1. Celestial Lights is my second video project. It is another stop motion based video about the northern lights. The video is shot in the northern parts of Norway, Finland and Sweden during autumn 2011, winter and spring 2012.

    If you like the video, please feel free to share it!

    More info about me and my photography work:
    facebook.com/arcticlightphoto
    arcticlightphoto.no

    If you have access to proper audio hardware, please connect and turn up the volume to enjoy the fantastic music composed by Norwegian composer Kai-Anders Ryan. Not only is Kai-Anders a great musical talent, he is also very professional and a joy to work with.

    Kai-Anders can be found here:
    facebook.com/KaiAndersRyan
    kaiandersryan.no/

    The audio track can be found here:
    itunes.apple.com/us/album/celestial-light-single/id522002534

    For those who do not know, auroras are caused by solar activity. This is shortly visualized in the video. Our suns activity varies in 11 year cycles, and we are closing solar maximum (solar max) for our current solar cycle somewhere between 2012-2013, and solar activity with corresponding auroral activity has clearly been picking up. The beginning of 2011 was lots of clouds but weather improved late 2011 and out 2012. This video contains recordings from some of the most spectacular auroral displays I have ever witnessed, and I have seen a few.

    For this video I did shoot approx 150.000 exposures from sept.2011 - april.2012 using Canon DSLR's and various wide angle lenses. Approx 6.000 frames in this video. To achieve pannings I used the fantastic Stage Zero + MX2 controller time-lapse gear from Dynamic Perception.

    The video is a merge of two parts; the first part contains some more wild and aggressive auroras, as well as a few milky way sequences, hence either auroras are moving fast because they are, or they are fast due to motion of the milky way / stars. Still, some of the strait up shots are very close to real-time speed, although auroras mostly are slower, she can also be FAST! The second part has some more slow and majestic auroras, where I have focused more on composition and foreground. The music should give you a clear indication of where you are :)

    Again, choosing what sequences to use was a battle, and many good sequences will have to wait for a later project I am working on ;) - More info about this will be announced on my facebook site. facebook.com/arcticlightphoto

    This video summarizes the end of a hectic aurora season for me, and my last shots was done only a few days ago. However now the late sunlight is making it hard to shoot the auroras at night up here, so I decided enough was enough for now, and time to release the video.

    I have driven thousands of km between locations up here in the arctic this season, and while on location(s) I was running between 2-3 cameras like a madman, and almost every sequence you see in this video also has been shot using circular fish-eye optics, for yet another project to come. Luckily I had some good company on many of the cold nights.

    Gear used:
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Canon 15mm f/2.8, Canon 24mm f/1.4 II, Canon 17-40 f/4, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8,
    Samyang 14mm f/2.8, Samyang 24mm f/1.4

    Dynamic Perception Stage Zero + MX2, Orion/Merlin AZ Teletrack head.

    Thanks to:
    Thomas Seppola
    Antti Pietikainen
    Thorbjørn Riise Hågensen
    Helge Mortensen

    Dynamic Perception for making the greatest timelapse gear available to mankind!
    Check it out here: dynamicperception.com

    Hope you like the video, and that you by watching it are able to understand my fascination and awe for this beautiful celestial phenomenon.

    Video will also be available in 4K Digital Cinema on request.

    Best,
    Ole

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  2. "Made on Earth" is the result of many photography expeditions over the past two years. Spain, Iceland, Estonia and USA were the main destinations.

    My goal has always been to get the best results, both technical and dramatical, emphasizing composition, light and feeling in each and every shot.

    The difficulty of filming in many locations, the arduous process of developing and the physical and economic effort I had to make to film this piece, makes me extremely happy to share the material in Vimeo.

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    Follow me:
    enriquepacheco.com

    twitter.com/EnriquePacheco_
    facebook.com/eppacheco
    instagram.com/enrique_pacheco_photo

    – If you want to license this footage, you can contact the media department: media@enriquepacheco.com
    (please only professional enquires, high quality footage is not for free)

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    Technical aspects:

    Camera equipment:
    2x Canon 5DmarkII
    1x Nikon 14-24 f2.8, Nikon 17-35 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8
    Motorized slider: Kietacam Xlidercam-M (kietacam.com/en/caracteristicas-xlidercam-m/)
    This is maybe the most powerful tool out there.

    Editing and postproduction:
    1st. - Developing with Lightroom
    2nd. -Continued Developing with LRTimelapse (lrtimelapse.com) What a great tool!!
    3rd. - Complied with Quicktime
    4th. - Editing with Final Cut Pro
    5th. - Post with After Effects
    6th. - Color Grading with Apple Color

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  4. Please visit (and Like)
    facebook.com/EstebanDiaconoMotionGraphics

    estebandiacono.tv

    Official Version: Ólafur Arnalds / Ljósið vimeo.com/6284199

    You can listen to and buy the album at: foundsongs.erasedtapes.com/

    Ljósið composed by Ólafur Arnalds and edited through Erased Tapes Records All Rights Reserved.

    Esteban Diácono

    contact me (and hire me!) @:
    hola@estebandiacono.tv

    linkedin.com/in/estebandiacono
    estebandiacono.tv

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