Health: Consequences Of Too Little Sleep (Harvard)

Urban Analysis: The Rise & Problems Of Megacities

By 2050, 6 billion people could be living in megacities. How should the challenges caused by rapid urbanization be handled in the world ahead? Film supported by @Mission Winnow

Video timeline: 00:00: What are megacities? 01:01: The problem with megacities 03:07: How is Ahmedabad tackling rapid urbanisation? 04:45: How can cities manage traffic? 07:04: The problem with waste 08:00: How is Recycle Central revolutionizing trash? 10:58: What are the most urgent issues to resolve?

Architecture & Design: ‘Courtyard House’ In Hawthorn, Australia

Courtyard House by Ha Architecture is a Japanese inspired home, presented as a merging of heritage and contemporary design. The home’s streetscape heritage overlay allowed the existing home façade to be maintained; it was restored and repaired to its original condition, including the original windows. Internally, a meeting of contemporary and traditional principles imbues the space with a tranquil charm – a quiet space of reflection and rest. Inside the Japanese inspired home, Courtyard House is centred around its internal courtyard.

The brief required an adaption of contemporary Japanese architecture and lifestyle ideologies, with a focus on outdoor spaces and passive design principles. The entryway is intimate, instilled with ambient light and an immediate saturation of timber. This sensory experience allows Courtyard House to emerge as a Japanese inspired home, propelled by an inherent sustainability that underpins the very fabric of the project. Windows frame backdrops of bamboo and showcase selected stone features, creating a constant discourse between the internal and external spaces. The landscape orientation, as well as vantage points, play a considered role in the architecture.

FPV Travel: Switzerland In ‘Flying First Person View’

Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned.

It’s been a while since I got the DJI FPV System and after many hours in the simulator and two months of travelling to some of Switzerland’s most scenic spots I was finally able to piece together this cinematic FPV film! All footage shot on the DJI FPV Drone.

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Timelapse Views: Arctic Winter In Finland (4K)

Filmed and Edited by: Riku Karjalainen

The Winter I Knew is a film about the harsh and yet so beautiful season, that is significantly changing due to climate change. As the Arctic environment is losing its defining features like snow and the cold, cold-adapted animal species are losing their natural habitat and we humans living in the Arctic are losing an essential part of who we are.

In my complementary film, The Winter I Knew – the Story, I share my journey making the main feature and my thoughts on this loss. Coming tomorrow, Monday 22.11.2021. Stay tuned!

Timelapse and video material from this film is available for licensing in 8K and 4K resolutions. Contact me for inquiries: riku@rikukarjalainen.com
All the clips will be updated on my site, stockfootage.fi, in the coming week.

Soundtrack “Nocturne in Paris” by Tony Anderson.

Views: Sequoia National Park In California (4K)

Sequoia National Park is an American national park in the southern  Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California. The park was established on September 25, 1890, to protect 404,064 acres  of forested mountainous terrain. Encompassing a vertical relief of nearly 13,000 feet (4,000 m), the park contains the highest point in the contiguous United StatesMount Whitney, at 14,505 feet (4,421 m) above sea level. The park is south of, and contiguous with, Kings Canyon National Park; both parks are administered by the National Park Service together as the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National ParksUNESCO designated the areas as Sequoia-Kings Canyon Biosphere Reserve in 1976.[3]

The park is notable for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman tree, the largest tree on Earth by volume. The General Sherman tree grows in the Giant Forest, which contains five of the ten largest trees in the world. The Giant Forest is connected by the Generals Highway to Kings Canyon National Park’s General Grant Grove, home of the General Grant tree among other giant sequoias.

Walking Tour: Zaragoza In Northeastern Spain (4K)

Zaragoza is the capital of northeastern Spain’s Aragon region. Overlooking the Ebro River in the city center is baroque Nuestra Señora del Pilar basilica, a famous pilgrimage site with a shrine to the Virgin Mary and multiple domes. Mudéjar-style landmarks, combining Islamic and Gothic architecture, include the Aljafería, an 11th-century Moorish palace, and the Cathedral of the Savior, begun in the 12th century.