Capturing the essence of a thing is a difficult challenge. That’s an explicit part of what we do here, asking the question: ‘What’s this place or this experience really like?’ Sometimes I think we’re successful in conveying that, but often I’m not too sure. So I respect so much those who really nail it, and here’s the best example I’ve seen in a long time.
Rick Mereki, Tim White, and Andrew Lees are travelers and filmmakers. Credit where it’s due: their work was pushed to me via the Zite app on my iPad in a piece that appeared in the Huffington Post. Here’s the filmmakers’ take:
3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage…all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food…into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…
I’ll agree with beautiful and compelling, for sure. The result is three one minute films, Move, Eat, and Learn, that arrestingly and charmingly tell the story of the scope and, more importantly, the joy of their adventure. If these don’t make you want to book your flight to somewhere else, you’re beyond help. Check them out for the best three minutes you’ll spend today.