In January of 2016 I made the decision to move from the picturesque Pacific Northwest to New York City. Living in New York had long been a dream of mine, but doing so meant leaving the beauty of Seattle and the wilderness that surrounds it. During the summer, fall and winter leading up to the move I chose to create a film as my way of giving back the PNW for all it had given to me… and thus, Muir Song was born.

The inspiration for this film came from my time living and being active in the PNW. My goal was to capture the energy and attitude of exploring Washington through the eyes of people who do so religiously. The film is set to a quote by legendary conservationist John Muir, and narrated by infamous mountain climber, Lou Whittaker.

We were extremely resourceful in shooting this film due to challenging locations, and chose to backpack all of our gear into remote areas in order to find unique angles of the PNW. Our kit was small and mobile, but shooting on the Dragon with an anamorphic adapter enabled us to achieve a cinematic aesthetic without compromising portability.

I’m excited to release Muir Song on April 21st, what would have been John Muir’s 178th birthday. If you’re unfamiliar Muir and his work check out his bio on the Sierra Club here: vault.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit

Director: Janssen Powers
DOP: Janssen Powers, Caleb Babcock
Creative Development: Mckinzy Powers, Janssen Powers
Producer: Mckinzy Powers
Quote: John Muir
Narrator: Lou Whittaker
Music: Ryan Taubert- Revival, Imagine (Licensed via TheMusicBed.com)
Sound Design: Defacto Sound

Camera:
-Red Scarlet Dragon

Lenses:
-Leica 50mm r mount lens (almost everything was shot on this lens + anamorphic adapter)
-Tokina 11-16mm
-Isco Ultra Star 2.0x anamorphic adapter (shooting 4×3 in camera to correct for anamorphic squeeze)

Other Gear:
-Freefly Systems Movi M10 gimbal
-DJI Inspire 1

Please watch in full screen with sound on for best experience. This film is available in 4K – click the HD button and select 4K to view in 4K.

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Whether in the city or a rural area, surrounded by nature or man-made things, there is but one constant – the sky. Regardless of our lifestyle or surroundings, the sky is always there above us to put on a show. “Skylight” is a collection of dramatic sky shows, captured from a wide variety of locations.

Shooting timelapse has taught me to sit back and take in the world around me. After six years and thousands of shots captured, I’ve seen some special and memorable events in our skies. No matter how dramatic the location, the sky holds the power to make a good view great, and to mesmerize us with the wonders of the world – within our atmosphere and beyond.

This collection of unique moments was captured from mountaintops to rooftops to coastline, at locations including: 
Los Angeles • Chicago • NYC • Tokyo • Singapore • Sydney • New Zealand • Big Sur • Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest • CARMA • Eastern Sierra • Death Valley • Yosemite • Vermillion Cliffs • Mojave Desert

More info about the film and some of the shots is available on my blog at: chrispzero.com/blog/2016/02/15/skylight

Follow me to see more of my work and behind the scenes images –
Instagram – instagram.com/chrispzero | Facebook – facebook.com/chrispzero | Twitter – twitter.com/chrispzero

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Most clips featured in this film are available for licensing. Please visit the chrispzero Footage Store at store.chrispzero.com or contact me for more info.

A gracious and special thank you to my family and friends for their unending support and assistance. This film would not be possible without you.

Thank you to the following for your help and support in making this possible –
Dynamic Perception – dynamicperception.comeMotimo – emotimo.com
IATS
Skyspace Los Angeles – skyspace-la.com

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All footage and images © Copyright 2016 chrispzero Inc., all rights reserved. This video may be freely shared via Vimeo’s share and embed functions.

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This is Dyjae Pearson’s story. It is part of a series of films documenting Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership.
Sponsored by The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation’s “Sports Matter” Program in support of youth sports.

Read Buzz Bissinger’s (Author of Friday Night Lights) article about Harlem Lax here: sportsmatter.org/article.html

Directed by The Mercadantes
Produced by Park Pictures
Ad agency: Anomaly
Music: Keith Kenniff (unseen-music.com)

Páll Pálsson has been a man of the sea for 36 years. With a life of fishing, comes a life of little sleep. Research shows that nearly half of Icelandic fishermen suffer from sleep-related disorders such as chronic fatigue and apnea.

