1. MIDWAY a Message from the Gyre : a short film by Chris Jordan


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    MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding. Our feature film MIDWAY is currently in post-production and expected to premiere in early 2014. For more information: www.MidwayFilm.com To donate: http://www.midwayfilm.com/donate.html Midway Project blog, team details, production diary videos: www.MidwayJourney.com Facebook - behind the scenes photos, latest updates www.Facebook.com/MidwayJourney Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/midwayjourney Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/journeytomidway our feature length Midway film team: Directors: Chris Jordan and Sabine Emiliani Producer: Stephanie Levy Executive Producers: Dan Cogan Geralyn Dreyfous Lekha Singh Co-executive Producers: Sarah Johnson Jenny Raskin Cinematographers: Jim Hurst Chris W. Johnson Chris Jordan Joseph Schweers Jan Vozenilek Original Score: Erik Aadahl Midway feature film editor: Sabine Emiliani Sound Designers: Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn Associate Producers: Victoria Jordan Manuel Maqueda Jan Vozenilek Production Sound Recordist: Jim Hurst

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    • Summer in the Park 2008


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      Here are some scenes from our "Summer in the Park" The weekend of August 2nd 2008. This is a family video and is handheld. Had just to much stuff to carry and it was too hectic down there to set up a tripod anyway. Sorry guys! I used cinescore for the intro music and the rest of the audio is raw from the camera. I tried about 50 different songs but couldn't find anything that I wanted because it seemed to lose the atmosphere of being there when the raw audio was dropped. I used Magic Bullet on the background of end sequence only. The rest is how it was shot. Edited in Sony vegas pro 8. The 2 fiddle players are my daughter Katelyn and her teacher Sam. Hopefully you guys enjoy it!

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      • Osiris Shoes - Ryan Nyquist & Arik Elstran in Milwaukee


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        Osiris riders Ryan Nyquist and Arik Elstran recently spent a few days riding some amazing skateparks in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Watch this for some creativity, some big moves, and even some bonus doubles action. Big thanks to Jake Giesel, Jeff Klugiewicz, Micah Kranz, Neal @ 4 Seasons, Dan @ Midway, Dirty Dan, Jon Wells, and everyone else in the Milwaukee scene. www.osirisshoes.com

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        • Me Right Now [Aug 2 2008]


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          So a few things 1. I’m not a fan of heights at all but Katelyn wanted to go so I had to man up...lol (ok you vimians you’re laughing with me not at me right...lol) 2. I’m much more comfortable behind the camera then in front of it. Something I guess I'll get more comfortable with in time....Maybe 3. Footage from the festival coming in a couple days when I can find time to edit it :)

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          • Midway


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            This is the Midway area in St. Paul, Minnesota. Anyplace on the planet can be beautiful.

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            • MIDWAY - Plastic Beach


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              In the Greek mythology, Sisyphus was a king who was cursed to roll a huge boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down, and to repeat this throughout eternity. A beach cleanup on Midway Atoll made us feel just like Sisyphus. There are millions of tons of plastics present in our oceans, and these are constantly fragmenting into smaller and smaller pieces which are scattered throughout the water column and present, in different densities, throughout all the worlds oceans. Contrary to what many people believe, there are no visible islands of trash anywhere --even if some areas, the gyres, accumulate higher densities of plastic pollution. In actuality, what is happening is much more complex and scary: our oceans are becoming a planetary soup laced with plastic. To make thing worse, these tiny pieces of plastic are extremely powerful chemical accumulators for organic persistent pollutants present in ambient sea water such as DDE's and PCB's. The whole food chain, from filtering invertebrates to marine mammals are eating plastic and /or other animals who have plastic in them. This means that we are. Like the albatrosses on Midway, we carry the garbage patch inside of us. Cleaning up this mess is not feasible, technically or economically. Even if all the boats in the world were put to the task somehow, the cleanup would not only remove the plastics but also the plankton, which is the base of the food chain, and is responsible for capturing half of the CO2 of our atmosphere and generating half of the oxygen we need to breathe. But even if this problem was solved too somehow, the amount of plastic that we could capture, at an immense cost, would be a drop in the bucket as compared to the amount that flows into the ocean every day. No matter how hard we push, in terms of technology or money, the boulder will be rolling back down the hill, throughout eternity, unless we stop putting more plastics into our environment. The good news is that we can do this. We can do this now. We need to start a social movement that spreads virally and creates a critical mass of concerned citizens who pledge to move away from our disposable habits, and who raise their voice to reject and reverse a throwaway culture that might be profitable, but whose consequences are intolerable. Video by: Jan Vozenilek Written and narrated by: Manuel Maqueda Music by Christen Lien www.itsnotaviolin.com www.MidwayFilm.com

