1. (Watch in HD with headphones on & volume cranked, if you can! Hands & arms inside cart at all times!)
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    See the sequel, DEATH VALLEY DREAMLAPSE 2 now at: vimeo.com/65008584
    Check out "STARCHASERS: BEHIND THE DREAMLAPSE", a 4 minute Behind the Scenes Doc here: vimeo.com/65031084

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    After the great response to SUNCHASER STAR TRAILS (vimeo.com/54741100), my brave team and I trekked to the world-famous Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park to search for some of the darkest skies on Earth. Despite temps below freezing, we went on December 13th, 2012 – the night of the Geminid Meteor Shower Peak, and a time of great planetary alignment. Armed only with boxed wine, firewood, and our DSLRs, we had to conquer epic climbs, sand roads with the 4x4 Jeep, and the occasional UFO!

    But it was all worth it when the skies cleared and showed us an incredible galactic palette! Star Trails shot at 25 sec exposures. No special effects used, just the rotation of the earth's axis. Photography Merging: STARSTAX. Used Canon 5D & 7D, with a 24mm/1.4 lens and a 28mm/1.8. The Geminids get crazy as the sun comes up (2:20-2:35) but you can spot a bunch more throughout, if you look closely -- or here's a nice shot (http://bit.ly/SkZGdw). There's also some passing planets (1:15-1:30 and 2:15-2:25). I believe the first big one is Jupiter.

    The "UFO" appears at (1:30-1:35) and makes three broad circular sweeps over the desert. Though in timelapse it appears to be moving fast, consider the 5 seconds = about 50 minutes, so it's creeping. There was no sound, so it definitely wasn't a helicopter. Closer picture here (http://bit.ly/T3yK3s). It can also be seen cutting through the circular star trails in the shot used above!

    Shot and Edited by: Gavin Heffernan twitter.com/GavinHeffernan
    Producers/Stars: Michael Darrow& Rachel Payne twitter.com/bamaandtheyank & Ben Dally
    Music: "Stay Down (Ambient)" by MOBY (License Courtesy MobyGratis.Com - very cool!)
    Thanks: Adam Jeremy Williams, Briana Nadeau

    The Sunchaser team is CURRENTLY SEEKING SPONSORSHIP for future adventures. Email info@sunchaserpictures.com
    For more on this this and other upcoming projects, visit SunchaserPictures.com or twitter.com/GavinHeffernan

    To see more of our other Sunchaser Pictures Timelapses, visit our album here: http://bit.ly/LFy9KJ

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  2. Here is a DIY steadicam I made for my Canon HV30 using spare parts I had around the studio. I simply rearranged a light stand clamp, boom style microphone stand and part of a microphone pop filter to create a relatively inexpensive steadicam.

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  3. Come rain or shine, 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens.

    WINNER
    Audience Award for Best Short Film- AFI/Discovery Silverdocs
    Best Documentary Short Film- Sidewalk Motion Picture Festival
    Honorable Mention- Nashville Film Festival
    Ideal Award- Adventure Film Festival

    Official Selection:
    DOC NYC, Aspen Shortsfest, Florida Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Bermuda International Film Festival, International Film Festival Boston, RiverRun Film Festival, Palm Springs Shortsfest, Mountainfilm Telluride, Gold Coast International Film Festival, AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs, Traverse City Film Festival, Maine International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival

    Inquiries: MattMorrisFilms[at]Gmail.com
    twitter.com/MattMorrisFilms
    facebook.com/MrHappyManFilm
    Special Edition DVDs and Mr. Happy Man t-shirts available at: MattMorrisFilms.com

    Bermuda production services: Panatel VDS
    Color: Company 3
    Sound: Skywalker Sound

    Johnny Barnes can still be found at the roundabout on Crow Lane outside Hamilton, Bermuda every weekday from 4 A.M. to 10 A.M. You can watch Johnny talk about the film here: vimeo.com/22299643

    Watch my previous short documentary, Pickin' & Trimmin', here: vimeo.com/31066145
    Thanks to Samantha Astwood, who is interviewed in the film but not credited.

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  4. Over the past few years I’ve collected a lot of time lapse and loved sharing it with you through my films “The Unseen Sea” and “Adrift”.

    “A Time Lapse Collection” is a medley of some of my favorite shots that didn’t make their way into either film. All of the footage was gathered on countless excursions into the Marin Headlands, the Berkeley Hills and a more recent trip to Dubai.

    While my two previous films focused more on the interaction of the fog, “A Time Lapse Collection” includes fast paced urban footage from San Francisco and Dubai. Lastly, I wanted to share some of the beautiful sunsets I’d captured, lighting up clouds in a vivid explosion of color.

    I hope you enjoy it as much as I did while shooting.

    Licensing: All of my work is available for licensing under a rights-managed agreement. If you are interested in using any of my images and/or time lapse footage, please visit my website or contact me directly. All of my clips are available up to 4K.

    Please visit simonchristen.com/collection for a shot breakdown to all the full-length original clips used in this film.

    or follow me on Facebook: facebook.com/simonchristenphotography

    Music by: Blake Ewing

    Please check out his work here:
    themusicbed.com/artists/blake-ewing/5757
    blakeewingmusic.com

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    This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
    Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

    The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

    A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (http://bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

    Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.

    Available in Digital Cinema 4k.

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    Music by my friend: Ludovico Einaudi - "Nuvole bianche" with permission.
    Please support the artist here:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/una-mattina/id217799399

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