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DISCONNECTED | A Journey With "Ocean Missions" | F.J. Seltmann
24:35
F.J. Seltmann

DISCONNECTED | A Journey With "Ocean Missions" | F.J. Seltmann

"DISCONNECTED" Florian tells about his feelings that have preoccupied him in recent years and why he wants to give a new meaning to his films. When he got in touch with Belen Garcia Ovide from "Ocean Missions Iceland", he joined their sailing expeditions whose goal is to raise awareness about our oceans and marine life. On this journey we perceive the forces of the ocean, its fragile ecosystems and how fundamental our relation with them is. You will gain insight into the work of the "Ocean Missions" crew and learn why their expeditions are a great way to travel with a better purpose. I would like to thank all people who were involved in this project! A very special thanks to: Belén García Ovide - Founder of "Ocean Missions" - For recognizing my passion and giving me the opportunity to work with OM. Especially for also helping me a lot with the script. Sami Touzani & Kristijan Tot - They included me in the team of "World of Waves" and additionally Sami supported me financially with the production costs of the film. Buse Parmaksiz - For always having a critical eye for my editing to make the films as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Also for filming me in the first part of the film and encouraging me to include my personal feelings. The crew of "Ocean Missions": Heimir Harðarson - Captain Daniel Gonzalez de la Peña - nature photographer Doctor Charla Jean Basran - whale researcher Script Editing: Jeffrey Mittelman - He very spontaneously agreed to help me improve the script, without even knowing me. Voiceover recording with AudioBerlin : Matthias Scheuer - always helps me with my English difficulties, never gives up trying to make the best of it. Links: www.oceanmissions.org www.wow.surf www.florian-seltmann.com
A DYING SEA | The Disaster Of The Sea Of Marmara | F.J. Seltmann
19:21
F.J. Seltmann

A DYING SEA | The Disaster Of The Sea Of Marmara | F.J. Seltmann

A DYING SEA Marine Life Conservation Society: https://en.denizyasaminikoruma.org/ World of Waves: https://wow.surf/ Also, I recommend you to make your own research. Information about the mucilage: https://taucher.net/diveinside-the_sea_of_marmara_is_dead-kaz8594 https://yetkinreport.com/en/2021/06/02/does-sea-snot-show-marmara-sea-is-dead/ DESCRIPTION: This is the first time I've made a documentary of sorts. I wanted to make it more cinematic and not fill it with interviews. This subject is very close to my heart, so I put hundreds of hours into this film. My intention is to raise awareness and show my view of things. I have been looking for a company that shares my passion for a long time. That's why I'm happy to be at "World of Waves". They gave me the opportunity to choose an NGO to support financially with 10,000 euros. When we saw the tragedy in the Sea of Marmara, I was glad that I found WoW at the right moment to support "Marine Life Conservation Society". The trip to Egypt a few months later opened my mind even more and I realized that this disaster will occur in many seas and maybe in the distant future also in the oceans. Since the Sea of Marmara is not that big, we could observe the changes quite quickly. It was a kind of foretaste of what will also happen to seas like the Mediterranean. In recent years, my attitude has completely changed and I look at my younger self with different eyes. Getting my scuba diving license played a big part in that. I used to do things just to impress other people or create fancy content. But I realized that impressing people on all these social media platforms with simple visual art is exhausting. Every swipe takes you to a different "highlight". But almost every 2nd post I see on these platforms these days is pointless. Nothing improves anything, it just fills the addiction of swiping through timelines. Instagram has so much potential, but only a small number of people use it in a good way. It has only become more superficial. If you would just spend half of your daily "swipe time" creating something that touches your heart, you will make big changes. I am so glad that I found my reason to be on this planet and finally what I want to change and protect. It was good that I decided to learn the art of videography, even if I had the wrong reason and did not know the purpose. Actually, we could say we are not responsible for that. We are born into it, the generations before made this our greatest mistake. But that is not the truth. Because we all are using these technologies, take all the benefits, we see what we have destroyed, that's why we should feel for nature and start to recover. We are really at a good way to take all out of our planet, as the juice out of a lemon. It's necessary to make changes. Probably you have one certain question: How we can change this world? If everyone makes the changes that are possible for themself it will be a lot easier. There are a lot of things that you can do, from now on. If you make some research you will find a lot of things that you can do. Here are some questions you can ask yourself and research: Where does your food come from and what does it do to the environment? Where does your bank invest and what assets do you invest in? Do you reuse things or throw away anything that no longer has a use? Can I improve my consumption habits?
TIME | HANS ZIMMER | F.J. SELTMANN | #ENTERTHEWORLDOFHANSZIMMER
04:57
F.J. Seltmann

