1. This video is about my Mad Max photoshoot in the Mojave Desert.

    Photographer: http://www.SondersPhotography.com

    Learn more about this shoot: http://www.sondersphotography.com/blog/2013/01/21/my-mad-max-photoshoot-with-full-behind-the-scenes-video/

    Learn more about me: vimeo.com/5228343

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  2. Inhale the fresh air, smell the refreshing scent of the green pine forests glowing above black volcano sands, no sound but the wind in the trees. A deep blue sky matches with the blue atlantic ocean far below. Epic volcanic trails lead trough an unique archaic landscape. Feel the elements. Be yourself, at the “Island in the Sky”.

    This short film, a homage to the beautiful Island of La Palma - "Europe's Hawaii" - was like a never ending project for me. More than one and a half years of work.... photographing, processing, re-processing, selecting and de-selecting footage, some weeks filming…

    I had certain pictures in mind - the scenes, locations, and moods. Every interesting place I had spotted during many stays on the Island while Hiking or guiding Bike Groups was considered.

    As often as possible I returned to Palma to let the film get reality (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/15/new-astro-timelapse-video-the-island-showcases-astronomy-haven/), but more than once got thrown back - bad weather, equipment malfunction or whatever.

    I hiked up Volcanoes, stayed awake all night on stormy ridges, slept like a dead on the beach next morning. Pre-processed nights footage at the Apartment later, to validate what scenes worked, or needed to be repeated. Hurried back up the mountains before sunset for new setups. Finally got some rest and watched the clouds and stars move. Feeling small in the universe. And tired and dizzy, as well.

    Night-Timelapse filming is an art, a struggle to live from, tough on your biorhythm – and needs a lot of passion, love and dedication. Passion for the work, love for nature and wilderness, being alone in the night. Back at the office in the timelapse studio it needs dedication and endurance in front of my workstations working trough the image data.

    Which is the toughest part for me - I am not the office guy. I hate sitting in front of a Computer screen too much. And that is what you do with Timelapse. Way too much. After cleaning up the project, 906.65 GB and 83846 RAW images and movie-sequences remained for processing. And there is no automatism, each software at the workflow needs to be fed with each sequence separately, to deliver results...

    On some key scenes of this film I have even worked over several months, trying different variations on color-reprocessing, iterating them many times. I am still not sure if they are good now. You judge.

    Thanks to all who support me, especially my family. Thanks to Babak Tafreshi of Twanight.org for providing the legendary GRANTECAN Intro and MAGIC-from-the-side Footage (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAGIC_(telescope). Props to the Folks at IAC.es and Visitlapalma.es! Horay to the team at TWANight.org for tips and feedback! Awesome to Nikon NPS!

    Jesse Hozeny has provided an awesome soundtrack with "Miles High"! This ended a long search!
    itunes.apple.com/at/album/niyama-volume-one-two/id39888393

    Equipment: Nikon D4, D700, D7000, D3s, AFS 14-24/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AF 50/1.8, AF 16/2.8 and AF-DX 10/2.8 Fisheye. Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly and MX2 Merlin Interface, Vixen Polarie: vixen.co.jp/en/lp/polarie_movie.html

    Processing: Nikon View NX, Adobe Lightroom LR4, LRTimelapse, Apple Motion, Final Cut Pro X.

    Introduced on Slate, Wired, NG aaaand Dr. Brian May of QUEEN (awesome!!):
    slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/11/26/time_lapse_video_clouds_and_stars_over_the_volcanic_la_palma_canary_island.html
    wired.com/wiredscience/2012/11/time-lapse-island-in-the-sky/
    newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/11/29/starry-nights-in-quick-time/
    brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbnov12.html

    Now dive in, put your earphones on and relax...

    Cheers.
    Christoph Malin
    That Guy with the Tent
    Christophmalin.com

    P.S.: Check some of my other films:
    "Astronomer's Paradise", vimeo.com/36972668
    "Urban Mountain Sky", vimeo.com/40969904
    "ISS Tronized", vimeo.com/51499009

    Fine Art Prints of "Island in the Sky - christophmalin.zenfolio.com/p710558537

    facebook.com/christoph.malin
    twitter.com/#!/christophmalin
    twanight.org/cmalin
    christophmalin.zenfolio.com

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  3. Цейтраферная съемка в движении / time-lapse photography in motion
    director of photography: Pryadko Artem / assistant: Shishkovski Dmitry

