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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:
    michaellevystudio.com/midnight-sun-an-icelandic-timelapse-by-joe-capra/

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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

    Music by This Will Destroy You
    Song: "The World is Our"
    Website: myspace.com/thiswilldestroyyou
    Buy It on iTunes: itun.es/iBv9NS

    Special Thanks to:
    REYKJAVIK RENT A CAR (reykjavikrentacar.is/)
    Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com/)
    Jag35 (jag35.com/)
    Kessler Crane (kesslercrane.com/)
    LRTimelapse (lrtimelapse.com)
    Timescapes (timescapes.org)
    Michael Levy Studio (international-photographer.com) for his Icelandic eROADBOOK
    (international-photographer.com/_roadtrips/iceland_2009/iceland_days_index.htm)

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  2. Shot on the 1DC in 4K.

    It's a short one but sit back and relax and marvel at the incredible coral life that has been part of our planet for over 500 million years.

    # vimeo.com/59213207 Uploaded 27K Plays 55 Comments
  3. The ultimate full moon shot. Dean Potter walks a highline at Cathedral Peak as the sun sets and the moon rises. Shot from over 1 mile away with a Canon 800mm and 2X by Mikey Schaefer.

    This shot was part of a bigger project for National Geographic called The Man Who Can Fly.

    channel.nationalgeographic.com/videos/the-man-who-can-fly/

    Directed by Mikey Schaefer...mikeylikesrocks.com
    Produced by Bryan Smith
    Concept by Dean Potter

    Music:
    Slate - By Wil Bolton
    From the Album: Time Lapse on Hibernate Recordings
    Licensed through: Audiomoves - audiomoves.com

    # vimeo.com/56298775 Uploaded
  4. See more timelapse films and Milky Way photography over on my site: shainblumphoto.com/timelapse/

    It’s been almost a year since I started my journey into time-lapse photography. This project has been an ongoing process for about 6 months. There was a lot of trial and error involved, and I spent many sleepless nights in many different unexpected places. Creating this film has taught me about patience, and what it really takes to achieve the shot that you dream about in your head. I realized through the process that the gear isn't as important as the passion you put within your work.

    This short video is called EXISTENCE. The video is a statement not only about time and progression, but also a statement about the world we have created for ourselves. The basis of the video contrasts the two extremes of life itself: the urban metropolis, and the beauty outside the city. I love to stargaze. Watching the milky-way float across the sky is one of the most therapeutic experiences I have ever felt. If you haven’t experienced it, then I strongly recommend taking the time to do so.

    Enjoy.

    Directed: Michael Shainblum
    Filmed & Edited: Michael Shainblum
    shainblumphoto.com/

    Music: Phaeleh
    Track: Phaeleh - Should Be True
    phaeleh.co.uk
    facebook.com/Phaeleh

    Dolly Sliders: Dynamic Perception
    dynamicperception.com/

    For licensing and commissions email me here:
    Shainblumphoto@gmail.com

    # vimeo.com/47911018 Uploaded 2.5M Plays 392 Comments
  5. Shot on 400D, 60D & Sigma 10-20
    Hand made 3 axis motion control rig
    HDR shots tone mapped with Photomatix v4
    Edited in Adobe Premiere & After effects CS5
    Music composed on Roland mc-808

    Thanks for watching !

    All shots © Tanguy Louvigny 2011 all rights reserved
    Visit me at hdrskies.com/

    Edit :

    For those interested i posted pics of my hand made motion control rig :
    Tetrix based motion control rig
    tetrixrobotics.com/
    Controled by mindstorms brick
    mindstorms.lego.com/en-us/Default.aspx
    Programmed in Robot C
    robotc.net/

    # vimeo.com/32238183 Uploaded 807K Plays 268 Comments

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