1. Full Moon Silhouettes


    from Mark Gee / Added

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    Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It's something that I've been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage. The video is as it came off the memory card and there has been no manipulation whatsoever. Technically it was quite a challenge to get the final result. I shot it on a Canon ID MkIV in video mode with a Canon EF 500mm f/4L and a Canon 2x extender II, giving me the equivalent focal length of 1300mm. Music - Tenderness by Dan Phillipson : http://premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/tenderness http://theartofnight.com http://facebook.com/markgphoto http://markg.com.au/2013/01/full-moon-silhouettes/

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    • Snow On Cuba Mall


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      A once in a lifetime experience filmed & edited by Ro Tierney on August 15th 2011 Music: Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy www.rotierney.co.nz www.facebook.com/rotierneyfilms twitter.com/#!/rotierney

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      • octopus steals my video camera and swims off with it (while it's Recording)


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        while trying to get video of a wild octopus, it suddenly dashes towards me and rips my shiny new camera from out of my hands, then swims off, all while the camera is recording! he swam away very quickly like a naughty shoplifter. after a 5 minute chase, I placed my speargun underneath him and he quickly and curiously grabbed hold of the gun as well, giving me enough time to reach in and grab the camera from out of his mouth. I didn't feel threatened at all during the whole ordeal. he seemed to be fixated on the shiny metallic blue digital camera. the only confusing behavior was how he dashed off with it like a thief haha. cheeky octopus. songs by: Vincent Gillioz - Car Chase Dalmatian Rex and the Eigentones - Octopus I Love You filmed and edited by: Victor Huang location: Wahine Memorial, Wellington, New Zealand *please note, I was free diving, not scuba diving during this entire ordeal. some news agencies and bloggers have mixed up this fact. thanks for watching, and remember life is too short to spend it in front of a tv or at the shopping mall......get out there and live it up! these moments of beauty exist every single second in nature. love, vic

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        • How to make Beer, the Animation.


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          Design and Animation : Nk'Motion (www.nkmotion.com - http://twitter.com/1411lab) Music : SOX (www.aboutsox.com) Sound Design: Mike Koza - Particle Audio (www.particleaudio.com) Fly sparging Vs Batch sparging: https://vimeo.com/92204596

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          • The Art of Night


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            The Art of Night is a short film of highlights from my astrophotography journey. It contains imagery from when I first seriously started photographing the night sky until recently when I won the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year. Images, time-lapse and video were shot over a period of three years around the Wellington region on the North Island of New Zealand. This region is blessed with relatively low light pollution and has some of the darkest skies in New Zealand once you head out to the remote areas of the Wairarapa. Special thanks must go to Carter Observatory, who have been a big supporter of my astrophotography, and a wealth of knowledge for my learning journey of the night sky: http://www.carterobservatory.org The time-lapses you see in this film are powered by the Syrp Genie: http://syrp.co.nz A big thanks also to the guys from PhotoPills who provided me with their app which helped me plan a lot of the shots that you see in this film: http://www.photopills.com This entire film was shot on Canon camera and lenses: http://www.canon.co.nz The Music - Dark Horizons by Richard Canavan was licensed for the film: http://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/dark-horizons http://theartofnight.com http://facebook.com/markgphoto http://markg.com.au/2013/09/the-art-of-night-the-photography-of-mark-gee/ http://500px.com/markg/stories/1440200/my-astrophotography-journey-from-novice-to-astronomy-photographer-of-the-year-2013

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            • City Lights To Dark Skies - International Dark Sky Week 2014


