The US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
Since 2001 the AFCP has provided support to more than 800 cultural projects in more than 125 countries. This years fund included two projects in Luang Prabang, the final phase of the restoration of Wat Xieng Thong and the second phase of the preservation and conservation of the Lao National Museum collection.
The US Embassy decided to set up an exhibition showing the variety of projects they have supported in Laos since 2001. The exhibition is set up in the National Musuem in Luang Prabang until February 16, 2014.
We were involved in creating videos, stills and setting up the exhibition in the space.
The longer film is shown as part of the exhibition and the shorter film was made as a promo film for the AFCP, creating more awareness about this fund.
AFCP film shown in the exhibition in the National Museum in Luang Prabang
ILO’s work in Laos
As part of introducing better social care and insurances the ILO (International Labour Organisation) is assisting the Lao government with this process. Part of the work is to create media material and I was involved in creating a small library of images the ILO can use for campaigns and to illustrate their different media output material like web pages, reports and other publications. Below just a few samples of the hundreds of images we supplied taken in rural areas as well as garment factories, restaurants and other places.
Moments of Bliss
We made these two short commercials for the Tourism Department in Luang Prabang and the work we do is part of our continued commitment to show beautiful images of this World Heritage town in Northern Laos.
The rampant trade of wildlife in Viet Nam has pushed many animal and plant species dangerously close to extinction, threatening not only the species and natural resources of the country and its neighbours, but Vietnamese livelihoods as well.
The survey conducted was done by TRAFFIC Southeast Asia Indochina, the wildlife trade monitoring network of WWF and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).
The survey revealed the use of wildlife products in Ha Noi is widespread. Forty five per cent of wild animal product users consume wildlife animal products up to three times per year, and up to 19 per cent consume the products more than three times per year.
WWF Greater Mekong Programme announced a variety of activities that are part of a campaign targeting the illegal and unsustainable consumption of wildlife products in Ha Noi. Using the information gained from the survey and employing the talents of Dutch photographer Adri Berger, Saatchi & Saatchi have designed visual concepts for a series of highly original, eye-catching ads.
WWF has chosen to publish the ads in Vietnamese newspapers and magazines whose readership reflects the largest groups of wildlife consumers, which includes businessmen, government officers, and well-educated, wealthy people.
2 minute commercial for Luang Prabang, Laos
A two minute commercial made for the Ministry of Information and Culture in Luang Prabang, Laos. The small UNESCO protected heritage town is shown through the eyes of a young visiting couple and the timeless memories they take with them.
We worked with a small team of people as the budget was tiny and received great help from the local community.
Paul Bloxham took it upon him to be the creative director while I produced and directed. We had great help from Michael Bishop who created the soundtrack.
Special thanks to Ben at Tigertrail, Yaxengli, Nou and Ka from @ My Library. Thanks to Madame Lamphoun for letting us use the rooms in Satri House. And a big thank you to all the people working for the tourist department in Luang Prabang, in particular Mr Kamtan.
And my incredible appreciation to Aurelie and Flo, our stars in the film!
Directed by Adri Berger
Creative Direction by Paul Bloxham email@example.com
Produced by Adri Berger and Paul Bloxham Photography by Rob van Gelder and Adri Berger
Edited by Adri Berger
Soundtrack by Michael Bishop www.michaelbishopmusic.com
Our talent: Aurelie and Florian.
THANK YOU! Special thanks to: Mr Kamtan at the Provincial Tourist Department. Tigertrail and Ben, Yaxengli, Nou, Ka, Touy, Youa and Carol @ My Library