Harvesting Liberty is a short film that documents visionaries Michael Lewis (of Growing Warriors) and Rebecca Burgess (of Fibershed) as they collaborate to reintroduce industrial hemp to the American landscape.

Growing Warriors is a Kentucky-based farming program designed to train, assist, and equip military veterans with the skills, tools and supplies needed to grow organic produce for their families and communities. growingwarriors.org

Fibershed develops regenerative textile systems that are based on carbon farming, regional manufacturing, and public education. fibershed.com

Sign the petition to legalize industrial hemp: hemp4everyone.org. Industrial hemp is a crop that has the potential to lower the environmental impacts of textile production, empower small-scale farmers and create jobs in a wide variety of industries. Two non-profit groups, Fibershed and Growing Warriors, are working to reintroduce industrial hemp into Kentucky—and eventually U.S. agriculture. On July 4, 2016, a petition will be delivered urging Congress to pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015/2016 (S.134 and H.R. 525) legalizing the cultivation of industrial hemp in the United States. We invite you to learn more about industrial hemp and sign the petition here: hemp4everyone.org

Patagonia, through our membership in 1% For The Planet®, provides cash grants and in-kind services to thousands of community-based groups working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards. patagonia.com/grants

Estaifan Shiliata risked everything in pursuit of his dream and ended up finding more than he could have ever imagined. A one of a kind individual, Estaifan and his Chicago cab offer more than the average trip to O’Hare.

Online premiere, Short of the Week: shortoftheweek.com/2016/05/16/the-champion/

Directed and Photographed by: patrickmcgowan.com and brettgaramella.com
Boxing Cinematography: nathanmcgarigal.com
Motion Graphics: noahshulman.com
Young Estaifan: lorenzomontanez.com

Made possible by amazing Kickstarter backers: kickstarter.com/projects/1702988731/the-champion-film-project

One of the “5 Essential New Short Films From the Palm Springs ShortsFest”
indiewire.com/article/5-essential-new-short-films-from-the-palm-springs-shortsfest-20150625

MUSIC

Salomon Ligthelm “Lives are Threads”
From: musicbed.com
musicbed.com/artists/salomon-ligthelm/12226

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble “Paradise”
hypnoticbrassensemble.com
From “Jupiter”
itunes.apple.com/us/album/jupiter/id267086729

Nomo “Divisions” and “If You Want”
nomomusic.com
Licensed through Ubiquity Records
itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-tones/id933398186

Small Black “Panthers”
small-black.com
Licensed through Secretly Canadian, Bank Robber Music
itunes.apple.com/us/album/new-chain-bonus-track-version/id445450894

Original music by Will Bangs
willbangs.com
musicboxlicensing.com

Additional Music: APM Music
apmmusic.com

Send us an email at: championdoc@gmail.com

thechampionfilm.com

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.

Thank you for taking the time to watch and share!

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