In the next few post I'll try to collect all of our memories from the last very hardworking, but playful year: 2014.
This first one takes place on a POPPY FIELD:
We've just got in our hands our new DJI S1000 with the amazing gimbal for the Canon 5d in May of 2014. As we've got out of box, we immediately brought it out to a field test on the Great Hungarian Plain. On the poppy field, between those red flowers, on the magic land of Oz, we felt in LOVE!
"They now came upon more and more of the big scarlet poppies, and fewer and fewer of the other flowers; and soon they found themselves in the midst of a great meadow of poppies. Now it is well known that when there are many of these flowers together their odor is so powerful that anyone who breathes it falls asleep, and if the sleeper is not carried away from the scent of the flowers, he sleeps on and on forever. But Dorothy did not know this, nor could she get away from the bright red flowers that were everywhere about; so presently her eyes grew heavy and she felt she must sit down to rest and to sleep."―The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Protector – Restaurant Fight Scene
Director: Prachya Pinkaew
Synopsis: A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.
Running time: 4 minutes
The Mirror – Burning Barn Scene
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Synopsis: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Running time: Roughly 1 minute
Atonement – The Beach Sequence
Director: Joe Wright
Synopsis: Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister’s lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.
Running Time: 5 1/2 minutes
Weekend – Traffic Jam Scene
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Synopsis:A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations
Running time: 7 Minutes
Hard Boiled – Hospital Shootout
Synopsis: A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.
Running Time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds
The Player – Opening Shot
Director: Robert Altman
Synopsis: A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected – but which one?
Running Time: 7 minutes, 47 seconds
Touch of Evil – Bomb Sequence
Director: Orson Welles
Synopsis: A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.
Running Time: 3 1/2 minutes
Boogie Nights – Little Bill Sequence
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Synopsis: The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Running Time: 3 minutes
Gravity – Opening Shot
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Synopsis: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.
Running Time: 12 1/2 minutes
Goodfellas – Copacabana Lounge
Director: Martin Scorsese
Synopsis: Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.
Running Time: 3 minutes, 13 seconds
Snake Eyes – Boxing Match
Director: Brian De Palma
Synopsis: A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.
Running Time: 12 minutes
Children of Men – Car Scene
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Synopsis: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea.
Running Time: 4 minutes
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