Beyond is 5 today

On this day in 2013, Flemming Bo Jensen and I released our first movie collaboration. It was my first stint at filmmaking, and his first stint being a movie star / audio boss.

Five years down the road, it’s been viewed a staggering 12,600 times, mostly owing to being featured on Petapixel, Monster Children and F-Stop Lounge when it first came out. For something we’d expected about 20 of our closest friends and family to watch out of sympathy, it’s safe to say it’s completely exceeded all our expectations.

Read a funny account of its making on Flemming’s blog:

Or not-so-cogent ones on mine:

We’ve been joking about making a Beyond 2 – tracking the exact route of the original, in another 5 years. Seeing how the original also started off as a joke, that sequel might turn up one of these days. Keep an eye out.


  1. Phil McGinnis says:

    Hi Charlene,
    Here I am, sitting on the patio having my morning coffee, reading my emails…. AND, you show up again… good morning,…watched Beyond for the third, while having my coffee… soon I’ll know all the words and be telling my wife wait for it, wait for it, ya gotta see this part. By the way, it doesn’t look like a first attempt… and I have a confession… I fell in love with you when I read the original blog about throwing your xpro1 across the room in New Mexico, not in the gaga way but in the way that we’d be able to sit down, and talk photography and life, etc, it looks like you write like you talk, easy to listen to and don’t fill your reviews… when you do them,with a bunch of technical crap… I truly look forward to yours and Flemings blogs and reviews, easy to read and always enlightening.



    1. Charlene says:

      Phil, i have to say, Flemming will be pleased to think that someone out there might be quoting him the way he quotes Star Wars. Thanks for following along both of our journeys. It’s been a rough couple of months for us both, but new adventures are in store. Stay tuned.

  2. walker says:

    it’s great when FBJ says “the feeling of freedom is the most important aspect of my life” while he walks in the white and blue with the background soundtrack of the Last of Mohicans :). Very cool!

    best CW,

    1. Charlene says:

      Haha! Thanks Walker. I think we were both wanting to make a movie that incorporated epic scale (Last Of The Mohicans is one of the movies we both love). We didn’t know enough to actually produce anything like it, but we tried anyway!

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