compilation of 2 days of diving in Fiji's Beqa Lagoon.
Soft corals that will blow you away , be it on Pinnacles or Swim thru's...absolutely stunning.
My fav is shrimp scene , and ofcourse the very end where our boat is accompanied by Dolphins.
We spotted Humpbacks from a distance unfortunately too far and too late to capture on camera.
rig: Light & Motion Bluefin pro housing with Sony cx550,Fathom 90 wide angle lens
Music by Cinematic Orchestra ''time and space''
hope you enjoy and feel free to comment:)
Read an interview about me and the making of this film in The Atlantic: t.co/DeLuCdTj
Take a journey through the wilderness in the heart of the American Southwest - Eastern Sierras, Grand Canyon, Upper and Lower Antelope Canyons, Rattlesnake Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs, North Coyote Buttes, the Wave, Yosemite National Park, Monument Valley, Grand Staircase Escalante and the December 2011 Lunar Eclipse.
Film by Henry Jun Wah Lee, Evosia Studios
Music is One Must Believe by Justin R. Durban, justindurban.com. Used with permission.
Motion / Timelapse gear from Kessler Crane. kesslercrane.com. Thanks Eric and Chris, for all your help and assistance.
Shot in 1080p and 4K. 1080p version will be uploaded later.
No special effects. No composites. No CGI. Just the beauty of nature captured through the lens of the camera. :)
Cameras: Canon 5D Mk II, 7D, 60D.
Lenses: 14mm 2.8, 16-35 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 11-16 2.8, Celestron CPC 925 XLT Telescope (2350mm equivalent)
Equipment: Kessler Crane modified for crane lapse, pocket dolly, oracle controller, 12 ft rail track with shuttle pod, various elecktra drive motors.
Aerial Filmworks is working with the Grand Canyon National Park to film the national park using the Cineflex V14HD. This amazing gyro-stabilized aerial system uses an integrated Sony CineAlta HDC1500 camera with 42x 9.7mm Fujinon lens. All footage was recorded 1080/23.98p dual-link 4:4:4 to a Sony SRW1 deck on HDCAM SR tape stock.
The original HDCAM SR source tapes were digitized using an AJA Kona3 card to a MacPro 8 core with 17Gb RAM, and edited with Final Cut Pro at our inhouse edit suite.
The Cineflex V14HD was mounted on the nose of a Bell 206B3 Jet Ranger helicopter. We worked closely with the national park to make sure all permissions and permits were in place. Daily updates to local air traffic control and the tour helicopter companies were sent on flight days. Our pilot was specifically approved for the operation by the FAA and Department of Interior. We mapped reference points to the GPS and input sensitive condor nesting areas that we needed to avoid. Natural resource and wildlife managers reviewed our flight plans.
The Aerial Filmworks team believes in doing our part to maintain a carbon neutral planet. Through a partnership with TerraPass, we invest in carbon offsets for every hour of flight time that our Cineflex equipment is on a helicopter.
All Grand Canyon clips are available as HD stock footage.
This is a collection of all time lapse shots I recorded during my July 2011 road trip from California to Minnesota visiting friends and National Parks along the way. The footage here, I'm sorry to say, really is not state of the art. With motion control rigs time lapse has come a long way to give us new perspectives and angles. So was sad I could not bring my own bulky DIY rig (no way they would let it on the plane).
But then, this video was always a side project. Time was limited in the places leaving not much room for location scouting or waiting for ideal weather conditions. On the whole - I realized when making this video - it is rather a compilation than a unified video. So for me personally it lacks unity, the "golden thread" connecting things or something...but as part of the extended cut these shots will however nicely serve to reminiscence about the trip.
Locations: Monolake, Eureka Dunes, Death Valley, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon North and South Rim, Navajo Bridge, Horse Shoe Bend, Monument Valley, Arches, Wyoming, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Rockies, South Dakota Badlands
The Grand Canyon is an immense place, almost unfathomable in scale, and one of the last places in the American West to be explored. John Wesley Powell called it the "Great Unknown," having no idea what rapids, falls, or canyons awaited him on his first descent of the river in 1869. In the decades since, the Canyon has been a playground for dozens of explorers. River runners, backpackers, routefinders, lithic hunters, and peakbaggers have all laid claim to the Canyon's iconic landmarks, often seeking out the prestigious "firsts." While many significant points of interest were being explored, there was one feature that was left almost entirely ignored: the Canyon's innumerable technical slots.
Deep within this vast wilderness are secret and intimate tributaries rarely visited by man, hiding some of the Canyon's most remarkable features. The barrier to entry is steep. To explore them, one must have a knowledge of backpacking, packrafting, rappeling, anchor building, and off-trail navigation. The Last of the Great Unknown is the story of these slots, the canyoneers who systematically explored their drainages, and the secrets hidden deep within their walls.
The film will premiere the last week of April, 2012. Check the official website for updates!
Official Website - lastofthegreatunknown.com/
Follow on Facebook - facebook.com/pages/Last-of-the-Great-Unknown/183869008384960
Directed by Dan Ransom - danransom.com
Original Score by Amy Stolzenbach - amystolzenbach.com