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After the unbelievable response to our first DEATH VALLEY DREAMLAPSE (vimeo.com/57757618) our team returned for Part 2, this time going deeper, to the mysterious and unexplained sliding stones of Racetrack Playa. No UFOs this time (we THINK) but plenty of wonder and amazement, including some insane star trails, a beautiful milky way pass over the lakebed, and an incredible pink desert aurora! We also tried out some new timelapse techniques, like moonpainting the foreground landscapes (0:53 -- 1:20), and also some experiments merging regular timelapse footage with star trails -- a technique we've been calling STARSCAPING (1:07:1:33). If it has an actual name, let us know! :) Star Trails shot at 25 sec exposures. No special effects used, just the natural rotation of the earth's axis. Photography Merging: STARSTAX. Used two Canon EOS 5Dmkii, with a 24mm/1.4 lens & 28mm/1.8.
The pink aurora first makes an appearance during the star trails shot at 1:36 and later in more detail at 2:22. Since we didn't even know auroras were POSSIBLE this far south, we did some research and learned there was a CME (Coronal Mass Eruption) solar event that night (March 17th) which likely triggered what we see. Read more at UNIVERSE TODAY (bit.ly/11ygzCy). If anyone has any additional theories/insight, we'd love to hear more! To learn more about the mysterious sliding rocks, read here: bit.ly/YgjOf2
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Shot and Edited by: Gavin Heffernan twitter.com/GavinHeffernan
Producers: Michael Darrow, Rachel Payne, Ben Dally, John Brookins
Associate Producers: Michael Leland, Briana Nadeau, Adam Jeremy Williams
Music: "Stay Down (Ambient)" by MOBY (License Courtesy MobyGratis.Com)
Behind the Scenes Doc: Shot, Edited, and Produced by John Brookins. vimeo.com/65031084
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Made from over 9,000 individual photos, Reflecting Oregon is a time-lapse montage of landscapes, cityscapes, and human interaction. Sam's time-lapse work regularly appears on the NBC show Grimm. Best served in full screen HD with a nice red wine.
Filmed and Produced by Sam Forencich - samforencich.com/
Original Music Produced and Performed by Travis Forencich
Cameras and Equipment:
Canon 5D mark III, Canon 5D mark II, Canon 7D
Canon lenses: 8-15mm f4L, 16-35mm f2.8L, 24-105mm f4.0L,
70-200 f2.8L, 300mm 2.8L
Intervalometer: Pocket Wizard MultiMax - pocketwizard.com/, Little Bramper
Motion Control - Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly - dynamicperception.com/,
custom home-made dolly rig
Post Production: Adobe - Lightroom, After Effects, and Premiere Pro,
LRT Timelapse - lrtimelapse.com/
Technical assistance and spiritual support - forum.timescapes.org/phpBB3/index.php
Smithsonian In Motion Video Contest Viewer's Choice award winner 2013
"North Country Dreamland"
A northern Michigan celestial dark sky exposition
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selected fine art prints from video: lakesuperiorphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery/North-Country-Dreamland/G0000zFbOIaNsOiQ/
photo video/edit: Shawn Malone
cameras used: Canon 5d, 5dMII and 5dMIII bodies and multiple wide angle lenses
Music: David Helpling/Jon Jenkins track titled, "Lifted" from the album "The Crossing
Thanks for watching and hope you enjoy!
Although not new to time lapse, this video is my first larger scale time lapse compilation cut down to over 10k photo frames equaling 33 scenes of various night sky events from Northern Michigan 2012. It took a year to shoot in many cold nights and took a lot of coffee, a bit tenacity and persistence to get this into a form of coherent electrified cosmic goodness.
Night sky-capes include multiple northern lights scenes, meteor showers, nebulae, planets, including Venus and Jupiter setting from Spring 2012, constellations, the milky way, comet Pan-Starrs, night-scapes over both Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
Thought I might mention some of the more interesting wildlife encounters during the photo gathering-
1.sparring moose on Isle Royale under a pitch black sky after wrapping the Isle Royale Tobin Harbor airglow / northern lights opening scene at 3am in the morning, with their thunderous antlers clashing with fear inducing power that could be felt in the knashing soundwaves echoing in the hills, (and I had to hike a two mile 'deer path' back to my shelter in the direction of those moose, I survived to tell the tale without getting pancaked)
2. the howl of wolves in the eastern UP piercing the freezing air under a calm full moon sky
3.a particularly persistent beaver on an inland lake in the Hiawatha National Forest, determined to be in just about every frame with a methodically spaced tail slap on an otherwise beautifully FLAT CALM star reflected lake- sooo even though the star reflection sequence is blown by this beaver with a 'tude, the scene is included anyway as a humorous memory
4. the blue heron fishing for a midnight snack by auroral light at the mouth of Sand River and Lake Superior- if only I would have not moved, this heron would have walked the river bank thru the entire frame..
