from the album "Maybe They Will Sing for Us Tomorrow"
Directed by David Altobelli
Compositing by Joon S. Park
2009 Plus Camerimage
2009 Portable Film Festival
Brand-new music video for the accomplished and alluring Icelandic band, Rökkurró, for their song "Sólin mun skína" off their latest album "Í Annan Heim" (or "In Another World"), directed by Bowen Staines.
From their biography:
"Rökkurró’s melancholic serenades are evocative of the cold and desolate landscapes of their distant homeland. Mesmerising tones and swooping strings projected against a bleak and solitary Nordic backdrop. And yet, unique warmth pervades Rökkurró’s music owed to the fragile and soothing voice of Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir.
Rökkurró released their sophomore album 'Í Annan Heim' (In Another World) produced by Alex Somers, partner and music collaborator of Jónsi Þór Birgisson (Sigur Rós). 'Í Annan Heim' is a collection of nine graceful compositions that showcase a darker, more expansive and mature sound, full of meticulously crafted melodies, complex arrangements and smooth sonic textures."
Í Annan Heim' is still the most-sold album on Gogo Yoko, and was recently named 5th best album cover by Icelandic newspaper Fréttatíminn!
Produced by DON'T PANIC FILMS
Directed, Shot, & Edited by Bowen Staines
in association with Sleepless In Reykjavik Productions
Full cast & crew listing at the end of the video.
A little homage to Iceland. Made with shots taken during a 8 days trip in March, in which I travelled around the island with three friends and making more than 2200km by car. Hopefully there'll be more parts!
Music by Rökkurró (Við Fjarlægjumst & Sólin mun skína) - myspace.com/rokkurro
Handheld recorded with Canon 60D and Tamron 17-50
You can also check some of my photos at: flickr.com/photos/reudh/
Created by Carlos Lidón carloslidon.com
Thank you for watching.
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 ;)