1. Dark Nights won the 'directors choice' award at the Cornwall Film Festival awards ceremony on Sunday 11th Nov 2012. The film was screened at the Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay as part of the 3 day annual event, now in its 10th year.
    Filmed on location in Cornwall and Scilly, Dark Nights, captures cinematic images of arrestingly clear night skies over West Penwith and Scilly. Of the 450 entries received festival director Tiffany Holmes commented 'Graham's film really stood out and captures the true spirit of the festival'.
    cornwallfilmfestival.com/made-kernow-2-0

    In the quiet dark of the night you can hear with alarming clarity. The cameras ability to record what I can faintly see is even more alarming, some of the things I hear are entirely made up. It's hard to distinguish what might be in the shadows or wether they hold any real definition. The night gradually takes on its own shape, soft and hard edges begin to reveal themselves.

    Enhanced by the beautiful music from Agnes Obel, “Wallflower” agnesobel.com/

    Made in Penwith Cornwall grahamgaunt.com
    review - aestheticamagazine.com/blog/the-dark-rooms-south-west-cornwall/
    Tech: Canon 5d2 + Dynamic Perception stage zero

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  2. Produced 2011 by Uncage the Soul Productions
    Ben Canales, John Waller, Steve Engman, Blake Johnson
    uncagethesoul.com

    To plan your adventure to Oregon, visit Travel Oregon at
    traveloregon.com/outdoors

    Finding Oregon is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in September. We've filmed the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson, the Southwestern Coast, the Alvord Desert, Leslie Gulch, Blue Mountains, Crater Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, Deschutes River, and more. We're proud to have touched all four corners of the state; however Oregon is the kind of place that the more you see, the more places there are to still discover.

    The greatest challenge with this project was being in the right place at the right time. Night timelapse sequences particularly have an unexpected number of requirements to get the bright, stunning payoff. First, the moon should be around the New Moon phase (no moon) so as not to compete with outshining the stars, so that means we get about 5 days a month window. Next, weather must be cooperative with a dependable expectancy of cloudless skies. Here in Oregon, only the Summer months have good chance of clear skies, so only 1/4 of the year offers good chance of clear skies. So that means, we have three months in the year, with a 5 day window each month to plan with fingers crossed for epic star shooting conditions. That's only 15 days in a year. Then, you hope that something doesn't come up in regular life to pull you away to other obligations on those few days. It is a maddening challenge getting all the factors to line up to be in the right place at the right time. But, when it does happen- it is such a satisfying feeling!

    Behind the scenes video and photos will be posted at
    facebook.com/UncagetheSoulProductions

    Many thanks to those who supported us in this project including...

    Music by Michael Nelson Rizzo
    epicsoul.com

    Pro Photo Supply...still and video camera and audio equipment support
    prophotosupply.com

    Columbia Sportswear
    columbia.com

    Dynamic Perception
    dynamicperception.com

    Bill Price
    Captain of the Starship

    On Ecosalon
    ecosalon.com/exclusive-video-oregon-nature-timelapse-434/

    On OPB
    ecotrope.opb.org/2011/11/video-you-can-still-see-the-stars-in-oregon/

    On Treehugger
    treehugger.com/travel/gorgeous-time-lapse-video-of-oregons-starry-night-sky.html

    On Huffington Post
    huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/29/oregon-in-stunning-time-lapse_n_1119329.html

    On KATU
    katu.com/living/outdoors/Capturing-Oregons-beauty-one-frame-at-a-time-134775568.html

    On REI
    findout.rei.com/blog_detail/?contentid=6464935742904532667

    On Yahoo
    shine.yahoo.com/green/stunning-timelapse-video-oregon-181600226.html

    On Reuters
    reuters.com/video/2011/11/30/time-lapse-images-reveal-oregon-in-all-i?videoId=226022806&videoChannel=300

    On NewSchoolofPhotography
    newschoolofphotography.com/content/1301-finding-oregon.html

    On KGW
    kgw.com/lifestyle/Finding-Oregon-Time-lapse-photography-134772623.html

    On Discover Magazine
    blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/11/30/time-lapse-finding-oregon/

    On The Atlantic
    theatlantic.com/video/archive/2011/12/finding-oregon/249312/

    On PhotoWeeklyOnline
    photoweeklyonline.com/finding-oregon-timelapse-video/

    On Scientific American
    blogs.scientificamerican.com/culturing-science/2011/12/02/breathtaking-time-lapse-video-makes-me-question-copernicus/

    On the Daily Beast
    andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/12/mental-health-break-2.html

    On Discovery Channel
    dsc.discovery.com/adventure/spectacular-time-lapse-finding-oregon.html

    On Kurier
    video.kurier.at/portal/#!-Finding-Oregon----Ein-Trip-durch-Oregon-im-Zeitra-462255

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  3. Facebook: Islands And Rivers

    A chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena.

