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seoul_wave Director’s Commentary

October 12, 2019


  • Reply Tevhid Medya Merkezi October 16, 2018 at 5:54 pm

  • Reply Jimmy Conover October 17, 2018 at 3:41 am

    You're a legend my friend

  • Reply Pat ##### October 17, 2018 at 4:25 am

    Been watching a lot of your videos very good stuff, question, what kind of backpack or travel bags do you recommend for Gimbal and camera gear?

  • Reply Karmacatstudio October 18, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    The climax worked so well! Awesome work man

  • Reply Tome Zhao October 19, 2018 at 4:43 am

    What do you think of GH5?

  • Reply Robin Thapa October 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Is it better to shoot at 60 and bring it down to 24??

  • Reply Jonas Togo October 23, 2018 at 7:47 am

    U N B E L I E V E A B L E !

  • Reply Bb Willie October 30, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Good work ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply JonChan October 31, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Well shot/edited and very captivating, great vision and ideas flowing through the film. Thanks also for sharing your commentary, gives a great insight of how you made the story flow.

  • Reply Nick Gardner October 31, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    What camera/settings let you shoot in 1fps?

  • Reply 4 min vac stories November 4, 2018 at 4:16 am

    Brandon & all , as you are the gimbal king ๐Ÿ™‚ what's your thoughts on the new Zhiyun Webil or DJI Ronin S ??? Do you have a preference ??? Thx

  • Reply MGG M November 5, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Great job! As a person who was born and raised in Seoul, I found your footage catching the essentials! Thank you for the inspirational content ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply WeirdCan November 5, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    This is insane, even the editing – especially the cutting – of this making-off is top notch! Thank you for sharing your work with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply wild K.A.R.D November 6, 2018 at 4:19 am

    ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ์œผ๋กœ์„œ, ๋น„๋””์˜ค๋ฅผ ๋ณด๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ์ดˆ์‹œ๊ณ„๊ฐ€ ๋”ฑ ๋ฉˆ์ถ”๋Š” ์ˆœ๊ฐ„ ์Šน์ž์™€ ํŒจ์ž๊ฐ€ ๊ฐˆ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ถ€๋ถ„์—์„œ ๋ˆˆ๋ฌผ์ด ๋‚ฌ๋‹ค. ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ์€ ์‚ฐ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ์ž์ฒด๊ฐ€ ๊ฒฝ์Ÿ์ธ๋ฐ, ๋น„๋””์˜ค์—์„œ ์ •ํ™•ํžˆ ์งš์—ˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋ณธ๋‹ค. you are a genius, Brandon!

  • Reply wild K.A.R.D November 6, 2018 at 4:24 am

    ์–ผ๊ตด์„ ๋ธ”๋Ÿฌ ์ฒ˜๋ฆฌํ•œ ๊ฒƒ ๊นŒ์ง€ ์˜คํžˆ๋ ค ์ผ๋ถ€๋Ÿฌ ํ•œ๊ตญ ๋ฌธํ™”๋ฅผ ํ’์žํ•œ ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์ด ๋Š๊ปด์กŒ๋‹ค ใ…‹ใ…‹ ํ•œ๊ตญ์€ ์ดˆ์ƒ๊ถŒ ์นจํ•ด์— ๊ด€์šฉ ์—†๊ฑฐ๋“ ใ…Žใ…Ž

  • Reply Henrick Camacho November 8, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    inspiring ll try to do this in makati ave with neon lights ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Canadian Vlogs November 9, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Your transition are damn cool. And your editing is pro. So much to learn from your video. May I ask you which video editing software did you use here?

  • Reply Bassem barouni November 13, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    nice work

  • Reply COKEBOYPEKING November 14, 2018 at 12:33 am

    You are a beast. Itโ€™s 2am and now I wonโ€™t be able to fall asleep since Iโ€™m so jacked on the videos๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿผ

  • Reply Kishore Yadav November 14, 2018 at 11:06 am

    We wish you to make a Film in India

  • Reply Cheese on Everything November 21, 2018 at 2:12 am

    so much work, and it definitely shows. Awesome cinematography! Really enjoyed watching all the behind the scenes

  • Reply ์ž‘๊ณก๊ฐ€ ํ•ซ์‹ผHotsan November 22, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    overwatch and Zanggie part idea was insane… looks like a 'brand new game vs oldschool game'

  • Reply neroZ77 November 22, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    so good bro! so good!