Executive Producers: Kaylee King-Balentine, Steven Richardson
Producers: Raquel Bubar, Rupert Savage
Post Producer: Lauren Tyson
Production Assistants: Jenna Haddaway, Sarah Thomas
Fixer: Daddi Haraldur
Director: Gregory Hackett
Focus Puller: Jon England
Camera Assistant: Carolina Salas
Drone Operator: Ozzo Photography
1st Assistant Director: Steve Wingrove
Photographer: Tristan Conor Holden
Editor: Tim Swaby
Grade: The Mill
Composer: Rob Law
Sound Designer: Martin Leitner, Wave Studios
Produced by: T Brand Studio and Spindle
Special Thanks: Páll Pálsson

Director: David M. Helman
Producer: Jeff Kopchia
EP: Nathan Scherrer
Production Co.: Freenjoy
Director of Photography: Dustin Lane (dustin-lane.com)
Editor: Nick Rondeau @ Arcade Edit
Steadicam Operator: Jess Haas
1st AC: Erick Aguilar
2nd AC: Seaton Trotter
Gaffer: Sean Talbott
Key Grip: Carlos Ceja
Stunt Coordinator: Damien Bray

1st AD: E-Class
2nd AD: Jesus Hernandez

VFX: Ruffian Post (ruffianpost.com)
VFX Supervisor: Chris Watson Wood
VFX Producer: Amanda Jones
VFX Artists: Holly Smith, Toby Williams-Ellis, Harry Davidson

Colorist: Gregory Reese @ The Mill

Special Thanks: Arcade Edit, The Mill, Doggicam Systems, Tanner Merrill, Drone Dudes, Toby Burger and Suicidal Tendencies.

Filmed in San Pedro, CA
Def Jam 2015

from Leif Smith

It’s been a long time in the making.. 2-3 years of shooting, countless miles traveled, tens of thousands of images processed and days of editing and I’m finally deciding to release this. Shot mostly around Oregon, California, Canada and one scene from the Himalayas. This has been my passion project for a long time now and it feels good to be done with it. Enjoy!

Filmed in 5K, can license out footage.

Music: Odesza- Without You

Equipment:
Canon 5D MIII
Nikon D600
Emotimo TB3 pan/tilt head
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero rail

Eureka Springs, Arkansas is home to both the largest outdoor Passion Play in the U.S. and an important vote on LGBT rights. Peace in the Valley follows the town’s inhabitants as they prepare for the historic vote.

Directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher

Read an interview with Michael and Donal – theintercept.com/2015/10/27/field-notes-michael-palmieri-donal-mosher-directors-peace-in-the-valley/
See more Field of Vision films at – theintercept.com/fieldofvision

“The real question is not: How many ads do we see? The real question is: What do we have to do to see no ads? And the answer is: go to sleep” (James B. Twitchell)

We see ads everyday and everywhere. They have become part of our life. While some people try to avoid seeing ads, advertisers keep finding new ways to reach us. However they are unable to reach us when we sleep. Our dreams are the last safe and add-free place so it seems.

But what happens when advertisers have the possibility to enter our dreams? Based on recent developments in brain science and technology this might be possible in the near future.

This animated short is an impression of a dream infected by a brand we all know,…

facebook: tinyurl.com/6jwvrbd | twitter: tinyurl.com/4525grg

From Lior Sperandeo

I have heard and read different opinions about the wave of Syrian refugees who try to make their way in to the EU. Then I went to Lesvos. 7 days on the Greek Island gave me a healthier, human perspective on the situation.

Seeing the people behind the headlines with my own eyes, and feeling their deep struggle, broke my heart.

Are they the “threat” people talk about? All I saw were courageous people in a time of crisis, looking for hope.

I also got to meet brave volunteers from all over the world who reach out to help all people regardless of their religion, race or background. That inspired me.

My hope is that this video might tear down some of the walls of bad ideas and opinions we have built around ourselves.

All shot with the Canon 1DC (4K -> HD)
Canon 70-200mm f2.8, Canon 28mm f1.8, Canon 24-105mm f4
Drone Shots with the Phantom2 and Gopro4
Edited on Premiere

A film by Lior Sperandeo
Drone Operator and Camera assist – Joel Davis

Music – ‘Ton sourir’ by Ravid Kahalani
INZIMA PUBLISHING (2003) LTD

The Hero’s Journey | Is my graduation project for the University HKU | Image and Media Technology

Since the beginning of time people are fascinated by stories of hero’s. But did you know there is a fundamental structure that’s lies beneath all these tales of fantasy. Joseph Campbell, a famous mythologist, was the first to discover similarities within all ancient myths. He called it the Monomyth. According to him there are 17 stages in which every hero has to walk through one way or the other.

Christopher Vogler a Hollywood development executive was inspired by the writings of Campbell. He wrote his own adaptation guide for hollywood screenwriters.

In the hero’s journey his 12 stages are visualized by using iconic blockbuster movies that follow the same structure of storytelling.

For more information check out my website:
clipevents.com

Directed & Animated | Iskander Krayenbosch

Music | Boris Stipdonk
Sound Design | Boris Stipdonk & Arthur Bruinse

Voiceover | Bob Miller

Additional Illustrations | Mirjam Verhoog

Special Thanks | Lenno Verhoog | Martin van Rijn | Gertrude Krayenbosch

Graduation project for ® HKU 2015