1. 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

    Credits:
    Director: Marsel van Oosten
    Editor: Daniella Sibbing
    Composer: Simon Wilkinson
    Produced by: Squiver

    Equipment used:
    Cameras: Nikon D3, D3s and D4
    Lenses: Nikon 14-24/2.8 and 24-70/2.8
    Tripods: Gitzo
    Dolly: Stage Zero, Dynamic Perception

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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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    Press/licensing/projects contact: tsophotography@gmail.com

    Music: "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven performed by Marika Takeuchi
    on.fb.me/kOezbO

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  3. Produced 2011 by Uncage the Soul Productions
    Ben Canales, John Waller, Steve Engman, Blake Johnson
    uncagethesoul.com

    To plan your adventure to Oregon, visit Travel Oregon at
    traveloregon.com/outdoors

    Finding Oregon is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in September. We've filmed the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson, the Southwestern Coast, the Alvord Desert, Leslie Gulch, Blue Mountains, Crater Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, Deschutes River, and more. We're proud to have touched all four corners of the state; however Oregon is the kind of place that the more you see, the more places there are to still discover.

    The greatest challenge with this project was being in the right place at the right time. Night timelapse sequences particularly have an unexpected number of requirements to get the bright, stunning payoff. First, the moon should be around the New Moon phase (no moon) so as not to compete with outshining the stars, so that means we get about 5 days a month window. Next, weather must be cooperative with a dependable expectancy of cloudless skies. Here in Oregon, only the Summer months have good chance of clear skies, so only 1/4 of the year offers good chance of clear skies. So that means, we have three months in the year, with a 5 day window each month to plan with fingers crossed for epic star shooting conditions. That's only 15 days in a year. Then, you hope that something doesn't come up in regular life to pull you away to other obligations on those few days. It is a maddening challenge getting all the factors to line up to be in the right place at the right time. But, when it does happen- it is such a satisfying feeling!

    Behind the scenes video and photos will be posted at
    facebook.com/UncagetheSoulProductions

    Many thanks to those who supported us in this project including...

    Music by Michael Nelson Rizzo
    epicsoul.com

    Pro Photo Supply...still and video camera and audio equipment support
    prophotosupply.com

    Columbia Sportswear
    columbia.com

    Dynamic Perception
    dynamicperception.com

    Bill Price
    Captain of the Starship

    On Ecosalon
    ecosalon.com/exclusive-video-oregon-nature-timelapse-434/

    On OPB
    ecotrope.opb.org/2011/11/video-you-can-still-see-the-stars-in-oregon/

    On Treehugger
    treehugger.com/travel/gorgeous-time-lapse-video-of-oregons-starry-night-sky.html

    On Huffington Post
    huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/29/oregon-in-stunning-time-lapse_n_1119329.html

    On KATU
    katu.com/living/outdoors/Capturing-Oregons-beauty-one-frame-at-a-time-134775568.html

    On REI
    findout.rei.com/blog_detail/?contentid=6464935742904532667

    On Yahoo
    shine.yahoo.com/green/stunning-timelapse-video-oregon-181600226.html

    On Reuters
    reuters.com/video/2011/11/30/time-lapse-images-reveal-oregon-in-all-i?videoId=226022806&videoChannel=300

    On NewSchoolofPhotography
    newschoolofphotography.com/content/1301-finding-oregon.html

    On KGW
    kgw.com/lifestyle/Finding-Oregon-Time-lapse-photography-134772623.html

    On Discover Magazine
    blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/11/30/time-lapse-finding-oregon/

    On The Atlantic
    theatlantic.com/video/archive/2011/12/finding-oregon/249312/

    On PhotoWeeklyOnline
    photoweeklyonline.com/finding-oregon-timelapse-video/

    On Scientific American
    blogs.scientificamerican.com/culturing-science/2011/12/02/breathtaking-time-lapse-video-makes-me-question-copernicus/

    On the Daily Beast
    andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/12/mental-health-break-2.html

    On Discovery Channel
    dsc.discovery.com/adventure/spectacular-time-lapse-finding-oregon.html

    On Kurier
    video.kurier.at/portal/#!-Finding-Oregon----Ein-Trip-durch-Oregon-im-Zeitra-462255

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  4. Hong Kong is Home.

    I remember when I first arrived in Hong Kong almost a decade ago, I felt like I had walked into an actual movie set. It was a place that I had only seen on TV as a kid, with its strange red taxi’s, odd stop lights and driving on the other side of the road.

    My intent with this project was to illustrate the grandeur of Hong Kong that most people would never get to see. When I had recently watched the movie Oblivion, it had somehow starkly reminded me of Hong Kong, with the feeling of being so insignificantly small -- almost irrelevant to my surroundings. Hong Kong is an unbelievably dense city, where much of the world can be accessed at your fingertips. But in a city where you can access the material world in a matter of seconds, it also has the ability to isolate you from the 8 million people around you as well.

    With this piece, I hope that you are able to engage in this contradiction.

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    Track: M83 - Waking Up
    Inspiration: Oblivion Movie

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    Connect
    javinlau.com
    javinlau.tumblr.com
    facebook.com/javinlauphotography

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    Licensing
    For licensing information, please visit: javinlau.com/about-me

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    Special Thanks
    Andrew Tso, for a good time in Hong Kong, and makes cameo at 1:53. tsotography.com
    Tom Ryaboi, for the technical editing expertise. tomryaboi.com
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    Technical Details
    Camera: Canon 7D, Canon T2I
    Lenses: Sigma 8-16mm, Samyang 8mm, Sigma 30mm, Canon 50mm

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  5. Produced 2012 by Uncage the Soul Productions
    Ben Canales, John Waller, Steve Engman, Blake Johnson
    uncagethesoul.com

    To plan your adventure to Portland, visit Travel Portland at
    travelportland.com

    Finding Portland was produced, shot, and edited in 51 days during March and April at the invitation of TEDx Portland, where the video was unveiled to a sell out crowd of 650 and met with a standing ovation. Filmed in Portland and the Columbia Gorge, this time-lapse piece offers a new perspective to the City of Roses. From a Portland Timbers season opening soccer game, to the top of the Fremont Bridge, to an aerial shot of Oneonta Gorge, Finding Portland tells the story of a city and its many faces.

    Comprised of 308, 829 photographs taken from over 50 unique locations, it took an average of 3.8 hours to make each second of this film. The intent of the project was to place our cameras in unique locations across the city, achieve significant ranges of dynamic camera motion, and pursue cutting edge time-lapse techniques.

    Behind the scenes video and photos are posted at
    uncagethesoul.com/news/finding-portland-timelapse

    The entire TEDx Portland presentation of Finding Portland by John Waller and Ben Canales will be online in May at tedxportland.com

    Many thanks to those who supported us in this project including...

    Original Music Composition by Peter Bosack
    peterbosackmusic.com

    Pro Photo Supply...still and video camera and audio equipment support
    prophotosupply.com

    Dynamic Perception...motion time-lapse systems
    dynamicperception.com

    Aerial Technology International...remote aerial video and photography
    nw-aero-pix.com
    aerialtechnology.com

    Cam Block Modular Motion Control
    camblock.com

    Reposted Here:

    Discovery
    dsc.discovery.com/adventure/portland-as-youve-never-seen-it-before-300000-photo-time-lapse-video.html

    Huffington Post
    huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/new-time-lapse-video-shows-best-of-portland_n_1452680.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

    Social Soundtrack
    socialsoundtrack.com/finding-portland/

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