Oneness New Zealand is the first art offering from Shawn Reeder and Kirsi Ranto in their Oneness Mission. Oneness Mission is a global movement sharing beauty, love and light through visuals, music and writings. Please join us on facebook and share in this journey with us.
Oneness New Zealand is comprised of 8640 individual images from over 100,000 that were taken as I traveled around New Zealand for 3 months this past spring. The inspirational music of Shaun Paul accompanied by the compelling poetry of Kirsi Ranto uplifts you with its message of love, and is the perfect complement to this magical landscape.
"I (Shawn) am a destination visual artist who specializes in photography, timelapse cinematography, & filmmaking. I love to travel, so if you have a project anywhere in the world, let's talk. If you would like to license any of my clips or contract me to shoot for you, please get in touch. I also have 4k footage available for licensing as clips and showreels."
"I (Kirsi ღ Deepthi) am a music artist and writer, and founder of the Be The Light You Are method, which is a tool of the heart for self discovery and awareness. I'm constantly traveling giving concerts, retreats, lectures and workshops. India also has a special place in my heart."
For a more complete experience, please check out Oneness New Zealand on Reelhouse where you can purchase and download the film & soundtrack, and where you'll find a spectacular collection of additional images & behind the scenes videos. Reelhouse.org/ShawnReeder/OnenessNewZealand
Huge thanks to my sponsors who helped make this dream into a reality.
Kessler Crane Motion Control Systems: KesslerCrane.com
LensProToGo Equipment Rentals: LensProToGo.com (use the discount code "ONENESS" for a 10% discount on gear rentals until October 15, 2013)
F Stop Gear Camera Bags: FStopGear.com
A big thanks to Drew Geraci of District 7 Media for producing the beautiful opening title sequence for us! district7media.net
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most spectacular showers of the year. This year, instead of shooting it myself, I decided to host a workshop to introduce other artists to the wonderful world of capturing nature through timelapse.
This film was made by our crew of timelapse newbies and myself over 4 days. You'll see dozens of meteors zip across the sky against a backdrop of the Milky Way. You'll also see scenes with smoke from the nearby Banning wildfire that occurred during our first day at the workshop.
About the workshop:
Taught by timelapse filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee, participants learned how to shoot everything from static to multi-axis, day to night, and astro timelapses. The 4 day workshop also covered how to process RAW photos into Ultra HD resolution 4K videos.
Thanks to Kessler Crane for supplying the motion control devices for our participants. Shot with Kessler Pocket Dolly, Cineslider, Shuttle Pod Mini, Shuttle Pod, Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly, Revolution v2 Head, 3 axis Cinedrive, and Oracle controllers.
I was lucky enough to spend a week on the beautiful Island of St Agnes, isle of Scilly during an unusual stretch of very good clear weather. I spent every night awake dragging my gear out at dusk and returning to sleep at dawn. No matter how much I thought I had planned out each shot the unraveling of the nights events always brought new and different surprises.
More details about the "making of" on newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/06/18/how-a-stunning-aurora-video-was-made/
The soft light of the arctic regions attracted me magically so that I decided to dedicate a project to it. Around the polar circle light occupies a very important role, especially in winter. During the freezing months the sun creeps only along the horizon providing thus long hours of this tender twilight that occurs before sunrise and after sunset. But the nights are even longer and then another special light brights up the sky: the aurora borealis. In this film I wanted to show how individual the northern lights are: they may dance very fast in a frenetic rhythm or explode in a red-purple firework or they may just glow greenish over the starry sky vaguely distinguishable by the human eye. Every night there is a different night show - if the polar lights appear as they use to be very shy divas.
As a non resident of the arctic regions it was very difficult for me to hunt the northern lights. I travelled different times to the distant regions at the polar circle. It was not easy enduring the freezing temperatures and the darkness and sleeping in the tent or in the car when the harsh wind was shaking it too strong. But after a year I had the incredible luck to gather enough video material for this film project. Especially on my last trip to Tromsö in february 2013 I experienced incredible beautiful aurora borealis.
The footage was captured in Greenland, Norway (on the Lofoten islands and in the Troms region), Iceland and Finland.
The surreal atmosphere of the landscapes is emphasized thanks to the wonderful music of the talented and creative composer Pablo Garmón vimeo.com/pablojgarmon.