African Lodge, Sossusvlei

I stayed here at this lodge while filming my second documentary film The Wild West of Nambia and thought I would share this personal video of the lodge and the surrounding areas. More info on doc here

Shot on GH2, 24p
GoPro Hero2
Premiere Pro CS5.5
Magic Bullet Colorista & Looks
Lumix 14-42mm with wide angle adapter
Lumix G VARIO 100-300mm
Lumix G 20mm 1.7

How Long (Instrumental)
by Paul Avgerinos

California Mission Cemetery, San Luis Rey

Created in 2011. One of the oldest California Missions asked me to film their cemetery and it was an honor to do it. A very spiritual place.

Panasonic GH2 with 14-140 and 20mm 1.7 lenses
Music: The Choir of New College, Oxford
"Ave Verum Corpus"
Amadeus Mozart

A small video I shot on my cell phone at the mission:

Messengers of Peace, Villa De Leyva, Colombia

Created in 2011. This video was filmed in Villa De Leyva, Colombia and Medellin, Colombia for a charity called the Messengers of Peace in March of 2011. It is founded by Fr Luis Mesa, a self proclaimed "dreamer", who had raised a family in California and had several business and homes, but then felt called to give it all up and to help the poor in Colombia. This is his story. He runs a home and school for abused girls, a co-op farm in the poorest area of Medellin in the mountains above the city (where a boy who suffers from epilepsy had a seizure while shooting). He also provides love and groceries to the poor in Villa De Leyva as well as offering his beautiful home for retreats. You also learn of the many young men following this priest who want peace in their often violent country of Colombia, including Br. Juan who talks about the shooting of his brother. Please consider helping Fr. Luis if only by sharing this video with your friends. There is contact info at the end.

Special thanks to the girls at Talitha Cum for the music mid way in the video, as well as the music director of the school for the piece in the opening sequence. Thanks also to Anonymous for the bagpipe rendition of Amazing Graze at the final sequence. Thanks also to Fr. Luis for putting me up in his wonderful home while shooting.

Shot on Panasonic GH2 in 24p mode
Lumix 14-140mm and 20mm 1.7 pancake lenses
Olympus LS 10 recorder at 24 bit 48hz
Sony UWP V1 wireless lav system
Rode Video Mic Pro

The award winning film Men of La Mancha features the voice of Fr. Luis, founder of the Messengers of Peace, as the Don Quixote narrator.

Okahirongo Elephant Lodge, Namibia

I stayed at this lodge the last few days in Africa after filming for the Wild West of Namibia Documentary. It was very beautiful.

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