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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. If you need help with your next timelapse project you can reach me at 602-722-9288 or email@example.com
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 :-)
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This was filmed during August 2011. This is my interpretation of the fjord landscape in western Norway. Having spent countless days here, I really enjoy even the smallest parts of this landscape. Like hidden streams or dwarfish waterfalls outside of the beaten track that offer a great deal of solitude.
This movie was editing "on the road" and uploaded over 3G network from southeast asia. I have decided to spend the next two years creating a 60min blu-ray/dvd. As a landscape photographer, I have visited some really amazing places over the years, and now I will be revisiting many of them for this movie. It is a full-on project, and as a result I have now sold my apartment, print-studio, car and other belongings.
I thought Beethoven´s Moonlight Sonata would be appropriate, and asked my friend Marika Takeuchi if she could record it in a studio. She made a fantastic version which I love very much. Thank you!
Available in Digital Cinema 4k.
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Music: "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven performed by Marika Takeuchi
*Please watch this at the highest resolution you can with the sound up. You'll be glad you did!*
UPDATE - This June I gave a presentation at the Grand Central Apple Store here in New York all about "Metropolis" and its creation. It was an awesome time and hopefully won't be the last! Pictures here if you're interested: willboisture.com/2013/06/20/live-from-grand-central/
New York City has been my home for seven years and as a filmmaker and photographer I can’t help but be in awe of the vibrancy and beauty of this place . I wanted to create a work that captures and conveys my love for it. This video is something that I have been working to create for two and a half years. As a freelancer, I shot this film in the little windows of time between work, looking for my next job, and getting engaged and married. I’ve shown some of these shots to friends along the way, but this single, unified piece has always been the focus of my filming and I’m very happy to present it now.
I want to thank two people who made this possible; first, my wife Pooja for putting up with my need to shoot sunrises and late-night shots when she’d really rather I didn’t and being my best critic, biggest fan, and muse. And secondly, my awesome friend and collaborator Brandon Bailey who was there from the very first shoot with advice, support and enthusiasm. Thanks for everything!
Filmed between May 2009 and September 2011.
The Whole Story:
Music: "Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap
Nikon D700, D7000, D90, D50
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8
Nikon 20mm f2.8D
Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX
Nikon 50mm f1.4G
Nikon 85mm f1.8D
Nikon 70-200mm VR I f2.8
Nikon 105mm f2.8G
This 8th episode of "The Grand Circle USA" is the last in the series. It showcases what I saw when we visited Zion National Park, located ~300km NE of Las Vegas in SW Utah. Like all of the parks we visited, it had it's own character. I sensed that a lot more domestic tourists were here compared with some of the other places I visited on our 2 weeks travelling the region. It certainly was a beautiful place.
The icon of the park for me was the Virgin River. While I didnt make it up into the narrow gorge due to the high river levels, it still was one of the picturesque elements of the park.
To visit most of the park it is also mandatory to use the National Parks shuttle. On this trip, while it was very full most of the time, I had no problems getting on and off, and it makes a substantial improvement to the amenity of the park not having it full of private vehicles.
The trip also between Bryce Canyon and Zion, via the Mt Carmel tunnel provided some sunning vistas (which you see at the start of the film), and the pies at the Thunderbird Restaurant were very tasty too at Mt Carmel Junction. Worth the stop :-)
Overall, a great place to visit, and one I would recommend to anyone taking in the Grand Circle as me and my wife did in June 2011.
Camera: Sony HDR-HC9 HDV Handycam
Edited in: Adobe Premiere CS6 + Magic Bullet Looks 11.4
Music: Uniform Motion - "Gently Moving"
from the album "Life (Instrumental)" available from jamendo.com
Licensed under creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Director/Cameran on this 3 week spot for C.M.E. Group shot in Los Angeles, New York, Barcelona and Shanghai.