Rare pairings caught on camera include ribbons of aurora above a full moon fogbow on the horizon of Lake Superior, the aurora and an isolated singular lightning storm cloud over Lake Superior, and the aurora and Milky Way in several scenes including Copper Harbor, Marquette, Isle Royale, Pictured Rocks, and Eagle Harbor Lighthouse.
There are also a couple sequences of rare magenta/red aurora that I will never tire of. 3:45, 4:26
Blue Heron paused at 00:57 before I accidentally scared him away
00:15 incredible color spectrum of airglow and aurora- Isle Royale with big dipper reflection
1:54 lightning and aurora in July
2:13 Meteor Shower
2:40- beaver tail slap
2:54 Lake Superior Ice currents
3:36- featured on NBC Nightly News April 2012
5:07- Venus, Jupiter setting
6:03-full moon Fogbow over Lake Superior under northern lights
Thanks to Brian Malone for getting the scene at 2:54.
I feel extremely fortunate to have witnessed and photographed the several strong auroral outbursts shown here from 2012 at a relatively southern 46.5 degrees latitude in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and am so grateful for the advances in high iso dslr technology to allow for time-lapse capture to be able to create these sequences for such high quality video reproduction of the night sky.
All scenes are within 200 miles or so of my home in Marquette, Mi. and I feel very blessed to live where I do and to share the beauty that I see 'in my own backyard' with you. I hope it inspires others to take time to find the beauty that is everywhere around us and also to raise an awareness about the importance of preserving our night wondrous starlit skies.
A special thanks to David Helpling and Jon Jenkins who granted permission to use their spectacular track, " Lifted" - from the album "The Crossing" , thanks again David and Jon- so glad to know of this track, I couldn't have thought of a more fitting and inspiring piece of music as a contributing impetus to the completion of this project- you can find more of David Helpling and Jon Jenkins music at spottedpeccary.com.
Video ©Shawn Malone lakesuperiorphoto.com all rights reserved
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As cities expand and the human population grows, the urban world continues to encroach on what little, untouched nature remains. NAMIB GRAND highlights the raw, natural beauty of the Namibian landscape. Shot primarily in time-lapse format, one can appreciate the grandeur of Namibia's diverse terrain, and the imperceptibility of the night sky. The natural world is the central theme, allowing the viewer to be drawn into the vastness, void of any lights or the human footprint. Over time, our earth's unadulterated landscape becomes more of an illusion, NAMIB GRAND marvels at what beauty remains.
Color Grade: Simon Allard/Cineground Montreal
Music: "Phonotaxis pt 4" by Nick Kuepfer
The Namib Grand feature length film will begin production in 2014, with a goal of documenting and preserving on film, Namibia's untouched natural landscape.
Please contact for further information:
cinematography: Fellipe Meneghel
edit: Lucas Cesario Pereira
color grading and VFX: Leonardo Zampieri
original soundtrack: Eliezer Borges
chile production: Alceu Raffaelli
produced by Duo Collective
this video is part of a work shot in south america. the first webisode is called "south america #1".
filmed by canon 5D Mark III with some canon lenses - 14mm, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm + some ND filters + POLA filter + glidetrack Shooter SD
from january 15th to february 5th, 2011.
chile - strait of magellan (magellan canal), carretera austral, torres del paine, puerto natales; chaiten;
argentina - ushuaia, tierra del fuego national park, martial glacier, peninsula valdes, san julian, puerto madryn, perito moreno glacier, mount fitz roy (cerro chalten);
Thanks to - Anésio Jr, Leda Cecile Cianfarani, Henrique Faria, Benedito Moreira Neto, A Lua e a Girafa, Artur Cianfarani Meneghel and to anyone who was in anyway involved in this project.
National Parks HD
A collection of HD footage from various national parks across the globe. Despite the name of the channel, this channel includes some amazing state parks as well as tribal parks.