TIME | HANS ZIMMER | F.J. SELTMANN | #ENTERTHEWORLDOFHANSZIMMER

T I M E Dear Hans Zimmer, I've grown up with your music. You gave me a lot of inspiration for my whole life. When I was 10 years old or even younger, I was going through the streets of Potsdam to my school, to the table tennis club, to the kayak club, to the football club, nowadays to work and through my travels: with your music. It made me dream of another world. It´s really like daydreaming (what I'm kinda professional in). I got inspired by your music so often. I remember exactly when I was going through my Norway footage, listening to the Planet Earth II Suite Theme. I checked the beautiful footage, I imagined that maybe one-day our unique world is gone. This imagination combined with your music, made me cry. That was the first time that I noticed that I should go in another direction for my videography. I should learn more and also do things for the planet, that we cohabitate. There is nothing more to say, but thank you. Stay healthy, Florian Seltmann #ENTERTHEWORLDOFHANSZIMMER DESCRIPTION: Actually, I could say I'm not responsible for that. I'm born into it, the generations before made this our greatest mistake. But of course, that's one of the most stupid things that I could say. Because I'm using these technologies, take all the benefits, I see what we have destroyed, that's why I feel for nature and want to recover it. Maybe some of you don't know what happened in the past. How we robbed this planet like hungry pigs. And we are really at a good way to take all out of our planet, as the juice out of a lemon. It's necessary to make changes. Almost 50 percent of the humanity's impact on the living world is attributable to the richest 16 percent of the human population. The lifestyle that the wealthiest have become used to on earth, is wholly unsustainable. As we plot a part to a sustainable future we will have to address this issue. We must learn not to live with the earth's finite resources, but also to share them more evenly. Probably you have one certain question: How we can change this world? If everyone makes the changes that are possible for themself it will be a lot easier. There are a lot of things that you can do, from now on. No. 1: Eating habits, change them. My challenge is not to eat meat except once or at most twice a week, and not to buy cheap meat in the supermarket. The food industry is one of the biggest industries that are about to destroy our planet. Check yourself and get an idea of how our food is produced. You will realize that this is not healthy for anyone. Not for us, not for the animals, and not for the planet. This is the biggest change you can make right now. The big bosses will never realize how wrong they are if we continue to consume their food. No one is saying we have to go vegan, but if we start becoming more mindful and responsible, it can't be a bad thing. I know that my opinion is pretty hard and there are a lot of people that wouldn't get empathy for my thoughts, but after we destroyed so much, we need these opinions to show that we were wrong. No.2 ECOSIA - Whenever you browse or use Google just use Ecosia. It works the same, with the difference that this page plant trees for the money that they make with Ecosia. Latest after Greta, everyone knows now what is the way to clean up our atmosphere. We need trees, like we need the sun and the water. No.3 TooGoodToGo - Don't waste food too much. A lot of things we are producing is for the trash. One or two times a week I go to some bakeries and get the food that they want to throw away. It's a very good thing. You just pay around 3 euros and get a lot of bread, sandwiches, cookies or croissants. We need more companies that join this system. It's not in every city, but here in Berlin it works already well. No.4: Separate your trash and check your plastic consume I'm happy if you enjoyed my video. I took a lot of effort into this project. I combined nearly all of my travels in one video, which makes it really personal to me. Even the shot at the beginning of my younger self I didn't plan. I just realized after shooting both of them that they match. Time by Hans Zimmer describes life from the beginning till the day we die. That's exactly what you see in my video. I didn't film anything new for this contest, except the clock for the title scene. It is a huge puzzle of my travels and experiences that I combine right here. When I heard the first time about this contest - till now, I thought every day about it. The story that I choose, the pictures that I show, the colors + the sounds that I use and the words that I will say. Capturing the shots above the city: Ludwig Bäßler Trying to make the script perfect: Shannon & Max Dreger Daniel Mälzer Paul Pfennig Helped me all the time in every part of this project: Buse Parmaksiz
THE VERY LAST TRAVEL - MALLORCA - FJ.SELTMANN
06:24
F.J. Seltmann

