Trans-Siberian • Trans-Mongolian is a beautiful short film about the longest railway in the world, showcasing 2 weeks of experiences. Via the film’s description:
This is a short film on the centenary Trans-Siberian Railway. We embarked August 2017 expecting to live a romantic long train journey, but it wasn’t only that: we enjoyed 2 weeks of absorbing and great experiences, both on the train and in the cities we visited. We departed from Moscow and stopped in Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Baikal Lake and Ulan-Ude, the formerly closed city in which we took the Trans-Mongolian route to UlaanBaatar to after visit the spectacular Mongolian countryside.
101 years after it was completed, the Trans-Siberian still keeps the tranquility and nostalgia of an historical ride.
A film by J.J. Guillermo
Production by Raquel Delgado
Cameras: Sony a7s, GoPro Hero 4 Black Edition
Lenses: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM, Yongnuo 35mm f./2
GoPro Stabilizer: Feiyu G4s
Edited in: Final Cut Pro X
Music: “In the Distance” by Tony Anderson. Licensed: musicbed.com
In case you’re not yet convinced, here’s a Guardian article about what it’s like to be on board the train:
It sounds simple, and it is, but to understand the Trans-Siberian journey, you need to look out of the window. First, there are the station stops. Some have fantastically long tongue-twister names, such as Uyarspasopreobrazhenskoye. Hard-to-spot kilometre posts edge the railway line, marking the distance covered. The countryside changes but retains a comforting familiarity, a snowy bucolic theme. Outside Moscow I scrutinised the picket-fenced dachas (summer houses) painted in pastel colours. Later on in the journey, I watched out for differences in the izbi (Siberian huts) with their painted shutters and log piles.