I am a destination visual artist who specializes in photography, timelapse cinematography, & filmmaking. I love to travel, so if you have a project in some far flung location, lets talk.
Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Ever since I serendipitously won a trip to Yosemite when I was 18, the beautiful Range of Light has captured my heart and become my home. Nothing brings me more joy than to share this life changing beauty with others.
Ever since I became fascinated with timelapse photography almost 2 years ago, after seeing the work of Tom Lowe, I’ve wanted to do a piece on Yosemite and the Sierra. Now after almost 2 years of shooting, I'm thrilled to share. I hope you enjoy my vision of my home, the majestic Yosemite & Sierra. Best viewed Full Screen with Sound :)
If you would like to license any of my clips or hire me to shoot for you, please be in touch. I do have 4k footage available for licensing.
Also a huge thanks to all of you who help support me with your warm comments and continuing encouragement. It means more to me than you know.
I hope this inspires everyone to get outside and explore the beautiful outdoors, especially magical places like Yosemite National Park and the High Sierra. It's National Parks week and all of our national parks are free this week, so get outside and explore!
*So it seems like a lot of people are asking what gear I used. I'm not going to detail every little thing, but here's the core of what I used: (Shot at 5k in Canon RAW)
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 14L II & 16-35L II (rented from LensProToGo)
Canon 17-40L, 24-105L, 50L, 70-200L IS
KesslerCrane 5 foot Cineslider, Revolution Head, Oracle's & Basic controller, Elektra Motors, AT Outrigger Feet
Song title: Seduction
Music: SaBo-FX original
Video (edit): SaBo-FX
Models in this video (in order of appearance):
Photographer: Josh Ryan (this is the guy that shoots these rare beauties for a living)
I must admit of being a tiny bit jealous of his job...
It’s been quite a while since my last production. This is partly due to my desire to make each new video better than the previous one. It is getting increasingly harder to keep up that strategy. Not because my last videos where so great but more because I'm not getting much better at it to improve the quality each time. So the alternative is to just spend more time on each video and improve on the details. As a result you can expect my new releases to come out at a lower frequency. I'm a strong believer in quality over quantity.
Music Background info:
This soundtrack is a bit in the spirit of x-mas with the choirs and church bells. I included samples that I took from TV-series like Super Natural. It gives the track a bit of a mysterious atmosphere. The choir you hear during the outro is part of a song I produced to experiment with the 'East West Symphonic Choirs Library' for Kontakt VST. I'll post the rest of the song (so far) on my soundcloud page along with the main song of this video.
Video Background info:
This video sees the return of two beauties (Ciara price and Jessica Alaura) that have stared in some of my previous productions. They are evidence that some women actually become even prettier as time passes. Unfortunately they are the exception to natures rule.
If you've watched the video all the way through to the end, you’ll also have seen my new outro. To be honest, I am very proud of how it turned out. I used just about every technique that I know of to achieve blowing up my own logo in 3D. For example, I spend more than 8 hours on perfecting the plumes of smoke that are left behind after each explosion. The explosions that you hear were extracted from video clips on YouTube on fireworks. The exploding letters of my name were achieved by creating them as individual objects in Cinema 4D. I used the Cinema 4D plugin Thrausi to cut the 3d objects into random pieces. These files were then imported into AE plugin Element 3D from Video Copilot to have them explode in 3D.
Credits / disclaimer:
I need to credit Playboy for providing the high quality footage for this video! For several reasons, I had to cut out most of the juicy bits from the original footage. I don't need a lawsuit from Playboy. But don't let me stop you from fetching the uncensored videos from plus.playboy.com Note that access requires a paid subscription.
Software used in this production:
* Cakewalk Sonar 8.5.3
* VST Re-FX Nexus 2
* VST MeldaProduction Dynamic Equalizer
* VST Stylus RMX
* Cakewalk Z3TA+ sfx
* Adobe Audition CS6
* Adobe After Effects CS6
* AE plugin Video Copilot Element 3D
* AE plugin Red Giant TrapCode Shine
* AE plugin Red Giant TrapCode starglow
* AE script Magnum The Edit Detector
* Adobe Photoshop CS6
* Cinema 4D R13
* Cinema 4D plugin Thrausi 1.22 R12
Thanx & greetz:
* My girlfriend Hoda for reviewing the video, giving honest feedback and putting up with my obsessive behavior in general.
* My friends & co-workers for giving honest feedback on video on this production
* Amsterdam VIP Service™ for their continuous support! vipserviceamsterdam.com/tag/sabo-fx/
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