Here’s some pictures I took during my short trip to NYC while walking through Manhattan. This city literally never sleeps, even at 3am in the morning one can buy hot dogs and has to queue up eventually.. Anyway, I flew in for the weekend to attend Vincent Laforet’s ‘Directing Motion Workshop’, and it was totally worth the trip ;)
Check out the documentary (6 episodes) I worked on as DOP/1st Camera last summer. It was one of the hardest shoots I’ve ever been on with a film crew of 40+ people. Up to 20h working days were the norm. It tells the story behind the famous annual Katara Fishing Competition where dozens of Dhows with their Qatari crews sail out for a week and show their fishing skills. It was shown on Qatar TV and all 6 episodes are now available online. Watch and enjoy.
Qatar TV link: http://www.qtv.qa/qtv/program_details.php?pid=MTg5
The St. Regis Doha Butlers give a warm welcome to the first guests arriving at Hamad International Airport. Watch for more acts of #AllowMe
Client: St. Regis Doha
Agency: Memac Ogilvy
Production: Alex Klim
‘A Glimpse of the Qatari Desert’ shows beautiful landscape shots of Qatar’s desert near Zekreet, including Richard Serra’s new sculpture, “East-West/West-East” – a set of four standing steel plates, trucked, and craned into place in the middle of the western Qatari desert. Another grand piece of public art purchased by the Gulf nation.
Actually, it’s my day off today, but that’s just what I love to do ;) So I set my alarm at 3:30am and headed there in the morning to arrive early, trying to avoid the heat of the summer sun, as the temperature climbs up to 45 centigrade these days. This video is my personal artwork, not intended for commercial use.
Music by Tony Anderson, Open Arms
Created & edited by Alex Klim
Video frame grabs gallery:
Short highlights video of the ‘Save Our Mangroves’ – Campaign which took place on 30th May 2014 in Al Khor, Qatar. Big thanks to ILQ – ILoveQatar.net and the hundreds of participants and sponsors who made this event a huge success.
Qatar is home to the Avicennia Marina, also known as the grey mangrove or white mangrove tree, communities of which form several forests around Qatar’s shores. These mangrove swamps are home to a wealth of life, including a new species of sea slug that was found in 2007 by a member of the Qatar Natural History Group.
The largest area of mangroves – and the oldest – can be found around Al Thakira and Al Khor.
The purpose of this campaign is to spread awareness about the country’s hidden natural heritage and the Qatari mangrove eco-system.
Shot handheld on a Canon 6D. Created by Alex Klim (c) 2014
Frame grab from the test footage
First test footage shot in Vienna today (May 13, 2014) with the new Phantom 2 copter with GoPro Hero 3 and Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal. It was my first flight and all went fine. The outcome blew me away, more than I ever expected. The battery lasted around 25mins. Will shoot some more stuff this week. Use my reward code URL in case you plan to purchase, so the both of us get extra credits – http://qr.dji.com/PT645158378
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:
Music: David Bowie / Heroes
Update (17 May 2014) – Today the outdoor transport case I ordered online (EUR 66.- incl. 20% VAT) arrived, took me around 1hour to prepare the foam rubber though, but finally all stored and ready to go everywhere ;)
BARCELONA, Spain and DOHA, Qatar, May 8, 2014 — Ooredoo and Leo Messi hold a joint press conference in Spain to announce the extension of the Mobile Health Clinics program. Two short films shot & directed by filmmaker Alex Klim premiered at the press conference and emotionally touched Leo and the audience. The feedback was overwhelming and the films are finally released to the public, watch it here.
Film: Making a difference in Indonesia
Ooredoo, Indosat, and the Leo Messi Foundation partner together to make a difference in people’s lives in Indonesia. Inspiring clip showing the work of the mobile health clinics.
Shot & Directed by Alex Klim
Film: Making the case for mobile health clinics in Myanmar
Ooredoo and the Leo Messi Foundation are partnering to launch mobile health clinics in Myanmar. Watch this beautiful video as we take you through Myanmar to show you how we plan to help bring healthcare to people in need.
Shot & Directed by Alex Klim
Official Press Conference with Leo Messi – May 8, 2014 (Full Video)
The Ooredoo Mobile Health Clinics Initiative provides healthcare services in rural areas that do not have easy access to medical facilities. Launched in partnership with the Leo Messi Foundation in 2013, the programme aims to reach two million children by 2016, focusing on Ooredoo’s markets in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia.