República Dominicana – The Land beyond the blue

Put your headphones on, sit back, relax and let yourself be immersed into the authentic Caribbean lifestyle following the rhythm of music and discover a land of culture, art and extraordinary colonial architecture!

This short film is the result of 16 extraordinary days of travel in #DominicanRepublic – from #SantoDomingo to the #Samaná Peninsula, discovering a plethora of unique landscapes: mountains, forests, cliffs, hidden beaches and mangroves!

Some of the locations featured in this video – Full map with coordinates and photos available here:
Santo Domingo, Juan Dolio, Bayahibe, Samaná, Cayo Levantado, Las Galeras (La Playita, Playa Rincon, El Fronton, Monte Azul), Cabrera (Río San Juan).

Note on cockfighting
Although this bloody sport is popular in the Dominican culture I’m personally averse to any “amusement” practice against every kind of animal. All YouTube proceeds from this video will be donated to the PETA association.

República Dominicana – The Land beyond the blue
By Oliver Astrologo |

Original Score by Federico Coderoni | | Lead guitar performed by Flavio Nati |

Discover more about the Making-of of this video | Watch how I have applied the Visual FXs and see a visual breakdown of my editing Timeline on my Instagram account:

Watch my other films:
Reverie of Vietnam:
Moments of Puglia:

Special thanks
Leticia Piacentini, Robert Vásquez and his splendid family, Bartolomeo Viglione and Renzo Gaggero – And to all the great people who helped in the making of this video.

Accommodations in Samaná
If you are planning to visit Las Galeras de Samanà (…And is definitely worth to pay a visit there!) these are two nice places where I have personally stayed, if you contact them give the code “DOMINICANA” to obtain a small discount.

El Jardin del Coco

Paradiso del Caribe

Geek Stuff
I have received so many messages asking for details on how I produce my videos.
I put down this short piece: this explains few techniques I have been using and includes a list of equipment. Don’t hesitate to write to me if you need further details or have any recommendation.

Gear (Find a comprensive list of my equipment here:

Editing & Color Correction using
DaVinci Resolve with custom made LUTs

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