    China (Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen 27.02.12 - 14.03.2012)

    Project of Royalink Investment Ltd. Media advertisement agency mail@royalink.asia QQ: 1539270858
    China, Guangzhou, C15. #23, TaiPing Yang Center 中国广州市天河北路559号太平洋保险大厦23楼C15房
    联系我们在中国 +8602038170280
    M我在香港 +85281990013

    Canon 5D Mark II
    Canon 60D
    peleng 8mm/3.5
    tokina 11-16mm/2.8
    Samyang 14mm/2.8
    sigma 24mm/1.8
    canon 50mm/1.4
    canon 70-200mm/4lis
    NDx16, NDx1000, NDx2000, c-pl

    music: OST_Enter_the_Dragon – The Island & Passion Pit - Swimming in the flood

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  4. Lesen Sie auf deutsch bitte weiter unten weiter...

    ‘Helvetia’s Dream’ takes you on a nighttime journey to some of the most beautiful spots in the Swiss Alps – from Arosa to Zermatt, including the world famous mountains Matterhorn and Eiger.

    Please pay special attention to the following scenes:
    @0:46 watch the persistent train of a bright meteor above Tijerflue Mountain in Arosa, December 2010, which was visible for about 20 minutes. A slow motion effect is applied for better visibility of the shooting star and its trail of ‘smoke’, which consists of ionized gas left behind as the meteor burns up in the atmosphere.
    @1:14 clouds above Lake Geneva steam up the lens.
    @1:36 on the very left: Climbers step into the unpredictable Eiger Nordwand.
    @1:44 the Milky Way rises above the ‘Donkey’ rock on Pilatus.
    @1:58 snowcats nearby cause the lighting of the summit cross on Fronalpstock Mountain. (Snowcat lights usually spoil time-lapse)
    @2:21 the wind changes the reflection of Säntis Mountain in the Seealpsee.
    @2:35 three settings showing orbits of stars. This is an alternative technique to display the movement of stars by sequentially adding the luminosity of each exposure. The result is basically a long exposure with a large aperture.
    @2:49 the waxing new moon, not full moon, setting over Pilatus.

    For the "making of" information and photo gallery check out the project website helvetiabynight.com.

    ‘Helvetia by Night’ is a time-lapse project about Switzerland by night. Short videos of long nights present you the stunning beauty of the Swiss Alps and show you the magic of a spectacular nighttime sky. Imagine watching a slide-show at fast speed or looking at a flip book. It is photography turning into a movie. Everything in the videos is real and happening out there while most of us are sleeping.

    Some words about me:
    I grew up in Arosa, a small paradise in the mountains of eastern Switzerland located 1800m above sea level. Inspired by such great scenery, photography has become my passion early in life. Since 2005 I work as press photographer for the Swiss press photo agency KEYSTONE in Zurich. Time-lapse photography became a favorite hobby of mine in the year 2011. Besides that I am doing some other private work which can be found here: dellabella.ch

    Have fun watching the time-lapse videos!

    ‘Helvetias Traum’ ist ein nächtlicher Streifzug durch die Schweizer Alpen – von Arosa bis Zermatt. Zu den Höhepunkten gehören die weltbekannten Berge Matterhorn und Eiger.

    Schenken Sie folgenden Szenen besondere Aufmerksamkeit:
    @0:46 Eine Feuerkugel (Meteor) über der Tijerflue in Arosa hinterlässt eine 20 Minuten andauernde Nachleuchtspur. Dabei erzeugt eine durch das Verglühen entstandene katalytische chemische Reaktion Licht. Damit man die Sternschnuppe besser sieht, wurde ein Zeitlupen-Effekt angewendet.
    @1:14 Wolken über dem Genfersee beschlagen das Objektiv.
    @1:36 Ganz links: Bergsteiger auf dem Weg in die unberechenbare Eiger Nordwand.
    @1:44 Die Milchstrasse steigt über dem ‘Esel’ (Pilatus) auf.
    @1:58 Pistenfahrzeuge beleuchten das Gipfelkreuz auf dem Fronalpstock.
    @2:21 Wind verändert die Spiegelung des Säntis im Seealpsee.
    @2:35 Drei Einstellungen mit Sternenbahnen: Diese Darstellung zeigt die scheinbare Bewegung der Sterne, indem die Helligkeit jedes Bildes fortlaufend addiert wird. Das Resultat entspricht im Prinzip einer Langzeitbelichtung mit weit offener Blende.
    @2:49 Der zunehmende Neumond (nicht Vollmond) geht über dem Pilatus unter.

