This timelapse video is a collection of footage shot over the last year and a half around the western half of the United States. The shots ranged from very different locations. From Montana to Arizona and most weren't easy to get to but of course that makes them worth going to. The locations captured ranged in temps of 100 degrees to -9 degrees and in elevations of 12,000 feet to 225 feet below sea level. It took over 15,000 captured still images to make this video.
This film was made by our crew of timelapse newbies and myself over 5 days in the Eastern Sierra. We shot in Mono Lake, Alabama Hills, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and areas around Bishop.
About the workshop:
Taught by timelapse filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee, participants learned how to shoot everything from static to multi-axis, day to night, and astro timelapses. The 5 day workshop also covered how to process RAW photos into Ultra HD resolution 4K videos.
Thanks to Kessler Crane for supplying the motion control devices for our participants. Shot with Kessler Pocket Dolly, Cineslider, Shuttle Pod Mini, Shuttle Pod, Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly, Revolution v2 Head, 3 axis Cinedrive, and Oracle controllers.
Afrian Skies 2 features the beautiful African Landscapes and their inhabitants.
We did it again! But this time we wanted more!
We traveled 6 Weeks through the most beautiful Landscapes of Namibia, Botswana and South Africa and shot literally every night - and day. We produced nearly 4 Terabytes of RAW data, shooting with 4 Cameras and I spent half a year of editing - this exceeded the limits of African Skies 1 by far.
I edited the whole film in 4K. The video Sequences, shot with the Nikon D800 and D7100 had to be upscaled a bit (still no reasonable 4K Film-Camera available..) - the Time Lapse sequences, shot mostly with the Nikon D600, were downscaled from 6K. The whole editing and grading (video and time lapse) was done with LRTimelapse and Adobe Lightroom and then only cut in Premiere Pro - this lead to the amazing quality you can see - especially in the Download-Versions.