I'm not exactly sure what sparked the video editing rampage I undertook this week. Something deep inside told me it was time to finally edit my video from Siberut, Indonesia. Perhaps it's because my friends Will and Cale took this trip to visit the Mentawai tribe almost exactly one year ago... Or, perhaps it's because I miss Ricky and the medicine men and want to go back. Enjoy this video, running time is 16:54.
To read the original blog/journal entry, with more information and drama that went on behind the lense, click here
Video shot by Cale Glendening
Video Edited by… me!
Lighting Assistant / Translation by Willem Isbrucker
Guiding / Translation by Ricky Vhoetra and Gejeng
Soundscapes by Benjamin Bates
Still camera, abused and muddied, sponsored by Phase One
All the Mentawai interviews were translated on location with Ricky, Gejeng and Will. However later to sync up the words to the interviews, I had to make a few Skype calls to Ricky and play him the audio. It is very hard for me to understand Mentawai and Indonesian. Because of that, some of the words might not be perfectly arranged in the time line, but the content is.