Over the Internet: StumbleUpon Move, Eat, Learn

I just love StumbleUpon. Ever since I discovered the site years ago, I spent my boredom days just stumbling. Once you start stumbling you can’t stop! I think everyone should discover this wonderful feature!

We help you easily discover new and interesting stuff on the Web. Tell us what you like, and we’ll introduce you to amazing web pages, videos, photos and more that you wouldn’t have found on your own.

As you Stumble through great web pages, tell us whether you Like or Dislike our recommendations so we can show you more of what’s best for you. We’ll show you web pages based on that feedback as well as what similar Stumblers and the people you follow have Liked or Disliked.

Our members have given us some pretty great compliments in the past, including describing us as “the entire Internet, all in one place,”  ”an epic journey” and “a map to an adventure you wouldn’t otherwise have found out about.

Whether you’re interested in Humor, Photography, Fashion or Sports, we have something for you.  Every Stumble is an adventure, and something amazing is always just a click away.

Here are my recent finds through StumbleUpon!

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 Travel 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 (kelseyanne.james@gmail.com)
Soundtrack available here:
itunes.apple.com/au/album/play-on-move-soundtrack-single/id456257170

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

Move was just an awesome short video which renewed my love for traveling. I remember a TV Show on Discovery (I think, or it could be some show on National Geographic) where the main guy just has a backpack and gets lost and travels all over Europe (or some continent). Can anyone help me remember? I used to love that show, no I can’t find it even on Google. 😦 Anyway, those kinds of trips are my kind of thing. No detailed itinerary, just your backpack, yourself and an adventure! I remember my other dream, based from a story from Chicken Soup, to hitchhike all over U.S., but I don’t think that is possible now because it’s not entirely safe to do especially for a girl. My other dream is based on a story I stumbled upon a few years ago. If my memory serves me right, it was about a westerner who decides to follow the steps of a poet who traveled all over Japan on foot. At first I was thinking whether it was a Japanese poet or a Korean poet, but based on my research it is a Japanese poet named Matsuo Bashō who wrote Oku no Hosomichi (奥の細道) translated alternately aThe Narrow Road to the Deep North and The Narrow Road to the Interior. I think it was this article On the Poet’s Trail that I read, but I doubt it. I can’t seem to find the original article that inspired me.

I found it funny that he just walks in the middle of the road or anywhere it is. I also very much liked how the music just added drama to the whole video and how the video just simply ends with the blue sky. For me it sends a message that it’s a beautiful day out there and there are much to be discovered, all we need is to MOVE to see them all.

Eat is a very delicious video. I love eating and for me eating is one of the ways to know the culture of a certain country or place. The video started out with showing us the dishes then him eating them, him trying out something usual to something new and exotic and him having bloopers while eating.  I liked that is not too formal and not that repetitive in showing us the dishes.

Learn was a really cool video showing us how he learns about the cultures to the places he went. In this short video, we actually see some interaction with the locals.

I actually envy these 3 for being able to go through different countries, eat and learn about them. I liked their idea, if it was even their idea, of promoting travel and tourism by going, eating and learning about the places they go through. My dream is to one day be able to do all they did (going, eating and learning). One day when I travel, I will also make a video like this!

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