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This four minute video took two years to make: “Italian Mountains in 4K”


Message from the Producer

Two years ago I decided to make one of the biggest films I’ve ever made alone, and even during my studies at the university in Munich, exactly in mountains of Italy.

This was the hardest challenge I’ve made in my life, since I decided to cover most of the mountains, known and unknown, which can take two years of going back and forth. That’s not counting the hundreds of hours I’ve hiked/climbed to get to these views and with all my camera gear. Most of the time I had to camp there, just to be alone in the shot, or to get the sunrise.

I had many disappointments throughout the whole journey. Sometimes I had to repeat the same climb 2 or 3 times in 4 days in a row, just to get the epic weather, or because it was raining. Monte Pelmo for example, which I climbed 3 times in a row in 3 days, and many others.

In this film I decided to choose music which fits the breathtaking views I’ve filmed, and express my feelings very well. In this film I want to deliver a message about what one person can achieve alone, if he believes in himself and keeps going after his goals.

Bashir Abu Shakra, 1 Sep 2019

Note: The above text was slightly altered from the original for punctuation and grammar corrections. If you’re interested in supporting Bashir’s work, you can do so on his PayPal page at PayPal.me/BashirAbu

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By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com

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