Every city has it's own charm and character. Bangkok is a mad bustling city full of life, with a million sights to see, and a million ways to see it. This is our way. With light and movement.
Light Emitting Dudes takes a team of freerunners, geared up from head to toe with LED lights, and sets them loose on the streets of Bangkok at night. With we carved up the already buzzing night life spots while adding our own flair and colour to the mix.
Jason Paul, Shaun Wood, and Anan Anwar are a team of freerunners who's homes are already quite far apart, coming from Frankfurt, Sydney, and Bangkok respectively. With director Frank Sauer and Costume Designer Christina Zahra also having to fly in from Germany, getting a everyone together to shoot this video was a challenge in itself. With no definite locations, pre-planned stunts, or even a working LED suit prototype, making the decision to fly to Thailand was a real leap of faith. Frank had worked with Jason before in 2011 to create Dream World, which documented Jason's journey to London to compete in the Art of Motion Freerunning competition. Since then they have been looking for another project to collaborate on together and get the rest Jason's team involved. Frank wanted to cover freerunning in a way that hadn't been done before. Freerunning at night was something that hadn't really been touch upon in any ground breaking way and came up with the idea of incorporating LED's into the concept.
For two weeks we were out every night collecting shots and enjoying the confused look on peoples faces when we walked by. Oddly enough the cool factor of looking like a general bad ass never wore off. I think a lot big kids dream of dressing up like a superheroes and leaping about the city. That's one thing we can cross off our bucket list. We had an great time and came away with something we could be proud of. In the end, it's always worth it to try and create something new and unique the way only YOU can.
CREDITS WRITTEN & DIRECTED Frank Sauer (frank-sauer.com) IN COOPERATION WITH Team Farang (farang-mag.com/) EDITING Frank Sauer & Sebastian Linda COSTUME DESIGN Christina Zahra SOUND DESIGN Jens Fischer TITLES Stephan Baumann MUSIC Metric - Artificial Nocturne (Love Thy Brother Remix) TECH-SPECS CAMERA: GH2 (Hack: EOSHD Vanilla) LENSES: Lenses: Voigtlander f/0.95 25mm, SLR Magic Hyperprime 12mm f/1.6, Panasonic f/4 7-14mm, Canon FD f/1.4 50mm, Canon FD f/2 85mm