A compilation of scenes taken during an amazing timelapse and night sky project in Moab, Utah, shot over 5 nights, with available light – the sun, moon and the stars.
Copyright © 2014 IN2 Focus Media/Elke Specker. All Rights Reserved
The Aurora Borealis and the unique scenery of Iceland captured in a mesmerizing way, where the amazing Auroras tell the story. We shot in more than 50 different locations around Iceland. The outcome will be available in full HD and 4K resolution, on DVD and digital download in August 2014.
Original score by Pétur Jónsson at anthemico.com
Our official site: icelandaurorafilms.com
Link to a 4K video on youtube: youtu.be/CFSntB_ifFk
We are three independent filmmakers from Reykjavík, Iceland. Thanks to all our supporters for: Inspiration, Encouragement, Support, Motivation & Constructive Criticism throughout the whole production process. We couldn't have done this alone!
The film is a Borgarmynd Design Studio and TrailerPark Studios coproduction
'COSMOS ODYSSEY' is a time-lapse project for 5 years.
My journeys for AstroPhotography from Equator to Polar Regions.
See my other time-lapse movie : vimeo.com/kwonochul
- Dokdo island. 2013 : the eastern end of Korea
- Baengnyeongdo island. 2011 : the western end of Korea. border between North and South Korea
- Mount Halla. 2011 : the southen end of Korea
- Mount Baekdu. 2010 : the north of Korea. border between China and North Korea
- Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. 2010 : near equator
- Uluru, Australia. 2010 : the southern hemisphere
- Pilbara, Australia. 2012 : the southern hemisphere
- Yellowknife, Canada. 2009-2013 : near polar regions
Music by Zero-Project (zeroproject.gr)
There are some things in this world that everyone deserves to experience with their own eyes. I headed to Alaska in February with the hope of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights with mine. That glimpse turned into an extravaganza...a party in the sky, and I was an onlooker, a face in the crowd...awestruck, mesmerized, feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. Night after night I was captivated by bright and colorful lights dancing wistfully above me; a graceful representation of the light in my soul. These were enchanted nights like I've never experienced. And while my camera captured a play-by-play of the spectacle, I could be found dog sledding through snow-covered forests, relaxing by the fire in a toasty cabin, or simply laying down in the snow and drifting into the dance.
This was the most amazing trip of my life so far...and here it is, summarized in under 3 minutes. This is my first time time lapse film, so it means a lot that you're here, reading this, stepping into a very special piece of my past.
Thank you. x
Music "Out of Darkness" by James Everingham
Licensed from jameseveringham.com/license/
Gear: Induro Tripods, Nikon D800, Nikon D610, Sigma 15mm FE, Nikon, 14-28mm
Silent Storms is my fourth consecutive aurora/astro film. In a way Silent Storms shows how the night skies can be during the three seasons we have darkness here in northern arctic Scandinavia; autumn, winter and spring. It was filmed in Norway, Finland and Sweden, primarily around the Tromsø area, Norway.
The "storms" referred to, are the geomagnetic storms which takes place in the atmosphere when a strong solar wind hits earth, often followed by a CME. When a geomagnetic storms takes place, it can last for days, with several substorms causing auroras to appear. Although there has been reports of audible auroras, this has yet to be proven scientifically.
Shooting through these different seasons raises different challenges, and opportunities. Late august/early september you are still battling against the sun, with the skies appearing very bluish. When the sun finally is low enough beneath the horizon, and there is still no snow, you have pitch black darkness, and it is difficult to use and lit foregrounds properly, unless the moon is present. At this period, I find using silhouettes exciting. When winter has settled you have the most beautiful period, with snow coverd trees, icy reflective grounds, partially frozen rivers etc. In March/April when spring arrives, sun is coming back, causing bluish skies again, but you also get beautiful colors from the sun in the horizon to combine with auroras, if lucky.
Shooting milky ways/startrails this far in the northern hemisphere is challenging as well. First because of the obvious that we cannot see the strongest parts of the milky way up here, but also because there always seem to be som auroras "interfering" when you're planning to shoot an astro shot, even if activity is reported to be low.
The film is made primarly of stills, two sequences are realtime video (03:17 and 03:38). The still sequences has been slowed down in post to a speed I feel is representative for a fast to to normal authentic moving aurora, although still to a speed/length which allows fitting the sequences within the timeframe of such a short video.
Some sequences was added panning to using motion control and rails from Dynamic Perception.
This video is in HD video 720p, but the film is available in full HD 1080p, and 4K/UHD, please contact for licensing inquiries.
Shot using Canon DSLRs + lenses. The realtime sequences was shot in RAW 14bit video using Magic Lantern Firmware on the 5D Mark III.
Music: AJ Hochhalter
Licensed from: The Music Bed
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