Winner - Best Cinematography, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2011
Winner - Action Sports Category, Vimeo Awards 2012
Winner - G-Raid Driven Creativity award - Professional Category
Winner - Best Cinematography, 5Point Film Festival 2011
Winner - Grand Prize - Chamonix Film Festival 2011
Winner - Best short - New York Surf Film Festival 2011
Winner - Digital short of the Year, Surfer Poll
Winner - Relentless Short Stories 2011
Winner - Amstel Surf Film Festibal, Peoples Choice award
Winner - Best short, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
Winner - Best International Short, Canadian Surf Film Festival
Winner - Best Short, Waimea Ocean Film Festival# vimeo.com/14074949 Uploaded 2.5M Plays 41.4K Likes 1,670 Comments
Place: Moscow, Andreevsky bridge.
Date: 30 August 2012.
Director: Alexander Us
Producers: Alexey Rozov, Maria Kiseleva
Art-director: Pavel Paratov
Designers: Pavel Paratov, Vitaliy Yakin, Nikita Mikharev, Vasiliy Filileev, Alena Danilova
Music: Alexander Knyazev
Technical director: Dmitriy Napolnov
Touch Designer Operators: Dmitriy Napolnov, Denis Akopov
Projectors: Sergey Gabriel, Evgeniy Parfenov
Light: Evgeniy Drozdov, Dmitriy Kudinov, Vladimir Liysenko
Lazer: Michail Solovyev, Anatoliy Podchukaev, Dmitriy Kuchuvalskiy, Fadi Dumap
Electrician: Dmitriy Voevodin
Senior manager: Anna Solos
Managers: Andrey Kuzmin, Natasha Kudryavceva
Video operators: Evgeniy Archipov, Nikita Belous
Final cut: Kino Unit
Light people performance: Stigma show
Special thanks: Government of Moscow, Moscow Information Technology Department# vimeo.com/51090077 Uploaded 9,147 Plays 140 Likes 4 Comments
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Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.
Shot entirely in Ultra HD 4K resolution, this short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011.
For 17 days I traveled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, traveled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.
Iceland is a landscape photographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list. Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.
During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of "Golden light". Once the sun had set it wouldn't even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don't start to reappear until August.
My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple... You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.
Interview with Michael Levy Studio about the film:
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Motion Control System:
The motion controlled shots in this film were shot using the Stage Zero dolly system made by Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com/)
Cameras and Lenses:
2 Canon 5DII DSLR cameras
1 Canon 7D
Various Canon lenses
Special Thanks to:
REYKJAVIK RENT A CAR (reykjavikrentacar.is/)
Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com/)
Kessler Crane (kesslercrane.com/)
Michael Levy Studio (international-photographer.com) for his Icelandic eROADBOOK
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