1. Temporary Story


    from Vadim Sahakian Added 95.6K 1,209 85

    The idea was to road trip from Alaska to Los Angeles, explore Southern and Central Africa, and tour South America on dirt bikes. Reaching a tipping point, my friend and I decided it was time. We booked a one-way ticket to Alaska, bought a used truck, and hit the road. This documents our journey for 6 months, over 3 continents, in 13 countries. Our travels stretched across the United States, Canada, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Editing & Narration by: Vadim Sahakian Featuring: Vadim Sahakian and Artia Moghbel Filmed with: Canon 60D/T2i and GoPro Read more: http://artia.tumblr.com Music “Distant Shots” by The Flashbulb “The Intro” by Unforscene “Natureland” by Amon Tobin “Peacock Tail” by Boards of Canada “Satta” by Boozoo Bajou “Song 2” by Dj Krush “Noctuary” by Bonobo “Coffee Talk” by Dj Krush “Cross the Ocean” by Helios “Ghost Ship In A Storm” by Jim O'Rourke “Whistling in Tongues” by Felix Laband "Skating" by Vince Guaraldi Trio Special thanks to Red Bull, The North Face, KEEN, Zacuto and LensProToGo.com for their product donations.

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    • PANASONIC GH2- Exploring Africa


      from AVL Films Added 15.6K 186 61

      Recently AVL Films was asked to team up with Framework Studio in Los Angeles to explore Africa with the Panasonic Lumix GH2. The project was a huge success and managing partner of AVL Films, Rajan Patel, went along to film some amazing scenes in Africa. Panasonic released this project at CES in Las Vegas during the week of January 3, 2011. Part of being in production is to constantly push the limits and try out new techniques and equipment. On this trip we also had the ability to get familiar with Imagewest, based out of Las Vegas, who provided steadi-cam rigs, sliders and shoulder rigs for the Panasonic and have options to take any production to the next level. Thank you Framework for this amazing experience and thank you Panasonic for giving us the creative freedom. AVL Films AVL Solutions, LLC Special thanks to the Ranchhod family for their support in helping us get around Africa and putting up with us! Special thank you to George Cawood and Brady Woods for directing, producing and inviting AVL Films on this journey. Imagewest Equipment: Steadi-Cam SteadiShot 5500 Pro Stabilizer System w/Vest and Arm Shoulder Mount RL-2 Shoulder Mount with Mattebox and Follow Focus Check out their gear at www.imagewest.tv PANASONIC GEAR: GH2 Lumix Camera Lenses: LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/ F4.0-5.6 LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 LUMIX G FISHEYE 8mm/F3.5 LEICA DG MACRO ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 www.panasonic.com Cinevate Slider Stay tuned for a behind the scenes reel also shot with the GH2. CHECK OUT THIS PRODUCTION AND A BEHIND THE SCENES AT PANASONIC'S WEBSITE! http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/professional_movie/gh2.html

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      • World Vision- The Zambia Project


        from Powercity Films Added 2.4M 1,283 47

        I had the pleasure of shooting this piece for World Vision. To say it was an eye opening trip would be an understatement. As crazy as it is to imagine drinking contaminated water everyday, it's even crazier when you realize that so many people spend the majority of their time just looking for it. World Vision is an amazing organization doing great things in Zambia and all over the world. To learn more about their effort to bring Zambia clean water, visit www.worldvisionwater.org. Shot and Edited by: Janssen Powers // www.janssenpowers.tv Music: Tony Anderson

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        • The Smoke that Thunders from 'Flying the Falls'


          from Free to Adventure Added 37K 172 28

          This sequence is taken from HD Microlight Adventure Movie 'flying the falls' over the Victoria Falls in Zambia, the longest unbroken falls in the World! This original soundtrack was written and recorded in Cape Town with the help of many able bodied friends who lent thier voices and talents ...for more visit www.flyingthefalls.com

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            from George Cawood Added 4,732 55 25

            "Exploring Africa in HD with the Panasonic Lumix GH2" In November 2010 Panasonic gave me two prototype GH2s to take to Africa and create a piece to be showcased in Las Vegas at CES. Here's the end result, hope you enjoy it! -George www.frameworkla.com Imagewest Equipment: Steadi-Cam SteadiShot 5500 Pro Stabilizer System w/Vest and Arm Shoulder Mount RL-2 Shoulder Mount with Mattebox and Follow Focus Micro-Slider 4' Linear Camera Slider Kit with Stands Check out their gear at imagewest.tv PANASONIC GEAR: GH2 Lumix Camera Lenses: LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/ F4.0-5.6 LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm/F4.0 LUMIX G FISHEYE 8mm/F3.5 LEICA DG MACRO ELMARIT 45mm/F2.8 panasonic.com