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              'City Lights To Dark Skies' is my contribution to this years International Dark Sky Week, which runs from the 20 - 26 April 2014. I spend a lot of time photographing the night sky and have seen many of the negative effects that light pollution can have. So I thought one of the best ways to educate people about light pollution would be to show them the difference between a light polluted city sky and a dark sky with little or no light pollution. I used time-lapse photography to demonstrate this, and spent many hours in different lighting conditions capturing the footage. The footage was shot around the Wellington and Wairarapa region on the North Island of New Zealand. We are very lucky here, as the light pollution around Wellington itself is no where near as bad as it is in larger cities such as New York, London or Sydney. Wellington is surrounded by hills, so a lot of the light pollution is contained within, and you can travel just 20 minutes out of the city center to find skies dark enough to view the Milky Way with the naked eye. I also traveled to locations with varying degrees of dark skies. From locations with moderate light pollution to the darkest of skies miles from anywhere in the Wairarapa - it was an interesting exercise to see what is visible in the night sky as you go from place to place. During my time as an astrophotographer, I have spoken to many people from around the world who have been interested in my photographs and videos. I was truly shocked when some of them said to me that they have never seen the Milky Way with their own eyes before. I did some further research into this and found that more than one fifth of the world population, two thirds of the US population and one half of the European Union population have already lost naked eye visibility of the Milky Way! This is a real shame, and the knock on effects of light pollution can be a lot more serious than just not being able to see the stars at night. Finally, I urge you to go check out the International Dark Sky Association. You can access their website at http://www.darksky.org and also the International Dark Sky Week webpage at http://www.darksky.org/resources/109-international-dark-sky-week Here they have a lot of information on the effects of light pollution, and what can be done in your community to combat it. And during International Dark Sky Week, do yourself a favor and head out of the cities for some star gazing. It can be a truly humbling experience, especially if you haven't done it before. It's certainly a release for me from every day life...after all, life without dark skies - you don't know what you are missing... http://theartofnight.com/2014/04/city-lights-to-dark-skies-international-dark-sky-week-2014/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The music, Nocturne 1985, by Rhian Sheehan was used with permission. You can check out Rhian's latest album, "Stories from Elsewhere" and more of his amazing music here: http://rhiansheehan.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Want to know more? Follow me here: http://theartofnight.com http://facebook.com/markgphoto http://plus.google.com/+MarkGee http://500px.com/markg

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              • Surprise Dolphin Visit


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                A massive pod of dolphins come to visit Wellington Harbour, much to the surprise of the locals. http://www.rotierney.co.nz https://twitter.com/RoTierney https://www.facebook.com/rotierneyfilms

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                • little wellington


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                  In 2011, Lonely Planet has named Wellington as the 4th top city in the world to visit and refers to it as "the coolest little capital in the world". Due to my love to the city and to keep it in memory I created this Timelapse- / Tilt-Shift- Video showing my favourite spots. All shots were taken in the last two weeks of winter in 2012. Watch in HD and enjoy! Shot with Canon 60D Tamron 17-50 Edited with FinalCutProX Music by Adam & Jez Burns - "Mayflowers" Inspired by Miniature Kiev

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                  • VUWSA OWEEK 2011 - get amongst it


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                    VUWSA O Week is a festival jam packed with over 40 bands, DJ’s, Comedians, Debaters, Hypnotists, performers, actors, light shows and visual artists from around New Zealand and around the world! This is your chance to be apart of the biggest O Week experience since New Zealand went Nuclear free, with a line up of parties that will blow your socks off. We have booked the acts, built the venue, programmed the shows and are now ready to welcome you to Victoria University Wellington 2011. For more info head to: oweek.co.nz vuwsa.org.nz VUWSA Oweek 2011 on Facebook look out for the official OWEEK guide in the first issue of salient and around campus Production credits: Production Manager - Kevin McKernon VFX/Motion Graphics Artist - Shobita Jones Graphic Design - Rebecca O'Shea Sound design - Alastair Langridge & Kevin McKernon

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                    • NEW ZEALAND {Our Story} | A Come&Live! Documentary


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                      Join us as we take you on a journey through our first-ever International tour/missions trip in the beautiful country of New Zealand. Our heartfelt appreciation and equally huge "Thank You!" to: The epic country of New Zealand and every new friend whom we had the privilege of meeting along the way. You guys are amazing! Mark, BV, Sam and all the staff at Parachute Festival. Air New Zealand, Ascend The Hill, The Ember Days, Joe Burgers, Life Xchange and the entire Belcher family. The Nusser family and all our Kickstarter supporters who helped make the trip (and this Documentary) possible. Edge Kingsland for inspiring us all over again. The Nortons and every family who hosted us along the way. Special thanks to our hard-working one man film crew and editing machine, Andy Reale. Kevin and Viking Studios. To the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for being the lifter of our weary heads and needy hearts. Thanks for watching! Please leave a comment below and let us know what you thought. If you were encouraged or impacted let us know and share this video with others. Give. Love. Share. Revive. For more information: http://www.comeandlive.com or email info@comeandlive.com

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