In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.
We made this video, built around an abridged version of the original audio recording, with the hopes that the core message of the speech could reach a wider audience who might not have otherwise been interested.
Read the full speech here:
This timelapse features my best work yet. It represents hours and hours of dedication to the art. I’m driven by chasing fleeting moments of damatic light on beautiful landscapes and also capturing the night sky and milky way in all it’s glory is a real buzz. Not be mention curling up out under the stars beside all the gear for whole nights at a time catching some sleep here and there between checking the gear and changing batteries and staring up into eternity with spectacular meteors burning up in the cosmic shore out the corner of your eye. Doing this sort of thing has bought me closer and closer to the wilderness. There is something about doing this sort of stuff that just makes you want to keep coming back for more and more. Maybe it’s the experience of being out there at one with the incredible beauty of this landscape. Maybe it’s the challenge of capturing it in the camera in the way that you witnessed it. Maybe it’s the excitement of seeing just what you got when you finally render it all out. Maybe it’s the satisfaction you get out of showing this to other people. Most probably it’s a combination of all these things.
I hope you enjoy watching this timelapse. Please leave a comment if you wish, I’d love to hear from you. It is my hope that in bringing back a little piece of nature to portray in this way helps spark the respect we need to have for such an incredible place.
All scenes shot in the North Island of New Zealand.
Main equipment used:
Canon 5D Mark II & various Canon Lenses
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 6ft Dolly
“Go Beyond” by Ben and Matt Hales, licensed for use through Universal Publishing Production Music and APRA New Zealand.
Thanks to my family for putting up with my habit ;)
While it is just the start of spring and the weather is living up to its unpredictable reputation, the yearning for lunch outside with a cold drink in hand is weighing heavy on our hearts. Now let’s not get too dramatic. While these past five months or so have been chilly and rainy - warm, dry weather is on its way! What’s the best part? Downtown Raleigh is full of restaurants with ideal outdoor seating!
In Downtown Raleigh you can feel the hustle and bustle of the city sitting in a sidewalk café setting like The Raleigh Times, The Oxford and Sitti! These restaurants have outdoor tables right on the sidewalk where you can feel the sun on your face and enjoy the surroundings of an active downtown Raleigh!
To reel in the hustle, enjoy City Market and dine on cobblestone sidewalks with views of Moore Square. After lunch, take a stroll around the block and through Moore Square!
If you want to “hear the train a comin’” enjoy a good meal in the Warehouse District
! Grab some authentic barbecue from The Pit or an after work cocktail at The Union Tavern. The Warehouse District has the sounds of the train and skyline views that give a perfect setting for outdoor dining!
There are a few outdoor spaces that may be unknown to some. We will let you in on the secret of these gems! Mantra Indian Cuisine & Bar and Bolt Bistro & Bar have outstanding patio seating for the late sun of the day!
Enjoy a pizza at Ciago’s, a local beer at London Bridge Pub, or a delicious BLT & A from The Borough. These places have wonderful outdoor seating with city views at The Borough, a covered patio at Ciago’s and a picnic table layout for large groups at The London Bridge, your outdoor experience can be however you want!
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