DCC Doppelmayr Cable Car Promo Film

Doppelmayr Cable Car GmbH & Co KG is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, organized as a corporation in Austria as a wholly owned (100 %) subsidiary of the Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group. Doppelmayr Cable Car uses cable propulsion technology in the creation of Automated People Movers, or APMs.

For more info visit: dcc.at

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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Qatar Summer Festival – Fountain Fun

The Qatar Summer Festival 2014 is on! And one of its many highlights is the ‘Fountain Fun’ show on the Corniche (next to Al Mourjan restaurant) – enjoy some of the photos I shot for the Qatar Tourism Authority. Shows run weekdays from 7pm to 11pm – every 30 minutes, and weekends 6pm to 12am every 45 minutes. Pass by and watch the ‘Funtain Fun’.

Photos (c) 2014 Alex Klim

 

Trip to New York City

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 ;)

 

 

 

 

First test footage: Phantom 2 with GoPro 3 and H3-3D gimbal

First Flight ViennaFrame 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 ;)

Phantom2 Transport Case

 

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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