1. Ok folks, this is it. Here is my first video project.

    It is a video of the Northern Lights created using stills (stop motion). All sequences are shot in or close to Tromsø in Northern Norway.

    I have spent over 6months collecting footage for this, I have shot approx 50.000 stills to choose from in making this video. A goal for me has been to try to preserve the real-time speed of the northern lights, or come as close as possible, and present it the way I experienced it, instead of the northern lights just flashing over the sky in the blink of an eye. It may work on other time-lapse videos with fast moving clouds and sunsets etc, but with the northern lights in focus, it should be presented in it's true speed to reflect her beauty, imo. In the video I have put together a collection of slow moving auroras in the woods, over the mounatins, in the city, in the foreshore, reflected in the sea, with some of the most spectacular and strongest auroral outbreaks seen in many years. Included here is a coronal outbreak, in which I am particularly happy to present, since it is very difficult to get on stills, even worse on "film".

    I got a fantastic soundtrack made for the video by local musical talent in Tromsø; Per Wollen. A Huge thanks goes to you Per obviously! The audio track "Aurora in the sky" can be found on iTunes.

    A huge thank goes to Jay and dynamicperception.com/ for making the most awesome timelapse gear available, and who made some of the sequences in this video possible!

    The video shown here on Vimeo is 1280x720. It may be also available in 1920x1080 and Digital Cinema HD 4K. Contact me for higher resolution. Video may not be used commercially or public without permission.

    Footage has been prepared for viewing in sRGB color space since this is the space most people use. Hence wide gamut displays may display colors wrong, especially green ones which the aurora mostly appears in, since the most clipping in color space when downscaling to sRGB is done in the green color area.

    Hope you like the video, more info about me:

    facebook,com/arcticlightphoto.no
    flickr.com/photos/salomonsen/
    arcticlightphoto.no

    Follow me on facebook:
    facebook.com/arcticlightphoto

    Gear used to put this together:
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Canon EOS 7D
    Canon EF 24 L 1.4 Mark II (My precious)
    Canon EF 16-35 L 2.8 Mark II
    Samyang 14mm 2.8
    Nikon 14-24 2.8G AF S
    Tokina 11-16 2.8
    Meade DS-2000 w 497 Autostar
    Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly/Rail w MX2

    Best regards

    Ole

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