HD Nature Shorts

  1. "Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.

    Learn more about what you see in my post: notes-from-dreamworlds.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/slow-life.html
    EDIT - answer to a common question: yes, colors are real, no digital enhancement, just white balance correction with curves. When photographers use white light on corals, they simply miss the vast majority of colors. Read more in my blog.

    This clip, as well as stock footage, is available in 4k resolution. Make sure you watch it on a large screen! You won't be able to appreciate this clip or see individual cells moving in a sponge on a smartphone. If you have a full-HD screen, when you enter full-screen mode, please press on "view actual size" next to the HD icon to improve sharpness.

    To make this little clip I took 150000 shots. Why so many? Because macro photography involves shallow depth of field. To extend it, I used focus stacking. Each frame of the video is actually a stack that consists of 3-12 shots where in-focus areas are merged. Just the intro and last scene are regular real-time footage. One frame required about 10 minutes of processing time (raw conversion + stacking). Unfortunately, the success rate was very low due to copious technical challenges and I spent almost 9 long months just to learn how to make these kinds of videos and understand how to work with these delicate creatures.

    I am glad that I abandoned the idea of making this clip in 3D (with two cameras) - very few people have 3D screens and it doubles processing time.

    Gear:
    - Canon 7D (died at the beginning of the project as I had overused it in my research), Canon 5d Mkiii (90% of footage is done with it)
    - Canon MP-E 65 mm lens
    - adjustable custom-spectrum lamps (3 different models) - they were needed to recreate natural underwater illumination.
    - several motorized stages including StackShot for focus stacking
    - multiple computers to process thousands of 22+ Mpx raw images and perform focus stacking (an old laptop died on that mission after 3 weeks of continuous processing).

    Edited in Sony Vegas, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Zerene Stacker, and Helicon Focus.
    Music: Atmostra III by Cedric Baravaglio, Jonathan Ochmann and Zdravko Djordjevic.

    Visit my website to see more cool stuff: microworldsphotography.com
    (consideration to buy a print from my website or to use the tip jar below the video is always welcome, but this option is better: secure.marineconservation.org.au/donate.php?campid=701900000006kqX)

    Inquiries/licensing/press: find my contact details here: microworldsphotography.com/About

    Please do not share this clip to promote or endorse marine aquarium industry. I simply want people to admire life, but not to be told to buy stuff, especially poses captive animals
    More about using my videos:
    microworldsphotography.com/Image-Use/Video-Use-and-Licensing

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    Want to learn timelapse? Sign up for one of my upcoming workshops! evosiastudios.com/workshops/

    Now also available in 4K on Youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=s6zR2T9vn2c

    Eye of the Storm is a winter saga in Iceland. In Iceland there are many kinds of storms. Ice, snow, rain, sand, ash, solar, magnetic, and more.

    Storms are agents of change. While often destructive and unpredictable, they also demonstrate the unyielding power of nature. They reveal nature's beauty and its hand in creating the landscapes we see today.

    Shot in Iceland between February and March, 2014, I was lucky enough to witness and film the power of an X-class solar flare and coronal mass ejection hitting our atmosphere. The resulting auroras were a sight hard to believe, even in person and seeing it with my very own eyes. Enjoy the film!

    Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/evosia
    Website: evosiastudios.com

    Music: The Eye of the Storm by Shaun Diaz, shaundiazmusic.com. You can purchase the soundtrack "The Eye of the Storm" on iTunes, itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-walk-through-time/id477533875

    Special thanks to our sponsors for making this film possible:
    Kessler Crane - Film equipment, motion control gear - kesslercrane.com
    Glacier Rental Car - Iceland car rentals - glaciercarrental.is

    I also want to give thanks and appreciation to Thorvardur Arnason for his friendship and invaluable help during my trip in Iceland. He is an amazing photographer as well as a timelapse filmmaker. thorri.is

    Shot on the Canon 1-DC and 5D Mk III in 5K raw. Motion control using Kessler Crane Cinedrive, Shuttlepod Mini, Turntable and Oracle. Edited and available in Cinema 4K and Ultra HD.

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  3. Take a flight over a piece of American history. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is known as America's Lighthouse. It is the tallest brick lighthouse in the USA. Shot over Hatteras Island, part of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the surrounding beaches of the North Carolina Outer Banks.

    GoPro Hero3 Black Edition/Dji Phantom quadcopter with Zenmuse gimbal system.
    Some post stabilization
    Thanks for viewing ;)

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  4. Please watch in Fullscreen & HD with sound for best quality. To avoid skipping, please let the video fully load.

    Seeking Michigan is an ongoing personal project that I started work on in February 2013. Over the past year, I have been making trips around Michigan and up to the Upper Peninsula on a frequent basis to discover and explore the beauty of this state. Sleeping in the back of my car, walking through forests at night, getting lost on dirt roads, and driving for hours on end around this gorgeous place has been an incredible inspiration to me. So much so that I decided one piece just simply wouldn't do it for me. The goal for me in this project is to continue to see new, special things about Michigan, and share my experiences with the viewer.

    Dedicated to my grandmother.

    Special thanks to Kessler Crane for providing me with the motion control equipment used in the making of this video. All timelapse motion was done using Kessler gear. The slow motion was mostly done handheld. The timelapses were all shot on the Canon 5D Mark III, and the slow motion was done on the RED Epic.
    KesslerCrane.com

    Music
    Sufjan Stevens - Niagara Falls
    From the album "Greetings from Michigan", which is available for purchase on iTunes.
    itunes.apple.com/us/album/greetings-from-michigan-great/id327920307

    Website
    EricHinesPhotography.com
    Twitter
    Twitter.com/EricHinesPhotos
    Facebook
    Facebook.com/EricHinesPhotography

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  5. View it in Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) by downloading the original file! Use the download link below.

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    Fathom 4K is a journey into Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and the Wyoming wilderness. It is a film about the stories told by nature through the natural world: clouds, stars, trees, rivers, geysers, mountains and more.

    In our everyday lives, it is difficult to observe these stories being told. To the casual eye, our world appears to be static and unchanging. But these stories are seldom told on the human scale. They are often told on the scale of cosmic or geologic time. Years, centuries, millennia and eons.

    In the greater scheme of things, our lives are just a blip. In order to understand the universe and hear the stories told by nature, we have to go beyond our immediate senses and find ways to look deeper -- both within ourselves and out there in the natural world.

    Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/evosia
    Website: evosiastudios.com
    Music: The Wastelands by Justin R. Durban, justindurban.com

    Shot on the Canon 1-DC and 5D Mk III using 4K video and 5K raw stills. Motion control using Kessler Crane Cineslider, Cinedrive, Turntable and Oracle. Edited and available in Cinema 4K and Ultra HD.

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