  • Reply like hora November 24, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Li when you coming to SriLANKA

  • Reply WoolFlannel November 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I remember when I first saw the film on vimeo; I knew this must have taken a while to make and a lot of footage, especially the actually getting into all these different places like the studio and the children's bedrooms where they study. It's good to see that I was right.

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  • Reply Kry Sosereybot December 5, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Brandon…I saw your seol wave video long ago and I've checked your channel too, but this one that you elaborate the spice you pour into it, you're one hella awesome filmmaker in youtube! S.A.L.U.T.E!

  • Reply Sungwon Shin December 9, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Just realized dynamic content for cinematic video needs " *Connection* " with others… depressing start for someone who might have zero connections world wide xD

  • Reply Rayjmon December 10, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    What is the name of the transition when you came from the window to another scene?

  • Reply Steven Amoh December 12, 2018 at 11:36 am

    You sir are amazing!

  • Reply ANDRIAN FEMIXOBOY December 14, 2018 at 11:10 am

    The best editing & work, hope you just landed to Indonesia

  • Reply Chua Junhui December 17, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Really appreciate this video Brandon! It is so so useful to beginners like myself. There were many instances in the original video that I had to rewind just to soak in what you had shown and try to think how you filmed that. Thank you

  • Reply Ice Ryda December 19, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Ur an editing God

  • Reply Otavio Juliano Dantas Germano Gomes December 20, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats on the work, Brandon. I work for a future trends research agency from Brazil called Box1824. Hit me up if you ever feel like doing something here or want to do just exchange cards. I'm heading to Seoul to do some work there and a freelancer from there send this video to me as a good way of introducing myself there. I just loved it, loved your narrative composition. Best of luck for you and your film school.

  • Reply xtr33me December 28, 2018 at 4:22 am

    Brandon….absolutely amazing dude! In your course I would love to see some of your techniques for transitions as well. Didn't state that in the survey, but this video was mesmerizing to watch. Love the little story, but I must say I loved the way I was pulled through the film and found myself asking continuously, how did I just get here. Interest was peaked throughout. LOVED IT!

  • Reply mehdi lamaafar January 1, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    great video and you that filmmaker should care in depth of what he doโœ”

  • Reply ์กฐํ˜•๋ž˜ January 11, 2019 at 7:01 am

    No Drone???

  • Reply Nadine Isahac January 11, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Amazing work. ๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply แ…ณ๊ณฝ๋•์ถœ January 11, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    ํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด ์ž๋ง‰ ์ข€ ๋‹ฌ์•„์ฃผ์„ธ์š”…(๋ณด๊ณ ์‹ถ์€ ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ…

  • Reply ๊ฐœ๋˜ฅ๋ฒŒ๋ ˆ January 12, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    ํ•ด์„..ํ•ด์„์ด ํ•„์š”ํ•ด..

  • Reply Tแปš Lร€ AMATEUR January 14, 2019 at 9:31 am

    thank my teacher!

  • Reply HWoon K January 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    I'm a korean and when I saw your wave seoul video, I felt understood. I know how difficult it is so I can't stop watching it. Thank u so much

  • Reply Twilight Fox January 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Can you make Istanbul too?

  • Reply Jiber Magdiell January 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm


  • Reply Janeco in Seoul January 23, 2019 at 6:56 am

    wow.. I'm a Korean and I'm sure your video is alive with details. Probably, you know about Korea better than me lol

  • Reply Duende January 23, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Yes competition in Seoul is really tough.

  • Reply Dean Allman January 28, 2019 at 3:05 am

    Stunning. Absolutely stunning. Congrats on Vimeo best of the year. Richly deserved.

