Frisian languages are the second closest living languages to English, after Scots. Concept, Camera, Editing : Richard van der Laan Poem writer : Durk van der Ploeg Poem reading : Siem de Vlas Sound design : Maarten Boogerman Camera : Panasonic GH2 AVC-Intra Sedna ~140mb/s Lens : Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED Gear : Sachtler FSB-4 75 CF, Gini Rig Follow Focus, Lilliput field monitor Tools : FCPX, Magic Bullet Looks

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          • Bassanova - Mr. Soul & Music (Official Video)

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            Bodypainting, Harmonica and Provocative Dancing Official music video for Mr. Soul & Music by Bassanova Label : Walboomers Bassanova - http://soundcloud.com/BassanovaDJ Bassanova - http://www.facebook.com/BassanovaOfficial Production : http://www.veasonic.nl Screenplay / Director : Richard van der Laan Camera : Richard van der Laan, Michiel Boogerman, Maarten Boogerman Editors : Michiel Boogerman, Richard van der Laan Colorist / Post : Michiel Boogerman FX Makeup / Bodypainting : Richard van der Laan - http://www.paintmanrichard.nl Bodypaint model : Diana de Meer Club lighting : Jorick Wold Makeup : Simone de Waal Set photography : John Ploeg, Haico ten Lohuis Special Thanks : Club Epic - http://www.clubepic.nl, Bas Tijscholte, John, Robert Roering Extras : Lin Ploeg, Kimberley Piek, Etienne, Lodewijk Overman, Bart van der Weert, Kevin de Jonge, Martijn Kempers, Bob Holkenbrink, Tamara Scheffer, Larissa Scheffer Camera : 2x Panasonic GH2 (AVC-Intra Driftwood MOON T7) Lens : Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED, Nikon 50mm F1.2, Nikon Fish Eye, NIKKOR 80-200mm f/4.5, 2x Meta Bones SpeedBoosters Gear : Sachtler FSB-4 75 CF, Kessler Hercules 2.0 Head, Kessler Pocket Jib, Kessler K-Pod Tripod System, Kessler K-Flex Dolly Track System, Gini Follow Focus Rig, 2x Lilliput monitors, ARRI 650 Plus Tungsten Fresnel Light

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            • DIRTY CASH (Original Edit)

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              A mysterious cigar smoking woman likes to play poker between Heaven and Hell. This short won the first prize on the http://www.QuickFlick.tv festival in Amsterdam (15.07.2012 - heaven and hell theme). Interview on VPRO Dorst television blog (dutch) http://programma.vpro.nl/dorst/items/Quickflick-winnaar-Heaven-and-Hell.html Screenplay, Editing : Richard van der Laan Camera, Grading : Michiel Boogerman Sound design, Mastering : Maarten Boogerman Production : http://www.VEASONIC.nl Camera : Panasonic GH2 AVC-Intra Driftwood VY Canis Majoris Day Lens : Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED, Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX AF 11-16mm f2.8, Nikon 80-200mm f/4.5, Nikon 50mm F1.2, Nikon AI Macro 105mm f4 Gear : Kessler Hercules 2.0 Head, Kessler Pocket Jib, Kessler K-Pod Tripod System, Gini Follow Focus Rig, Lilliput field monitors Tools : Adobe Premiere CS6, Magic Bullet Suite Locations Poker scene : Cafe Midtown, Deventer Deal scene : Harbor area, Deventer End scene : Hidden City Garden of Harry Pierik, Zwolle Actors Cigar woman : Marieke van Brussel Gangster : John Drug addict : Robert Roering Card dealer : Kurt Veld Special thanks to Cafe Midtown Deventer http://www.cafemidtown.nl Harry Pierik http://tuinharrypierik.nl

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              • Moanne fan it Fryske boek (English subtitles)

