Istanbul – Behind the Scenes

June 2015

We arrived in Istanbul to shoot the last of our “24 Hours in” series with Marriott. Istanbul sits on both sides of the Bosphorus river, physically and metaphorically straddling two continents. Previously the capital of various empires, Istanbul remains a melting pot of culture and architecture. Walking through the bustling streets, we were inundated with rich sights, sounds and smells. In an attempt to capture a unique perspective of the city, we traveled with our good friend and free runner, Tim Shieff. Tim managed to perform some incredible stunts on the rooftops of the old city.

Jack and Josh were lucky enough to make a short trip to Cappadocia as well. Cappadocia is a region in central Turkey famed for its otherworldly geography formed from erosion of volcanic deposits millions of years old. Locals carved a network of homes, buildings and tunnels into this beautiful landscape.

Thousands of miles, countless hours of editing, and three cities in different corners of the globe have gone in to creating this series. Thank you to everyone who helped us along the way and joined us on this global sojourn through watching our videos.


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  • Kianoosh


    Technical question here. I’ve been a long-time mark II user and ready to pass my baby to my brother so he can use it. Now, for my next camera I’ve been stuck between Canon’s 5DSR and Nikon’s D810. Have you used them both? What do you think?

    Thanks a lot!

  • afina

    how can i make a film like u? i wish someday i can make a film like u

  • Tessa

    I saw the video and the production was so so so so so good I watched tons of your videos today your channel and website are really inspiring

  • OrenAvinoam

    I genuenly love these videos they are so great and inspiring. Makes me want to have a gap year myself before med school. Keep up the good work and jack pls go visit finn i miss he’s cheeky little face ❤❤❤

  • pj

    your videos’re amazing!!!thanks for showing beauty everywhere by making this great films)) i’m from Ukraine and it would be grate if you visit our country(dreams)anyway, think about it and i’m always happy to help anytime…

  • Max

    Hi Finn, but i do not know if i’m from chile and you wonder how is called the type of cross you have on your ring? I love it. Please answer me.

  • Ian Lagac

    hey guys, what camera did you use for these stills (and post editing software, if any). loving the texture and colors. great job!

  • Samuel Osorio


  • Aina Azamn

    I love this series. Love all the photos taken from behind the scenes!

  • Diana Marmolejo

    I really hope you keep with these amazing adventures & helping people, this are the kind of things that makes you want to get out of your comfort zone. :)

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