A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHERN AFRICA'S FORGOTTEN MOUNTAINS There are few roads in Lesotho. There are even fewer mountain bikers. Here the horse is supreme and the myriad horse trails that have been carved through its steep and rugged mountains are its lifeblood. Horsemen ply these trails, just as they have for generations, riding between villages that have remained unchanged over centuries. Amidst this scene frozen in time is Isaac, a twenty-two year old horseman who is bridging the gap between old and new. For a week in April 2017, Isaac - or Leputhing Molapo to use his Basotho name - rode a 180 Kilometre traverse of the mountains of his home country. It was a ride like his father had done before him, but this time he was leading two mountain bikers. Following Isaac were Canadian freerider Kevin Landry and Swiss ex-downhill racer Claudio Caluori, both embarking on a journey that will showcase the beautiful unknown landscapes of this small country. Riding only horse trails, it’s a journey laden with physical challenges for all, but it’s a journey that will cement friendships between a traditional blanket-wearing horseman and two state-of-the-art bike-wielding mountain bikers. For two pioneering mountain bikers this ride is the most adventurous undertaking they have ever made. For one horseman, its a ride that heralds a new dawn. HAVE A GOOD ONE conceived and co-ordinated this unique adventure. In April 2017 they travelled to Lesotho and working with Sky Adventures to provide support and logistics, they set out to document this journey and the unique chapter in Lesotho’s history it represents. Driven by their passion to create a unique film, Tobias Steinigeweg and Maximilian Stolarow shared the rocky trails and high mountain passes and abandoned trading post accommodations with the riders. Following The Horsemen is a film that not only highlights the potential of Lesotho as a new adventure destination, but also provides an invaluable glimpse into its heritage through the country’s iconic horsemen. F O L L O W I N G T H E H O R S E M E N A FILM BY TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG & MAXIMILIAN STOLAROW A HAVE A GOOD ONE Production Supported by SCOTT SPORTS VELOSOLUTIONS Directed by TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG MAXIMILIAN STOLAROW Produced by TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG Cinematography MAXIMILIAN STOLAROW Edited by TOBIAS STEINIGEWEG Color Grading SAMUEL MUFF Sound Design DANIEL MÖLLER-BERTRAM Photographer DAN MILNER Cast Riders CLAUDIO CALUORI KEVIN LANDRY Horseman LEPUTHING ISAAC MOLAPO Chief MICHAEL RAMASHAMOLE Pilot JUSTIN HONAKER Lesotho Crew Production Coordinator DAROL HOWES Location Managers TUMELO MAKHETHA THABO NTLHOKI Location Scout CHRISTIAN SCHMIDT MTB Guide BOTENG MOLAPO Driver TUMELO MAKHETHA Lesotho Partners Logistics and Catering SKY ADVENTURES MOSTAT ADVENTURES Accomodations SEMONKONG LODGE RAMABANTA TRADING POST LODGE ROMA TRADING POST LODGE Main Theme "AT THE CLOSE" ELEGY MUSIC Additional Supporters SIGMA SPORT GERMANY MISSION AVIATION FELLOWSHIP DIESEL & INJECTOR PUMPS LESOTHO GOPRO GERMANY Special Thanks LAURA BURR LISA BÖHME ASHLEY THORN MATT MONSON TONI TWO TEETH CARL HOUSTON MC MILLAN SLAUGHTERHOUSE ZURICH TEAMGEISTER HAMBURG FAMILY & FRIENDS
5月8日
"Big whirls have little whirls that feed on their velocity, and little whirls have lesser whirls, and so on to viscosity." - Meteorologist Lewis Fry Richardson ("Weather Prediction by Numerical Process." Cambrige University Press, 1922) This quote sums up perfectly what I've come to realize about weather and storms over the past 10 years of studying, forecasting and chasing them, and the part that I find most fascinating. On each scale level from synoptic-scale, which covers areas the size of multiple states, all the way down to micro-scale, which could be an area as small as your backyard, the fluid which we call air abides by the same universal physical laws of nature and thus acts in a very similar manner and patterns. A cold front, for example, is a phenomenon which is widely understood to mean a large scale line of advancing cold air, hundreds of miles long, along which supercell thunderstorms sometimes form. Within these smaller storm-scale environments, something called a rear-flank gust