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The Wizard’s Eye Expedition

15 Mar

Fear of the unknown has haunted Captain Tyler Bradt from an early age. Holding the world record for the highest waterfall ever run in a kayak (189.5 foot Palouse Falls), Tyler now sets off on an entirely new adventure – to explore our planet and to confront his fears.

With a 45-foot, 20-ton steel hull boat built for the world’s most demanding environments, he and his wild demographic of friends, extreme sport professionals, and others met along the way will circumnavigate the planet searching out and living the most off-the-wall experiences and extreme stunts.

 

 

Become part of the expedition at wizardseye.tv and facebook.com/WizardsEyeExpedition
Launching March 2013 with support from kavu.com | nrsweb.com | voketab.com | smithoptics.com | dagger.com | gopro.com | goalzero.com

Music
Return To Gulu – *shels [song provided courtesy of shelsmusic.com, p + c Shelsmusic 2013]
shelsmusic.bandcamp.com/album/sea-of-the-dying-dhow

Max Richter – Berlin by Overnight
itunes.apple.com/us/album/berlin-by-overnight/id545043862?i=545043877

Two Circles – Winston Morris
vibedeck.com/winstonmorris/two-circles-single
soundcloud.com/winstonmorris

Additional Footage – Special Thanks
Underwater Shots, Aaron Eveland – Makai Creative [vimeo.com/makaicreative]
Kite Surfing, Scribblevision [vimeo.com/user1044345]
Volcano, Michael Fletcher [vimeo.com/user655337]

Sponsorship and media inquiries contact Tyler Bradt – tylerbradt00@gmail.com

Guangzhou 2012 – Timelapse

26 Nov

The following video content, captured and produced by Zweizwei, is nothing short of phenomenal, and pairs extremely well with Passion Pit’s Swimming in the flood.  Zweizwei covered three cities in this video: Guangzhou, Shangai, and Shenzhen. Truth be told, this video left me excited about the colorful nightlife that I hope to encounter in Shanghai . Counting the days til my trip! Enjoy!

 

 

CREDITS:

Цейтраферная съемка в движении / time-lapse photography in motion

China (Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen 27.02.12 – 14.03.2012)

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 60D
peleng 8mm/3.5
tokina 11-16mm/2.8
Samyang 14mm/2.8
sigma 24mm/1.8
canon 50mm/1.4
canon 70-200mm/4lis
NDx16, NDx1000, NDx2000, c-pl

music: OST_Enter_the_Dragon – The Island & Passion Pit – Swimming in the flood

When Outrageous Was Possible

6 Nov

There was a time when an art form known as coachbuilding existed.
Back then, the coachbuilder did not have to answer to a CFO.
Back then, the coach builder did not have to compromise his vision due to government regulations.
Back then, the outrageous was possible.
The Lamborghini Countach could only have been born then.

Drive tastefully.

Petrolicious.com
facebook.com/petrolicious

OTHELLO via PIANOVISION

27 Jun

My compliments go out to Chilly Gonzales and team! This song is awesome and is only complemented by the use of PIANOVISION! I must say, the simplicity of this music video truly makes it unique! Enjoy!

 

Music by: Chilly Gonzales

PIANOVISION brought to you by NINJA PLEASURE

Filmed by Jonathan Barre

Follow Chilly Gonzales on Facebook to stay up to date : facebook.com/chillygonzales

Also visit Gonzales’ official site: chillygonzales.com

 

The Murmuration of Starlings

4 Nov

The above photo is of a Starling, a small to medium-sized passerine bird from the family Sturnidae. It is a beautiful bird that is known to inhabitat all corners of the earth with the exception of the driest and sandiest deserts. However, other than being a quite attractive bird with the ability to mimic the sounds of dozens of other birds, Starlings are well known for their special migration habit known as a murmuration. 

The Telegraph on murmurations:

“A “murmuration” of starlings, as this phenomenon is known, must be one of the most magical, yet underrated, wildlife spectacles on display in winter. Impenetrable as the flock’s movements might seem to the human eye, the underlying maths is comparatively straightforward. Each bird strives to fly as close to its neighbours as possible, instantly copying any changes in speed or direction. As a result, tiny deviations by one bird are magnified and distorted by those surrounding it, creating rippling, swirling patterns. In other words, this is a classic case of mathematical chaos (larger shapes composed of infinitely varied smaller patterns). Whatever the science, however, it is difficult for the observer to think of it as anything other than some vast living entity.”

I have not seen a murmuration in quite sometime and I believe it to be a very rare sight here in the southeastern area of the United States. However, I was kindly reminded of how visually amazing a murmuration is while I was in class a few weeks back. My professer, Dr. Gregory Todd Jones, showed a few clips of a murmuration and related it to business, statistics, etc…  It was the first time in a long time that I had the chance to think back on my first sighting.