  • Reply Renata Pereira February 3, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    You're a genius! Love hearing your comments

  • Reply Kiwon Sohn February 9, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Your Seoul Wave was one of the greatest footage of Seoul I've ever watched, I would say as a Korean, as a Seoulite. Your film depicted Seoul very neutrally but reflected effectively what is going on in Seoul, South Korea in general.

  • Reply ์œ ๋ฏผ์˜ February 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    It's unbelievable that you catched all bright sides&dark sides of Seoul in FOREIGNER's view. you are the best director I've ever seen…๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  • Reply Julien Jarry February 18, 2019 at 12:49 am

    What picture profile do you use?

  • Reply wagzbullmax February 19, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Dude! Love it !! ONE QUESTION -> I'd love to know how you keep all your fluid shots in focus. I find my Sony A7RIII jumps when shooting in AF.

  • Reply wagzbullmax February 19, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Forgot to say thank you! Your tutorials always come in handy and are very much appreciated bro!

  • Reply Noealz - Rain Photographer February 25, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Wish I had come across your stuff before man – totally a fan now, actually I'd like to get into filming more and I like hearing your words. Plus you've got a pretty cool attitude and dont come off as pretentious like other youtubbers. Anyways if you ever come to Korea again, I'll keep an eye out for your social posts and maybe I can show ya around : )

  • Reply JH ์ŠคํŠœ๋””์˜ค February 27, 2019 at 5:19 am

    What..?! 2TB????!!!! My laptop is 256GB ใ€‚ใƒปใ‚œใƒป(ใƒŽะ”`)ใƒปใ‚œใƒปใ€‚

  • Reply TheBestLap Korea March 17, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    ์ž˜ ๋ดค์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ^^

  • Reply df s March 26, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    simply amazing brilliant

  • Reply George Kenner March 30, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    You are so talented ….. totally Humble also…

  • Reply Fman April 3, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    the king of transition. please a video of you editing the transitions.

  • Reply Fman April 3, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Do you think i can make a promotional video near quality (more like the crisp of the video image) to this with a a6000 and a 18-105mm?

  • Reply Francesco Paggiaro April 6, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    thanks for sharing that ๐Ÿ™‚ cheers from italy

  • Reply Bigg Shanks April 21, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Dang, you got my group BTS at the 49 second mark. Nice bro! #ARMY

  • Reply ์ข…์ข… April 22, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    impressing footage

  • Reply ์ข…์ข… April 22, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    impressing footage

  • Reply The Architect April 22, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Korea summed up in a word: COMPETITION. You perfectly explained us.

  • Reply Seokhwan Kim April 24, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Really impressive…!

  • Reply ๋Œ•์‡ผ๋‹ด April 24, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Your video is so amazing.. it touched me a lot. I really appreciate that you felt interest in Korea and made a video with great affection. Thank you sooo much and i look forward to watching your next video!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  • Reply raredreamfootage April 25, 2019 at 9:12 am

    The method here is using your CURIOSITY to discover the story. CURIOSITY is the most reliable method if you don't have anything pre-planned.

  • Reply ์ด๊ณ„๋ฌด April 25, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    if you had acess to highschool, it would have been better . but it is already fascinating!

  • Reply ์ตœ์œ ์ • April 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Very nice!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ I think it is all of thr seoul.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Reply ์ง„๋Œ• April 28, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Thank you for making such a beautiful film. I can find a different scene in seoul and love this city more than now.

