October 2013 • Various locations across NEPAL
"Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains." - Jeffrey Rasley
Months leading towards this trip, I remember I was through quite a rough patch. Nepal gave me my much needed break. Given my dreadful predicament, I thought the timing was rather apt. I needed to get away. I needed to hide away. Just like the saying goes, everything has its time. So this was mine, and mine alone.
I expected the trek to Poon Hill to be challenging as I have never been much of a trekker - this was my first trail that spanned over several nights. Unfortunately the wretched weather up on the mountains did not make it any easier. It started fine on the first day but by the second day, it was just constant rainfall. I was drenched and soaked wet in my own sweat mixed with rain throughout two straight days. No sunshine, nothing. Just mist and water all around. It was so cold at one point that I decided to take shelter and have something warm in one of the teahouses along the trek. I was shivering and I could not stop.
I did not make it to Poon Hill. The mist was too thick at dawn, swallowing the trek altogether. I was disappointed. I wanted it to mean something to me, that I had made it there. But that’s life I guess. Although I could stay another night at Ghorepani to try my luck the next morning, I decided to continue on since the weather did not look like it’s clearing up anytime soon. Perhaps another time I told myself.
By the end of my journey in Nepal, I did not experience any miracle enlightenment - yes, just my own wishful thinking. None of my problems had vanished. I just took a break from them and I was convinced I was ready to get back to the real world. To tell you the truth, things got worse after I returned. Unfortunate but that’s how my story goes. Since then, however, things have slowly cleared up and I find myself in a better place now. A place not as mystical, as serene, as sacred as the high Himalayan peaks and valleys, but a much better place than where I was nonetheless.
My trip took me to three main Nepalese cities: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Bhaktapur, in this order. The timelapse footage captured the places in the same sequence I had visited them. Hope you like it and thanks for watching my first feeble attempt at timelapses.
MUSIC • Mata Dan Cakrawala by Febriann Mohammad (soundcloud.com/patigenie)
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Filmed and edited by Wisnu Widjaja
Shot using GoPro HD HERO 2
Edited using GoPro Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro & After Effects
Graded using Adobe Lightroom
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"The Perfectionist" - George Lawrence for Coca-Cola
There is no question that Coca-Cola is a successful & iconic beverage, one which many believe to be the “perfect” product. Our goal with this spot is tell a true & timeless story of substance in order to humanize the concept of “perfection.”
The first step was to find a real person who solely embodies the true spirit of “perfection” within their craft. Fortunately, this was easy for us. The main subject, George Lawrence, is the father of one of the creators/directors of the spot, Joey L. Joey knew there was no better person to portray this truthful message than the person responsible for raising him to be so detail oriented. It’s always a great relief to know that there are people out there just like us who are very passionate about their craft.
This piece holds a very special place in our hearts because it further instilled in us what we already believe: If you do what truly makes you happy, and do the best job you can, then success & happiness are inevitable.
In collaboration with Coca-Cola for Father’s Day 2012, we wanted to share a deeper look into the motivation behind this film. Please check out “The Perfectionist” - Behind The Story:
Lastly, after viewing the above, there should be no need to hype-up George’s work, his restorations speak for themselves. Support the good man: georgescustompaint.com
Production Company/Creative Collective: Variable
Directors: Joey L & Jonathan Bregel
Cinematographer: Khalid Mohtaseb
Producer: Tyler Ginter
Editorial: GoodPenny - goodpenny.tv
Post Production Producer: Rasha Clark
Editor: Bruce Ashley
Score: Mike McFadden
Mike’s Facebook Page: on.fb.me/IHagqn
The world is fascinating. People and cultures inspire us. Sadly, the fast paced lifestyles of our generation result in many not taking the necessary step back to soak in the existing world around us. Our goal with this film is to help viewers further appreciate and take notice of the beauty in life & culture that lies within our world…
…so the next time you notice something that strikes you as interesting, stop for a second, start powering on your camera, think about why it’s unique, and snap the shot before you miss it. Life is extraordinary. Embrace it.
Production Company: Variable
Post Production/Editorial: The Mill
Directors/Cinematographers: Jonathan Bregel & Khalid Mohtaseb @ Variable
Executive Producers: John Rule & Mike Sutton (@MNS1974)
Producer: Tyler Ginter @ Variable
Line Producer: Viraj Velinker
Phantom Tech: Nick Midwig
The Mill: New York City
Post Production Producers: Dee Allen & Alex Maxwell
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Colourist: Sal Malfitano
Original Score/Sound Design: Salomon Ligthelm - ligthelm.tv
Special thanks to the risk takers who helped make this job possible:
Rule Boston Camera - for trusting us with their Phantom Flex - Rule.com
Angenieux - for trusting us with their prototype glass - Angenieux.com
Ah the things we do for love. In our latest short film, Beth learns that matters of the heart can get a little wonky when donating blood is involved. Starring Stacey Hinnen and Dana Powell from HBO’s Veep and ABC’s Modern Family.
Stay on the laugh train. Check out our outtake reel from the shoot, here: vimeo.com/98675169
Directed by: Paul Emerson
Written by: Paul Emerson & Dana Powell
Starring: Dana Powell & Stacey Hinnen
Stunt Double for Ms. Powell: Janelle Foszcz
Director of Photography: Tim Wilson
Produced by: Tony Biaggne
Editor: Lucas Harger
Production Audio: David Kerins
Sound Design: Steve Horne
Wardrobe: Marissa Blume
Hair & Makeup: Priscilla Case