Earlier this year I released my first ever short film that collected a bunch of timelapses I photographed during the 2012 monsoon season in Arizona. I was incredibly proud of that film and I was amazed at how well-received it was by all of you! It's been played 45k times and the feedback was so wonderful...it of course spurred me on to do another one!
This latest film is from the recently completed 2013 monsoon season. Out here in Arizona the season runs from June 15th through September 30th. But in reality these timelapses were photographed between July 1st and September 18th.
It was quite a summer. I drove well over 8,000 miles all across Arizona. I didn't get to venture up north as much as I wanted, but I was all over southeast Arizona. In fact, I saw two fairly incredible storms down south this year...hail cores, shelf clouds...weather I don't normally expect to see here in Arizona.
This year was a lot different than 2012. Other than one great haboob, the dust storms weren't very intense this summer. But the lightning was better for me and I think you'll enjoy that section a lot more than last year! One of the things people said they really enjoyed on the first film was the lightning sequences...and they were super short. Not this year!
People usually have questions, so I will try to answer them ahead of time.
- At this point I don't use dolly's or motion because most of the time I'm setting up in a matter of seconds and timelapsing for short periods of time. Next year will be different though. I hope.
- Everything was shot on Canon products (plus a Rokinon 14mm lens). I used a 5D3 and two 5D2's with random lenses. I list them all in the film credits.
- The music used is also in the title credits.
- Most of these were shot at 1-2 second intervals.
I so loved putting this together. It's taken me weeks of editing and re-editing, mixing music, etc., to get this to this final version.
I hope you enjoy the film! If you have any comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below and I will do my best to answer every one of them!
Thank you for watching! I suggest the big screen, when you can sit back and enjoy it!
Also there is a teeny little outtake at the end :)