Little Big World (March 1, 2023) – Schloss Elmau is a five-star hotel and national monument, situated between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Mittenwald in a sanctuary of the Bavarian Alps, Germany. It lies at the foot of the Wetterstein mountains. It’s the only venue, that has hosted the G7 Summit twice. I was lucky enough to be invited by them to shoot footage from the winter activities in the valley surrounding the hotel. Thanks to Naomi Jödicke for making this episode happen.
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Tilt-Shift Travel: A Look At ‘Melbourne In Miniature’
Little Big World (December 26, 2022) – Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-most populous city in both Australia and Oceania.
I was in Australia to shoot an ARTE documentary in the Outback and decided to stay one week longer and team up with Visit Victoria to shoot my first Little Big World episode in Australia. Melbourne consistently ranked as the world’s most liveable city for much of the 2010s and I can toally see why! It’s a big vibrant city with impressive architecture, amazing cultural offers, from museums to street art, live music and theatre.
Also there are some pretty great food places in the city. Many beautiful parks in the area invote to relax and the the Yarra River for water activitie. Oh, and the Ocean is just a quick tram ride away.
Winter 2022: Garmisch-Partenkirchen In Bavaria
Little Big World (December 12, 2022) – Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an Alpine ski town in Bavaria, southern Germany. Nearby is Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze, at 2,962 metres (9,718 ft) above sea level.
Chapters: 00:00 Zugspitze 00:24 Alpspitz Ferrata 00:38 Zugspitze 01:10 Eibsee 01:28 Garmisch Classic 01:55 Kreuzeckhaus 01:58 Eckbauer 02:02 Skitour Stuiben 02:20 Schloss Elmau 03:03 Wamberg 03:16 Eckbauer 03:20 Mittenwald 03:46 Garmisch Partenkirchen
Garmisch (in the west) and Partenkirchen (in the east) were separate towns for many centuries, and still maintain quite separate identities with a rivalery going on between them that is mostly on ironic terms, but not always though…
After a great collaboration with GaPa Tourismus last summer (https://youtu.be/Dt46yJNBiEQ ) we decided to team up again and shoot a winter episode.
Tributes: Odessa, Ukraine In Tilt-Shift Timelapse
A tilt-shift timelapse short film in Odessa, Ukraine filmed in Summer of 2021 by Little Big World.
Odessa is a port city on the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. It’s known for its beaches and 19th-century architecture, including the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater. The monumental Potemkin Stairs, immortalized in “The Battleship Potemkin,” lead down to the waterfront with its Vorontsov Lighthouse. Running parallel to the water, the grand Primorsky Boulevard is a popular promenade lined with mansions and monuments.
Tributes: ‘Kiev Forever’ (4K)
“I was visiting Ukraine by the end of last summer and stayed a few days in Kyiv. People called it the “New Berlin” back then and in fact it was a bustling city and daily life was as normal as it could possibly be. In many ways I even preferred Kyiv over Berlin, which has gotten so mediocre in recent years. Only a few month later the city has been under attack and tousands of people have been killed in the outskirts of Kyiv by Russian troups. I still can not wrap my head around that. At least for now it seems that Kyiv is safe again, but the fighting continues elsewere. It’s heartbreaking to think about all the lovely people there and the suffering that they have to endure. I know its difficult to enjoy these images from another time, but it’s a reminder how fragile and precious peace is and that we should not take it for granted.” – Joerg Daiber
Tributes: The ‘Unreal Beauty’ Of Ukraine (4K)
A time lapse & tilt shift & aerial video by Joerg Daiber.
I was visiting Ukraine by the end of last summer and finished this edit a few weeks back. This was about the time when the news started reporting about Putin deploying his troops around the border of Ukraine. Ever since then I was hesitant to publish this film and it got worse every day with events proceeding.
So I know it’s a very difficult time to post a film that shows a beautiful and picturesque Ukraine, that looks like it’s straight out of a magical fairytale, while there are currently tanks surrounding the major cities, residential areas being shelled and millions of refugees trying to get out of the country.
It’s heartbreaking to think about all the lovely people there and the suffering that they have to endure now. Something like this was unthinkable just a few months back. Of course the Donbas war was ongoing and everybody was still mad about Crimea, but regular and daily life was as normal as it could possibly be.
