Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Leisure Time Photography

Obviously apart from our big projects we film everything and everywhere. So we decided to share some of our works here. This weekend photography is done by Anna, who has a great memories of those weekends and wants to share it with you!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Butterfly Dream by Tomohisa Hashimoto

Well, yes we've been silent for long! that's true! but seriously, we had tones of reasons for that. That's what happens when you work on big projects and you have to keep things in secret before the final stage! So, the very talented Japanese composer Tomohisa Hashimoto created this beautiful opera 'The Butterfly Dream' based on an old Japanese story and has just staged it in the Hague Royal Conservatory. We had an honor to film the live performance, as well as the rehearsals. Now we start to reveal everything that we've filmed and will let you see the beautiful choreography and listen to the stunning music exclusively only here on our blog.

Let's kick it off with the trailer!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bridging the Gulf in Diversity Event

Webster University Leiden business department has launched a center with a long but a reasonable name and a very good purpose: Center for the Advancement of Women and Diversity in Business. The professional seminars aim to overcome barriers in business for women and all ethnical, sexual, religious, color, etc diverse members of the society. We as recent graduates of Webster Leiden MA and the members of the center made this short clip to give an understanding how it works and what is the atmosphere there. The particular event filmed by us was dedicated to the Gulf region and aimed to raise awareness of their challenges that they still have to tackle and progress that they have already made.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Neko Jita at Quartair

Neko Jita exhibition dedicated to Japan opened a week ago at Quartair - Contemporary Art Initiatives space. 12 very interesting artists presented works in all different genres and styles. If you are in Den Haag (Hague) these days or will happen to be next couple of weeks the exhibition will be on until July 9 and it's absolutely worth to see, if not just watch our video and enjoy.

Friday, June 24, 2011

While videos are on their way to go public...

The past week was probably the hardest since the existance of this blog. Loads of filming, editing, managing things and brainstorming left no space for updates here, but not for long really. I'm back and I'm posting some photos from the exhibition that we attended and filmed. Film is coming very soon, just the last details are left to finalize, but these photos hopefully work as a nice preview of the video and the event. That was (and still is going on) Neko Jita exhibit at Quartair in Den Haag (Hague) dedicated to Japan. Our sweet team member and the fabulous artist Robin de Goede participated in the group exhibition together with others. The rest of the event is coming shortly in a new video and it shouldn't be missed.

Robin's photography corner.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Couple of Stills

Why waiting for long? I promised to share some of our photo works, so  let's share a couple of almost recent photos filmed by BInG.

Tell us what do you think?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wedding - Volume 2 - Photography!

I don't remember if I've ever mentioned that we are filming only videos and are not into photography at all! Or did I? Not really. We are very much into photography and we are going to show you some of our photo works by all means. But now, this post is to update our wedding experience. I would never feel happy in my life, if I had missed the opportunity to publish this photos that we managed to take at Raymond&Mirella's wedding (see our video here).

As Anna&BInG were busy filming the wedding, we teamed up with our another best friend, the best photographer and visual artist Robin De Goede to photograph the couple. Robin made some 4 digit number of photos, but we are sharing only couple of them. Actually they are quite sneak peaks, because the couple hasn't seen all the pictures yet. That's all my fault, I couldn't wait, blame only me friends!

But aren't they utterly awesome?

So we deliver the full wedding video and photography package from on! How about this?

Very important P.S. The photo that we have placed as a header is photographed by BInG, the idea of the header, design and accomplishment belongs to Anna. So here we already showed our first photo work too. Oh, how quick and smart! 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Wedding video made by us

Did I tell you that we love to film everything? I think I did. We turned into wedding videographers for a day and we adored it! Our friends Raymond and Mirella recently got married, June 3rd this year. Among other wedding gifts they received this video from us - the result of our 12 hour race from one location to another, shooting every single detail and the moment. I think it was worth of such a non-stop work. The video is sweet and the couple loved it! What can be the better compliment for the wedding videographer?
So here is the video, have a look and give us your feedback too. We are eager to film weddings again. Why not? It's amazing to be a part of the most important day in a couple's life and to produce a film which will stay their favorite movie to watch until the end of their days.

We usually use Vimeo as a channel to post our videos on the blog, but apparently they have this space limit, so we prefer to post the video with the full quality on Youtube, than to reduce it for Vimeo.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Boeken Vlucht

Boeken Vlucht is an educational film for kids. The idea is to show them that reading can be the same fun as computer games and movies. We tried to make it simple, easily-comprehensible and exciting at the same time.

Boeken Vlucht, Escaping through books from Anna Bing on Vimeo.

Our one and the only actor starring in the film Liam Fundingsland enjoyed both filming and presenting it to the audience. He even had to sign quite an amount of autographs.

Above all the positive feedback that the films received, we were pleasantly surprised when the coordinator of the project told us that instead of one location, our films will be screening in four different locations in Amsterdam and it will last the entire summer until September 10!

However, filming this tiny, lovely movie didn't end up without a police scrutiny. The policeman appeared in the middle of shooting the detective scene. Apparently the house that we had chosen for location, belonged to one of the Embassies... Fortunately the policeman left only after us and we went to eat ice-cream instead of spending some time in the police department.

Ferry Poetry

Yesterday's opening at Museum Amsterdam Noord went amazing! We didn't expact so many people to come and to have such a good feedback! BInG was glowing with happiness hearing such good words about the films. The biggest compliment for us was poet Ibrahim Selman's very positive evaluation of the Ferry Poetry film, which was based on his beautiful poem.

Ferry Poetry from Anna Bing on Vimeo.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Museum Amsterdam Noord Screening Our Short Films

Today is a very important day for us. First of all I'm writing my very first post on our new blog, and even more exciting - Museum Amsterdam Noord presents our very first jointly created films! Isn't iti amazing?

As soon as we decided to start filming together, projects just started to flow from all directions. The first project that we tool on was the one I'm writing about right now. In collaboration with Univesiteit van Amsterdam (Amsterdam University) culture study students, artist Machteld Aardse and with the greatest support of our nativeWebster University Leiden we managed to accomplish this very lovely project. It is called Siberie of Eden - Literair Ontsnappen in Amsterdam-Noord, which in English will sound like Siberia or Eden - Literature Escapism in Amstedam North. Amsterdam North is one of the oldest and historic parts of the city, which by our Dutch friends has been described as "the place still keeping genuine historic face and character of Amsterdam." We have in mind to dig A'dam Noord as a whole with our camera and there is a chance that you'll see more about the place soon in our blog. Meanwhile, here is the link of the Noord Museum and have a look, they have pretty interesting stuff to offer: http://www.museumamsterdamnoord.nl/index.htm

So what about our shorts? This remains a bit of a secret for the moment, but only until tomorrow morning. I can't really wait to upload them and show to everybody, but you know presentation is the sacred thing! Those people who are going to attend the opening will have the priviledge to see them! (okay, I'm exaggerating a bit... :) ) However, I promise to present it on the blog as soon as possible. More about the videos and the stories of the shooting, editing and all our adventures are coming in the next posts.

By the way, the films will keep rolling in Amstedam Noord Museum until September 10.