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            • Zambikes Footage Test


              from Russell Brownley Added 2,970 25 20

              I just returned from shooting a documentary in Zambia for 2 different organizations... one of which is Zambikes which provides affordable bicycles for Zambian people. The employees of Zambikes also have began to make and export bikes made of local bamboo. Stay tuned for the whole video and hope you enjoy this quick montage. www.new.zambikes.org Shot entirely on Canon 7D Music: Memory Tapes: Bicycle

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              • Thanks a Million


                from bradbell.tv Added 1,644 29 16

                This short film celebrates an important milestone in an inspiring, audacious project to replace every kerosene lamp in Africa with small, portable solar lights by 2020. Shot on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera, mostly ProRes, in film mode. Initially we tried shooting all the night scenes at 'magic hour' - when the lights come on but it's not really dark yet - twilight - but it got so dark so fast we quickly realised we'd never get all the shots. And of course, there are no lights in rural Africa where we were working. When it gets dark you can’t see your hand in front of your face. So we started shooting day-for-night. It was risky. “We’ll fix it in post,” we said nervously. Virtually all the night shots were shot in the day. So there is a lot of heavy grading and visual effects involved. The stars are all real Zambian stars, which are magnificent – the first time I’ve *really* seen the milky way. Daylight scenes were graded with stacked LUTs - OSIRIS 3 Strip and Fuji Super X 400 - from LUT Utility and FilmConvert Pro 2 respectively. The OSIRIS 3 Strip is my favourite as it dramatically shifts red, green and blue while leaving neutral colours alone, and it creates the impression of wider dynamic range. The Fuji Super X LUT was then used on top to add warmth. The day-for-night shots were simply manually graded. ABOUT THE PROJECT In 2009, the charity SolarAid distributed just 5,000 solar lights. This year, through their social enterprise SunnyMoney, they reached a million lights. This short film celebrates the hard work of all the supporters, entrepreneurs, school teachers, students, volunteers, fundraisers, community leaders and employees who made this happen, and will hopefully inspire everyone to the next million. Many families in rural Africa will spend something like half their income on kerosene to light their homes. It keeps them poor and the health effects are disastrous: it's like each member of the family smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day. Most families can pay for a solar light in a matter of months, and then direct all the money they used to spend on kerosene on better food, clothing, education, medicine and so on. This film will have it's first public screening on April 9th at Google, London. While there is evidence that the impact of the solar lamps on education is enormous, Google is funding a study to measure just how big the impact is. The solar lights are often distributed through schools, and they mean children can study after the sun goes down. While I'm personally cautious about the notion that you can solve big political economic problems by throwing technology at them, this is a a hugely inspiring project. Who would imagine a tiny solar lamp would have such an enormous impact? www.solar-aid.org Shot in and around Mapanza, Zambia. CREDITS Music by Dexter Britain http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/Seeing_The_Future And Matthew Tyas http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/43234/welcome Made by www.bradbell.tv in collaboration with Elly White @SolarAid and Robin Mwanza and Namu Akombaetwa from SunnyMoney, Mr. Ndambo, the Haundu family, and Alex Burrough in Zambia.

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                • The Deal


                  from Joe Shields Added 871 11 14

                  nice little test film I made with a group I met in Lusaka, Zambia Nomakanjani. First film I made using a canon HV20 and a DIY 35mm Adapter, there were problems and the film doesn't really work on its own, but it was good fun. Cehck out this thread about the film :http://www.hv20.com/showthread.php?p=81975#post81975 HD DIVX 70mb http://www.joe-shields.com/Joeshield...20v2%20HD.divx Wnjoy Joe Shields

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                  • African Montage


                    from Arnold Kopff Added 753 49 14

                    This montage was created for the FilmConvert 2014 Cinematography Competition. Running time: 2 minutes 51 seconds Genre: Observational documentary Images were composed using the Panavision (2.35:1) aspect ratio Filmed while on safari for 5 weeks in South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya and Tanzania The film was shot with a Sony NEX-FS100, edited using FCP X and colour graded with FilmConvert using the Fuji 8553 ET stock emulation. The music is "Nothing Out There" by Ry Cooder: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/paris-texas-original-motion/id358238100

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                    • No Vundu - No Problem HD


                      from Joe Shields Added 464 6 11

                      No Vundu. No Problem. A film about real lives. By Joe Shields and Nomakanjani This is a film I shot while in Lusaka the Capital of Zambia. Its really some sort of montage for a narrative film. I hope you enjoy. Shot with a HV20 and DIY 35mm Lens adapter. Thanks Joe joe-shields.com

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