1. Featuring an original score by Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Eureka, etc) bearmccreary.com Thanks to Bear for taking the time to do this!

    Watch in HD
    dakotalapse.com/2012/02/temporal-distortion-2/ for more info and digital download.

    There is a 23 minute extended cut, available for digital download here dakotalapse.com/2012/02/temporal-distortion-extended-cut/ The feature is 23+ minutes of Milky Way, Aurora and other night timelapse, it has 2 original scores by Simon Wilkinson thebluemask.com , as well as some from his royalty free collection.

    Download an MP3 of Bear McCreary's Temporal Distortion on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/8955prd or on Itunes
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    What you see is real, but you can't see it this way with the naked eye. It is the result of thousands of 20-30 second exposures, edited together to produce the timelapse. This allows you to see the Milky Way, Aurora and other Phenonmena, in a way you wouldn't normally see them.

    In the opening "Dakotalapse" title shot, you see bands of red and green moving across the sky. After asking several Astronomers, they are possible noctilucent clouds, airglow or faint Aurora. I never got a definite answer to what it is. You can also see the red and green bands in other shots.

    At :53 and 2:17 seconds into the video you see a Meteor with a Persistent Train. Which is ionizing gases, which lasted over a half hour in the cameras frame. Phil Plait wrote an article about the phenomena here blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/10/02/a-meteors-lingering-tale/
    There is a second Meteor with a much shorter persistent train at 2:51 in the video. This one wasn't backlit by the moon like the first, and moves out of the frame quickly.

    The Aurora were shot in central South Dakota in September 2011 and near Madison, Wisconsin on October 25, 2011.

    Watch for two Deer at 1:27

    Most of the video was shot near the White River in central South Dakota during September and October 2011, there are other shots from Arches National Park in Utah, and Canyon of the Ancients area of Colorado during June 2011.

    Equipment Used
    Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their support and for making the Stage Zero Dolly. dynamicperception.com The best dolly made in many ways!

    Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 60D
    Canon 16-35, Tokina 11-16

    Shot in RAW format. Manual mode, Exposure was 30 seconds on most Milky Way shots, 15-30 seconds on Aurora. ISO 1600 - 6400 F2.8. 3 second intervals between exposures

    Production Assistants - River Halverson and Kelly McIlhone

    Opening title by Gus Winkelman // Winkelmedia LLC // Contact Guswinkelman@gmail for creative solutions

    Available in 4K Digital Cinema

    Contact for licensing footage, or anything else.
    Randy Halverson
    dakotalapse.com
    dakotalapse@gmail.com
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  2. Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions
    28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October,
    2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km.
    All credit goes to them.

    Full HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.
    All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible,
    avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original
    footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical visual nature.

    Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001
    w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by scape Publishing / Universal
    janjelinek.com | faitiche.de

    Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
    NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
    eol.jsc.nasa.gov

    Editing: Michael König | koenigm.com

    Shooting locations in order of appearance:

    1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
    2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
    3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
    4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
    5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
    6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
    7. Halfway around the World
    8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
    9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
    10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
    11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
    12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
    13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
    14. Views of the Mideast at Night
    15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
    16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
    17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
    18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night

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  3. / About the Project

    As of today, it is estimated that there are more than 7 billion humans living on Earth.

    Humans have only been a glimpse in the Earth’s timeline, yet in the last 200 years the evolution of mankind has skyrocketed as well as the need for Earth’s resources.

    Skyscrapers are growing taller than the next, like huge trees battling for sunlight. At night, from a higher point of view, traffic evokes lava flowing down a volcano.

    Like a giant ant colony, humans have made this planet their own. But what about the Earth? Can we continue to take without consequences? The City Limits tries to show that even though we are the dominant species on the planet, there is something bigger than us.

    In Carl Sagan’s own words “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.”

    Human progress and technology are developing at exponential rates but at what cost?

    Where is the city’s limit?

    / Technical Info

    Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
    Lenses: Canon 14 II, Canon 24 II, Canon 70-200

    / Licensing

    For licensing information please visit: dominicboudreault.com/licensing

    / Connect with Me

    Website: dominicboudreault.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/domboudreault
    Instagram: instagram.com/dominicboudreault

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