This work was created by Glen Ryan and James van der Moezel of silver dory productions .
This short piece was the motion component of the February 2013 Karst Country exhibition at the Belconnen Arts Centre in Canberra, Australia. It features the limestone landscapes near Wee Jasper NSW captured in near infra-red. While much of the footage is time-lapse there are also some sections of both normal and slow motion footage filmed with standard RED Scarlet-X and Epic-X cameras.
This piece was originally intended to simply play alongside the photographs and painting featured in the Karst Country exhibition and was only put together at the last moment with footage shot alongside the exhibition stills. However with the popularity of the piece on Vimeo and widespread publication across the web consideration was given to reworking the original version and releasing it at higher quality.
In 2014 this plan was shelved to instead work on the larger 'brindabellas' project ( now at BRINDABELLAS | edge of light) - although the karst country version on Vimeo was slightly updated and extended with additional footage in April 2014.
In April 2016 the original toning was restored in a slightly modified 4K version.
Technical details :
production : RED Scarlet-X / Epic-X cameras.
IR filters (R72)
Edit: Adobe PPro and AE
Music by David Lawrence.
Green Tunnel- A six month journey along the 2,200 mile long Appalachian Trail, condensed and reinterpreted into five minutes of stop-motion.
A full quality version is available for purchase on DVD. Go to http://www.smtgltd.bigcartel.com/ and look for it on Stephen Vitiello: Soundtracks.
This film was shot mainly around the Tromvik area of Northern Norway at approximately 70 degrees North.
Tromvik is located right in the heart of the aurora belt and because of this even quiet displays of the Aurora Borealis will always be visible overhead on clear nights.
I was very lucky in the time that I visited in that a CME (coronal mass ejection) from the sun hit on the first night I arrived. The earths magnetic field reverberated for the entire week that I was there and I was lucky to witness strong displays every night.
The Aurora Borealis is the most beautiful natural phenomenon I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I love astronomy, and for me there is nothing more tranquil that watching our own galaxy rise but the Northern lights was quite a different experience, one that was in some ways even more humbling.
I was fascinated with how the aurora changed so quickly, from rolling like a never ending curtain of soft light stretching, weaving and contorting itself across the Arctic sky, to sharp fingers of green and red piercing the black to its own percussive rhythm.
A friend of mine spoke to a native Norwegian shortly before I embarked on this trip and he told him that Norway "is good for the soul" And after visiting I could not agree more.
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