Ok folks, this is it. Here is my first video project.
It is a video of the Northern Lights created using stills (stop motion). All sequences are shot in or close to Tromsø in Northern Norway.
I have spent over 6months collecting footage for this, I have shot approx 50.000 stills to choose from in making this video. A goal for me has been to try to preserve the real-time speed of the northern lights, or come as close as possible, and present it the way I experienced it, instead of the northern lights just flashing over the sky in the blink of an eye. It may work on other time-lapse videos with fast moving clouds and sunsets etc, but with the northern lights in focus, it should be presented in it's true speed to reflect her beauty, imo. In the video I have put together a collection of slow moving auroras in the woods, over the mounatins, in the city, in the foreshore, reflected in the sea, with some of the most spectacular and strongest auroral outbreaks seen in many years. Included here is a coronal outbreak, in which I am particularly happy to present, since it is very difficult to get on stills, even worse on "film".
I got a fantastic soundtrack made for the video by local musical talent in Tromsø; Per Wollen. A Huge thanks goes to you Per obviously! The audio track "Aurora in the sky" can be found on iTunes.
A huge thank goes to Jay and dynamicperception.com/ for making the most awesome timelapse gear available, and who made some of the sequences in this video possible!
The video shown here on Vimeo is 1280x720. It may be also available in 1920x1080 and Digital Cinema HD 4K. Contact me for higher resolution. Video may not be used commercially or public without permission.
Footage has been prepared for viewing in sRGB color space since this is the space most people use. Hence wide gamut displays may display colors wrong, especially green ones which the aurora mostly appears in, since the most clipping in color space when downscaling to sRGB is done in the green color area.
Gear used to put this together:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 24 L 1.4 Mark II (My precious)
Canon EF 16-35 L 2.8 Mark II
Samyang 14mm 2.8
Nikon 14-24 2.8G AF S
Tokina 11-16 2.8
Meade DS-2000 w 497 Autostar
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly/Rail w MX2
A new showreel from award winning visual effects studio, The Mill, featuring a selection of the very best VFX work from our London, New York and Los Angeles teams.
The music track is 'Velvet' by The Big Pink.
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For even more info please visit my site at http://www.transparentmirrorproductions.com I wanted to keep this video as natural as possible, and I am glad I did. I kept the original sound instead of adding music because listening to the water run and drain in reverse made the video feel more natural and engaging. The video was shot all in one take. I then used jump like cuts to keep the video in the 45 sec limit. The variations of the reverse speeds were used to make the video more dynamic with peaks and valleys of slow and fast motion. The lighting was all natural as well, with the sun light coming through the window (which u cant see because it's off screen) and overhead florescent lights. I decided to keep the shot tight and close because it created this small world inside of the sink. The food coloring was added to give the water some life/personality. I hope you like it, and congrats to everyone who participated in this really fun challenge. Gizmodo I can't wait for the next Video Challenge!
Shot on a canon 7d, using a 50mm 1.4 lens, 1280x720 60fps, reverse speed from -20% to -250%, iso 3200, shutter speed 1/8000, f/1.8
I went on a camping trip with my friends to Yosemite National Park this Summer. The weather was so nice, and the views were amazing. I got some great video and captured some amazing timelapse video on my GH4. Most of the video is shot in 4K but published in 1080p for sharp crisp video. I did some color correct, but if I had time I would do more.