I took around 8000 photos over 5 days throughout the North Shore Hawaii, Oahu.
All photos and clips are available for purchase.
This was my first time out using my Emotimo TB3 Black combined with the Dynamic Perception Stage One Dolly.
I had so much fun exploring with different variations of 3 axis movements.
Until the next one, thanks for watching, I hope you enjoy!
Big thanks to Dynamic Perception and Emotimo for their amazing motion control gear.
I shot Huelux from April-November 2013 in South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah. The weather in 2013 made it difficult for me to get some of the shots I wanted. There were many times I planned to shoot the Milky Way or Aurora, and the clouds would roll in. But that also allowed me to get more night storm timelapse than I have any other year.
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I was in Utah for 6 nights, it was clear only one night, it was also 95F at midnight that night. So I couldn't shoot as high of an ISO as I wanted because of noise, but I still pulled off a few good shots in Zion Canyon.The weather was much the same while I was in Wyoming, it was cloudy 2/3 of the nights I was there. But I did get some of my best Milky Way shots of the year in Wyoming, see 1:45-2:05 in the video. The clouds did make for some good sunrise and sunset shots.
On the Milky Way shots you will see a lot of slow and fast moving satellites, a few meteors and planes. The meteors are hard to see in timelapse, but you may see a quick flash because they only last one frame. If you see a light moving across the sky, it is either an airplane or satellite, not a meteor.
Some of the Aurora I shot were unexpected with no advanced notice. Several nights I was setting up Milky Way shots, when I noticed the glow in the sky to the north. In one case an hour before I got any Aurora notification on my phone. The storm shot at 2:57 has Aurora behind it, which was quickly covered up by the storm.
I came up with the title Huelux, which comes from hue (a color property), and lux which is latin for light. Some of the Aurora and Milky Way were difficult to color correct, so I spent a lot of time with the hue settings, white balance, etc. during the month and a half edit. The low Aurora on the horizon were often yellow, while closer (higher in the sky) Aurora were green. If I adjusted the yellow Aurora on the horizon green, it threw the rest of the colors, such as grass, way off and made the whole image too blue.
The end credit backgrounds are 10 second timelapse exposures of Andromeda Galaxy and Orion shot with a 200mm lens on an Ioptron Skytracker. You will see some satellites moving through the sequences.
Photography and Editing – Randy Halverson
Production Assistants – River Halverson and Kelly McILhone
Music by Peter Nanasi - peternanasi.com
Dakotalapse opening title – Luke Arens
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/#oid=1005_1
3-Axis motion control timelapses can be difficult to set up, however with the right gear (and guidance) it doesn't have to be. In this video tutorial I'll show you how to set up the eMotimo TB3 Black with the Dynamic Perception Stage One Dolly to shoot 3-axis motion controlled timelapses.
This is not a tutorial on what settings to use to capture particular timelapse events (astrolapses, bulb ramping, etc.) instead it focuses on the best way to connect these two products and the simplicity that it allows.
Join us on-location for one of our Advanced 5-Day/Night-Sky Timelapse Workshops. The next workshop is June 2-6th, 2014 in Moab, Utah.
Me and my crew were in NYC shooting a mural for FAILE in hells kitchen and post for a piece of mine in Florida "AWAKEN" and made time for a small piece on the memorial lights of 9/11's 12 anniversary. Next year we will do our best to showcase this the way it deserves.
ENJOY! and share in the remembrance of what it really means to come together as a country to make this a better world