Friday, August 19, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011


3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films. = a trip of a lifetime.

Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover
These films were commissioned by STA Travel Australia.

Move, Eat, Learn

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

EAT from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

LEARN from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Ormie the Pig

Ormie is a Pig, in every sense of the word. Pig see cookie. Pig want cookie. But they are out of reach...or are they? See Ormie's attempts to gain the warm sweet taste that is his obsession.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hey Ya

So cuuuute! The one on the left gives the vocals, and the one on the right gives the groovy booty shake!! Haha! These two could give Justin Bieber a run for his money in 10 years.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bringing light to the poor, one liter at a time

In the slums of Manila, an innovative project is shedding light on the city's dim and dreary shanties. Plastic bottles jut from the roofs, bringing light to the dark dwellings below. The technology is as simple as it could be. Each bottle contains water and bleach. When placed snugly into a purpose-built hole in the roof, the home-made bulb refracts and spreads sunlight, illuminating the room beneath. Eco-entrepreneur Illac Diaz is behind the project. SOUNDBITE: ILAC DIAZ, ISANG LITRONG LIWANAG (A LITER OF LIGHT) PROJECT, SAYING (ENGLISH) "What happens is, the light goes through the bottle, basically a window on the roof, and then goes inside the water. Unlike a hole which the light will travel in a straight line, the water will refract it to go vertical, horizontal, 360 degrees of 55 watts to 60 watts of clear light, almost 10 months of the year." The initiative, known as "A liter of light", aims to bring sustainable energy practices to poor communities, an idea originally developed by students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The bottles are designed to emit clear light for about five years, as the bleach prevents algae from building up in the water. For Erlinda Densing, a mother of eight, the technology has made a big difference to her small home. SOUNDBITE: ERLINDA DENSING, RESIDENT OF PAYATAS COMMUNITY, SAYING (FILIPINO) "'That's only water?!' my neighbours were asking. 'That's only water!' I said to them. Basically, the sun's rays are really bright. A lot of neighbours came and got curious. They were like, 'can we see? can we see?'. Maybe they also wanted to have lights installed. 'It's really bright,' I said." The device can be built and installed in less than an hour. A sheet of corrugated iron serves as a support structure to hold the bottle in place, and prevent any leakage. SOUNDBITE: ILAC DIAZ, ISANG LITRONG LIWANAG (A LITER OF LIGHT) PROJECT, SAYING (ENGLISH) "Liter of Light, lights up the house, saves a lot, but at the same time improves the standard of living across the board, of the bottom 90 per cent of this country." Working with low-income communities, local governments and private partners, the project has installed more than 10,000 bottle lights across Manila and the nearby province of Laguna. Rey del Mundo is a volunteer. SOUNDBITE: REY DEL MUNDO, PROJECT VOLUNTEER AND ENERGY UNIT HEAD AT SCHNEIDER ELECTRONICS, SAYING (FILIPINO) "This is very important. Because at present, we're too dependent on fuel that we don't produce. Although we have some local production, it's not sufficient for our needs. So if we strive to develop alternative sources of energy, which are the energy sources, this will help our country a lot." For residents, it means less money spent on electricity to power lights during the daytime, and more money on food. While for Diaz and his volunteers it's quite simply a bright idea. Gemma Haines, Reuters.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Manhattan in Motion

Josh Owens


"Lights Dim" from NYC based group called 'The American Dollar' (​theamericandollar)
Download a free compilation of 9 of their best tracks here:​2bflc4m

Dynamic Perception dolly rig (
"The little bramper" (
Cameras: one Canon 5D mark II, and two Canon 7Ds

Monday, June 13, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Strangler Fig living bridges in Meghalaya, India

Incredibly inspiring living architecture. From the BBC's Human Planet 7 - Rivers, Friend and Foe.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Changes - Humanity, Nature and Animals

This video addresses issues concerning humanity and the behaviour of individuals and their power to bring about positive changes on a global scope. It also deals with animal cruelty and vegetarianism in general. I hope you will enjoy it and if you do please spread it as much as you can.

Video by: Martin Peniak
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Timelapse - Canary Sky

El Cielo de Canarias / Canary sky - Tenerife from Daniel López on Vimeo.

"El Cielo de Canarias" "Canary Sky"

Project produced by Daniel Lopez.

Scenes taken from Tenerife, more than 2,000 meters above sea level and over a year to capture all possible shades, clouds, stars, colors from a unique landscape and from one of the best skies on the planet.
First in a series of videos nocturnal and crepuscular Time Lapse taken in the Canary Islands trying to capture the beauty of each island.
To capture the natural movement of the earth, stars, clouds, sun and moon TimeLapse technique was used, Dolly vertical and horizontal rails, spindles with horizontal and vertical movements. HDR data collection.

