2 HDSLRs, 3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles

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Wow, what a combination of locations for a project – 3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles and almost a terabyte of footage for this project sponsored by STA Australia. They sent these 3 guys on this amazing trip to create the videos as an advertisement for their travel service aimed at ‘students and young travelers.' It appears they used a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) and a Canon EOS 7D (reviews) for the project.


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MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..

= a trip of a lifetime.

move, eat, learn

Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover

These films were commissioned by STA Australia: youtube.com/​watch?v=-BrDlrytgm8

Thanks heaps to Adam Fyfe, Brendan, Simon and Crissy at STA.

All Music composed and performed by Kelsey James ([email protected])
Music Recorded and mixed by Jake Phillips

Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di Sisto
Online Edit : Peter Mirecki

Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman

Big Ups to Michelle, Kiri, Renee, Hana, Andre, Ross, Bernie & Julie for your patience and support and awesomeness…..

Huge Thanks to :
Marco, Juliana and Julio at GAP Argentina and Peru
Ariana Cardenas, Toni Figuera and cooltra scooters in Barcelona,
Abete Zanetti Glass blowing school, Murano, Venice (abatezanetti.it)
Annabel, Rosario and Carolina (Pitu) in France
Juane and Andrea from the Princeca Insolenta hostel in Chile

Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. The response has been phenomenal and overwhelming. We never thought this little project would reach out to so many people. x


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Wow – what a trip eh? What do you think? Comment!

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. nice idea but the editing cuts are really too fast. You will get a headache when watching the clip.

  2. Brilliant, one of the smartest sets of films I have seen for a while. Proves that you don’t need to hold the shot to get the flavour of a place.

  3. DEFINITELY, not TOO fast ( and I’m an old guy ) ! ! Keep up the good work! Am jealous of the travels. What are your hopes for these films? If they were commissioned, what was the hope for the response to them? THANKS ! !

  4. Absolutely stunning !!! Great work – Don’t stop – keep going – great great idea and brilliant job !

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  6. Brilliantly conceived and executed.
    It really shows the power of accessible technology when combined with talent and imagination. It puts paid to all the “not professional equipment ” naysayers of the last couple of years.
    I have a feeling that the accessibility of FCPX will manifest itself with new talent similarly, despite all short sighted commentary.

  7. Loved the Films, especially “Learn”.
    I would love to see the pictures posted so i could enjoy them at my own pace. Or even a nice behind the scenes video with all the fun you were having while shooting. A “bloopers” reel sort of.

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