Bryce, Hanna and Cookie hanging out in Achensee, Austria.
Guter Thermiktag am Achensee
BEST VIEWED FULLSCREEN, HD (with scaling off). Please dim the lights, turn up your speakers, sit back and relax.
FINALIST - Banff Mountain Film Festival - Banff, Alberta, Canada
FINALIST - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival - Vancouver, BC, Canada
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Banff Mountain Film Festival - WORLD TOUR 2012 / 2013
WINNER - Best Cinematography - ColdSmoke Awards Film Festival - Bozeman, MT
WINNER - The People's Choice Awards - ColdSmoke Awards Film Festival - Bozeman, MT
WINNER - Best Experimental Film - Honolulu Film Awards - Hawaii, USA
WINNER - Best Documentary Short - Asheville Cinema Festival - Asheville, NC, USA
WINNER - Best Documentary - Atlanta Shortsfest - Atlanta, GA, USA
WINNER - Best Cinematography - Dixie Film Festival - Athens, GA, USA
The full, unedited music sound track to Mountains in Motion. 36 minutes of continuous music for your listening pleasure. Check it on Soundcloud, spread the love!
Banff World Tour Info: banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/
Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies is an award-winning short film documenting the life of the alpine landscape through time-lapse photography. In an effort to highlight the wildness of these mountain places and how they have inspired explorers of the past, present and future, time-lapse sequences were patiently gathered from exposed summits, by glacial lakes, and under aurora-filled skies.
Hours and even months of change lapses in a matter of seconds, providing the viewer with a rare insight into the ever-changing nature of the landscape. Weaving throughout the film are reflections of an early mountaineer, who is deeply moved by his own encounter with the mountains and the revelations of explorers who have come before him. “What is this power that lures me upwards, into the unknown,” he wonders, “that pulls me deeper, despite snow, wind and exhaustion?”
Made on a shoestring budget and with entirely volunteer hours, the film brought together artists from two vastly different parts of North America - Banff, Alberta, and Atlanta, Georgia. Strangers at the start, the film team developed strong friendships over the course of production and were united by their common goal of capturing the beauty and essence of a place that inspires them every day.
This 100% human-powered film combines advanced time-lapse photography with an original story and musical score to bring the landscape center-stage and offers a thrilling new perspective that re-establishes the Canadian Rockies among the finest mountains in the world.
Photography by Doug Urquhart (upthink.tv) & Paul Zizka (zizka.ca)
Original Music by Michael Wynne (michaelwynne.net)
Original Story by Meghan J. Ward (meghanjoyward.com)
Motion control made possible by dynamicperception.com
Voice Talent - Brian Bremer
Pioneer - Guy Thorsby
Shot on Canon.com 5D, 7D, T3i, 400D, RED.com EPIC
Glass: Canon 14mm f2.8 , 24mm f1.4, 17-40mm f4, 70-200mm f2.8, 10-22mm EF-S, 17-55 f2.8 EF-S, PL Zeiss 16mm T2.1, PL Zeiss 28mm T2.1, PL Zeiss 50mm T2.1, PL Zeiss 85mm T2.1
Motion-Control: DynamicPerception.com Stage Zero, Stage One (beta), Orion Tele-Track Pan/Tilt
Software: Adobe Lightroom 3, LRTimelapse (got a hold of this in the final hours of post, unfortunately it didn't see much use), Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro
Details about our solarCam / deep time-lapse sequences: blog.planet5d.com/2013/02/making-a-diy-solar-camera-for-multi-month-timelapses-behind-the-scenes-on-mountains-in-motion/
Thanks for watching.
Crossing an austrian mountain lake by 500 m ground effect!
Nil wind and clear autumn light copied the perfect optical reflection on the set filmed by eight cams. Good for filming but hard to value for the pilot racing just inches above water level with 120 km/h speed.
Conclusion: giving 'high five' for a pinpoint hit needs some more practise...
Glider model: Litespeed RS 3.5, Moyes Delta Gliders
Harness: Moyes Matrix Race
Special thanks to cameraman Werner Luidolt, photographer Johannes Mentasti and editor Friedl Swoboda for their professional support!
shot in August, edited in September of 2012
I spend 4 days in Berchtesgaden, a small area near the border of Austria. Most of the time the weather was fine, so it was a 4 days of shooting trip non stop. I travelled from one location to the other together with my Camera, various lenses, a Velbon tripod and Igus slider. I decided to split all the footage into two different short Films. "Falls & Rocks" and "Lakes & Mountains". For this movie I decided to contact a young musician from my hometown to compose some epic music, to give my artform a new kick!
lenses I used:
Canon EF-S 70-300mm
Canon EF-S 18-55mm
Canon EF 50mm
Canon EF 28mm
the 1080p Version is available here: