High Mountains Adaptation Partnership

This short film shows what happened when locals from Nepal, Peru and Central Asia met with international scientists and engineers to collaborate on how to adapt to melting glaciers.
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HiMAP Peru Video Live

Our video for USAID on climate change in Peru is now live, check it out on Vimeo: High Mountains Adaptation Partnership - Peru Climate Workshop 2013 from Skyship Films on Vimeo.

Darvaza Gas Crater with National Geograp...

So, I recently got a call from National Geographic, and it looks like I'm officially headed here at the end of the month: Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan This is Darvaza gas crater - burning since 1971, when some soviet natural gas prospectors thought it'd be a good idea to 'burn off' the fuel to avoid toxic gasses. Aaaaand it's still burning. Why does this story sound so familiar? Because it's happening in our backyard as well, the Centralia mine fire in Pennsylvania being one of the more prevalent examples. It turns out that 'everburning' coal fires alone add about 3% of our annual carbon emissions to the atmosphere, and I don't know how much more oil and natural gas fires like Darvaza contribute. They aren't doing anyone any good, either. So, good one, humans. BUT! the crater looks absolutely amazing, and the locals have dubbed it the "Gateway to Hell" - which means I'm definitely going to be on the look out for a mephit to bring home. Also, I'll be working with a quad copter for the first time, which I'm very excited about: Quad Copter And flying it over a giant crater full of flames, so I can't imagine what could possibly go wrong. Turkmenistan, here I come! ~Daniel

Kosrae Video Live!

Happy to announce that the video I made in Kosrae as part of the Knowledgewell project last year is now available for viewing! Check it out:

KnowledgeWell CSR Project: Sustainable Futures- Delivering Tools & Expertise from Skyship Films on Vimeo.

The project has also been featured in an article on Point of Beginning. Have a look!

VoM Accepted into 18th Mountain Film Rev...

Heterochromia Closeup Visions of Mustang was selected to screen at the 18th Mountain Film Review... in Lądek-Zdrój, Poland! So I will be flying to Poland tomorrow, and trying to find my way from Wroclaw into the mountains... Weirdly enough, this is my first trip to Europe, ever, that involves leaving an airport. http://festiwalgorski.pl/

Mustang in Venu Magazine

Check out Venu magazine's article on our latest Mustang expedition, featuring a bunch of my photos (pages 32-35). You can click here for a direct link to the page of the article, or navigate to it below:

Here's a letter from the Pema Ts'al monastery about the article: Dear Scott la, Thank you very much for sending us a wonderful news on publication of our Mustang Eye Project in Venu Magazine. I printed the article and put it on the notice board. We have the volunteers from Germany, Chile, Austria, Canada, Italy and China. They are reading the article excitedly. Our students are reading it as well. Please thank Jeff Blumenfeld and Daniel Byers for being writer and photographer for the article. With lots of regards and happy Sunday, Faithfully yours, Lobsang Tsering (Exe. Secretary) Pema Ts'al Sakya Monastic Institute Pokhara, Nepal, pematsal-sakya.org

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