    Eine Fotogalerie und mehr Informationen über das "making of" gibt es auf helvetiabynight.com

    ‚Helvatia by Night‘ ist ein Zeitraffer-Projekt (Time-Lapse) über die Schweiz bei Nacht. Kurzfilme zeigen die atemberaubende Schönheit der Schweizer Bergwelt und einen spektakulären Sternenhimmel, wie Sie vielleicht erst davon geträumt haben. Alles was hier präsentiert wird, ist jedoch absolut real. Schnell aneinander gereihte Fotos werden zu einem Film, wie in einem Daumenkino.

    Einige Worte zu meiner Person:
    Ich bin in Arosa aufgewachsen, einem kleinen Paradies in der Bündner Bergwelt auf 1800 Metern über Meer. Inspiriert durch die beeindruckende Berglandschaft habe ich schon früh die Fotografie als meine Passion entdeckt. Seit 2005 arbeite ich als Pressefotograf bei der Schweizer Bildagentur KEYSTONE in Zürich. Die Time-Lapse Fotografie ist seit 2011 mein Lieblingshobby. Weitere private Arbeiten gibt es auf dellabella.ch

    Viel Vergnügen beim Schauen der Time-Lapse Filme!
    Alessandro Della Bella

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  5. -----
    Update: be sure to check my new film "urban. mountain. sky" based on "black hole sun", with lots of new, improved and reprocessed scenes here:
    vimeo.com/40969904
    -----

    IN SEARCH FOR THE DARK NIGHT SKIES IN LIGHT POLLUTED LOCATIONS

    This Video was featured on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC:

    newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/26/new-mountain-timelapse-a-soundgarden-of-night-lights/

    parts of the footage have been featured in an ESO podcast:

    eso.org/public/announcements/ann11051/

    First of all Black Hole Sun is a statement against light pollution and waste of energy - especially in the European alps. The west and eastern alps offer some of the last remote places where you and your kids can enjoy the beauty of a starry, clear, nightsky, which is the same for all people: one people, one sky!

    By contrasting footage of highly lit cities and frequented traffic ways in the tyrol inn-valley with surrounding dark valleys and mountains, I was able to show some effects of light pollution, which hinders us from watching a clear, starry night sky.

    Light pollution increases during winter time due to inversion which results in smog in the valleys. inversion means that a heated, polluted layer of air on a valley's bottom is separated from cold, fresh air above. this polluted air causes health problems, especially with children. In some parts of the footage one can see inversion.

    Second, Black Hole Sun also shows my dedication to the beautiful mountains in the Alps. I hope you enjoy the scenery as much as I do.

    Location: Tyrol (around Innsbruck), Austria, La Palma (Canary Islands), Dolomites (Gröden).

    Credits: Many many thanks to Soundgarden for their masterpiece song that gave name to this Video! PLAY IT LOUD and check out the newest Soundgarden concerts on soundgardenworld.com! Second track by Harry Gregson-Williams - "Dinner Out", a great track!

    Tech: Nikon D3X, D700, D7000, D300, AFS 14-24/2.8, AF 16/2.8 Fisheye, AF 20/2.8, AF 50/1.8. Astrotac TT320-XAG (astrotrac.com), Dynamic Perception Dolly (dynamicperception.com).

    Support: Big thanks to Nikon Professional Services Austria (nikon.at), VauDe (vaude.com) for gear during those really really cold winternights, Steiger Media, Innsbruck (steiger-electronics.at), for helping out with extra Mac Pro rendering hardware and Foto Lamprechter (lamprechter.com).

    Inspiration: Thx to Babak Tafreshi from Twanight.org and Bernd Proeschel! Biggest thanks go to my family for all the understanding, without you it simply wouldn't be possible.

    Finally I wish everyone clear skies! Support and join astronomerswithoutborders.com, twanight.org and darksky.org!

    Thank you
    Christoph Malin
    Austria

    PS2: Be sure to check out my other Movies:

    "Astronomer's Paradise", vimeo.com/36972668 - featured on National Geographic
    "The Island - Teaser", vimeo.com/27539860 - featured on NG

    facebook.com/christoph.malin
    twitter.com/#!/christophmalin
    twanight.org/cmalin

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