cinematography

Sailing the Ionian Islands, Greece

Ryan Clarke, a London based videographer and editor recently put together this beautiful edit of sailing with his family in Kefalonia/Ithica, Greece.

I can say with certainty, that by pressing play on the short film above your day will instantly become better off for it. Play. Press play, then come back and say, "It's a fact! My day did instantly become better off because of it!"

Every element of this makes you feel good inside. The family aspect, the animals, scenery, the colour treatment, cinematography and the sailing of course.

The Mediterranean is about as high up on the list for us as a place can get. We've wanted to go for ages by any means of transport, and now that there's this whole boat thing involved, it may just be closer to happening. Maybe not on this boat, maybe another, maybe not next year, maybe another, but the Mediterranean is sitting comfortably right at the top of the list and between drinking every patio empty and walking every street through so that we will get to know each other well one day. 


Details from Ryan Clarke

All shot in Kefalonia/Ithica, Greece.
All handheld and shot on 60D, with 24-105 lens.
Music by Michael Giacchino - UP and Arcade Fire - Photograph.

Shot, edited and graded by Ryan Clarke at POST89.

Winner of "Vimeo Staff Pick" December 2014
Winner of "VOTD Video of the Day" January 2015

To The Seas

Press play on this beautiful little piece of cinematography set to the narration of a poem, "Sea Fever" by John Masfield. Below is taken from the description on Vimeo:

A reflection on human nature to explore the wild and be free, showing the majesty of the open seas.

CREDITS

Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Francesco Paciocco
Poem "Sea Fever" by John Masefield
Narration: Tom O'Bedlam  
Music: "Unfoldment, Revealment, Evolution, Exposition, Integration, Arson" by Chris Zabriskie  Filmed off the coast of Camogli, Italy

EQUIPMENT

Canon 60D
Canon 24-105mm f/4 L
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
Rode VideoMic
Zoom H4N

Captive: A short by Dano Pendygrasse

Old friend, former maker of snowboard careers and all around good human being recently put together this short film. Titled, Captive, this was entirely shot from his beautiful condo in downtown Vancouver. About the process of shooting a short entirely from a box in the sky, Dano said,

I’ve always believed that when you apply limitations to your process that the result is creativity. For the first year of my career I shot with nothing but a 50mm lens and as a result I found ways to solve the problems that arose from that. Limiting the physical space that I allowed myself to use photos from was a new way to define the boundaries of this project.

Take a look-see and enjoy his newly found filmmaking prowess and well seasoned photographic eye.

While this short is filled with an incredible amount of beauty from a single location, one comedic highlight to watch for at the end is the gentleman on the balcony in his bright red grape smugglers. I went over to Dano's to sit with him and his lovely lady, Kim, over a morning coffe. There he was! Combing his hair with an afro pick in front of a mirror on the balcony. For an hour. The man stood there for a complete hour combing his hair. Apparently this is routine, and I for one feel Dano's property value should increase on account of this. If not, this world is not one I want to be a part of.

For more of Dano's work, visit his website here or like his Facebook page if you know what's good for your newsfeed.