Earlier this year myself and director Timothy Melville were sent to Tasmania by automotive brand Holden with a couple of cars to make a time-lapse film featuring the new Cruze Z Series model. The southern latitude, high altitude and low population made this the perfect location to capture unpolluted night skies.
We travelled over 2,000km through the barren hills of Queenstown, to the vibrant streets of Hobart and finished on the dolerite plateau of Ben Lomond National Park. During the seven nights on location we captured nearly 20,000 still images, shooting from dusk until dawn and averaged just 4 hours sleep per day.
We used two Elinchrom Ranger RX kits to capture the car in total darkness on the banks of Lake Burbury. The consistency of light and long battery life made these lights ideal for capturing the car in time-lapse under the milky way.
Canon 5D Mark III
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART, Canon 17-40mm f/4L, 24-105mm f/4L
Dynamic Perception Stage One 6' motorised slider
Emotimo TB3 Black motion control head
Elinchrom Ranger RX Speed AS lights
Manfrotto heavy-duty suction mounts
Production company: The Story Lab
Director: Timothy Melville
Cinematographer: Nathan Kaso
Production Assistant: Christina Remnant
Composer: Tom Day
Creative agency: Isobar
Creative Director: Dave Budge
Strategist: Hayley Rose
Account Manager: Nick Hardie-Grant
Art Director: Tom Kearney