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                A writer is working on his new book and the story comes to life. Set in the early 1950's a detective investigates clues about the possible murder of a prostitute. Short film for the film competition of the Moanne fan it Fryske boek 2012. http://www.moannefanitfryskeboek.nl The month of the Frisian book is held in Friesland, the nothern province of the Netherlands. It is a literature festival organized around the Frisian language. The theme of this year festival is 'tension'. Production : Veasonic Director, Screenwriter : Richard van der Laan Director of Photography, Montage / Post : Michiel Boogerman Sound design / Recording : Maarten Boogerman Camera : 2x Panasonic GH2 AVC-Intra Driftwood VY Canis Majoris Day Lens : Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED, Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX AF 11-16mm f2.8 Gear : Sachtler FSB-4 75 CF, Kessler Hercules 2.0 Head, Kessler Pocket Jib, Kessler K-Pod Tripod System, Gini Follow Focus Rig, Lilliput field monitors Actors Writer, Detective, Voice : Siem de Vlas Woman : Marieke van Brussel Perpetrator : Maarten Boogerman The Frisian languages are a closely related group of Germanic languages, spoken by about 500,000 members of Frisian ethnic groups, who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. The Frisian languages are the second closest living languages to English, after Scots.

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                • Moanne fan it Fryske boek

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                  A writer is working on his new book and the story comes to life. Set in the early 1950's a detective investigates clues about the possible murder of a prostitute. Short film for the film competition of the Moanne fan it Fryske boek 2012. http://www.moannefanitfryskeboek.nl The month of the Frisian book is held in Friesland, the nothern province of the Netherlands. It is a literature festival organized around the Frisian language. The theme of this year festival is 'tension'. Production : Veasonic Director, Screenwriter : Richard van der Laan Director of Photography, Montage / Post : Michiel Boogerman Sound design / Recording : Maarten Boogerman Camera : 2x Panasonic GH2 AVC-Intra Driftwood VY Canis Majoris Day Lens : Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED, Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX AF 11-16mm f2.8 Gear : Sachtler FSB-4 75 CF, Kessler Hercules 2.0 Head, Kessler Pocket Jib, Kessler K-Pod Tripod System, Gini Follow Focus Rig, Lilliput field monitors Actors Writer, Detective, Voice : Siem de Vlas Woman : Marieke van Brussel Perpetrator : Maarten Boogerman The Frisian languages are a closely related group of Germanic languages, spoken by about 500,000 members of Frisian ethnic groups, who live on the southern fringes of the North Sea in the Netherlands and Germany. The Frisian languages are the second closest living languages to English, after Scots.

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                  • Bergklooster - Driftwood VY Canis Majoris

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                    De begraafplaats Bergklooster in Zwolle vindt zijn oorsprong als de begraafplaats van het Agnietenklooster in 1398. Destijds werden de doden begraven in de Sint-Agneskapel, toen de enige gewijde plek. Het eerste kerkhof werd in 1399 gewijd, deze lag ten noorden van de latere kerk bij de Agneskapel, binnen de omheining van het klooster. In volgende jaren werden meerdere stukken grond gewijd om als begraafplaats te dienen. En naast kloosterlingen kregen ook buurtbewoners uit Haerst en Berkum bij het klooster hun laatste rustplaats. In het klooster leefde Thomas van Kempen, schrijver van 'De Navolging van Christus'. Bij de zij-ingang staat een gedenksteen voor hem. Production : www.veasonic.nl Location : Bergklooster, Zwolle (The Netherlands) Music : Trentemøller Editor/Colorist : Michiel Boogerman Camera : Panasonic GH2 (VY Canis Majoris), Lens : Nikon AI Macro 105mm f4, Nikon NIKKOR 80-200mm f/4.5, Nikon 50mm F1.2, Nikon Fisheye 16mm f2.8, Nikon 24mm f/2 AI-s, Nikon 20mm f/3.5. Gear : Kessler Hercules 2.0 Head, Kessler Pocket Jib, Kessler K-Pod Tripod System, Kessler K-Flex Dolly Track System.

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                    • Hildegard von Bingen: O Ignis Spiritus - Bep Pierik

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                      Artist : Bep Pierik Composer : Hildegard von Bingen - O Ignis Spiritus (three verses from the sequence) Location : Dominicanenklooster, Zwolle. Production : www.veasonic.nl Camera : Michiel Boogerman & Richard van der Laan Editor : Michiel Boogerman Recording/Mastering : Maarten Boogerman Camera : 2x Panasonic GH2 (VY Canis Majoris, Day PM). Lenses : Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f2.8 G ED, Nikon 50mm F1.2. Gear : Kessler Hercules 2.0 Head, Kessler K-Pod Tripod System. Recorder : Fostex FR-2LE. Microphone : Superlux S502.

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