A wonderful 1-minute video featuring some of the most beautiful parts of Turkey in a very resreshing style. Turkey Jump is a fun cool video you don’t wanna skip.

In July 2014, my sister and I spent 2 weeks backpacking around Turkey. We wanted to make a video highlighting some of the awesome places we visited. This is that video.

Check out my pictures from the trip:

Locations: Istanbul, Cappadocia, Olympos, Pamukkale, Büyükada & Lake Tuz

Filmed entirely handheld with fisheye lens (Sony a6000)

Going to Cappadocia

A special video of traveling through Turkey and discovering the most beautiful parts of this wonderful country: Going to Cappadocia. And ending the trip in magical Cappadocia.

The movie from our (me and my girlfriend) 3 weeks trip to Turkey. This time we have company during the whole journey 😉

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Oludeniz, Marmaris, Dilek, Kusadasi, Cesme, Izmir, Efez, Cappadocia (Kayseri, Goreme, Uchisar), Istanbul.

Canon 5D mark II

Canon 24-105mm L
Canon 50 mm f/1.4
Sigma 12-24mm

Lee graduated nd filters
SlikPro Tripod
Manfrotto 701 Head

S-Tone Inc – Limbe

FCPX 1.0.3 & Apple Colors
Intro & map animations: After Effects.

Bosphorus Istanbul Droned

A wonderful birdseye view of Istanbul and especially the areas around the Bosphorus Istanbul shot by the BlackSheep team. The video shows unique aspects of this amazing city, not to be missed!

Team BlackSheep was called in by Koc Holding for a day of filming in various locations in and around Bosphorus Istanbul and former Constantinople. A lot of love and dedication went into this video, please honor it with a thumbs up and favorite.


I was sitting by the Bosphorus Istanbul this afternoon. Pretty much because I wanted to. And because I was searching for inspiration. What better place to find it? I’m sure I wouldn’t be the first to find it there. An amazing, multi-colored sunset was strutting its stuff on my right, the bridge on the left was beginning to come to life with its flickering, changing lights. Boats were navigating the treacherous waters, people were fishing, talking, eating, drinking, asking me to take pictures of them. Some stars were even starting to shimmer against the dark backdrop that night usually brings with it.

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Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race

As I was sitting there, it occurred to me that I should be feeling small. Tiny. Insignificant. With all the life that was happening around me, all the nature that was just, being so natural, all the history that had occurred right where my butt was seeking comfort. And there I was, just a little speck within it all. What right did I have to feel anything else?

Well, right or no right, I felt huge. Massive. Big. Powerful. Alive. I didn’t feel like I ruled it all. It wasn’t that at all. But I also didn’t feel like it ruled me. I didn’t feel better than it, and I didn’t feel as though it were better or more important than me. I think that what I was feeling was connection. A profound understanding that we all existed together. The nature, the people, the history, the universe. If it hadn’t been for all those people that had been there before me, I wouldn’t have been there. If it wasn’t for those people that were living their life around me, I would have been alone. It it wasn’t for the bench that I was sitting on, I wouldn’t have been able to sit. If it wasn’t for the stars, for the waterway, for the green hills, I would have been in a barren, desolate, lifeless wasteland.

I wouldn’t exist without it. Or my existence insofar as it was existing wouldn’t exist. Likewise, it wouldn’t have existed in that same way without me. We were both existing for one another.

I can’t describe how I am behaving without describing how the environment around me is behaving. If I am sitting, as I am currently doing, it goes without saying that I must be sitting on something, in some place. I can’t just be sitting in empty space. Therefore, my entire existence is dependent on the environment in which I find myself, and visa versa. In this moment, as in every moment, I am the universe. The difference being that in this moment I am more aware of that fact. The external world is my own body extended. We are one. ‘I’ becomes nothing more than a word of position; like ‘this’ or ‘here’. What I am doing is what the whole universe is doing in the place that I call ‘here and now’. We didn’t come into this world, we came out of it. We are a creation of this world. We are the big bang evolving, progressing, maturing. And we are all connected.bosphorus istanbul droned

I believe that this is the great secret of life. That we are all connected. Human beings have the capacity for such great empathy because they see a little bit of themselves in everybody else around them. That’s why children in Africa are sending snowflakes to kids at Sandy Hook Elementary. They have the capacity for such compassion because they were connected to those children who were shot, just as they’re connected to those kids who are still alive. When we realize this, when we realize that we are all connected, everything and everyone, we can start to live.

