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    For updates and more adventures follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/andrewwonder and check out my website http://andrewwonder.com This is a film I made after some adventures underground with Steve Duncan (http://www.undercity.org) last summer. We also have a teaser video which you can watch on my vimeo page (http://vimeo.com/5752275). For more information about the video and our other adventures please contact Andrew Wonder (Director/Cinematographer) at andrewwonder@mac.com. Steve and I just completed another underground expedition with Norwegian explorer Erling Kagge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erling_Kagge). It was featured in a three page article on the front page of the NY Times metro section and was written by Alan Feuer (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/nyregion/02underground.html). We were also covered by NPR's Jacki Lyden whose report will be aired on 1/2/11 and posted on NPR's site (http://www.npr.org/2011/01/02/132482428/into-the-tunnels-exploring-the-underside-of-nyc). Shot on a canon 5d mkii with canon 24 f/1.4 (version 1) with the zacuto rapid fire, Zoom H4N and a sennheiser g2 wireless lav. The zacuto was really great at being there when I needed it but also staying out of the way. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Thanks for watching!

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      Created by Monika Delgado & Mickey Todiwala Fragments is a non-narrative short that captures the beauty and mystery of desolated spaces. Soundtrack - "Lament" by Jacaszek

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      • DESERTED – Camera Mapping with Cinema 4D


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        Camera Mapping is a 3D technic that allowes you to convert a single image into a scene with 3D camera movement. Everything you see in this video is made of single photos. I used Cinema 4D for the camera mapping and animation as well as Adobe Premiere for the final cut and color grading. I hope you like it! Note: The first music is from the Half-Life 2 game by valve software. The rights are held by valve software.

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        • Crack The Surface - Episode I


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          UPDATE : Episode II now out - http://vimeo.com/35626914 The first in a series of short documentaries focusing on the culture of Urban Exploring, those who risk it all to access and infiltrate closed or forgotten spaces. Not much else to say, watch it for yourself. Produced In Association With : sub-urban.com placehacking.co.uk prourbex.com Filmed Using : Canon DSLR : 550D / 5D GoPro Hero HD UPDATE : Episode II now out - http://vimeo.com/35626914

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          • Glass House


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            A video tour of an abandoned, decaying glass container factory in northern California. Music by Monolake. Lenses used: Canon 10-22mm for the moving shots Sigma 30mm f1.4 for the still "DOF" shots Canon 70-200 f4 for one tripod shot of the roof with hail coming in Canon 17-55mm f2.8. for the tripod shots of the rain cascading into the space

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            • Crack The Surface - Episode II


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              "Question : If there was to be a third episode, what would you want to see it in? More of the same, something new, less interviews, more interviews? Please email suggestions to contact@crackthesurface.com" Episode II takes a look at a small collection of explorers from across the pond in America and Canada, focusing on their participation and experiences within their local and global exploring community. Filmed over six weeks resulting in over 1.5TB of raw footage from locations such as New York, Indianapolis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Montreal. Thank you to all those who have supported us throughout this project. It is for you we create these films and it isn't over yet! If you have any questions or wish to contact us about anything at all, please feel free to email us at - contact@crackthesurface.com Produced In Association With : www.sub-urban.com www.placehacking.co.uk www.allcitynewyork.com www.shaneperez.com Filmed Using : Canon DSLR : 550D / 7D / 5D Canon 24mm F1.4, Sigma 30mm F1.4 GoPro Hero HD Please Note : The views and opinions of those featured in this film are that of their own, they do not represent or speak for the exploration community as a whole. Furthermore the producers of this film in no way endorse the activity of Urban Exploring. This film is for documentation and entertainment purposes only and we take no responsibility should you decide to copy what you see. The content within this documentary is copyrighted, if you wish to use any of the material please contact us to arrange a release. Your feedback is important to us, please comment and let us know what you think!

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              • Nipwitz - Brain Massage MOVIE


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                All radical comes to an end. After five years, twelve webisodes and over one million views the last ski film project under the name Nipwitz is set to release. The two-year project, entitled Brain Massage, premiered at Helsinki Bio Rex Theatre on the 1st of November 2014 followed by a national premiere tour and an online release. As the first and the last movie by the groundbreaking Finnish ski crew, Brain Massage showcases a new twist to the good old Nipwitz-approach making it genuinely one of the most unique projects in the modern freeskiing era. Shot in the cities of Scandinavia, The Baltic, Russia and beyond, Brain Massage offers a package that, once again, certainly isn’t your average ski movie. Directed by Aarni Toiviainen the movie features skiing by Oskari Raitanen, Tommi Kostilainen, Matti Räty, Riku Laakso, Jussi Mononen, Kalle Leinonen and friends. There's a pre-order of a special Collector Box containing Brain Massage movie, extra material on DVD & Blu-ray disc. In addition, the Collector Box includes a Sauna-collaboration beanie and the exclusive Nipwitz The Book, a visual piece of art offering photos by Ville-Petteri Määttä and behind the scenes insights into the two-year journey. Art direction and graphic design by Matti Räty. Shipping early 2015. Nipwitz - Brain Massage project is supported by Battery Energy Drink, Olympus & F-Stop. Order Nipwitz Collector Box and T-Shirts: https://holvi.com/shop/nipwitz/ Connect with Nipwitz: www.nipwitz.com www.facebook.com/nipwitz www.instagram.com/nipwitz www.twitter.com/nipwitz Connect with Flatlight Creative House: www.flatlight.fi www.facebook.com/flatlightfilms www.instagram.com/flatlightfilms www.twitter.com/flatlightfilms

