The Third Eye. A Blinding Moroccan Experience
‘The Third Eye. A Blinding Moroccan Experience’ is a video shot entirely using the timelapse technique, which lays emphasis on the unique energy and vibe of Morocco. The third eye is a gate leading to another space and dimension, where you can see more. Morocco dazzles, awes with its rich history, culture and the variety of landscapes. This video is the record of our unique experience and the incredible joy of creating in this magical, mysterious country.
From the Jemaa el-Fnaa square buzzing with life and mystic mosque towers of Marrakech, to Berber stone villages lost somewhere in high Atlas and moon-like Anti-Atlas sights, along with the Sahara desert and Erg Chigaga dunes – this trip has helped us rediscover a lost, but very vibrant world, which in a sense hasn’t changed for thousands of years.
It was crucial to prepare properly for the journey and shooting. Our goal was to create moving timelapses using a 3-axis motion control system. Assembling the proper equipment and testing it, transportation, finding the perfect locations and adjusting to the atmospheric conditions have all proved to be crucial in successful completion of the video. We spent three weeks in Morocco, instead of the planned two. We’ve squeezed the most out of this time. For the final cut, we’ve selected 50 timelapses. All this became possible thanks to the helping hand extended by the incredible people we’ve met on our path.
Words of Martyna Wróblewska
We’re living in tough times. The most recent world events are absolutely appalling. I was pregnant while filming in Morocco. I felt safe and sound. Today, I keep wondering about the world our daughter will have to live in. Are we about to stop travelling anywhere out of fear? We still want to be able to travel the globe and use KamKam Visuals as a platform for showing unique places to people. We have a feeling we need to hurry.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s not our intention to showcase only the beautiful, idealized and thus intrinsically untrue images. We want our films to be more than your average tourist videos that abound online. We’re not flaunting the gear either, because you could always have more and better.
We’re shooting videos that are supposed to stir emotions and captivate your heart, because they show the world that’s still inspiring and diverse. We hope that passion and emotion shows well enough in our latest Moroccan timelapse “The Third Eye. A Blinding Moroccan Experience”. The video is non-commercial – we didn’t have sponsors or the support of a 15-deep team. If it was the case, though, we would’ve been able to show even more of Morocco’s hues. The production process was boosted by our friend, an exceptional individual, Abel Damoussi, who’s the owner of the two beautiful hotels seen in the video. Otherwise, we do invest our own funds in between commercial contracts to follow our passion. It can be difficult and frustrating at times. Unfortunately, you can’t always do all the things you want.
This June, Kamil will embark on a journey into the heart of Asia with a well-known Polish traveller Arkady Fiedler. The three and a half months will result in a documentary packed with timelapses, drone shots and other epic stuff. We strive for our work to make someone’s life happier, even if it’s just for a moment. We’ve been super pleased with all the positive feedback regarding “The Third Eye. A Blinding Moroccan Experience” video, coming our way from all over the world. Thank you and feel free to approach us in the real world and follow on social media.
It all started on a December day in 2013 in London.
Back then, we were shooting a video of the Careless Memories photo exhibition opening in one of the local Soho galleries*. While there, we met the Moroccan music producer and entrepreneur Abel Damoussi.
Mere two weeks later we were sitting on a plane to Marrakech, where we were supposed to shoot a debut video for the female rapper Zaiio. It was our first, and unfortunately brief, visit to Morocco. We knew we had to come back for more, and execute our own original project there. An opportunity came in May 2015. One day we booked the tickets. For the next four we assembled the equipment, and the research regarding locations was done already on the plane.
We live in hard times and we hope that our work can make someone happy. – Martyna
To read the full journey of this young couple in Morocco please visit their blog: Kam Kam Visuals.
Who are Kamil and Martyna?
First let me start presenting the faces behind this amazing timelapse video of Morocco, Kamil and Martyna.
This beautiful couple are creative Poles, currently living in the UK, but traveling a lot because that’s the nature of their work. Two people with big dreams, a blog and the desire to create amazing videos.
The young couple love to travel, meet people and make creative movies on a professional level. Their projects have been viewed, commented and made their way onto many fan pages! They take stunning photos, write blogs, create advertising, promotional films, animations, explainer videos, online videos, documentaries, corporate videos, reports from events and lot’s more.
So if you know someone extraordinary, you have an idea or story – feel free to contact them. Support them on their profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or in their website: www.kamkam-visuals.co.uk and blog: www.kamkam-visuals.co.uk/blog.
Kamil was born on November 2, 1984, in Poznan, Poland. He has been working professionally since 2008. Kamil started his career in one of Poland’s major TV Stations. He graduated from Poznan University of Technology in 2010, Multimedia department with a Masters degree. Kamil worked at WTK TV in Poznan from September 2008 till May 2013 and gained there a vast technical knowledge. He worked as an Emission Engineer, Audio-Video Editor, Vision Mixer and Cameraman. In 2012 he co- founded KamKam Visuals – A Creative Video & Film Production Company. Since then he travels the world producing awesome videos.
From June 2013 till April 2015 he worked in collaboration with Eye For Business in Norwich (United Kingdom) being responsible for a general look of all videos – from production (filming) to post-production (editing and color grading). From March till May 2014 Kamil worked as a Cinematographer by documentaries for The Friends of Langham Dome. From February 2014 till April 2015 he worked as a Director of Photography, Video Editor and Colourist by The John Peel Record Boxes documentaries. He works currently on ‘Po Drodze Afryka’ documentary about Arkady Fiedler’s (a famous Polish traveler) journey through Africa driving Fiat 126p – The Polish Tiny and several commercial projects. From June till October 2016 he will travel through the whole of Asia, working on new documentary with Arkady Fiedler.
Martyna has been working professionally since 2008. She started her career in Poland in one of Poland’s major TV Stations. Martyna graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan in 2008 with a Masters degree in Art Criticism and Photography. Her graduation photography project titled ‘She and He’ was nominated for the Maria Dokowicz competition as one of the best art projects of 2010. In 2011 she graduated from The University of Arts with a Bachelors degree in Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphic and Special Effects. In 2011 Martyna has been awarded a DAAD annual scholarship for international art students. She lived in Germany for one year, studying on an individual program on Interaction Design Department on University of Applied Sciences of Magdeburg-Stendal.
Since September 2008 till November 2010 she worked at WTK TV in Poznan as an Animator and Graphic Designer. She was responsible for projects concepts, storyboards and animations for commercials and TV titles. In 2012 she co-founded KamKam Visuals – a creative Video and Film Production Company. KamKam Visuals started to develop quickly, working on many projects for clients such as private individuals as well as blue chip companies. From June 2013 till April 2015 KamKam Visuals worked in cooperation with Eye for Business – a video production company in Norwich (UK). Martyna worked as a writer, animator and video editor. She is the author of The Video Production & Travel Blog by KamKam Visuals she also takes care of company’s social media.