I guess that, in the end, I was inspired whilst sitting on the water’s edge. Mainly because this blog post became about something that I didn’t think it would be about. At all. But that’s the whole idea of inspiration. To let an idea take hold and take you to faraway places that you never would have arrived at otherwise. It is giving yourself up to that idea. Letting your thoughts and words and feelings and emotions be whisked away on that whim of good fortune. Not focusing on the result, not being attached to the final outcome. But just enjoying the journey. So if this conclusion doesn’t please you, don’t worry about it. Just pretend you enjoyed the journey of reading it up to this point.

edit: aufmschlau.ch
bonus: youtube.com/watch?v=ERZof6BuiNg

More information about setup and booking: team-blacksheep.com

Soundtrack: soundcloud.com/lenzman/ever-so-slightly

Bosphorus Light

Here is a fantastic timelapse video of the mesmerizing Bosphorus of Istanbul.

Shot and Edited by Fatih S.M. Şadoğlu
The Bosphorus is a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. The Bosporus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles strait to the southwest together form the Turkish Straits.

Canon 5dmkII
Music: Celestial Lights


Hezarfen is a historical Turkish character.

The story takes place in 1632 in Istanbul, where he will attempt the first flight of the human being.

Directed by:

Tolga Ari

Romain Blanchet

Chung-Yu Huang

Rémy Hurlin

Music by : Yannis Dumoutiers

Sound Design by : Ozan Kurtulus

Hezarfen Ahmed Celebi is the first Turkish Scientist who managed to fly. He lived in the 17th century, in the sultanate of Murad IV. He was commonly known as Hezarfen (omniscient), because his flight and his deep knowledge of science. He made experiments and searches about different kinds of subjects in his house. He followed another Turkish Scientist Ismail Cevheri and created the basic shapes of today’s air transportation devices. He prepared his wings, by examining the wings of birds. For measuring the strength of the wings; he made experiments in Okmeydani, Istanbul. One morning, in front of all the people in Istanbul, he jumped from the Galata Tower and by moving his wings, he passed through the Golden Horn and landed to Uskudar. Sultan Murad IV watched the event from Sinan Pasha Villa in Sarayburnu. At first he appreciated Ahmed Chelebi, but, later he became suspicious about his talents and knowledge. At last, the Sultan exiled Celebi to Algeria and he died there.



“This Film was captured during our classtrip to Istanbul. We spend six days in a beautiful small hostel near Taksim, The City is on one side absolutly beautiful but on the other totally creazy – 16-20 million citizens -, it is hectic but not chaotic, full of people but nobody is really unfriendly.

We rushed through the city or did the city rushed past us? I did not really had any time to plan my shoot, so everythiing was catured hand held without stabilization except for a few Glidecam shots.

Everything is filmed with Magic Lantern RAW on a 5D Mark 3

If you enjoy this free content feel free to like, share or help me by a small Tip!”
In my f-stop Backpack was:
Canon 5D Mark 3
Canon 17-40 f/4 L
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L
Glidecam HD 2000

-Anton Geismar

Source: vimeo

Istanbul by Christoph Beeler

friends. trip. efes. bosporus. bad taxi driver. turkish coffee. two continents. chai tea. boats. bazaar. good weather. kebab. 2013. bridge. everything galata. good mood. lot more.

music /// oliver tank /// last night i heard everything in slow motion
edited /// final cut pro x /// vscofilm /// fuji superia 800+
camera /// nikon d3100
lens /// tamron 17-50mm 2.8 vc


Kumru Ballad Fazıl Say

Kumru’ Ballade by the amazing Turkish pianist/composer Fazıl Say.

Fazıl wrote this ballade for her daughter. He usually plays this piece on the piano himself but this orchestral version is also a pleasure to listen to.

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Fazıl Say wrote his first piece – a piano sonata – as early as 1984, at the age of fourteen, when he was a student at the Conservatory of his home town Ankara. –Source

Fazil Say is not merely a pianist of genius; undoubtedly he will be one of the greatest artists of the twenty-first century. (Le Figaro, Paris) keyword: Kumru Ballad Fazıl Say

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In addition to the modern European instrumentarium, Say also makes frequent and deliberate use in these compositions of instruments from his native Turkey, including kudüm and darbuka drums and the ney reed flute. This gives the music a colouring that sets it apart from many comparable creations in this genre. In the year 2007 he aroused international interest with his Violin Concerto 1001 Nights in the Harem, which is based on the celebrated tales of the same name, but deals specifically with the fate of seven women from a harem. Since its world premiere by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, the piece has already received further performances in many international concert halls. Fazıl Say scored a further great success with his first symphony, the Istanbul Symphony, premiered in 2010 at the conclusion of his five-year residency at the Konzerthaus Dortmund. Jointly commissioned by the WDR and the Konzerthaus Dortmund in the framework of Ruhr.2010, the work constitutes a vibrant and poetic tribute to the metropolis on the Bosporus and its millions of inhabitants. The same year saw the composition, among other pieces, of his Divorce String Quartet (based on atonal principles), and commissioned works like the Piano Concerto Nirvana Burning for the Salzburg Festival and a Trumpet Concerto for the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, premiered by Gábor Boldoczki. -Quoted from Fazıl’s Site

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