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  4. Buy the feature film PLANETARY: vimeo.com/ondemand/planetary
    For more info about PLANETARY and Planetary Collective visit weareplanetary.com.

    On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

    The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

    ‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.

    CAST
    • EDGAR MITCHELL – Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
    • RON GARAN – ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis
    • NICOLE STOTT – Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis
    • JEFF HOFFMAN – Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at MIT
    • SHANE KIMBROUGH – Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army
    • FRANK WHITE – space theorist and author of the book ‘The Overview Effect’
    • DAVID LOY- philosopher and author
    • DAVID BEAVER – philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute
    ———-
    CREW
    Producer: STEVE KENNEDY
    Director: GUY REID
    Editor: STEVE KENNEDY
    Director of Photography: CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
    Original Score: HUMAN SUITS
    Dubbing Mixer: PATCH MORRISON
    ———-
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    Filmed with Canon 5D Mk ii.
    Additional footage from NASA / ESA archives
    Duration: 19 minutes
    ———-

    Planetary Collective: planetarycollective.com/
    Overview Microsite: overviewthemovie.com/
    Human Suits (original score): humansuits.com/

    For more information:
    The Overview Institute: overviewinstitute.org/
    Fragile Oasis: fragileoasis.org/

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  5. Update II: Check out my latest time lapse project: vimeo.com/simonchristen/timelapsecollection

    Update: Thank you so much to all of you. I am humbled and a little bit overwhelmed with all your comments. I am trying to answer all the questions (please keep 'em coming) but would like to thank each of you for taking the time to write a comment. I am reading them all. THANK YOU.
    Almost 3/4 of a million views and 10k likes in one week, I am floored. It truly makes me happy that my little film is able to connect with you and hopefully evokes the same feeling of happiness that I felt while shooting it.

    Thank you also so much to everybody that has left me tip. You are too kind!

    -

    It has been almost 3 years since I released "The Unseen Sea" and I'm excited and proud to share with you my latest project "Adrift".

    "Adrift" is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. I chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is where “Adrift” was born.

    The weather conditions have to be just right for the fog to glide over the hills and under the bridge. I developed a system for trying to guess when to make the drive out to shoot, which involved checking the weather forecast, satellite images and webcams multiple times a day. For about 2 years, if the weather looked promising, I would set my alarm to 5am, recheck the webcams, and then set off on the 45-minute drive to the Marin Headlands.

    I spent many mornings hiking in the dark to only find that the fog was too high, too low, or already gone by the time I got there. Luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and I was able to capture something really special. Adrift is a collection of my favorite shots from these excursions into the ridges of the Marin Headlands.

    I hope with my short film I am able to convey the feeling of happiness I felt while I experienced those stunning scenes.

    I am so grateful to Jimmy LaValle, from the band “The Album Leaf”, for composing a custom score for Adrift. Jimmy's music is fantastically beautiful and captures the mood perfectly. Please check out his website. Thanks again Jimmy for your hard work.

    I hope you enjoy the film and thank you for watching.

    If you like this short film, please consider using the Tip Jar below, proceeds will go towards the next project...

    Licensing: Adrift is copyrighted. All of my work is available for licensing under a rights-managed agreement. If you are interested in using any of my images and/or time lapse footage, please visit my website or contact me directly. Most of my clips are available up to 4K resolution! All of them support 2.8K and standard HD resolutions of 1080p/720p. Some of my favorite scenes in the film are also available as high resolution prints.

    Visit my website at simonchristen.com
    or follow me on facebook: facebook.com/SimonChristenPhotography
    or 500px: 500px.com/SimonChristen

    You can follow Jimmy LaValle's work here and get a free copy of the song: on.fb.me/1b6c6gy

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