1. Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It's something that I've been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage.

    The video is as it came off the memory card and there has been no manipulation whatsoever. Technically it was quite a challenge to get the final result. I shot it on a Canon ID MkIV in video mode with a Canon EF 500mm f/4L and a Canon 2x extender II, giving me the equivalent focal length of 1300mm.

    Music - Tenderness by Dan Phillipson : premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/tenderness

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    markg.com.au/2013/01/full-moon-silhouettes/

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  2. Tempest Milky Way won Best Overall and Audience Choice at the 2011 Chronos Film Festival. chronosfilmfestival.com

    One of the challenges in making this video, was trying to get good storm with stars shots. The opportunity doesn't come along very often, the storm has to be moving the right speed and the lightning can overexpose the long exposures. I had several opportunities this summer to get storm and star shots. In one instance, within a minute of picking up the camera and dolly, 70mph winds hit. One storm was perfect, it came straight towards the setup, then died right before it reached it.

    Extended cut available here dakotalapse.com/2011/08/tempest-milky-way/

    At the 1:57 mark a Whitetail buck came in to check out the setup. It was caught on 20 frames, and was there for about 10 minutes. It was only 50 yards from the camera, dolly and light.

    At the 3:24 mark, a meteor reflects on the water of the small lake, see still below in Photos. There are also quite a few other meteors in the timelapse.

    This was all shot in central South Dakota from June-August.

    Canon 5D Mark II for a few shots, Canon 60D and T2i
    Canon 16-35, Tokina 11-16

    Shot in RAW format. Manual mode, Exposure was 30 seconds on most Milky Way shots, 20-25 on some of the storm shots, ISO 1600 or 3200 F2.8.

    Simon Wilkinson at thebluemask.com created the music "Tempest" and sound for it.
    thebluemask.com/shop/tempest/?tid=tempestmilkyway

    I used the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly on most of the shots as well, it is awesome. dynamicperception.com

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    Randy Halverson
    dakotalapse.com

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  3. "TimeScapes" is the first 4K film ever sold to the public.

    Buy the full movie: timescapes.org/products/default.aspx
    iTunes: itunes.apple.com/movie/timescapes/id523328712

    4K version: youtube.com/watch?v=EgKXcQ9PLuc

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