1. Coming soon exclusively to Outside TV Features, Over The Horizon is a one of a kind series that takes us to some of the most beautiful places in the South Pacific. This is a journey you are not going to want to miss. Let the voyage begin.

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  2. Blu-Ray discs available here: mikeolbinski.com/shop/
    Song by Kerry Muzzey: "Palladio Rebuilt" (on iTunes: http://bit.ly/pall_MO)
    Follow me: mikeolbinski.com / twitter.com/mikeolbinski / facebook.com/mikeolbinskiphotography / instagram.com/mikeolbinski
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    I've been chasing the monsoon in Arizona for about 6-7 years now. This summer was different though. Back in late July, I was wondering why it felt like I was out chasing more than ever before. And then I remembered. I had a job last summer. This year I didn't. I went full-time photography in November of 2014 and haven't looked back.

    I was free to roam and had virtually no limitations. I even had multiple chases where I never actually wend to bed, but instead chased all night. I took the kids to New Mexico at one point early in the season.

    Last year I counted roughly 31 total days that I chased a storm during the monsoon. This summer: 48. Yikes.

    17,000 miles driven, which was about 3,000 more than last year. Perhaps the biggest difference this year was shooting nearly 60,000 more time-lapse frames than I did in 2014. 105,000 total. And what sticks out to me even more than any of the other numbers above, is that only 55,000 of those 105,000 frames made it into Monsoon II.

    What that means is I was able to stuff this new film with only of the best of the best. We missed out on some of the huge dust storms like I've captured in years past, but overall, I think this represents some of the best weather I've ever photographed in Arizona. There are stunning shelf clouds, gorgeous rain shafts, lots of blowing dust, tons of lightning, and even multiple mini-supercells/mesocyclones. The brief meso over Cottonwood at the 3:38 mark is one of my all-time favorites.

    I can't talk much more about the film without addressing the music real quick. The song is called Palladio (Rebuilt) and it's once again by the amazing Kerry Muzzey who donated it to me for Monsoon II. He also let me use another song of his for my previous film, The Chase and I'm beyond grateful for his generosity. I mean, how do you thank someone enough for that? Click here to find the song on iTunes and please support his work! I've said it a million times...the music is at least 50% of these movies I make. Kerry's art helps bring my films to life. Thank you my friend!

    When I'm out there capturing footage for these films, I'm constantly thinking about the story I want to tell. For example, I wanted a lot of erupting, towering cumulus at the beginning to launch into the meatier clips. I started laying out the film back in mid-August. Certain clips I already knew would be in certain places in relation to the ups and downs of the song itself. As the season wore on, I gathered more and more clips and began to lay out the entire film. I'd remove clips when I got something better. There was exhausting editing, re-editing, looping music, reluctantly dropping clips that didn't work or were unfixable and watching it over, and over and over, to make sure I was telling the story I wanted to tell.

    At one point, about halfway through...I was telling Jina that I have a lot of great stuff, but still haven't shot the final scene yet. I had no idea what it would be, but I knew I didn't have it. And then that very night (or maybe the next day)...I was out west of Tonopah and I knew on the way home that the monsoon had finally delivered my ending.

    That is what is so amazing about doing this. You hit the road with zero idea about what you're going to see over the course of a summer. You might imagine scenarios or have ideas, but they get blown out of the water by reality. And that's what I love about it.

    My hope is that you can see and feel that love in this film. The beauty of the monsoon in Arizona. This is where I'm from and this is home.

    More on the story here: mikeolbinski.com/theblog/2015/10/monsoon-ii/
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    Technical Details:

    Captured with Canon 5D3's, a 5D2, Canon 16-35mm, Rokinon 14, 24, 35 and 85mm.
    Processed using Lightroom, LR Timelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro

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  3. A little stabilization and post work can go a long way on some GoPro footage.
    Pilots in order:
    @duclaws
    @averitas
    @eatkabab
    @quadcopterguy

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  4. Legendary photographer Jay Maisel offers advice on how to take better photographs, including tips on how to be a more successful street photographer. Maisel recently published Light, Gesture & Color (New Riders press), a book "for people that are tired of bullshit books that tell them exactly what to do, and so they get rote results," he told PDN.

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  5. In 1995, photographic master Guido Argentini was moved to coat a model in silver makeup.

    The shiny silver paint transformed the models: dancers, gymnasts and aerialists into metallic statues, into new beings that became almost liquid like under the studio lights.

    Evoking the luminous polished planes of the work of Brancusi and the verve of Degas’ ballet sketches, these photographs endow the human body with both the solidity of sculpture and the vivid energy of dance.

    Using geometrical props Guido Argentini created a contrast between the human body and the archetypal forms of geometry: triangles, circles and squares.

    The final result of many years of work is this book:Argentum

    A collection of more than 100 stunning photographs.

    Argentum is a book but is also a movie, a documentary that reveals

    The concepts that are behind the making of this book:

    Argentini’s esthetic of the human form and the skills of the athletes that posed for these photographs.

    “ARGENTUM” THE BOOK

    Available in Europe July 2013

    Available in USA September 2013

    “ARGENTUM” THE MOVIE

    Available in USA FALL 2013

    Music composed and produced by © Alessio Nanni - All Rights Reserved
    ARGENTUM THE MOVIE is a WHITE NOISE FACTORY PRODUCTION
    All Rights Reserved.

    guidoargentini.com
    alessionanni.com
    whitenoisefactory.com

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