I spoke with many people about their opinion on Russia and none of them was in favour of Russian politics and literally everybody felt much closer to Europe than to Russia. Most of them didn’t even want their kids to learn Russian in school. I felt that the public mood towards Russian politics was even more negative as in many other former Soviet countries like Georgia, Moldova or Armenia. At least among younger people that I ran into.
I know its difficult to enjoy these images from another time, but it’s a reminder how fragile and precious peace is and that we should not take it for granted.
This film was shot mainly around the Carpathian Mountain area.
Shooting locations: Lviv, Lutsk, Tarakaniv Fort, Olesko Castle, Pidhirtsi Castle, Tunnel of Love, Dovbush rocks, Kamianets-Podilskyi Castle, Chernivtsi, Yaremche, Vorokhta, Yasinya, Drahobrat, Hoverla
Tilt-Shift Views: Cities & Landscapes Of Europe (4K)
This is a short compliation with some of the best shots from all Little Big World episodes that were released in 2021. Pandemic-wise there are mostly episodes from Europe except for the Los Angeles film, which was shot pre-pandemic.
Chapters 00:00 Ore Mountains, Germany 00:21 Hallstatt, Austria 00:31 Moldova 00:47 Venice, Italy 01:02 Danube Delta Romania 01:10 Romania 01:33 Sofia, Bulgaria 01:45 Los Angeles, USA 01:55 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Tilt-Shift Views: Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany
Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a German ski resort in Bavaria, formed when 2 towns united in 1935. It’s a prominent destination for skiing and ice skating as well as hiking. The town lies near the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, with a 2,962m summit accessed by cogwheel train and cable car. Garmisch is considered the more fashionable section, while Partenkirchen’s cobblestone streets retain a traditional Bavarian feel.
Tilt-Shift Timelapse Views: Venice, Italy (4K Video)
Venice, the capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, is built on more than 100 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. It has no roads, just canals – including the Grand Canal thoroughfare – lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower offering views of the city’s red roofs.
Places that I probably would not have visited without the pandemic. I wanted to go to Venice for a long time, but never really was in the mood to put up with such an over-touristy place. So last summer during peak pandemic seemed like the time were I could finally go there. Of course it is still a very touristy place, but just much less crowded than normally. However, to my surprise I really liked the city a lot. It’s probably one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to and I can even see myself going there again in the post pandemic future in off season…
Tilt-Shift Timelapse Views: Ore Mountains, Germany
One of the upsides of this pandemic is that I got to explore and shoot some great places in Germany. I was invited to film an episode of the amazing Ore Mountains by the tourism board Erzgebirge. The area recently became a UNESCO World Heritage site among other things due to its rich cultual heritage in mining which dates back 700 years. The Ore Mountians are located in a so called Mittelgebirge, which is a relatively low mountain range or highland area, a typical geographical feature of central Europe.
Video timeline: Chapters: 00:00 Fichtelberg & Oberwiesenthal 00:29 Hammerunterwiesenthal 00:31 Fichtelberg 00:33 Oberwiesenthal 00:43 Fichtelbergbahn 00:59 Malter Talsperre 01:18 Geyerscher Teich 01:21 Talsperre Sosa 01:25 Greifensteine 01:30 Sommerrodelbahn Altenberg 01:38 Pöhlberg 01:42 Scheibenberg 01:45 Kunnerstein/Augustusburg 01:48 Hetzdorfer Viadukt 01:54 near Sosa 01:57 Markus Röhling Stolln 02:06 Schaubergwerk Zinnwald, Altenberg 02:11 Altenberger Pinge 02:18 Pochwerk Schneeberg 02:22 Frohnauer Hammer, Annaberg-Buchholz 02:28 Frauenstein 02:32 Schloss Scharfenstein 02:35 Schloss Lauenstein 02:37 Augustusburg 02:44 Schloss Schwarzenberg 02:49 Wolkenstein 02:52 Marienberg 02:58 Freiberg 03:18 Seiffen 03:26 Schloss Schwarzenberg 03:29 Annaberg-Buchholz