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                • Exploring Detroit's Packard plant on a dirt bike


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                  Music: Bla Bla Diddly by Giorgio Moroder. Off of the fantastic album, Schlagermoroder Vol.1 Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. In late October, we shot some video in Detroit’s abandoned Packard plant. The reasons included, to test a motorcycle I built, and also to practice flying our drone. This is not a closed course, and not a professional rider. We were just looking to have some fun. Please enjoy. We aren't the first people to ride a motorcycle through the Packard Plant, but we could be one of the last. Due to it's recent purchase for $405,000, its use to many Detroiters as a playground and testing facility, is questionable. The building now has 24-hour security in place by the purchaser and he intends to begin development in months. Cantini Pictures is a partnership between two Detroit-based creatives with over 30 years of combined production experience in film, video and still photography production. Cordially Matt and Fabrizio Cantini Pictures Ltd. mail (at) cantinipictures (dot) com Special thanks to: Kyle Conner - camera tech, DP, drone pilot Ben Luckett - camera support Ryan McKinnon - camera support Bob Lundgoot - mechanic Cyclewizard - piston, cam, head, http://www.cyclewizard.net GoPro DJI Honda Motorcycles Levi's Dunlop K70 instagram: @fabrizioh

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                  • The Grain Terminal


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                    On the far side of Red Hook Park’s soccer and baseball fields, locked-up behind a fence made of enormous concrete blocks, lays the last vestige of Red Hook's industrial grandeur: The New York Port Authority Grain Terminal. This massive 429-foot long and 12-story high beige-colored fortress was built in 1922 for the purpose of washing, drying and storing grain from the Great Lakes, before the grain was loaded onto freight ships and delivered to breweries, distilleries and flour mills. Ultimately, the terminal was built to invigorate New York State’s Canal System and compete with railroad-owned stationary elevators. Nevertheless, NYC’s uncompetitive labor costs and storage disputes forced the Port Authority to cease operations in 1965, after 40 years of under-use. Since then, the Grain Elevator has sat vacant and majestic on Gowanus Bay's waterfront, alongside the Erie Basin, dominating Red Hook's urban landscape. City officials and engineers refer to the Grain Terminal as the Magnificent Mistake. However, Red Hook’s inhabitants affectionately term it one of two distinct names: “The Lady Finger,” due to its unique structure which consists of a series of 54 joined concrete semi-circular silos; or simply, the "Elevator.” NYCitizen, my urban exploration accomplice, and I decided to pay the Lady a visit. That Sunday, the park was packed with baseball and futbol players, picnickers and street vendors. I asked a carnitas taco vendor if he knew how to get closer to the Grain Terminal. His first reaction was to tell me that the building was under government surveillance and that the coast guard was watching it as it was located right in front of an oil refinery on the other side of the Erie Canal. However, while heating up a stack of tortillas, he also told me that the easiest way to climb the concrete barricade was to scale a tree near the baseball field’s bleachers, and jump over the fence. Right... A more realistic and less hazardous way seemed to be through the bus depot alongside the Grain Terminal. As we approached the main entrance, the security guy stopped us and asked for the reason of our visit. I said that we would like to take some pictures of the Elevator. He retorted that it was a private property but that we were welcome to do so…from the sidewalk. As we walked along the concrete blocks desperately looking for an access point, we realized that the enormous barrier had suddenly transformed into a 3-foot high hurdle. The last and only obstacle left was a duo of State Park officers sitting on a bench, watching a baseball game in the shade. After waiting for them to leave for a couple of minutes, I realized that these two were here to stay. I decided to approach them and ask candidly if we could jump over the hurdle to snap a couple of images. Despite an obvious negative first response, my insistence won them over and the female officer told us grudgingly that they don’t want any problems. We could do so at own risks, but that they never had this conversation with us. As we dashed to the closed-off section of the Grain Terminal, the two officers decided to begin patrolling around the park. At this point, we were only halfway there, as we still needed to get inside the actual Terminal. After running between cargo containers, we decided to stop in the transformer house and study our options. From there, the terminal looked completely hermetic. Concrete chunks blocked the doors, and windows were obstructed by metal bars and barbed wire. Graffiti on an oxidized beam gave us the gist of the challenge ahead: “How do we get in?” Approaching one of the windows, I noticed more graffiti on the ground floor and