This commercial has not been color graded and the raw files are edited with Premiere CS6. Shot with with natural lighting and a lowell lighting kit. Darren did an excellent job conveying the humor for this commercial. Sit back and enjoy!
It's not easy to come up with something new when you visit the same place every year for more than a decade. Over the years Marsel has created the most extensive and most popular night photography portfolio of Namibia on this planet, and two years ago he decided it was time to take it to the next level.
The idea was to create a night photography timelapse video featuring his most popular subjects in this amazing country: the fairytale-like quivertrees and the eery, dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei - something that had never been done before. But instead of going for static scenes, Marsel decided to add movement to the scenes by using a dolly system.
All scenes were shot during the night with Nikon D3, D3s and D4 cameras. We used small headlights for selectively lighting trees and rocks, and we sometimes used the moon. The brighter the scene, the more moon there was at the time. For the arch scene we timed our shoot exactly with moonset, which involved quite a bit of calculating and planning. But the hardest one of all was probably the mist scene in Deadvlei. Mist in Deadvlei only occurs around five times a year, so we had to keep a close eye on the weather predictions and many attempts were unsuccessful. When we finally got it right, the results far exceeded our expectations and show Deadvlei as no one has ever seen it before.
Each second of video consists of 30 photographs. In total, Marsel shot more than 16,000 images over a period of two years for this project.
The video won First Prize in the 2012 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards.
Marsel & Daniella
Director: Marsel van Oosten
Editor: Daniella Sibbing
Composer: Simon Wilkinson
Produced by: Squiver
Cameras: Nikon D3, D3s and D4
Lenses: Nikon 14-24/2.8 and 24-70/2.8
Dolly: Stage Zero, Dynamic Perception
There is a city in the alps, that provides a great experience for both the locals and visitors. Innsbruck, Tyrol, located at the main route to Italy, Switzerland and Germany is surrounded by stunning 2500m+ Peaks and a couple of world class skiing areas.
The best thing is: whenever you feel the need for a fresh air shock... within 20 minutes, you can go by the famous Nordkette cable car from the Cities centre at 570 m to the Hafelekar Mountain, at 2400 m.
On the winter weekends and also during weekdays, Skiers, Skitourers, Skihikers and Sportsnuts in general crowd the Skiing- and Freeskiing areas around the City.
“Adventures in the Dark” shows the contrast – Urban Innsbruck and the Villages below in the Valley, and the starry skies above it.
Oh, and there's a "little" Power Grid failure in there, check also vimeo.com/36252589 if you can't see it... -30 degree, it was the coldest night in austria in 2011.
Get ready for a cool Skitour!
CHLLNGR aka Steven Jess Borth II and Producer Bam Spacey have provided the airy soundtrack: Bam Spaceys Desert Air mix soundcloud.com/chllngr
Equipment: Nikon D4, D700, D7000, D3s, AFS 14-24/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AF 50/1.8, AF 16/2.8 and AF-DX 10/2.8 Fisheye. Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly, Vixen Polarie: vixen.co.jp/en/lp/polarie_movie.html
Processing: Nikon View NX, Adobe Lightroom LR4, LRTimelapse, Apple Motion, Final Cut Pro X.
As always: Dive in, put your earphones on and relax...
That Guy with the Tent