1. Colombia - Timelapse

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    Colombia - 2012 On my second holiday to this stunning country I decided to do the fatal thing and take my camera along with me. I thought about shooting a timelapse shot or two… I ended up filming on average 2 shots per day over the course of 4 weeks and it really became a working holiday! I was a little nervous to begin with. I had been there before, but didn’t take my DSLR along with me. Now Colombia is vastly safer than it was 20-30 years ago – however its still a little risky if you don’t know where to go. Also, the very nature of timelapse means your stuck in one place for an hour or two and it could be a nice target for opportunists! Luckily I had my father in law and new camera assistant Moises - He even took a small baseball bat along with him on an evening in Bogota! In the end we weren’t troubled at all and I’m so glad I managed to capture so many great images. Quite a bit of this film was shot in Bogota, and in the Quindio region, including Armenia. We also travelled to Melgar, Manizales and Pereira. I was limited in what I could take kit wise due to travelling with a baby. So I took a very lightweight tripod, a Canon7D and my trusty 17-55mm f2.8 lens. Had a few problems with camera shake in post, but actually the small tripod held up OK! This time round I shot a fair amount of HDR timelapse – and had days of processing with Photomatix. On balance I think it was really worth it. So many of the scenes had extreme exposure contrast and I really wanted to preserve detail in the sky and in the landscape itself. It was cut using FCP, and graded with Magic Bullet Looks. All of the tilt shift effects are done in post using Magic Bullet. Please do go ahead and visit this country if you get the chance! Ed Beck MB Films Music is by Skanoir, track: Pure Ambient Follow us: @Ed_Beck @davidcmead @mbfilmsuk

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    • The Fourth

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      Sit back for a moment, relax, and enjoy the spectacle of lights... Music by: Sigur Ros

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      • 1:43AM - Extended Cut

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        And the winner is....ME!!! I won, guys! I came in first for the "5 Minutes of Fear" film festival. Directed by Michael Brodner Starring Mark Di Pilato & Doug Scanlon Music by Jon Conver & Kevin Mcleod

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        • Timeless - London Timelapse

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          Timeless – 2010-2011, 4mins 9seconds This film is intended to capture the spirit and endless energy of London. We decided to shoot it in a mixture of Timelapse and slow motion. We started filming in October 2010 in Richmond upon Thames just on the western edge of the city, and then the ensuing journey took us all the way through the city and back again, ending up just a year later with a final sun rise shot in the Richmond area. The brilliant but temporary music score is by Rael Jones. He’s currently working on music for the new BBC Sherlock Holmes series and he will be delivering a final score for my film in a month or so. I can’t wait to hear it, and I would like to thank him for all his hard work. I’d like to thank everyone else involved too; particularly my camera assistants; David Mead, Dave Calub, Laurence Beck and Johana Castro. They helped me lug around equipment and of course they kept me company during the long hours of time lapse work. They braved not only windswept bridges, endless travelling, and brushes with local law enforcement, but also marauding gangs and drunken loons in the west end. I can’t thank my wife Johana enough. I made her stand around for hours while she was two months pregnant, and I nearly ruined our anniversary by insisting on filming some time lapse footage at the Oxo tower restaurant half way through dinner, sorry. Technical information: Camera: Canon 7D Lenses: 17 – 55mm f.28, 70 – 200mm f2.8 Edited in FCP Graded in Magic bullet looks I used various shutter angles and intervals to achieve the best effect for any particular shot. At night I mostly wanted that streaky look, so most of it is either 1 or 2 second exposures with the lens stopped down to around f5.6. During the day I would shoot people shots at 1 second intervals which seemed to give that impression of frantic energy, particularly on a long lens. Hope you enjoy the film. Ed Beck, MB Films photography - Ed Beck camera assistants - David Mead, Dave Calub, Laurence Beck and Johana Castro editing – Ed Beck & David Mead music – Rael Jones

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          • Aloha!

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            My friends Matt & Elisa welcomed all of us over to their new home by throwing a party...excuse me...a luau!!! Aloha! Music by: M.I.A.

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            • Grow From Inside

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              Spent a sunday @ Venice Beach

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              • The Hangover Trailer (Recut)

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                I really want to get into trailer editing so I thought it'd be cool to take some popular movie trailers and remix them, making them completely different movies. I did some searching online and quickly realized that there's a whole community out there doing this so I figured I'd join in! My first attempt is The Hangover. I turned it into a 39 second Action/Thriller TV spot! I hope you guys enjoy! PS - already started my second trailer :)

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                • Canon HV40 Tests

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                  Nothing cinematic here. Just doing some test shots with my new Canon HV40. Definitely need to get my hands on a focus ring and I'd love to invest in a Letus mini at some point. Any tips or suggestions on operating or accessories for this camera please let me know

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                  • The Drive

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                    The first of many videos documenting my trip to Los Angeles. A slightly experimental look at driving. Music by: This Will Destroy You P.S. - you may want to think about grabbing the original source file for this one. It has a lot of quick cuts and "twitches" that may get lost in the compression...

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                    • Ghosts of the Pacific (Part 1: Jellies)

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                      Explore the beauty and wonders of the Ghosts of the Pacific in this multi-part mini documentary. I couldn't wait to edit this stuff when I got home. Hopefully you can see why in this first part. They're like living, breathing pieces of art. Well maybe not breathing... One of the guides was telling me that they have sensors along the outer rim of their "caps" which gives them the ability to react to light and dark

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