‘Beyond’ presents poetry in colorful motion and music. In 3 distinct movements, its enchanting tour of Beno's audiovisual craftsmanship lifts you from the electrifying buzz of the present to vistas of near-future tomorrows: Sparks of Inception; The pulse of the Organism; From Here to Beyond.
‘Beyond’ relates the seemingly limitless power of human imagination to create and transform on a scale far beyond our own. It is a tall tale of inspiration, courage, determination, tenacity and perseverance through adversity. Shot at locations throughout Abu Dhabi and Dubai, ‘Beyond’s implicit story is about much more than the success of the UAE. What is unfolding in the UAE is a shining, symbolic example of the towering achievements of mankind as a whole.
Showing off the best of 2 years worth of shooting, 'Beyond' doubles as Beno's ‘out-of-the-box’ showreel of client-commissioned time-lapse photography work between 2011 and 2012.
The musical score was composed expressly for 'Beyond' by the immensely talented, award winning composer Vladimir Persan. His gift for music seems to have no limits and having heard most of his past work, it can be said with certainty that his score for 'Beyond' is among his finest.
It's an incredibly cinematic, rich, multi-layered and complex piece of work.
Do yourself a favor; listen only with proper speakers or headphones. You'd be missing out any other way.
You can purchase Vlad’s score from Amazon and iTunes:
Gear employed in the filming of my time lapses:
• Canon DSLR cameras
• Canon and Nikon lenses
• CamBLOCK motion control system
• Genie Syrp portable motion control system
• Gitzo & Manfrotto tripods
• Really Right Stuff ballheads and clamps
• LEE and Heliopan filters
• Promote Remote Control intervalometer by Promote Systems
• LR Timelapse (secret weapon of every self-respecting time lapser)
• GB Timelapse
• Adobe Lightroom
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe After Effects
• Adobe Premiere
For location permits and access, help, inspiration and invaluable wisdom, I would like to thank: Fredi Devas, Chadden Hunter, Dan Rees, Ali Zaigham, Majed Taifur, Simon McCarthy, Denise Keller, Mohammed El Habech, Dhruv Bahri, Anas Saleh, Sanjay Tripathi, Wolfgang Wagner, Sebastian Opitz, Sami Eid, Arab Ameerah, Zaineb Al-Hassani, Daniel Cheong, Colby Brown, Elia Locardi, Karim Nafatni, Richard James Bentley, Ben Wiggins, Tom Lowe, Vikram Verma, Sandeep Nair, Jasem Almeraikhi, Riki Butland, Artyom Kamshilin, Stew Mayer, Barak Epstein, Chris Thomson, Ben Ryan, Timur Gafrov, Marco Famà, Subodh Shetty, and of course, Vladimir Persan.
For all of the above and beyond, thank you Muriel Farah. You are the center of my universe.
Copyright Disclaimer - ATTENTION:
All of the scenes in 'Beyond' were client commissioned. I do not own any of the copyrights, my clients do. None of the scenes featured in this film are available for licensing directly from me, so please don't ask, don't download and don't use the footage in any way, shape or form. DO NOT re-upload the film on Vimeo, Youtube or any other video sharing platform. It's only going to get you in trouble.
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Trails End is a compilation of some of my best timelapse shot in 2014, with a few Aurora shots from early this year. On many of the locations, I used my Palomino SS-1251 truck camper from Cheyenne Camper Center, often ending up near the end of some remote trail. It was shot in Wyoming, Utah and South Dakota. You can see the rest of the shots and full length sequences on the 30+ minute “Trails End” feature, which you can download dakotalapse.com . Available in 4K UHD, up to 4096 X 2304, for licensing.
Some events to watch for:
The slower moving light streaks are airplanes, the fast ones are satellites. I also caught many meteors which are only 1 frame or 1/24th of a second on the timelapse.
:56 Bolide Meteor
1:01 Aurora at Devils Tower and throughout video
1:33 Two Bolide Meteors
Meteors With Persistent Trains 2:29 very fast and short persistent train to right of the Milky Way, a better one at 3:20
2:43 Final Boost Stage of GSSAP and ANGELS satellites
2:55 Owl sitting in tree
3:00 Pink Aurora in the sand dunes of Wyoming’s Red Desert
3:14 Sprites and Gravity Waves
Photography and Editing – Randy Halverson
Production Assistants – River Halverson
Opening Title graphics – Luke Arens
Music – “The Last Stand” licensed from Audiojungle
Title and Credit Music – Simon Wilkinson at TheBlueMask.com
Cheyenne Camping Center – cheyennecampingcenter.com They gave me a great deal on a Palomino Palomino SS-1251 camper which worked great, they also have a great service department.
Dynamic Perception – The Stage Zero and Stage One dollies were used in many of the shots. I can’t recommend them enough for a quality product at a low price. dynamicperception.com/?Click=1228
eMotimo – Great pan and tilt motion control. This will also mount on the Dynamic Perception Dollies. See more about the eMotimo TB3’s on my website. dakotalapse.com/2014/01/emotimo-tb3-motion-control/
Camera Gear Used
2 Canon 5D Mark III’s
1 Canon 6D
Sigma 15mm Fisheye
Sigma 8mm Fisheye
Contact for licensing footage, shooting rates or anything else.
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Volcano Calbuco erupted on April 22, 2015, for the first time in four decades. Located close to the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt in southern Chile. We spend the prior couple of days on the neighboring volcano Osorno (~20km linear distance) shooting timelapses. After an amazing night under the nightsky we took the cable car downwards after a delay caused by repairs. Already late we headed south to catch the ferry on Routa 7 down to Patagonia. After 10min on the ferry we noticed a massive, almost nuclear looking cloud boiling upwards just were we left a few hours ago. Frenetically looking for a good outlook we then rushed to the only non-forested place to get a decent view of the show. We quickly put every bit of camera-equipment we could find on the constantly growing mushroom-cloud. We shot timelapses in 8K and 4K with a Pentax 645Z and Canon 6D. On the A7s we shot 4K video to the Shogun. We filled almost all of our memory cards in the prior night so I had to do backups while shooting all this stuff.
This was for sure the most incredible show I've ever seen. I think this is a one in a lifetime event and I am so happy that we were able to capture it in all its glory.
We will also release a timelapse video of our 6 weeks trip to Patagonia soon.
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Soundtrack: We wish it was never light - Anamog
All footage is available for licensing (video in 4K, timelapses in 8K&4K). For professional inquiries please contact me: email@example.com
FOOTAGE GALLERY: app.nimia.com/presentations/7388/calbuco-4k-volcanic-erruption-footage/
-Sony A7s + Atomos Shogun 4K recorder
-Canon EOS 6D
-Canon 70-200mm f4 L
-Canon 24-105mm f4 L
-Samyang 14mm f2.8
-Pentax 55mm f2.8
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'Last Light' is the story of Los Angeles bearing the brunt of a tempest and the clarity that comes after the storm.
See Los Angeles in rare form.
I spent the better part of two years trying to link together a continuity of weather and light, which proved to be by far the most challenging films I have done to date. For those of you who have lived in Los Angeles, you know that rain, for the most part, is few and far between. Fueled by recent storms, I was able to capture the city in a seldom seen light; torrential rain and dark stormy skies.
Music: 'Holograms' by M83
Special thanks to Anthony Gonzalez & DEF
A big thank you to Eric Kessler (kesslercrane.com) for your continued support of my films.
Zeiss Otus Lenses
Kessler Crane Cinedrive / 2nd Shooter
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