This is footage I shot during a cinematography course I taught in Queenstown during the summer of 2014. The footage was shot over one week in various locations throughout the South Island, and required carrying quite a lot of equipment into fairly remote locations!
The major locations include the beginning of the Routeburn track near Paradise, the Lindis Pass, Mt Cook, the Tasman Valley, and Lake Tekapo. A lot of these are also film locations for Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit.
Equipment used included: Canon 5Dmk3, 16-35 L, 24-105L, and 70-200L. Neutral density filters and polarisers were used extensively to help with skies and water. Zacuto Marauder DSLR rig was used for a lot of shots, plus also a Glidecam HD4000 in the forest, Kessler Pocket Dolly, Kessler Pocket Jib, and SmallHD monitor.
A focus of the course I was teaching was Timelapse creation. The timelapses in this video were made using a combination of intervalometer, sped up video (where the clouds were moving fast enough to film in real time), or a Syrp Genie for the moving shots (such as those at the small Stone church at the end).
All editing in After Effects and Premiere using Twixtor for retiming. There was a small amount of colour correction with Magic Bullet looks, and some sharpening and warp stabilisation. Most colour correction was actually performed in camera though, where as an experiment I shot it using the landscape profile rather than flat.
Thanks very much as always to Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken from the Queenstown School of Creative Photography for taking us to a lot of locations and for invaluable advice on shots and composition! Also to Canon for supplying student cameras during the shoots.