THE VERY LAST TRAVEL - MALLORCA - FJ.SELTMANN

What if this would be our very last travel and why I ask this to myself? First of all, thank you to my friend Paul to let me join this experience, to Spencer for helping me with the voiceover and to Buse for giving me her first impressions. Whenever we travel we should try to open our eyes a little bit more. Especially in times like this, one of the worst things about the coronavirus is to let the media lead this game and make us afraid. But that's not what this movie is about. I want to show you, that you could see this situation like a sign, what we shouldn't ignore. Everyone could take a step in the right direction for our all lives, with that I don't mean only us humans. We have a big responsibility for the earth. I know its hard to see, and most people say: What matters if I change something? I asked myself the same thing in the last years, but after I traveled more and more, I was sure that I don't want to be one of these idiots who don't appreciate our planet. The Earth is so beautiful and unique, should we really throw it away? So I started to search for a way to give something to the world. The thing that I can do right now, is to give you something for your mind. That's what this movie is made for. Think about the bigger picture and not the needs of humans. In the end, we are just animals too. Most people think that we are waiting for an invention by a scientist that makes a change, but we've been ready for a long time. The problem is again the money, the industry, and the borders in our world. We have to work all together and we have to get away from selfishness, jealousy and arrogance. The people don't want the hard way and live in their wonderland till the time is gone. In history we always waited for the worst-case scenarios and just started to change when it already happened. If we wait for it again, we will make the same mistake. Only this time there is no way back. I believe strongly that we can find a way to make a change. So don't wanna get too deep into it, for now. I hope u like the emotions, that I tried to create. Instagram: FJ.Seltmann withoutapenny Contact: florian-seltmann.com Email: info@florian-seltmann.com I would like to know your thoughts. Equipment: Sony A7RIII Sigma 85mm F1.4 Tamron 28-300 Canon 16-35 F2.8 DJI OSMO ACTION DJI Mavic Air T-Bone SC-400 Software: Adobe Premiere Pro FL Studio 20
A BREATHTAKING ROADTRIP THROUGH NORWAY - FJ. SELTMANN
11:57
F.J. Seltmann

A BREATHTAKING ROADTRIP THROUGH NORWAY - FJ. SELTMANN

WELCOME IN NORWAY! Read here more about my thoughts, locations, support and equipment. So far this is my favorite travel video. I never took so much work time in one project. In April 2018 we started our trip through Norway and it was really an amazing time. Of course, it was not the comfiest trip I´ve ever done, but it was such a good experience and probably not the last time. The feeling that a road trip gives you is so unique. The editing process took a lot of time and also it's easy to see how I improve myself, from minute to minute, in this video. First it was just a trip to have fun and see new things, but while I edited I realized that I got a big message with these shots, for myself. As I was going through my footage of the Nigardsbreen and listen to the Song "New Land" I got really goosebumps and started to cry. Never had that before while editing. I imagined how these places would look like in around 30 years. I imagined that everything that we love about our planet disappears. I know its really self ironic because im an aircraft mechanic, but I think it's perfect to get different perspectives. To find a way to do more for the planet and show it with my videos is maybe the most beautiful thing that I can do with my video skills. Also I asked Native Young to use her track as introduction of the main video. I'm very glad that they gave me the perfect music for it. (Erase - Native Young) Thank you! I got randomly a new contact in the last year, his name is Martin Kautz. He is a very good voice actor and gave me the possibility to record with audioberlin my voice in the Hansa Studios Berlin. A big thank you for that! So please tell me what kind of feeling you get when you watch this video. It's really not to make someone jealous in a bad way. I really only want to inspire you! Instagram: FJ.Seltmann audioberlinteam martinkautzmusic nativeyoung Contact: florian-seltmann.com Email: info@florian-seltmann.com Places: 1. Lofoten Island 2. Svartisen 3. Atlanticroad 4. Trondheim 5. Nigardsbreen 6. Trollstigen Equipment: Sony A7RII Sigma 85mm F1.4 Tamron 28-300 Canon 16-35 F2.8 Sony FDR x3000 Mavic Air
BREAKING THE HABIT
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