SE Asia

New Underwater Video: Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

Posted By: gypsy on Apr 17, 2014 in Diving, SE Asia, Travel, Video

The conditions were not ideal, but I admit that I am pretty spoiled. Below are a few shots I got from Big Perhentian Island, off the eastern coast of Malaysia, just a couple weeks ago. Some stormy seas, but no less beautiful for it. • Shot on a Canon HF-S100 with Ikelite housing and lighting. …

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Kicking off 2014 with a New Award!

Great news! The latest video from Saigon South International School and Gypsy Creative Communications, are among the winners of the 2013 Global Cardboard Challenge Video Contest! I just got word of this during our holiday in Cambodia. What a great gift it was, and what an awesome way to kick off my new business: International …

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Haiyan: Some thoughts on how to help

Posted By: gypsy on Nov 12, 2013 in SE Asia, the Philippines, Vietnam

This is not a typical Gypsy eNewsletter. But here in Vietnam, we are watching the crisis of Haiyan unfold right in our back yard, so it’s necessary. Wherever you are in the world, you can help. Here are just a few ways: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0882a03b76a1794b819e8892c&id=5024129818  

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New Micro-Doc: SSIS and the Cardboard Challenge, Part 1

First, if you haven’t seen “Caine’s Arcade”, please check it out now. It’s a great story about a 9 year-old boy who had almost more creativity than he could handle, and access to a ton of cardboard boxes. So he made an arcade out of cardboard. I was personally moved by this film, partly because …

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Making video look like film (with examples!)

Posted By: gypsy on Sep 05, 2013 in Final Cut Pro, Photography, SE Asia, Video, Web

Scroll to the bottom for the sample video. This is not a new concept, and it’s certainly one that has been discussed extensively around the Internet. But making digital video look like film is still an elusive task for many filmmakers out there; especially those in my business — small documentary production from weird places. …

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HDR Photography Follow-Up

Posted By: gypsy on Jun 10, 2013 in Blog, Photography, Post Production, SE Asia, Travel, Vietnam

As promised, here are a few more shots from my early adventures in HDR photography. I am gradually getting the hang of this method and building a few little strategies here and there, both in the shooting process and post production. And I’m sure I’m developing a bad habit or two. Anyway, click on the …

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First Foray into HDR Photography

Posted By: gypsy on Jun 10, 2013 in Photography, Post Production, SE Asia, Travel, Vietnam

On Thursday, I packed up my camera and a couple lenses, got on my motorbike, and headed downtown with the intention of shooting the Year’s Greatest Street Photography Series. Well, I also had to try on a suit for my buddy’s upcoming wedding. And then I got hungry so I headed down to the Pham …

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Gypsy News | Spring, 2013

What do I mean by “multimedia”? Check out the Gypsy Creative Spring 2013 Newsletter here! *I would post it directly in my blog but the CSS gets all screwy…

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New U/W Video from Phuket, Thailand

Posted By: gypsy on Feb 06, 2013 in Diving, Final Cut Pro, SE Asia, Thailand, Travel, Video

Racha Noi | Phuket, Thailand

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‎”Chào ban” from Vietnam!

Posted By: gypsy on Aug 09, 2012 in SE Asia, Travel, Vietnam

Latest Gypsy news (August 2012) here.

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My First Crack at Pho

Posted By: gypsy on Aug 03, 2012 in Dear SK, Food, SE Asia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam

In a Nutshell (and do not use nutshells when making Pho): Pho—more or less pronounced “fuh”—is the traditional noodle soup of Vietnam. I won’t go into detail about the history of the dish, because I’d inevitably get it wrong. Nor will I get into flowery descriptions of its complexity or simplicity or the way it …

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First Days in Vietnam

Posted By: gypsy on Jul 25, 2012 in Education, SE Asia, Travel, Vietnam

We touched down in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday night, around 11pm. Tara’s principal, Gary, was at the airport to meet us and our 14 duffel bags and 3 guitars. From the airport to our hotel in South Saigon, Siena Kaya counted 605 motorbikes. I call them “motorbikes” for two reasons: 1, there is …

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