A Thousand Words

Lovley short by Ted Chung:

A Thousand Words from Ted Chung on Vimeo.

Nice creative Canon commercial

CANON Commercial - Freeze Tag from Saman Keshavarz on Vimeo.

And check also out Vimeo's 25 favorite videos of 2009. Nice stuff!

Last weekend hike

Last weekend was almost depressing. Especially on Sunday. Such a nice weather, good snow here in Austria but no chance for me to get to the mountains for snowboarding. I mean I own a seasonticket!!! Damn! All that because I don't own a car and friends either had no time or were sick. But lucky me lives in a nice house here in Salzburg (during my job at Red Bull) were I can just go behind it and hike up the mountain till the Gaisberg Spitze. I'm really happy I did so on Sunday. Due the bad weather on Saturday I didn't hike up to the top just until the Gersberg Alm.
Fortunately I could grab a nice Nikon D300 with kitlens from my buddy Birgar for taking some shots! Awesome camera! I really liked it and it performed superb in the cold conditions. I mean it was freezing. The water I took with me on the two hour hike was frozen when I arrived up there!!! And as so often when doin photography in wintertime I didn'd feel my finger when triggering the shutter! Yeah! So actually the weekend wasn't so bad :)

Here the new Flickr set (the dark pictures are from the bad weather Saturday).
Check out some of my favorite photos form that hike:

View from our house

Gaisberg hike on Sunday

Gersberg Alm hike on Saturday

Johnnie Walker - The Man Who Walked Around The World

Pretty amazing "one-shot" commercial directed by Jamie Rafn for Johnnie Wlker whisky.
Head over to shots.net for an interview with him.

via filmdetail.com

Scratching the surface

It seems like every top pro surfer is getting his own movie these days. Nice! :)
Here the trailer for Julian Wilson's:


I wanna see this:

Life - A preview of the series. from Documentally on Vimeo.

London Photos

Last week I spend some days in London with Julia. It was my first time up there and I'm a
fan now :) Yeah! London is pretty awesome. Sadly time was passing by really quick. But
we'll come back for sure...
I put some photos on my Flickr (though I have to say I'm not too happy with them).
Here are some photos which turned out ok :)

Oh and thanks to Julia W. for hosting us! Thank you!

Lives Of The Artists

The guys from Relentless did it again. After "Powers Of Three" they put "Lives Of The Artists" online. It´s a diverse documentary about people driven by the love for what they do. You just have to watch this! The Gallows part impressed me the most. Such a passionate, honest band! Talking about cinematography there is some of the best underwater footage I've ever seen in there... Bravo Mickey Smith!

Carroll's Hangover Flip

Damn! I was thinking about how to attach the GoPro to a skatedeck and now I found this:

Yeah this is done in post but it's totally cool! :)

Beautiful cinematography

While browsing the dvxuser board I stumbled upon Macgregor's cinematography showreel. Very impressing, inspirational and beautiful work! Maybe a little bit too long...
I think lots of his stuff was shot on RED according to the website he posted on his Vimeo page: redlab.es
However... love the compositions and the use of light! The action shot at the end is freaking awesome!

WORKS from Macgregor on Vimeo.

UPDATE 02/Dec/2009
Check out his website: www.macgregor.autoecstasy.com

RED News...

Specs & Information here! Better save your money... :)
Btw item 21 on that list sounds interesting haha! Should be an interesting 2010...
This in combination with VDSLR (bigger sensor than the Scarlet) should be an awesome kit for the snow-skate-surf film maker.