Volcanic Beauty: Beginning

Gorgeous, Dreamlike Scenes Shot at Indonesia’s Mount Bromo


Shot in the breathtaking location of Mount Bromo, an active volcano in East Java Indoneisia, Leone Stave and friend Vicky Tanzil collaborated to create the mesmerising video entitled Beginning. Its a fun personal project combining their love and appreciation of landscapes with beautiful, dynamic pictures.

‘We didn’t think about the style, it just came about spontaneously,’ Leone commented on the dream-like effect of the video. He is now working on and editing for Jakrta fashion week.

We asked Vicky and Leone more about this spontaneous project:

The Plus: What kind of effect were you trying to achieve with the editing?

Leone Stave: Basically, I love a quirky video. So I always add some glitch of some kind to most of my video.

Vicky TanzilI took the video from my perspective, and then we decided mood and music for the video. We didn’t have a lot of discussion about this video, so we got a “surprise effect” and didn’t expect the final result.

TP: Were there any complicated parts of making this video?

VT: Mount Bromo is a popular tourist destination, and there were many tourists on that day. I wanted to make the video feel “alone”, for which I had to wait for the right moment.

TP: What was it like collaborating?

LS: We have planned to collaborate for a long time, so I’m very happy that I finally got to work with a very talented photographer.

VT: I’ve always wanted to experiment in video. I told Leone that I wanted to make a video one day, then he insisted that I shoot a video, and he would take care of the rest.

TP: It’s a perfect music choice.

LS: I just picked whatever felt good and fit with the video I made.