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              • Jeff K Mankind BMX


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                • Polar Vortex: Ice Castles


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                  The Ice Castles are not like anything I have ever seen. Instead of carving ice to create these castles, they place sprinkler heads in a well thought out manner and position icicles in such a way that the water continues to grow the icicles - taller and wider. In fact, over the next 5 weeks they expect the height of the Ice Castle to almost double. Ice Castles have two other locations - Breckenridge, CO and Midway, UT. If you live anywhere near one of these towns you don't want to miss this beautiful display of art. When I first learned of the Ice Castles I knew that I wanted to capture some timelapses there with the Milky Way moving across the sky. After speaking with the folks at Ice Castles we set up the shoot for last night. Myself and two other photographers (Mike Taylor and Garrett Evans) headed up north to Loon Mt in Lincoln, NH. When we arrived we soon realized that due to the amount of light pollution around the Ice Castle that trying to capture the Milky Way behind the ice would be a tough proposition - even with the colored LED lights turned off. Instead we stayed and photographed and filmed the Ice Castle to make use of the long trip that we all head. The first clip in the video is a composite made with a time-lapse captured at another time and place. Once we had enough shots of the Ice itself we decided to use each of us, as well as a tent that Garret brilliantly brought with him, as props. This video was created to showcase the beauty of the Ice Castles at night. If you like the video please feel free to share it.

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                  • Shoot the Lights Out


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                    This is a short time lapse film shot in Fort Worth, Texas over six days in January at the 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo's midway area. We tried to capture the energy and the insanity of the midway. This is a companion film or cousin if you will to my time lapse film, The Fort which can be viewed on www.erikclapp.com Produced, Photographed and Edited by Erik Clapp Additional Photography by Dwight Vasel Associate Producers: Coleman Anderson, Dwight Vasel, Patty Revis Music: The song "The Fly" was taken from the album, AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered. Performed by Gavin Friday. Written by U2. All proceeds from digital sales from AHK-toong BAY-bi will go to Concern Worldwide, an Ireland-based non-profit organisation that provides aid to the world's poorest countries. You can download the album here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ahk-toong-bay-bi-covered/id478064554 This film was made with the Canon T2i and the Nikon D7000. The lenses used on the Canon were the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Tokina Fisheye 10-17mm f/3.5 -f/4.5. The lenses used on the Nikon were the Tamron 70-200 and the Tamron 10-24 Some shots were altered with ShrinkRay. Special Thanks to Philip Bloom for the crazy inspirations and mad tutorials. You rule man. Very special thanks to Bobbie Wygant for keeping me afloat with energy. For more videos and photography go to www.erikclapp.com

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                    • MIDWAY - Plastic Water


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                      Scientists say that plastic now outweighs plankton 6 to 1 in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The lagoon of Midway Atoll is the perfect laboratory to witness all sizes of plastic slowly breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces. A variety of plastic washes up on the beaches daily, but not before some local fish make a meal of it. Video by: Jan Vozenilek Voiceover: Victoria Sloan Jordan Music by Christen Lien www.itsnotaviolin.com www.MidwayFilm.com

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