Filmed and edited between Sep '12 - Nov '12 mainly in Fukui, Japan but also features a few shots from Tokyo, Kanazawa, Ishikawa and Nagaoka, Niigata.
Filmed handheld entirely on the Olympus OM-D with 12-35mm 2.8, 12mm 2.0, 20mm 1.7, 45mm 1.8. Only the halloween scenes were filmed on the iPhone 5.
Thanks to all the people that took me to these amazing places and had to deal with me stopping and shooting every few minutes. You know who you are.
Music by Phantogram - Turning into stone
Trip to Portugal with a good friend in 2012
Band of Horses - FACTORY
Dokken - FROM THE BEGINNING
Jason Shaw - SOLO ACOUSTIC GUITAR
Of Monsters And Men - DIRTY PAWS
Camera: Panasonic GH2
Lens: Voigtländer Nokton 25mm f/0.95
Microphone: Rode VideoMic Pro
Pre-Amplifier: Juicedlink DS214
ND-Filter: Hoya Pro1 Digital
Tripod & Head: Manfrotto 755XB with 701HDV
Shot with a Panasonic Lumix Gh2 and Voigtlander 17.5mm f0.95 lens.
This timelapse features my best work yet. It represents hours and hours of dedication to the art. I'm driven by chasing fleeting moments of damatic light on beautiful landscapes and also capturing the night sky and milky way in all it's glory is a real buzz. Not be mention curling up out under the stars beside all the gear for whole nights at a time catching some sleep here and there between checking the gear and changing batteries and staring up into eternity with spectacular meteors burning up in the cosmic shore out the corner of your eye. Doing this sort of thing has bought me closer and closer to the wilderness. There is something about doing this sort of stuff that just makes you want to keep coming back for more and more. Maybe it's the experience of being out there at one with the incredible beauty of this landscape. Maybe it's the challenge of capturing it in the camera in the way that you witnessed it. Maybe it's the excitement of seeing just what you got when you finally render it all out. Maybe it's the satisfaction you get out of showing this to other people. Most probably it's a combination of all these things.
I hope you enjoy watching this timelapse. Please leave a comment if you wish, I'd love to hear from you. It is my hope that in bringing back a little piece of nature to portray in this way helps spark the respect we need to have for such an incredible place.
All scenes shot in the North Island of New Zealand.
Main equipment used:
Canon 5D Mark II & various Canon Lenses
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 6ft Dolly
"Go Beyond" by Ben and Matt Hales, licensed for use through Universal Publishing Production Music and APRA New Zealand.
Thanks to my family for putting up with my habit ;)
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Now also available in 4K on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=eYqIEBpbRhg
Alchemy is a short film about transformation. In nature, everything is constantly changing: the earth, the sky, the stars, and all living things. Spring is followed by summer, fall and winter. Water turns into clouds, rain and ice. Over time, rivers are created, canyons carved, and mountains formed. All of these elements, mixed together, create the magic of nature's alchemy.
Read more on my blog: evosiastudios.com/2013/04/02/alchemy/
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