With the launch of the Nikon D4s, we're excited to share the trailer for my new short film "DEDICATED," a film about three great photographers: Dave Black, Robert Beck and George Karbus, who are some of the most dedicated professionals in the biz. Check out the trailer, shot entirely on the D4s, and read more about this badass new camera and motion project on our blog: news.coreyrich.com/
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
Director: Marsel van Oosten
Editor: Daniella Sibbing
Composer: Simon Wilkinson
Produced by: Squiver
Cameras: Nikon D3, D3s and D4
Lenses: Nikon 14-24/2.8 and 24-70/2.8
Dolly: Stage Zero, Dynamic Perception
In 40 degree heat, in the largest sand desert on the planet, Chad Sayers and Chad Manley go looking for the one of the world's strangest of ski environments: Ski Dubai. In the midst of a city of dizzying ambition, this 'local hill' climbs 60 vertical meters out of a luxury shopping mall. Inside the frigid, air conditioned space, they find a dedicated ski community of desert-dwellers, growing in the unlikeliest of places.
Presented by Arcteryx.com & The GORE-TEX® Brand
Producer: Jordan Manley
Written & directed by: Jordan Manley & Daniel Irvine
Narrator: Chad Sayers
Many thanks to:
"The World Goes Through My Mind" by Russel Walder
"Night Song" by Jami Sieber [courtesy of Audiosocket]
"Like A Movie" by Nicole Reynolds [courtesy of Audiosocket]
"It's About Time" by Ruby Velle & The SoulPhonics [courtesy of Audiosocket]
"Baby Steps" by Cary Bird
Only one day with the new Nikon D4 at Incasa Records.
I made this video with original H.264 files.
I have also used the Ninja external recorder to check the clean feed output and it works great but I will test it in the next weeks when the camera will be again in my hands (you cannot record on the CF cards and on the Ninja at the same time).
Lenses: Nikon 50 mm. 1:1.4, Nikon Noct 58 mm. 1:1.2, Nikon 14-24 mm. 1:2.8, Nikon 200 mm 1:2.0