Child Safe Guarding film for Save the Children in Laos
The film was made in close cooperation with the children of the Luang Prabang library and their care givers. You will see below a compilation of stills that were taken from the film to show you part of the method we used. This included IPad transitions, whiteboard animatons, set up scenarios and digital studio backgrounds for the two main presenters. Overall we had a lot of fun making this film and the kids loved being part of the process.
This promo was made with support from the US Embassy in Vientiane and part of a larger project to make a 50 minute documentary about the Heritage of Luang Prabang. This video received around 120.000 views via Social Media. Please embed this anywhere to help promote this lovely South East Asian town.
Great news for several nominations in the 2015 Color Awards:
Village Life in Northern Laos, Nominee in the People category
Soriya Bathing, Nominee in the Wildlife category
The Roaring Leopard, Nominee in the Wildlife category
Going Out Saigon, Nominee in the Portrait category
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INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER:
LOS ANGELES April 18, 2015
Photographer Adri Berger was presented with the 8th Annual International Colour Awards Nominee title in the categories of People, Portrait and Wildlife at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow webcast Saturday, April 18, 2015.
8th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Christie’s, Paris; Frieze Art Fair, London; DB Agency, Milan; Clair Galerie, Munich; Edinburgh Film Festival; Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong; Gup Magazine, Amsterdam; and Eyestorm, London who honoured Colour Masters with 541 coveted title awards in 33 categories.
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,358 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Adri Berger’s exceptional images entered in the People, Portrait and Wildlife categories, represents contemporary colour photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.”
INTERNATIONAL COLOUR AWARDS is the leading international award honouring excellence in colour photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best photographers worldwide and honours the finest images with the highest achievements in colour photography.
1 minute promo with Voice Over
Film by Adri Berger
Friends Without A Border: More in depth information about the plans for the up coming year including some material of the Grand Opening that took place on February the 11th, 2015.
Film by Adri Berger
Confluence is where two rivers meet, in this case the Mekong and Khan rivers in Luang Prabang.
When the water levels, after the rains during the wet season, slowly go down it’s time to pick up the nets and go fishing.
Enjoy the scenery!
Filmed and Edited by Adri Berger
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
Chris lived down the road, a friend who apart from his high powered corporate job also ran a shop with beautiful vintage and antiques with his partner Anthony. Early in 2012 he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He suddenly fell ill and had to have emergency surgery as the cancer had spread to his brain. He responded incredibly well to the initial treatment. After he came back home for a short while I asked him to sit for me and let me take his portrait and he agreed. He was his jovial self and very optimistic about his chances. The portrait above was the one I picked as it expressed his state quite well. The portrait below was the one I worked on first and sent to him. He wrote back and below the image you can find his writing. The image above received an honourable mention in the PX3 awards this year 2013.
‘It’s interesting as the portrait looks less gloomy / scary than I expected and I am not sure, if you didn’t know about the scar, that you would notice it…or not at first anyway…
What catches my eye is all the different textures and nuances of “colour”, the mottling on the wall which echoes the mottling around the scar, the bars from the back of the bench, the black lines on the wall which kind of link up with the lines of the arms, and then the light catching all the folds in the T shirt are all really interesting…
I need to spend some more time looking at it more carefully as I am sure there is lot more to see in there…’
He sadly lost the battle and passed away in September 2012.