A great video created by Mohd Saad. The Emir decided to remove his ‘bisht’ and greet the crowd spontaneously during National Day 2012. This is why we love him. He is one of the people.
Updated! Have you checked it out yet? No? Then check it out habayeb (that’s multiple of habeebee). http://www.youtube.com/iluvqatar
Since launching it, it’s reached almost 650,000 views, but the really cool thing is that we’re getting some awesome community submissions! I really do want to see more vloggers, animators, comedy, anything really, on YouTube. Here are a few of the latest submissions:
Follow Alex on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/alexklim
This is pretty cool. Popular German Rap Star Massiv decided to film his latest music video in Qatar. It’s only been a few days but his video has passed 110,000 views as of 21st of September. It was also filmed by Alex Klim, a local filmographer who’s making a name for himself in the country. (Visit him at www.alexklim.com)
Recently Kanye West was in town shooting two videos in the desert and Qatar Foundation and the movie Black Gold staring Antonio Banderas was also shot here.
I wonder how many other music videos will be directed here.
Now who can translate this song for us? (: Hopefully it’s not the usual topic of guns, drugs and hoes.
Screenshots and the video after the break…
This is pretty awesome. I don’t know why I never noticed this video before but it was submitted to ILQ after it was found on a Japanese blog no-less.
It’s a great video brought to you by the National Day Committee. It is part of a live action series for children produced as part of the Dream 2030 campaign. The goal is to encourage the youth to work towards the 2030 vision! 3ajeeb!
Platige Image (www.platige.com) was chosen, from a group of leading postproduction studios all over the world, by the representatives of the government of Qatar to cooperate with them on creating the promotional animation for “Dream 2030″ – a social campaign directed at youg children.
The campaing is organised together with the State National Day Committee. It’s objective is to promote loyalty, solidarity and unity amongst the youngest Qatari — values important to the development of this relatively young nation. It also wants to promote creative thinking and motivate the youngest to hard work. It is a longterm project, it has been planned for the next 19 years.
I think it’s cool how it’s Disney style.
I decided to ask a question on twitter (and then included Facebook too) to both Qataris and Expats. My question to my fellow Qataris was “Do you know the full Qatar National Anthem?”. You had to know it all, 100%. The results were that around 87% of Qataris knew the full national anthem.
I then asked the expat community on iLoveQatar “Do you know what the Qatar National Anthem sounds like?”. I decided that simply humming a few bars was good enough (to make it simpler).
Out of around 150 responses, 51% of people said they did know it and 49% said they either weren’t sure or had no clue. I thought it was funny that quite a few people thought that the news jingle that’s played on QBS was the National Anthem.
So, for those people who are in Qatar, here’s the National Anthem so you’re familiar with it
Swearing by God who erected the sky
Swearing by God who spread the light
Qatar will always be free Sublimed by the souls of the sinceres
Procede on the manners of the ascendants
And advance on Prophet’s guidance In my heart,
Qatar is an epic of glory and dignity
Qatar is land of the early men
Who protect us at time of distress,
Doves they can be at times of peace,
Warriors they are at times of sacrifice
This great video was but together by Abdulla Al Ansari. This comes at a great time (around National Day). These students put together this great look at how Qatar has changed (for better or worse).
Visit his site at http://www.qatarthefuture.com
I know I’ve been posting loads of videos, but that’s what I want see more of! Would love to see more Vloggers here in Qatar!
Alex Klim (@alexklim) is an ILQ user and he’s been making some great YouTube videos and inshallah many more for the iLoveQatar community too!
This vid was shot on a single Canon 7D, Editing, Color Grading & SoundFX done in FCPX.
It features Nina Heidenreich, Principal Second Violinist at Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. The short movie is a modern fairy tale about a young girl passing by a Music Store, getting attracted by a violin and falling into a dream, seeing herself as a talented violinist. Shot at several locations in and around Doha, State of Qatar, including the Cultural Village, The Pearl-Qatar, The Villagio Mall, Inland Sea and the Steinway Piano Gallery Qatar. Jules Massenet’s ‘Meditation’ from the Opera Thais serves as the main theme.
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Check this old video out. Everything is so… different! No towers… seems like things were greener… belly dancing in the dessert was cool… ah the good old days