Some scenes of the video:

- "The Cathedral" in the plain of Ucanca, night shot with the planet Jupiter across the scene.
- El Arbol de Piedra (Roque Cinchado) with a Tajinaste pointing to Polaris.
- Tajinastes "night", The Red Tajinaste, endemism Canario blooming in spring.
- The "hat" in the Teide. Formation of a cloud known as cap at the peak of Teide.
- "Waterfalls of clouds crossing the mountains and rivers of multicolored clouds.
- Sea of clouds crashing against the mountains as it did the sea.
- Large pool of water in the plain of Ucanca lenticular clouds where stars are reflected.
- Tajinastes night with the Milky Way taken out on the horizon with a dolly track.
- Video of the sun setting and a double green flash. "
- Pleiades and the Andromeda galaxy between rocks in the mines of San Jose.
- Scenes spectacular sunset in the Teide National Park with clouds and moving dolly.
- ArcoIris from the Teide National Park.
- Multicolor Halos around the moon.
- Clouds remain stationary hours at the site are changing their colors as the sunset

Daniel Lopez is a photographer / astrophotographer based in Tenerife . Works by photography and video, specializing in evening using many techniques, from camera tripod grasp heaven and earth in the same photo, amateur telescopes to take pictures of astronomical objects to professional telescopes to capture details and high resolution. It also performs and produces videos about nature, landscapes and interesting places in the draw is always something new and take another different view and "magical."

Angel´s Tear (Aeon 2). Matti Paalanen

Friday, May 13, 2011

High five for first kiss (original)

Do you remember how you felt when you had your first kiss? This was captured by accident, in its most innocent form. If only it could be this way every time... Meet Elliott and Bowie.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dirt - The Movie

Dirt! The Movie - 2009

More on IMDB

A look at man's relationship with Dirt. Dirt and humans couldn't be closer. We started our journey together as stardust, swirled by cosmic forces into our galaxy, solar system, and planet. We are made of the same stuff. Four billion years of evolution created dirt as the living source of all life on Earth including humans. Dirt has given us food, shelter, fuel, medicine, ceramics, flowers, cosmetics and color --everything needed for our survival. For most of the last ten thousand years we humans understood our intimate bond with dirt and the rest of nature. We took care of the soils that took care of us. But, over time, we lost that connection. Our species became greedy and careless. We still depend on dirt, but now we abuse and ignore it. We are destroying our last natural resource with our agriculture, our mining, and our paving over the planet for cities. We turned dirt into something "dirty." In doing so, we transform the skin of the earth into a hellish and dangerous landscape for all life on earth. A millennial shift in consciousness about the environment offers a beacon of hope - and practical solutions. Around the globe, pioneers are coming together to save earth's last natural resource. Tiny villages rise up to battle giant corporations slaughtering their land. Scientists discover connections with soil that can balance global warming. Generation X brands organic farming as trendy and children begin to eat from edible school yards. Inmates find inner peace and job skills in a prison horticulture program. Medical researchers explore dirt's capacity to provide solutions to such devastating health crises as AIDS. Major religions are rediscovering the reverence for the natural world that unites them all. Uses animation, vignettes, personal accounts and story telling.

Flag Ceremony at Thunderbird - Campus

The graduation ceremony was for the American Graduate School of International Management also known at "Thunderbird".

We invented '0' ...but we stopped counting after that

Saturday, April 30, 2011

How Walt Disney Cartoons are made

wow, I had no idea it took so many pretty girls to make a animated film!

Movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Year: 1937
Directed by: David Hand (supervising), William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen
Produced by:Walt Disney

Desi Chipmunks

Song: Munni Badnaam (Original Song)
Movie: Dabanng
Edited by: Rajeev Goyal


Song: Sheela Ki Jawani (Original Song)
Movie: Tees Maar Khan
Edited by: Amith

Strangers, again - Relationship

Every relationship goes through stages. Where and how each stage develops is ultimately up to each person. While we always hope for the best, we often can't avoid the inevitable.

Josh and Marissa are at a crossroads and their future is uncertain. Josh guides us through each stage of the relationship as it formed and as he predicts it will end up as.

Written and Directed by Philip Wang
Produced with Wesley Chan and Ted Fu
Assistant Producer: Christine Chen
Production Assistant: Regina Fang

Cathy Nguyen
Philip Wang
David Choi
Chris Dinh

Original music by George Shaw
Sheet music
"Cambridge" by Kina Grannis
"So Weightless" by David Choi


Arranged Marriage

Arranged Marriage from Nars Krishnamachari on Vimeo.

In a comment, Richard Davis from America say's..
"Great video ... a friend of mine, an Expat from India, sent me a link to this video. From an American's point of view, this video offers an interesting perspective on marriage. Perhaps, we Americans can learn something from our India brothers and sisters. A little tradition can go a long way towards creating stability in a culture ... perhaps :-)"

Water Changes Everything

Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It's a crisis because it only starts with water -- but water affects everything in life.

Health. Education. Food security. And the lives of women and children, especially.

We can end the water crisis in our lifetime. But first we have to let everyone know it's happening. Learn how water changes everything -- and share this with everyone you know.

Written by charity: water + Jonathan Jarvis
Animation by Jonathan Jarvis
Voiceover by Kristen Bell
Score and sound effects by Douglas Kaufman

Coca-Cola’s Friendship Machine

It’s not often a brand will put an obstacle between its product and customers, but that’s exactly what Coca-Cola did when it placed fully stocked 3.5m tall vending machines with unreachable coin slots across Latin America on world Friendship Day.