thought, “If there’s graffiti, there must be a way to get in there.” After wandering around the building for a while and a round of seemingly impossible physical contortions, we were finally inside the Grain Terminal. The ground floor, which seems to be the warehouse floor, looked like an old Greek temple, with immense concrete columns, long passages and adornments created by street writers. Loading railways were still fixed on the ground. Three dilapidated metal staircases were located on the Erie Canal side of the building. We climbed the middle one to access the following floor which happened to be the top-floor. A grain terminal is simply a large, empty box, where huge concrete silos separate the ground floor from the top-floor. The penthouse was a huge open space; a massive loft filled with old machinery, boasting an unbeatable panoramic view of the surroundings. A bunch of no-smoking signs were still hanging here and there. I've read recently that grain elevators are actually explosion-proof, due to the highly flammable nature of the grain. As we investigated the top level, we zigzagged between large holes in the floor with just the right diameter to swallow a human body. These holes were actually located right on the top of the silos, and hence allowed the grain to fall from the top to the bottom, just like the sand in an hour-glass. At both extremities of the top-floor, staircases led to the Elevator’s tower used to lift the grain. We decided to start with the south tower, which seemed bigger from the park. The tower is a complex metallic structure filled with all sorts of geared traction machinery and empty lockers. The oppressing silence was only broken by pigeons, apparently disturbed by our visit, and by the wind filtering in through the black metal walls. At the end the climb, a hatch on the ceiling revealed an incredible 360-degree view of New York City. After the Williamsburg Savings Bank's clock tower in downtown Brooklyn, it is probably the highest point in the borough. From the rooftop of the south elevator tower (about 68 meters high) Brooklyn looked like a miniature replica of itself. The Terminal gave a full frontal view of Lady Liberty, the busy NY Harbor, Jersey City and the Verrazano Bridge. The old Kentile Floor sign, hung above the elevated Prospect Expressway where cars and trucks look like Hot Wheels toys. On the foreground, the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges guided our eyes to the Empire State and the Chrysler buildings in mid-town and the Citi Bank tower in Long Island City. Seagulls, helicopters and planes from JKF Airport soared over our heads as we sat on the roof, absorbed by the sunset and the silence that exists only in the city’s cacophony. We left the “Lady Finger” as the light begun to disappear. On our way back to the car, a black Ford which looked just like an under-cover vehicle stopped in front of us...though it was just a lost driver asking for his way to Ikea. Funny enough, the Swedish furniture retailer was constructed two years ago at the mercy of two other Red Hook industrial history symbols, the Revere Sugar Refinery and the Todd Shipyard, which were torn down to give rise to the global giant. As of today, The Port Authority is trying to sell 159 acres of land in the Gowanus Bay area, including the 43-acre site of the Grain Elevator. As the barren Terminal faded into the distance, I could not help but hope that the Grain Elevator would not end-up being recycled into a Hilton Hotel like in Akron, Ohio, or into luxurious condominium complexes like the plan the city has for the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg. See full photo narrative here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephanemissier/sets/72157624749572498/ Video and words by Charles le Brigand For information please visit http://charleslebrigand.com/ or ldbk.eu/​carlito or email me here: charleslebrigand@gmail.com All rights reserved. Une production de Brigand © 2010 Music: "Transit" by Zenzile zenzile.com Music: A Flower’s Shade by Eduardo Cintron www.eduardocintron.com More pictures of the Lady Finger here: NYCitizen: www.flickr.com/photos/51833418@N07/sets/72157624322267151/with/4772434543/ Gowanus: www.flickr.com/photos/gowanus/sets/72157594485393440/ Blue Jake: www.bluejake.com/archives/2007/01/14/three_views_of_the_port_of_new_york_grain_terminal.php Dooby Brain: www.hermanyung.com/red-hook-grain

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                    • Urbex II


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                      Making of: http://vimeo.com/107692373 Shot in standard time-lapse technique. Motion control by PocketSlider (www.pocketslider.de) 0:00-0:36 A psychiatric hospital complex situated anywhere in Belgium It opened its doors on 1926, with the presence of Queen Elisabeth. It was a centre for female patients and was owned by the university to educate student psychiatrists. Abandoned in 1997 0:37-1:18 Manoir de la Chapelle,...another lost place in Belgium: This Villa has been built by a Priest in 1897. The previous owner has been taken into the hospital and died there. Therefore it's in decay with all furniture inside. It's in this condition for more than 20 years now.

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