One of my favorite things after a summer of chasing storms in Arizona is to release a short film of my time-lapse work during that time. I've released two of those now and I can't wait to see what happened this coming monsoon season.
Last year was the first time I was able to time-lapse while I chased outside of Arizona, on the central plains, which ended up being a very short film of a single, amazing storm near Booker, Texas: vimeo.com/67995158
This year on the plains, I wanted more time and more clips of the wide variety of weather out there. So between two trips in April and May, I spent a total of seven days in the central plains of this country, which included Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas. From I-70 to I-10. And everywhere in-between.
It was an amazing time and I essentially got something everyday we were out. Some days were amazing...like wall clouds with reported tornadoes approaching the Denver International Airport...or an awesome, red sunet on a marginal day in western Kansas. On one of our last days, it was a ridiculously blue hail core which you'll see in a few separate clips.
My journey wasn't solo...my buddy Andy Hoeland helped forecast and get us to the storms, and Matt Granz was a fellow photographer who made sure we pulled over at certain spots when I was too intent on chasing down a storm.
I brought along an eMotimo for the trip, but I forgot my power cord for the battery and wasn't able to get a replacement while out there. Regardless...most of the clips you see would have been lost if I'd taken even an extra few minutes setting up a panning head or dolly. Time-lapsing storms is a different beast than setting up for a Milky Way shot over the course of the night.
I used two Canon 5D Mark III's, along with a Canon 17-40, 16-35 and a Rokinon 14mm. A couple of Manfrotto tripods and mainly a Pixel Intervalometer along with a Promote Control when I broke the Pixel :)
This trip took us over 3000 miles in the course of those seven days. It was something I wont forget and I hope this film showcases a lot of the hard work that went into chasing the storms themselves, getting ourselves in the right spots for the best shots and recording them as quickly as I could.
If I have any regrets...it would be that I wish I would have seen another more picturesque supercell mothership and maybe a tornado.
On the first trip I also failed to clean my sensors, which resulted in a few dust spots. My second, five-day trip, I cleaned them before I went and during the trip. I struggle with dust spots, because if you spot remove in Lightroom, you can get funny results...so which is better? The dust spot or funky changing dots that might be even more noticeable?
I also used Adobe Premiere Pro for the first time ever and I have to say, it was a way better experience than editing in Final Cut Pro. In fact I'm uninstalling that here in a bit.
If you have any questions about this short film, how I captured it, edited it, etc., please ask below and I'll do my best to answer.
Hope you enjoy!
You can find some still photos from the trip over on my blog: mikeolbinski.com/theblog/
(Edited using Lightroom 5, LR Timelapse, Quicktime Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere Pro)
"Shaped by Time" is a time-lapse film that explore the power of nature trough the erosion of the different landscapes shown on the film. During thousands of years, the wind, the eruptions, the rain, the frost and the water of the rivers, have shaped this wonderful landscapes, going beyond the natural and becoming art work of monumental proportions.
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Shot with Sony A99 - Sony A7 and Zeiss lenses by Sony Spain.
Motorized Slider by Kietacam.com
If you want to learn how to make time-lapse movies like this, you might want to check my upcoming workshops: enriquepacheco.com/workshops
"Shaped by Time" es un corto realizado con la técnica de time-lapse, que explora el poder de la naturaleza a través de la erosión que esta produce en los diferentes paisajes que aparecen en dicha película. Durante miles de años, el viento, las erupciones, la lluvia, las heladas y el agua de los ríos, han dado forma a estos maravillosos paisajes, transcendiendo lo natural, y convirtiéndolos en autenticas obras de arte de proporciones monumentales.
OceanShutter.com presents an Underwater Short Film.
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The Rolling in the Deep series takes us to Komodo Indonesia. A wonderful and mysterious place. This short film is to show you some of the coral reefs and animals you could expect during a excursion to Komodo. Shooting 'Wide' for the coral reef scenes, I used a Canon 15mm Fisheye, and 8-15mm Fisheye. Paired with a Canon 5d Mark II full frame camera. No Filters were used, and only natural light was used.
I hope you enjoy!
All Underwater Video Copyright © Dustin Adamson/Oceanshutter.com. All Rights Reserved
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PLEASE WATCH IN HD FULL SCREEN w/SOUND. It is a much better viewing experience. Hopefully you have a 1080P monitor and good connection. If not, bug a friend or colleague that does. It is worth it.
Landscapes: Volume 2 is the second of a three part series. Every frame of this video is a raw still from a Canon 5D2 DSLR and processed with Adobe software. In Volume 2 I again show off my beautiful home state of Arizona and I also made several trips to Utah. This video has some iconic landmarks that we have seen before. I felt that showing them again with motion controlled HDR and/or night timelapse would be a new way to see old landmarks.
Sales Pitch: I would now have to say that my timelapse skill set is very complete. The amount of knowledge I have gained through research, testing, and shooting experience is astounding. From moon phases to high dynamic range to motion control rigs to noise reduction, you would have a tough time finding someone with more overall knowledge of timelapse.
Most of the motion control for this video was done with the Stage Zero Dolly by Dynamic Perception. Once I got comfortable using the DP dolly I fell in love. I can set up shots now in much shorter times. More importantly for me, it is much smaller and much more portable than my homemade motion control. Without it, shots like the Delicate Arch shot in Utah would be nearly impossible due to the length of the hike. Buy the Stage Zero Dolly if you are looking for quality, inexpensive, easy-to-use motion control. dynamicperception.com/
In addition to the Stage Zero, I also used a three axis motion controlled CamTram. The CamTram is the most versatile dolly I have ever used. Its applications are only limited by your creativity. The CamTram has virtually no weight limit. I was able to achieve shots that dolly-in with the camera just over the ground because of the CamTram's ability to hold heavy counter weights.
CamTram Motorized Options Video: vimeo.com/30385088
The amazing graphic work at the beginning and end was done by Chris Pettit of Digital Skye Media Development. Check out Chris' other work here: vimeo.com/user8750744
Music is "Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)" by John Murphy. #15 here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunshine-music-from-motion/id297702863
Thank you to the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff for allowing me to shoot there. They were very friendly and helpful. lowell.edu/
Saving the best for last . . . thanks to my wonderful wife Laura. Not only does she put up with and support this crazy passion of mine, she helped out on many of these shots. I think I'll keep her :-)
HDR Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crews onboard the International Space Station (ISS).
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
Adobe After Effects CS6
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6
Tones of patience ...
Images Courtesy of the Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth."
Music Courtesy by: Michael Stearns, Lisa Gerrard & Marcello De Francisci
Organics Excerpt from Samsara (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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Developing a Skill in Modulating Awareness
Video to spark an awakening to a flexible, embodied, present centered, big picture awareness in the service of humanity in this time of planetary crisis. Linked to arkofawareness.com