A video for promoting Moscow as a film location.
This is the city-wide follow up to my aerial exploration of downtown Los Angeles from last year (vimeo.com/101231747). And much like with downtown, I continue to be awe struck by how much of this vast city I have partially or completely overlooked before undertaking this video. And like most voyages of discovery, I’ve realize there’s so much more to find.
Packing it all into one short-form video has been nigh impossible and much didn’t make it for safety, privacy or simply because I couldn’t make it 30 minutes long! Notably missing are: LAX Theme Building, both Gettys, some Lautner homes, numerous beautiful buildings, the Gabba gallery, many murals that vanished before I got to them, and much of downtown featured in last year’s video.
A map of the locations is here: goo.gl/f4fq3U
The music is BLu ACiD’s electro-blues adaptation of “If You Ain’t Never Had The Blues” by Boo Boo Davis and is used with permission. I felt it fitting to a city of eclectic styles and influences, equal parts refined and rough edges. The version used here is my own extended edit. Download the original song here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/if-you-aint-never-had-the-blues/id1006196698?i=1006197030
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All content is copyright of its respective copyright holders. Video content copyright Ian Wood, 2015. This video may only be embedded using the Vimeo player in its entirety, unaltered with accreditation. No portion of this video may be duplicated, altered, reused and/or unaccredited without explicit permission.
Droning For Good
With all the controversy about drones, it’s important to remember that they can be (and often are) used responsibly. As with many emerging technologies, the laws struggle to keep up and we must employ a common sense approach to their use that is respectful to community, safety and the law.
My Drone Protocol
– Avoid busy periods, rush hours, special events, etc.
– Avoid sensitive areas or anything that can be misconstrued without prior permission.
– Avoid crowds. Small groups only from the periphery with ground spotters and two-way radios.
– No flights near airports, TFR areas and restricted airspace (FAA class B, C, D).
– Be prepared for local air traffic below 400ft including awareness of helipad locations.
– Operate at or below roof lines to assure separation from air traffic.
– Avoid “loitering” next to residential homes and apts.
– Respect residential areas for quiet and right to privacy.
– Eliminate any material that inadvertently reveals someone in a place of privacy.
Short stay in Vienna. This is first part. Lazy weekend in Schonbrunn Palace. Wonderful place with a lot of air and light there. It makes you desperately hunt for inspiration and film. The source of inspiration may not be made of matter.
Magic Lantern RAW 14bit video.
Graded in Davinci Resolve. Grain added in post with Filmconvert.
Music by Luke Atenció
Poem by A. S. J Tessimond
PS: listen it in headphones
Slowtide X Banks Journal present “A Maine point of view” with Nick Lavecchia
There are many ways to interpret the word canvas. A wave can be a canvas for a surfboard, drawing constant lines through movement. A piece of ruled paper in the hands of an author can quickly become a pivotal moment in a story and a catalyst for the imagination. Together, Banks Journal & Slowtide have transformed the simple beach towel into an exclusive canvas for some of their favorite photographers to capture moments in time and share with you. We recently followed one featured photographer, Nick LaVecchia, around his hometown in Maine to better understand his places for inspiration when he uses a camera in lieu of a paintbrush and a strip of film as a canvas. We hope you enjoy the beginning of this exclusive towel series and encourage you to participate with your own photos, who knows, your creation may be featured next.
Full Slowtide X Banks towel series exclusively available at
Share and Tag your photos that you think would make the perfect towel graphic: @banksjournal @slowtide and hashtag #myslowtidetowel. Our judges @nick_lavecchia, @bangbangboogie, @tbhphoto, @woodygphoto and @kaneskennar will choose the top 3 hashtagged images. The top 2 runners up will receive a gift package from Banks x Slowtide (Value $150) and the grand prize winner’s photo will be used on an upcoming Banks x Slowtide towel.
Film + Edit : Brandon Kuzma
Producer: Dario Phillips