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Under The Rope | The Story of Muay Thai Fighter Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu (Simon Mulvaney)

Simon MulvaneyUnder The Rope | The Story of Muay Thai Fighter Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu
from Simon Mulvaney on 14 Jan 2018

Documentary about inspirational female Muay Thai fighter Sylvie Von Duuglas-Ittu and the story of how a feminist from the U.S.A. fell in love with a foreign community that had gender inequality at the core of its values.

A film by Simon Mulvaney
Web: smulvaney.tv
Instagram: instagram.com/smulvaneytv
Facebook: facebook.com/smulvaneytv
Twitter: twitter.com/smulvaneytv

Simon Mulvaney is a location indipendent documentary, commercial, content and music video director, working closely with numerous production companies and clients around the world to deliver atmospheric, energetic and thought-provoking content.

The story of Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu
Web: 8limbs.us
Patreon: patreon.com/sylviemuay
Facebook: facebook.com/sylviemuaythai
Instagram: instagram.com/sylviemuay
Twitter: twitter.com/_ittu

Sylvie is quite possibly the most documented fighter ever, due to the fact that she has taken it upon herself to film and write about her experiences and training in Muay Thai from day one.

Over the past decade, Sylvie has achieved numerous acolades, including a world-record 200 professional fights on Thai soil, ‘Muay Thai Journalist Of The Year’, as well as creating a successful YouTube Channel and blog. She continues to fight frequently in Thailand, but has focused her attention towards archiving some of muay thai’s greatest fighters in the form of video training videos with commentary, which you can access via Patreon.

Music: ‘Inanna’ by Armand Amar, from the album ‘Moving Music’
Web: armandamar.com
Facebook: facebook.com/armandamar
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/118999411/playlist/2oVuBXfB1ymjCEwIGa4e12

Special thanks to Master K, Emma Halawi, Allessandra D’Avanzo, Kevin von Duuglad-Ittu, Katrin Amor-Oebel, Thapahae Boxing Stadium, Ed Kiernan & Rosie Brown, Yakkao Boxing & The Gate Films

Camera: Sony A7sii, Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens, Metabones EF to E-Mount adaptor, Tiffen VND filter, DJI Mavic Pro
Post Production: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017

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Annapurna Sky: A Journey Through Nepal’s Himalaya Region (Simon Mulvaney)

Simon MulvaneyAnnapurna Sky: A Journey Through Nepal’s Himalaya Region
from Simon Mulvaney on 19 Jun 2017

A sensory flight through Nepal’s Himalaya region; from the chaos of Kathmandu, to the epic grandeur of the Annapurna National Park.

Web: http://smulvaney.tv/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/si_mulvaney/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smulvaneytv/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/smulvaneytv

Shot during a 17 day trek from Besisahar to Jomson.
Directed by Simon Mulvaney
Music by Steven Price
Camera: Sony A7sii, Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens, Metabones EF to E-Mount adaptor, Tiffen VND filter, DJI Mavic Pro
Post Production: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017

Simon Mulvaney is a documentary, commercial, content and music video director, working closely with numerous production companies and direct clients across the globe to deliver atmospheric, energetic and thought-provoking content.

His ability to travel anywhere in the world to capture unique images that engage and inspire, make him an interesting prospect for any project that requires an international or exotic feel.

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Dancing In Pushkar | A film by Simon Mulvaney (Simon Mulvaney)

Simon MulvaneyDancing In Pushkar | A film by Simon Mulvaney
from Simon Mulvaney on 19 Jun 2017

When out one afternoon, filming by the ghats in Pushkar, India, I was approached by Israeli dancer, Morni Gertner, who asked if I’d be interested in spending some time with her and Hermant Devara, her choreographer and dance partner, to shoot a performance they’d crafted to the much-loved Bollywood song ‘Albela Sajan Ayo Re’ by Bajiro Mastani…

…this is the result; a quick-fire collection of impromptu images, shot entirely during a 2 hour period of light-hearted improvisation, as the sun set over Pushkar.

Shot, directed and edited by Simon Mulvaney
Starring Morni Gertner & Hermant Devara
Choreography by Hermant Devara
Music by Bajiro Mastani – ‘Albela Sajan Ayo Re’

Shot using a Sony A7sii, Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens, Metabones EF to E-Mount adaptor, Tiffen VND filter, Glidecam 2000HD and Manfrotto BeFree Live. Post production completed entirely on Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

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The World Obscura: Taj Mahal (Simon Mulvaney)

Simon MulvaneyThe World Obscura: Taj Mahal
from Simon Mulvaney on 19 Jun 2017

An unforgettable visit to the Taj Mahal in India, consumed by a fascination of it’s visitors desperation to capture their moments on camera.

As I myself spent most of my time capturing their moments, it became brutally clear to me that neither this film, nor their photographs can ever capture the heart-wrenching beauty of that stunning building, yet only succeed in completely detaching us from the moment itself.

No actors, artists or performers were used in the making of this film, only real people and real moments.

Shot, edited, and directed by Simon Mulvaney, using a Sony A7sii, Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens, Metabones EF to E-Mount adaptor, Tiffen VND filter and Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Music: ‘Castells’ by Armand Amar, featuring City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, from the album ‘Human’

I’m currently on a round-the-world trip, working my way east from India to the United Kingdom. For more films like this, feel free to subscribe to my Vimeo Channel and visit smulvaney.tv to find out more.

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Sony A7sii Test: Exploring Lake Windermere (Simon Mulvaney)

Simon MulvaneySony A7sii Test: Exploring Lake Windermere
from Simon Mulvaney on 17 Oct 2016

A few old university buddies and I ventured up to Windermere to explore the woods and lakes of the British countryside – The perfect opportunity for my Sony A7Sii’s first outing. My aim was to use as little kit as possible, limiting myself to the camera, one lens and an ND filter only.

All footage was shot handheld at 120fps, with the camera’s built-in image stabiliser turned on, Slog3 picture profile and APSC mode. No noise reduction is used in any of this, as I actually like the look of the A7Sii’s digital noise. Some of the shots are helped along with Premiere’s Warp Stabalizer effect. I’m not a colourist, so when grading, I worked from one of Premiere Pro’s built in LUT’s and tweaked from there.

I purposely under and over exposed certain scenes to test out dynamic range and noise levels. When grading, it became very clear that over exposing by two stops was key, as most correctly exposed images (according to the built-in histogram) would become too noisy when pushed in the grade. Another thing I learned is that peaking is a bit too generous for my liking, so a lot of images ended up being slightly soft – I’m going to make use of the digital zoom function in future to ensure images are sharp.

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Kit:
Sony A7Sii
Metabones EF – E-Mount mkiv
Canon 24 – 70mm f/2.8
Tiffen variable ND

Music: Kusanagi by Odesza
odesza.com

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