PREORDER THE ELGIN PARK BOOK at animalmediagroup.com/shop/elgin-park/. All preorders will be shipped to arrive by June 21st and each will be signed by the creator of Elgin Park, Michael Paul Smith.

Elgin Park is a lot of things: a 1950’s utopia, a fantastical world, and an optical illusion. Artist Michael Paul Smith’s imaginative town – composed entirely of miniatures – delighted audiences worldwide when his photo series went viral. For the first time, the documentary Elgin Park dives into the life of this charming, reclusive artist to reveal the dark inspiration behind his work.

View Michaels work on his Flickr page: flickr.com/photos/24796741@N05/

Director. Danny Yourd (twitter.com/dannyyourd)
Cinematographer. John Pope
Production Company: Animal (animaleast.com)
Editor. Mike LaHood
Sound Design/Mix: Defacto Sound

My first impression of Dubai was that of super-tall buildings jutting out of the desert sand. However, after 3 months of exploration, research and filming, my lasting impression is of the eternal wonder of the desert and the importance it holds for the Emirati people.

Dubai may be home to the world’s most outrageous skyline but Dubai’s desert dunes and historical creek are where you’ll find its soul.

A special thank you to Dubai Film for making this project possible and for providing the extraordinary access which enabled me to realise this story.

If you want to see more…

An extended version of the airport baggage scene, from plane arrival to luggage cart in 4K here:
youtu.be/m8n2o3Qx504?t=29s

And also the creek scene in full, the original of this is 13500px (13.5K) across however in 4k here:
youtube.com/watch?v=OAtzRAIpD30

Sound Design: Slava Pogorelsky
Email: kultenyeuk@walla.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Kultenyeuk

Rob Whitworth
Website: robwhitworth.co.uk/
Facebook: facebook.com/RobWhitworthPhotography
Instagram: instagram.com/robwhitworthphotography

Charlie Chicken is a world-renowned canine artist. Originally a rescue from Puerto Rico, he works out of Brooklyn, NY, where his art has been featured in MOMA, the Louvre, and the Getty. This is his story.

TRT: 3 min. [Official selection] Puppy Pound International Film Festival.

Director/Editor/Colorist/Screenwriter/Voiceover: ED DAVID kittyguerrilla.com
Camera Operators: ADAM WELZ, ED DAVID, JOHN LARSON adamwelz.net
Concept by: LILY HENDERSON + ED DAVID lilyfranceshenderson.com
Special thanks to: LILY HENDERSON + PAUL TRILLO + LARRY JORDAN + FRIENDS. Bart McNeil at Omega Broadcast.
Executive Producer: LARS VON TRIER

Shot on the new Sony FS7. Camera provided by my friend Bart McNeil at Omega Broadcast. I love these guys. Bart is very handsome and has a love for enchiladas! omegabroadcast.com

Geek out more about the tech aspects on this version of the film: vimeo.com/112062119

We got Charlie from AARF arfhamptons.org/ – they are an amazing shelter.

Please share the video. The goal is Oscar nomination.

A young bluegrass band is well loved in their home state of North Carolina.
Where do they go on their first tour?
Japan.

On a journey that blurs the cultural divide between East and West, three young musicians travel across the world to discover that the twang of the banjo needs no translation.

While performing at a bluegrass festival, jamming with fiddle virtuosos, and touring by bullet train, the band finds that the traditions rooted in their home state have far-reaching branches.

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How does one find happiness throughout a winter when the sun barely makes an appearance?

This source of curiosity took us to Nordland – a mystical Viking land of changing light, deep fjords and mountainous archipelagos. We arrived in the small town of Kjerringøy, where had we heard there was a man who built traditional boats. His name was Ulf, his house had the red trim around it, and he’ll meet us at the end of the drive in the freezing rain. This was all we knew. Could this mans belief in his work and connection to his environment be the root of his happiness? Shot entirely during the twilight hours of Norway’s northern Arctic, this is his story.

A film by Vern Cummins and Jamie Gallant.

OFFICIAL SELECTION 2014 CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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For the holidays Poler and Nike SB join forces for a collaboration featuring four unique styles of footwear and an accompanying apparel collection. To celebrate the collection, we headed to Croatia with skateboarders Daryl Angel, Donovon Piscopo, and Wieger Van Wageningen. We went skateboarding in some of the oldest cities in the world and set out by boat to explore and camp on the islands in the midst of the crystal blue waters of the Adriatic.

Music by Shabazz Palaces!
Directed By Alex Craig alexcraig.ca
Cinematography by Dave Ehrenreich vimeo.com/davidehrenreich

Shop the collecton on polerstuff.com and nike.com and at select nike retailers worldwide.

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl whilst working for CBS News on a ’60 Minutes’ episode which aired on Nov. 23, 2014. Bob Simon is the correspondent. Michael Gavshon and David Levine, producers.

For the full story cbsnews.com/news/chernobyl-the-catastrophe-that-never-ended/

Soundtrack ‘Promise land’ by Hannah Miller – licensed on themusicbed.com

Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had an effect on so many people, including my family when we lived in Italy. The nuclear dust clouds swept westward towards us. The Italian police went round and threw away all the local produce and my mother rushed out to purchase as much tinned milk as possible to feed me, her infant son.

It caused so much distress hundreds of miles away, so I can’t imagine how terrifying it would have been for the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens who were forced to evacuate.

During my stay, I met so many amazing people, one of whom was my guide Yevgen, also known as a ‘Stalker’. We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.

Armed with a camera and a dosimeter geiger counter I explored …

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Shot using DJI Phantom 2 (GoPro3+) and Canon 7D