Imagine the future as a movie, consider this a trailer to that movie.
The future excites me so much, that is why I made this. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. We can do it, we just have to commit.
Help inspire others by sharing this video and tagging any interesting content on twitter with #TheFutureIsOurs
Text from the Launchgram Manifesto: launchgram.com/manifesto
Music by Michael Marantz: soundcloud.com/michaelmarantz/the-future-is-ours
Thank you so much to the amazing vimeo community who supported this piece and allowed me to use their footage.
Special footage credits:
CREDITS FOR FOUND FOOTAGE AND SPEECHES (in order of apperance)
“Abundance is our Future” TED talk by Peter Diamandis ted.com/talks/peter_diamandis_abundance_is_our_future.html
“Hawaii’s Clouds” by Michael Marantz - vimeo.com/40250952
“Slow it Down” by Sacha Powell - vimeo.com/35668241
President Ronald Reagan - Address on the Challenger Disaster - youtube.com/watch?v=gEjXjfxoNXM
“Earth” by Michael König - vimeo.com/32001208
“Solar Roadways” - vimeo.com/40095422
“Solar Powered EV Parking” - vimeo.com/17408340
Planetory Resources Video - youtube.com/watch?v=7fYYPN0BdBw
Neil DeGrasse Tyson address Congress - youtube.com/watch?v=Xhc25v0DpJc
“Holi” by Variable - vimeo.com/40123818
Jason Silva at the Economist Ideas Conference 2012 - vimeo.com/40464684
Honda “Asimo” - youtube.com/watch?v=LuymCZL5aWM
“Look at Me” by Patrick Lawler - vimeo.com/8455331
“462 in the Speed Demon” - youtube.com/watch?v=Le6aCV_CRvQ
2005 Stanford Commencement Address by Steve Jobs - youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc
“Experience Human Flight” by InfinityList - vimeo.com/22428395
“Experience Zero Gravity” by InfinityList - vimeo.com/29017795
“Lost in Tokyo” by Mark Bramley - vimeo.com/34447797
“29 year old hearing for the first time” - youtube.com/watch?v=LsOo3jzkhYA
“Building something Big in Lousville” by GE - youtube.com/watch?v=BGljVE27vzU
Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation - youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y
Stephen Hawking: Asking big questions about the universe - youtube.com/watch?v=xjBIsp8mS-c
Self Driving Car Test by Google - youtube.com/watch?v=cdgQpa1pUUE
Apollo Saturn V Launch by Spacecraft Films - vimeo.com/4366695
Space X Launch of Falcon 9 - youtube.com/watch?v=4vkqBfv8OMM
Dragon Capsule with ISS - youtube.com/watch?v=ccNJDwJNngQ
“Dublin’s People” by Phillip Bloom - vimeo.com/6475938
Permission to use footage received when possible.
I was not paid to create this video, I did this out of my passion to create and inspire. If your footage was used in this film and you were not contacted, please reach out to me with any concerns or extra credit requests.# vimeo.com/44658040 Uploaded 892K Plays 5,833 Likes 134 Comments
Produced 2011 by Uncage the Soul Productions
Ben Canales, John Waller, Steve Engman, Blake Johnson
To plan your adventure to Oregon, visit Travel Oregon at
Finding Oregon is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in September. We've filmed the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood, Mt Jefferson, the Southwestern Coast, the Alvord Desert, Leslie Gulch, Blue Mountains, Crater Lake, Eagle Cap Wilderness, Deschutes River, and more. We're proud to have touched all four corners of the state; however Oregon is the kind of place that the more you see, the more places there are to still discover.
The greatest challenge with this project was being in the right place at the right time. Night timelapse sequences particularly have an unexpected number of requirements to get the bright, stunning payoff. First, the moon should be around the New Moon phase (no moon) so as not to compete with outshining the stars, so that means we get about 5 days a month window. Next, weather must be cooperative with a dependable expectancy of cloudless skies. Here in Oregon, only the Summer months have good chance of clear skies, so only 1/4 of the year offers good chance of clear skies. So that means, we have three months in the year, with a 5 day window each month to plan with fingers crossed for epic star shooting conditions. That's only 15 days in a year. Then, you hope that something doesn't come up in regular life to pull you away to other obligations on those few days. It is a maddening challenge getting all the factors to line up to be in the right place at the right time. But, when it does happen- it is such a satisfying feeling!
Behind the scenes video and photos will be posted at
Many thanks to those who supported us in this project including...
Music by Michael Nelson Rizzo
Pro Photo Supply...still and video camera and audio equipment support
Captain of the Starship
On Huffington Post
On Discover Magazine
On The Atlantic
On the Daily Beast
On Discovery Channel
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Here are some shots from my trip in August to California's White Mountains and Yosemite, all shot on the Canon 5D2.
Film's website: timescapes.org
To contact me: timescapes.org/contact.html
Music is Michael Stearns. Buy it here: http://bit.ly/kAaKw9
My sincerest and most humble admiration to Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson.
Some behind-the-scenes vids showing how I did several of these shots:
Download iPhone video: timescapes.org/MountainLight.mp4# vimeo.com/6686768 Uploaded 1M Plays 9,331 Likes 400 Comments
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Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.
Shot entirely in Ultra HD 4K resolution, this short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011.
For 17 days I traveled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, traveled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.
Iceland is a landscape photographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list. Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.
During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of "Golden light". Once the sun had set it wouldn't even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don't start to reappear until August.
My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple... You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.
Interview with Michael Levy Studio about the film:
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Motion Control System:
The motion controlled shots in this film were shot using the Stage Zero dolly system made by Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com/)
Cameras and Lenses:
2 Canon 5DII DSLR cameras
1 Canon 7D
Various Canon lenses
Special Thanks to:
REYKJAVIK RENT A CAR (reykjavikrentacar.is/)
Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com/)
Kessler Crane (kesslercrane.com/)
Michael Levy Studio (international-photographer.com) for his Icelandic eROADBOOK
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