front forms on the southern end of the low pressure area of the mesocyclone, where the rain cooled air wraps around. This is effectively a storm's cold front. The cool air is more dense than the warm air, and because of this, advances into the region of lower density, just like the larger cold front on which the storm formed. The stunning supercell storm structure we see is along these relatively small, storm-scale cold fronts. This is what forms the "hook" on radar. Here, just as with the larger scale weather systems, the wedge of denser cool air at the surface meets the warm, moist, buoyant air in front of a storm, forcing it aloft and through the cap where the potential energy is realized. Given the right conditions, this development can be explosive. The ingredient based explanation for supercells includes moisture, wind shear, instability and lift. I prefer to focus on the big picture. Supercell thunderstorms are a manifestation of nature's attempt to correct an extreme imbalance. The ever ongoing effort to reach equilibrium, or viscosity, is what drives all of our weather. The force with which the atmosphere tries to correct this imbalance is proportional to the gradient. In other words, the more extreme the imbalance, the more extreme the storm. While Richardson's quote is more regarding turbulence than thermodynamics, his theory from nearly 100 years ago that our atmosphere behaves as a fractal has turned out to be spot on. A "top down" transfer of energy and behavior occurs, resulting in a Russian nesting doll of smaller scale systems that bear a striking resemblance to the larger. I would like to offer a special thanks to my good friend Kevin X Barth who helped me edit this together, and found some semblance of a story arc in many disparate pieces. Kevin is an amazingly talented and creative artist in his own right, having won an Emmy as the editor of the ESPN 30 for 30 film WHEN THE GARDEN WAS EDEN. Check out his website if you're looking for an excellent editor or director for your project: kevinxbarth.com A big thanks to Tom Lowe as well, without whom I would probably still be trying to figure out what an intervelometer is. Tom is the mastermind behind Timescapes, the revolutionary timelapse film from a few years ago. He was kind enough to share his wealth of knowledge​, as well as some camera gear.
5月26日
10 天内我们共拍摄了 65000 张照片,容量达 2.6 TB 之多。虽然用的是目前配置最好的 iMac,但是最后只有 3 分钟的成片我们却用了 36 个小时来渲染。 This is the third episode of our independent „A Taste of ...“ time lapse series. In September 2016 we visited this awesome city to try out some new time lapse stuff. It took us 10 days, a lot of burgers and one helicopter ride to produce this video. 10 days is very little time to discover this city of endless opportunities, so we hardly slept anything and shot day and night for this time lapse film. The city that never sleeps indeed! The Taxishot: Over the 10 days we took photos of yellow cabs whenever we had time to from as many different angles as possible. So we gathered 2000 (!) photos in total we had to sort afterwards and compile to a hyperlapse around a cab in post production. It took us 5 whole days in post production to get this one shot. Technical Details: In 10 days we shot 65.000 Photos taking up 2,6 TB of our hard drives. The final 3 minute video took 36h to render on the best equipped iMac available. Other “A Taste of ...” Episodes: A Taste of Vienna (2016) http://aimozhen.com/view/4571/ A Taste of Austria (2015) http://vimeo.com/121649600 Video by: Peter Jablonowski // Thomas Pöcksteiner // Lorenz Pritz http://filmspektakel.com Sounddesign by Alex Clement http://alexclement.at Equipment used: + Sony a7rII + Sony a6300 + 2x Canon 6D + Canon 11-24mm F4 + Canon 24-105mm F4 + Tamron 150-600mm + Tamron 24-70mm F2,8 + Zeiss 24-70mm F4 + Emotimo Spectrum + Pocketslider + Edelkrone SliderPlus + Came TV Single + several tripods from Sachtler, Manfrotto and Togopod _________________________________ Visit our website: http://filmspektakel.at Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/FilmSpektakel Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/FilmSpektakel Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/filmspektakel For licensing & inquires please contact us via email: info(at)filmspektakel.at All shots are available in 5K or more!
5月15日