The final video in the Wyoming Wildscapes trilogy! Mountains, deserts, a total solar eclipse, tornadoes, supercells, and intense lightning are here. All photographed in Wyoming.
Wyoming Wildscapes 3 is a three part video. Mountains (0:00 - 4:00), deserts/high plains (4:01 - 6:40), storms (6:41 - end). It's my longest time lapse to date, and I do recommend watching the entire video at least once. However, each part does stand on its own. There is a lot of footage packed into this video. Wyoming Wildscapes 3 is also my first real attempt at creating ambient sound scapes. Always felt it was something severely lacking in my work, and decided to give it a shot this time around. The areas without ambient sound effects are intentional.
Why so much storm time lapse you may ask? It's a hell of a lot easier to sit on your ass in a vehicle for thousands of miles than it is to carry 80 lbs of gear on your back into the wilderness for dozens of miles. Plus, I think supercells and other forms of severe weather are just about the coolest events our planet manifests. I find mesoscale convective systems of particular interest, and there are a few in this video.
I don't expect to be able to release much in the way of time lapse for the foreseeable future. Although I will probably release more storm footage down the road now and then as it's magnitudes easier and less time consuming than the mountain and desert wilderness time lapse. Having a young one to take care of now has also changed my priorities. Need to find a more profitable career path as photography isn't cutting it here in Wyoming. The time and effort involved in creating this project boggles the mind when I look back at it. Suppose it's really all about the journey and memories made anyway, and there are definitely some memorable moments in this video. Don't want to bore people with too many silly stats, but the color grading and dust spot/bird/bug removal alone took over 500 hours, and yet I'm sure something was missed despite that time investment. This does not include the countless hours spent hiking, shooting, driving, or final editing. It has made for a very interesting process and journey. Don't think I'll ever be able to make something quite like it again.
Video copyright Nicolaus Wegner 2018 - Music and sound effects are copyrighted by their respective owners (more info below). Footage captured mostly in 4K/5K format but also some 8K (mountains and desert material as clouds seem almost pointless at higher resolutions from my tests). I will not be uploading higher resolution versions of this video.
You are welcome to share, link to and embed the original version of this video if no ads or commercial profit is derived directly from the video (no ad overlays, etc). This was a passion project, and basically my last ode to the wild state of Wyoming. I put a rather insane amount of time, effort, and no small amount of personal funds into this project. Please respect that. Any re-uploads of this video will be actively removed. If I decide to upload it elsewhere eventually, I'll do it myself. No rights will be granted for the use, reproduction, marketing, editing, deriving works, or any other commercial endeavors from this video without my express permission.
To everyone that just wants to view some cool Wyoming scenery and epic high plains storms, enjoy the wildscapes!
This video is in no way endorsed by any of the websites or creators mentioned here.
All five of the epic music tracks are licensed through Audiomachine - Audiomachine.com
Various sound effects (birds and animals, wind, rain, thunder, ambient) licensed through Sonniss and pond5.
Various sound effects (mostly wind and water) acquired freely through Sound Jay - SoundJay.com
The nearly impossible to find high quality Pika chirping sound acquired via youtube thanks to Jay Ryser.
You'd be surprised how few decent recordings there are of these little high mountain critters.
Public Domain - Various bird and ambient sounds as well as some wolf and coyote recordings
NPS & MSU Acoustic Atlas/Jennifer Jerrett