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From Kurils with Love

A hodgepodge mix and a stroke of luck

Chris Burkard's thoughts at the end of #fromkurilswithlove

#fromkurilswithlove was a coincidence, in many ways. A photographer (Renan Ozturk) does a commercial shoot for a company (Kaspersky) and they find a common interest (The Kuril Islands). The photographer finds a group of people that is as passionate about the idea as himself, and a year later they all board a boat.

Chris Burkard was one of those people and in this video he explains how this random mix of people ended up being a perfect crew.

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A "catastrophic drone failure"

Losing and trying to recover a drone on the Kuril Islands.

During the #fromkurilswithlove expedition, the team lost two drones because of the difficult wind conditions they had. Filmmaker and photographer Chris Burkard talks about "the catastrophic drone failure" and trying to find it in one of the most "remote and harsh climates in the world".

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Drones in the Wild

As amazing as Onekotan was - we lost gear and (more tragically) footage

What's becoming quite obvious is how, constantly close to the edge, we are of losing the technology we depend on to not only document #FromKurilsWithLove, but also to share the story as it unfolds with the world. The dependency is as tangible as its nerve wrecking. Being on a boat and near water almost constantly, while pushing the limits of the technology that is being used - even the smallest mistake can mean loss of production gear, which is replaceable, but what's worse: losing an important part of the story.

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Getting ready for the Unexpected

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An expedition to the Kuril Islands to raise awareness for this remote landscape will try to go to places not touched by humans before.

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Renan Ozturk
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Taylor Rees
Eugene Kaspersky
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The Kuril Islands Expedition will set sails on 8th of July with Taylor Rees, Chris Burkard and Renan Ozturk

On Monday, the 8th July, an unusual expedition is setting sails in the town of Petropavlovsk in Kamchatka. A group of filmmakers, adventurers, climbers, environmentalists and a software entrepreneur will travel along the islands of Onekotan, Ushishir, Simushir, and Urup to explore the environmental impact on this remote area of the earth, try first ascents and raise awareness for the protection of the islands.

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