  • Reply ์ˆ˜๋น™ April 29, 2019 at 2:08 am

    ์šฐ์—ฐ์ฐฎ๊ฒŒ ์ ‘ํ•œ ์˜์ƒ์ด ์ฐธ์œผ๋กœ ๋Œ€๋‹จํ•˜๋‹ค๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์ด ๋“ค์–ด์„œ ์ด๋ฒˆ ์˜์ƒ์„ ์ฐพ์•„๋ณด๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ค‘์•™๋ถ€๋ถ„์œผ๋กœ ๋นจ๋ ค๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๋Š” ๋“ฏํ•œ ๋ชฐ์ž…๊ฐ, ๋น ๋ฅธ ์˜์ƒ์†๋„, ๋ฏธ๋„๋Ÿฌ์ง€๋“ฏ ์ž์—ฐ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์šด ์˜์ƒ์ด ์ธ์ƒ๊นŠ์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์ผ์ƒ ์†์˜ ๋ชจ์Šต์„ ์ž์—ฐ์Šค๋Ÿฝ๊ฒŒ ๋…น์—ฌ ์˜์ƒ์„ ๋งŒ๋“  ๊ฒƒ์ด ์ •๋ง ๋†€๋ž๊ณ , ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ๋งŽ์€ ์ž‘์—…์„ ๊ฑฐ์ณค์„์ง€ ์ƒ์ƒ๋„ ์•ˆ ๋˜๋„ค์š”. ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋‚˜๋ผ์˜ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ํ™”์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๋Š” ๋ถ€๋ถ„์„ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์งš์–ด์ฃผ์‹  ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋†€๋ผ์šด ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ๋ณด์•˜์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค : )

  • Reply ํ•œ์—ฌ๋ฆ„ April 29, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    It wasnโ€™t drone,,,,,,,?OMG

  • Reply weare April 30, 2019 at 2:00 am

    ์šฐ์™• ๋Œ€๋ฐ• ๋ฉ‹์ ธ์šฉ,…..ใ… 

  • Reply Luca Giustozzi May 1, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Great Job , Brandon!! What gimbal you use , Moza or Crane2?

  • Reply Phi1eap May 11, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Too much fx transitions hidden the 'competition' theme message. With this tempo and overstimulation it could be just shorter to maintain the sweet spot.

  • Reply Quoc Cong May 13, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    You have a very inspiring way about you, Brandon. Im a seasoned photographer who is tiptoeing into motion pictures for growth. When I watch your work, I am not afraid of the process, a new beginning. Thank you for making it fun, thank you for sharing you knowledge. Best to you, my friend!

  • Reply elena kk May 27, 2019 at 4:09 am

    i commented this on your original video, but if you're ever interested in filming eastern europe, i think you'd really enjoy filming/exploring my country, bulgaria as we have a lot of duality in a good & bad way.

  • Reply Matthew Makowski June 17, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Fuhhhhh let's get connected! I wish i saw your call for help a year ago!

  • Reply ๋ฏผ๊น€ June 28, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    ์ „ํ†ต๊ณผ ๋ฐœ์ „๋œ ๊ธฐ์ˆ ์ด ์กฐํ™”๋ฅผ ์ด๋ฃจ๊ณ ์žˆ๋Š” ์„œ์šธ์„ ์ž˜ ํ‘œํ˜„ ํ•˜์‹ ๊ฑฐ ๊ฐ™์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค

  • Reply carr perez July 3, 2019 at 5:21 am

    It's like I'm flying with you looking at what SKorea can offer to the whole world. I loved it and enjoyed every moment of feeling attached to it. Fantastic! Thank you and Congratulations!

  • Reply SIA KIM July 3, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Thank your for sharing your thoughts! I was shocked and very inspired your video!!! ์™€ ์ฒœ์žฌ!!!!!!

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  • Reply ๋Œ€๋จธ๋ฆฌ์–ผ๋ฃฉ๋ง July 5, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    ์˜์ƒ์„ ์ด์–ด๋ถ™์ด๋‹ค ์šฐ์—ฐํžˆ ๊นŠ์ด๊ฐ€ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์—ˆ๋‚˜ ๊ถ๊ธˆํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๋งŽ์€ ๊ณ ๋ฏผ์„ ํ†ตํ•œ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์ด์—ˆ๊ตฐ์š”. ์ข‹์€ ์˜์ƒ์ด์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋งŽ์€ ๋ถ„๋“ค์€ ํ›Œ๋ฅญํ•œ ์˜์ƒ์„ ๋งŒ๋“œ๋Š” ๋ฐฉ๋ฒ•์„ ๋ฐฐ์šฐ๊ณ  ์‹ถ๊ฒ ์ง€๋งŒ, ์ €๋Š” ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด ์—ฌ์ž ์นœ๊ตฌ๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ฐฉ๋ฒ•์„ ๋ฐฐ์šฐ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค!!

