Thank You!

Big thanks to all colleagues, friends, business partners and followers – who always supported and helped to make this year the most amazing year ever. Looking forward to make 2015 another successful one, got some new challenging projects coming up – stay tuned  Wishing you all lots of healthiness, contentedness, happiness and success. Love Alex

2015 Alex Klim Thank You

OPEN FOR REGISTRATION: FILMMAKING WORKSHOP DOHA 2014

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FILMMAKING WORKSHOP DOHA 2014

HDSLR Filmmaking Workshop Doha 2014 (1day) – Nov 29, 2014
– hosted by award winning filmmaker Alex Klim

Location: Westbay Doha (tbd)
Date: Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 – 9am to 6pm

– Camera settings for the ‘Film-Look’ (shutter speed, aperture, picture profiles, ISO)
– Choosing the right lens (Zoom vs Prime)
– Professional sound recording for HDSLRs
– Synching audio/video
– Professional lighting setup (3Point)
– Pros and cons of HDSLR cameras with video function
– Follow focus techniques
– Professional interview setup (camera position, light setup, sound setup,..)
– SPECIAL: Freefly Movi / Phantom 2 introduction
– Gear hands-on

Workshop Info
– fee: QAR 980 (USD 269)
– venue: WestBay Doha (tbd)
– open to aspiring filmmakers, photographers, and all those interested in filmmaking
– Coffee, snacks and full lunch buffet included!

Contact info & inquiries
Email: alexklim@me.com
Web: www.alexklim.com

Limited seats available, first come first serve!

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Save Our Mangroves Campaign

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

Ooredoo and Leo Messi Foundation: ‘Mobile Health Clinics’ films directed by Alex Klim

Indonesia

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.

Client/Production: Ooredoo
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.

Client/Production: Ooredoo
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.

 

A Chat with Conductor Pablo Mielgo

A chat with the distinguished young Spanish conductor, Pablo Mielgo, who will conduct the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, Igor Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Camille Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony on Friday, March 14.

Video by Alex Klim
Thanks to Steinway Piano Gallery Qatar

Trip to Iraq

As so many people asked me about my recent trip to Iraq, here’s a short travel report. Don’t be harsh on me, it’s my first one… Let me know your thoughts or if you got any further questions. Enjoy reading, Cheers Alex

View from my hotel room. Note: That's a mountain in the background, not a sand dune.
View from my hotel room. Note: That’s a mountain in the background, not a sand dune.

When I was first asked if I’d be willing to shoot and direct a commercial for a product launch in Iraq, I had no idea whether this was a good idea or not. My first reaction was like ‘Omg , Iraq! Why on earth would I wanna go there?’… It turned out to be in Sulaimaniyah, a huge city with around 1.6 million people in the south of Iraqi Kurdistan. After talking to the Austrian ambassador in Amman (we have no embassy in Iraq) and a chat with my client about the trip and organizational stuff, I decided to go for it. That was the start to my short 3 day journey to a new part in my travel life. My flight was scheduled for Jan 7 from Doha to Sulaimaniyah, which is a short flight of around 2hours. We had some delay in Doha but after 2 hours we finally hit the runway towards Iraqi Kurdistan. Lucky me, with my Passport I don’t need any VISA for Kurdistan. Officially I would need one for whole Iraq but the local authorities allow a 15day stay if you fly in directly via Erbil or Sulaimaniyah.

So here we go, Alex goes Iraq. Sounded a bit scary first, but I was sure it’ll all be fine.

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