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Land of Lemurs
Ring of Ice
Mas Auga Por Favor
Great Ocean Road
Scenes from the Land of The Long White Cloud
Stone and Sky
This short film is from my last few days in Africa. It was just a short stopover in South Africa, mainly because I had to fly there to get from Madagascar to Istanbul, so why not stop for a few? With travel days in and out of Johannesburg and a couple of fairly unproductive days, I really only managed about 3 days of actual shooting, and not under optimal conditions. But I did manage to see the Big Five during that time.
While Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express, I had some free time (between reading and naps) to get started on another of my long overdue projects, Madagascar. I finished it off on a rainy day in Petropavlosk as I wait to depart for the Kamchatka wilderness. I spent a month in Madagascar during May and June and traveled over most of the country. My main objective was to film Lemurs and Chameleons, but there are also some nice scenic opportunities. During my time there I traveled from rainforests to deserts and from rugged karst spires to Baobab groves. A lot of variety on the World's 4th largest Island!
My five week journey through the Patagonia region of southern Argentina and Chile is complete. I traveled by car, bus, boat and on foot through some of South America's most stunning scenery. Here is a short film of some of the things I encountered.
I spent a week and a half doing a circumnavigation of Iceland on the Ring Road. I actually spent a lot of time off the Ring Road in remote back corners of the Island. Here is a short video of some of the things I encountered.
I recently spent a week at Iguaçu Falls on the Argentina/Brazil border. Most of my time was on the Argentine side in Iguazu National Park, but my last couple days were on the Brazil side at Iguacu National Park. Iguazu Falls is the most impressive cataract in the world. My favorite prior to visiting Iguazu was Victoria Falls on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. But Iguazu definitely has Vicky beat on all counts. This short film has scenes from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls plus a little bit of wildlife from the Parks.
Here’s my end of year video. It’s a compilation of scenes from my 2015 travels. During the year I visited 16 countries on 5 continents over an 11 month period. This video doesn’t have scenes from every place I filmed, but it does have something from most of them. It was difficult to pick scenes for the video because I had a very productive year. I had literally thousands of good scenes to choose from, but only space for a little over 130 of them in a very fast paced production. I hope you enjoy this trip around the world with me.
About a month ago, I did a drive along the Great Ocean Road in Southeastern Australia. It is famous for it's spectacular coastal scenery and offshore rocky formations called "stacks". The most famous is an area called The Twelve Apostles. Also in the area is Loch Ard Gorge, The Bay of Martyrs and Bay of Islands. I spent several days in the area, and also some time inland while waiting for the coastal weather to improve. While inland I was able to film some of Australia's iconic wildlife, Kangaroos, Wallabies and Koala Bears. On my last day in the area, the weather cleared enough to fly the DJI Inspire and I managed to get some nice aerial footage of The Bay of Martyrs and The Bay of Islands. Nearly half of the film is aerial.
This is a compilation of the four New Zealand Themes. Nothing new, but now it's all merged into one film. I'm officially finished with my New Zealand footage But I'm pretty sure that I will do a slide show in the form of a video from stills that I shot there.
Here's the third short film in my New Zealand series. This week, I'm still on a "water" theme, but instead of streams and lakes and waterfalls, we're Going Coastal. Scenes in this film are from the gorgeous coastlines of both the North and South Islands. There's quite a lot of aerial footage filmed with my DJI Inspire. As a matter of fact, the entire opening sequence is aerial from Cathedral Cove on the Coromandel Peninsula on the North Island and the closing sequence is from the Pancake Rocks on the South Island. So nearly half of the film is aerial this week.
OK, it's showtime again. I've been busy filming for over 2 months in New Zealand and now I'm hanging out in Bangkok for a month to work on postproduction and organization. This little video is the first of several that I will do with footage from the New Zealand trip. The theme of this episode is Mountains. New Zealand has spectacular mountain scenery. Most of it is from the South Island in the Southern Alps, but there are a few scenes from the North Island too. There are several scenes that I filmed from the air with my DJI Inspire Quadcopter. There are a couple time lapse scenes, a few still photos and yes, even some sheep in the mix! Hope you enjoy it.
This is the second video offering from my recent Southwestern Deserts and Canyons trip. The first one was all aerial footage. This one is all terrestrially based. It includes some of the same locations that I filmed from the air, but also some places that you can't fly such as US National Parks (not drone friendly), and places that would be impractical such as the slot canyons in Arizona (Antelope Canyon and Cathedral Canyon)
This is the second of my three little India videos. In this episode, I'm cloud bound high in the Himalayas on the border between India and Nepal. Actually, quite a bit of this was filmed in Nepal, but India was just on the other side of the trail. Since I was besieged by clouds that left me in a whiteout for a few days, the only option I had was to shoot some Time Lapse scenes of the clouds flowing up the valleys below and over the ridge tops. This part of the world looks remarkably like my home turn in the Oregon Cascade Mountains. Just a little bit higher. Much of this was filmed at an altitude that would be about 1000 ft above the summit of the tallest mountain in Oregon. In the end, I did finally have a couple hours of clear skies in Darjeeling and was able to see the section of the Himalayas I had come to view. The tallest of the mountains in those scenes is called Kangchenjunga, and is the third highest mountain in the world (behind Everest and K2).