30Mai

Always a Family

Posted in Short docus, contemplative, Coole Animationen,

The Moment of saying goodbye for ever.

30Mai

An Awesome Book of Love

Posted in contemplative,

Nothing more to say...

Yael Staav's poignant and emotional interpretation of Dallas Clayton's celebrated storybook, An Awesome Book of Love, shows us that love is truly humanity's greatest gift.

Yael Staav is represented by Furlined
furlined.com

Credits:

Director: Yael Staav
Adapted from the book: "An Awesome Book of Love"
Author: Dallas Clayton
Screen adaptation: Dallas Clayton, Anthony Frattolillo, Yael Staav
A Love Child Collaboration
Executive Producer: Yael Staav
Director of Photography: Jonathan Staav
Editor: Ross Birchall
Production: Soft Citizen / The Lift
Music: Elias / Koool G Murder
30Mai

Freaky Flowers: Echinopsis Cacti in Bloom

Posted in contemplative, Timelapse,

A montage of a dozen types of Echinopsis cactus flowers blooming.

Echinopsis cactus flowers bloom overnight and the flowers last for only a day. Actually, the flowers are at their peak beauty for an hour or two at the most. That's what turned me from a cactus enthusiast into a cactus photographer ... the desire to try to preserve some aspect of their freaky beauty. Prior to becoming an Echinopsis addict a few years back, I had never owned a DSLR or image/video editing software.

The cacti shown in this video come from my collection. The evening when it looks like a plant's flowers are about to bloom, I bring it indoors to image. Most of the clips in this montage show approximately 8 hours of change as the flowers open and bloom. A little more than halfway through the montage, there's a series of three clips showing different views of a 24-hour period in the life of a yellow-flowered 'Daydream' plant. Six flowers that opened the night before I started filming wilt to nothingness and another 4 flowers grow dramatically and then open. This series of 'Daydream' clips is followed by another three showing other types of flowers wilting. These additional wilting clips are also taken over a daylong period.

The question I'm asked most often about my cactus flower still images and timelapses is whether I've "Photoshopped" them, that is, have I used editing software to juice things up and create the flowers' intense colors. I do, of course, use Photoshop and Lightroom and other editing software. But not in the way most suspect. Rather than using these tools to overstate reality, I actually use them to reduce the intensity of the colors my camera captures. I have reduced the color saturation in every timelapse clip in this video by a minimum of 10% and some ('Yes', 'Cabaret' and 'Antimatter') by 30% or more in order to have something that wasn't just completely blown out.

I hope you enjoy "Freaky Flowers" and invite you to contact me via my Vimeo account and/or visit echinopsisfreak.com where you'll learn more than you ever wanted to know about these cacti and also be able to reach me via a contact form should you wish.
30Mai

Supersymmetry

Posted in Short docus, Damn cooL!, contemplative, Funny & Freaky,

We are not born into this world...we are born out of it....

In some way every challenge we face is beautiful.

TrentJaklitsch.com

Original footage filmed with Kodak Super 8, Canon C100 & Canon 7D

ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE

NASA Archives
Prelinger Archives
Pond5 Public Domain
Videoblocks
David King, vimeo.com/dking
H. Lee Waters Collection

SOUND MIXED BY Tommy Mokas @ Casa Nova Studios
MUSIC BY Experience (Starkey Remix), Ludovico Einaudi Experience, Ludovico Einaudi

POST PRODUCTION Final Cut Pro X, Adobe After Effects, Protools

SPECIAL THANKS

Alyssa Monks
Christian Douglas
Christopher Stone
David King

12Jul

What's on your mind?

Posted in contemplative, Zurücklehen & Nachdenken,

Facebook realities

01Mai

Within Two Worlds

Posted in contemplative, Travelling...exploring our planet, Timelapse,

Connecting heaven and earth

01Mai

sMiLe

Posted in contemplative,

Life & Death...n a sMiLe

06Sep

Die Alpen bei Nacht

Posted in contemplative, Zurücklehen & Nachdenken, Timelapse,

Die Faszination der Alpen

From the creator:

Here are the night timelapse shots I took mostly from cottages of the Swiss Alpine Club. Locations are: Diavolezza, Glecksteinhütte (Grindelwald), Carschina, Arosa, Glärnisch, Vrenelis Gärtli

Music by Chris Smith, chrissmith.tv/

If you like the movie, please digg it:
digg.com/environment/Milky_Way_over_the_Alps_Stunning_Timelapse_VID

and stumble upon it here:
stumbleupon.com/url/vimeo.com/7853947

The first part of the series can be seen here:
vimeo.com/7700248

the third here:
vimeo.com/8061633

and the finale here:
vimeo.com/8157701
07Dez

Mostar

Posted in VideoClips, contemplative,

Eine Stadt und eine Brücke zwischen den Menschen und Kulturen

contemplative | cooL & trendY - for all the weird cool stuff
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