  • Reply Uber mensch July 8, 2019 at 10:12 am


  • Reply ๋งž์•„์š” ๋„ค July 9, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    ํ•œ์ •๋œ ์‹œ๊ฐ„๊ณผ ์ž๋ฃŒ๋กœ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์‹ ๋ž„ํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์„œ์šธ์˜ ๋ชจ์Šต์„ ๋‹ด์•„๋‚ด๋‹ค๋‹ˆ… ์ง„์งœ ๋Œ€๋‹จํ•˜์‹œ๋‹ค๋Š” ๋ง ๋ฐ–์— ์•ˆ ๋‚˜์˜จ๋‹ค…

  • Reply ๋†€๊ตฌํžŒ๊ตฌ July 11, 2019 at 9:16 am

    ๋‹น์‹ ์˜ ํ†ต์ฐฐ๋ ฅ๊ณผ ํ‘œํ˜„๋Šฅ๋ ฅ์— ์ฐฌ์‚ฌ๋ฅผ ๋ณด๋ƒ…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
    ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ๋งํ•˜๊ณ ์ž ํ–ˆ๋˜ ๋‚ด์šฉ์ด ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ์˜ ๊ณผ์ œ์ผ ์ˆ˜๋„, ์ˆ™๋ช…์ผ ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ๊ฒ ๋„ค์š”.

  • Reply greg's journey์—ฌํ–‰์ผ๊ธฐ July 14, 2019 at 5:18 am

    ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ •๋ง ๊ฐ๋™ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ดœํžˆ ๋ˆˆ๋ฌผ์ด ๋‚˜๋Š”๊ตฐ์š”

  • Reply ์ „์ง€์˜ค July 15, 2019 at 10:08 am

    ๋ณด๋Š”๋‚ด๋‚ด ์ฐฌ์‚ฌ๊ฐ€ ๋‚˜์™”์–ด์š” ใ… ใ…  ์ œ ๊ฟˆ์ด ์˜ํ™” ๊ฐ๋…์ธ๋ฐ ์ •๋ง ์˜๊ฐ๋„ ๋งŽ์ด ๋ฐ›์•˜๊ณ ์š” ์ •๋ง ๋ฉ‹์ง„ ์˜์ƒ์ด์˜€์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ด์š”

  • Reply ์˜ค์ง„์„ July 16, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    ํ•œ๊ตญ์„ ๋ˆ„๊ตฌ ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋” ์ž˜ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•œ๊ฑฐ ๊ฐ™์€๋ฐ ใ…‹ใ…‹

  • Reply Favmir July 17, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Are the face blurs there due to the requests of people in shots? That's rather a lot of blurs for regular Koreans to request on a English channel

  • Reply 0 0 July 20, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    You're the real artist

  • Reply ๋งค์ผ๋ฐฐ๊ณ ํ”„๋‹น July 20, 2019 at 5:56 pm


  • Reply Nala Tala July 22, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    anybody knows where 5:20 was filmed? how is that mountain (?) called?

  • Reply ื“ื•ื“ ื‘ืจ ืกืœืข ืฆืœื August 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

    that was another great videos, thank you!
    too bad that your film school cost an arm and a leg ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Ghost August 28, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    I really want to move to Seoul for a few personal reasons but i also really feel like my personality doesn't match up with the culture… How can i be an outsider and a foreigner? Meh, whenever I get the money and the chance i still want to at least visit the place.

  • Reply Sanjuro z September 21, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    your work is amazing. Would love to see one of [email protected]

  • Reply JUCHAN KIM September 23, 2019 at 10:03 am

    You may film a video in Korea again, but the competition is very fierce in school! Also, competition in school will result in first place, second place, and give up. I think it'll be okay if that's included!

  • Reply Jason Nelson September 29, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Dude, I loved this video! Iโ€™ve been showing everyone!

  • Reply Brian Park October 5, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Brilliant video man! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

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