I can distinctly remember the first time when I saw the murmuration of Starlings. It was the summer of 2006 and I was studying abroad in Spain. I was riding in the back of a coach bus destined for the famous windmills of La Mancha. I was sitting in the aisle seat on the left hand side of the bus. However, I was facing and talking to some fellow students on the right hand side of the bus and had a great view of the Spanish countryside behind them. In mid conversation, something in the distance caught my eye and I quickly stood up to check it out. It was a wave of Estorninos (Spanish for Starlings) and looked very similar to this.

 

I was absolutely mesmerized. It was so visually appealling that I could not take my eyes off the horizon. I truly never wanted it to end. What is so great is that I came across the following video, of two two girls canoeing, the way they react was the way I did. The feelings of my first sighting came rushing back. I hope you enjoy!

 

More videos from Sophie Windsor Clive can be found here: http://vimeo.com/user3069761

Just A Little More Proximity Flying…

22 Jul

Looking back, I think the last time I posted anything on wingsuits or proximity flying was in Q4 of 2010. Oddly enough, not too many quality videos have come out since then. However, I have found a few choice ones which I enjoy sharing as much as I do watching. Enjoy!

The following is the They Fall. We Fly. trailer for the group MessyFly. This video was shot on location at Paracentro Locarno dive school in  Ticino, Switzerland, and was without a doubt edited beautifully.

Also well edited, the following video shows two members (Major Alastair Macartney and Sergeant Deane ‘Smudge’ Smith) of The Royal British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team, Jump4Heroes, at Mount Brento in Northern Italy, using their wingsuits and proximity flight skills to raise awareness for the Legion. Flying inches from the cliff face for over a minute before deploying their Poppy canopies to land safely. Both of the members in the video are currently serving in Afghanistan. Video edited and produced by Tim Gardiner.

Similar to a couple of the videos that I have posted in the past, the wingsuit pilot,  Joby Ogwyn, performs a wingsuit BASE jump through ‘the crack’ in Switzerland. I like the first few seconds of this video, because Ogwyn’s buddy is pictured sitting, then quickly stands up and ever so quickly and nonchalantly jumps off. Quick, but so cool.

See Within

9 Feb

When I first watched the following video, See Within, I was instantly intrigued. I followed this man. Where was he going? He moved so eloquently with the music (Big props to Piers Burbrook de Vere and Jeremy Yang for the original score) and came across so many interesting situations. However, it wasn’t until the end of the video, that I realized that through Hugh Miller’s incredible cinematography skills there was an underlying message. This was a promotion. A promotion for the Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF). At this point I finally understood the symbolism. This man takes us through a journey, meeting new people, seeing new places, experiencing different situations and at the end he shares it with the world. We, the viewers, are the film maker and the man is the lens. It is simply beautiful! Feel free to let me know if you interpreted this differently or have any other thoughts. Enjoy See Within!

Directed by Kiku Ohe
thesilentlights.com

Produced by Paula Smith and Emily Green
Original Score: Piers Burbrook de Vere and Jeremy Yang
Cinematographer: Hugh Miller
Camera Assists: Maxx Corkindale, Ben Margritch
Art Director: Tony Cronin
Grip: Marcus Bosisto & Mike Smith
Gaffer: Graeme Shelton
Casting: Angela Heesom
VFX: Rising Sun
Agency: Clemenger

 http://www.adelaidefilmfestival.org/

RUNAWAY by Kanye West

14 Jan

Love him or hate him, musically, Kanye West, fits perfectly in the genius category. His newest album, My Dark Twisted Fantasy (Deluxe Edition) comes with the below 35 minute video entitled Runaway. The video was written by Hype Williams, directed by Kanye West, and produced by Jonathan Lia. Some of the inspirations for the video include Prince, Picasso, Matisse, Karl Lagerfeld, and Stanley Kubrick.  Runaway was filmed over a four day period in Prague in the summer of 2010. The video received high praise from many, including Entertainment Weekly and The Wall Street Journal. Enjoy!

Canal de Isabel II

23 Dec

Canal de Isabel II is the public company that manages the water supplies for Madrid, Spain. . It is owned by the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The following video explains the process and cycle water goes through in La Comunidad de Madrid, from the collection through the purification of the water. It’s quite interesting. Enjoy!

Water & Rocks, New Zealand

19 Dec

Metron filmed this compilation on South Island, New Zealand including glimpses of the following: Aoraki / Mt.Cook, Mt.Tasman, Milford Sound, Lake Matheson,Lake Tekapo, Castle Hill, Arthur’s Pass, Tasman Glacier Lake, Hooker Glacier Lake, Gillespies Beach, and The Remarkables in Queenstown. The song Water by SaReGaMa suits this piece nicely. Enjoy.

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