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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
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    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. This is some of the timelapse sequences I recorded in Iceland in September of 2013.
    Over three weeks we drove nearly 5500km taking more than 40000 photos on the way.

    Recorded with Nikon cameras and lenses. Post-processed with LRTimelapse, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe After Effects. Motion control sequences done with a Stage One dolly from Dynamic Perception and a Celestron Skywatcher pan/tilt head.

    Thanks to Michael Levy for his excellent photographer's map of Iceland - http://international-photographer.com/en/maps-guides/

    Music:
    'Chasing Time' by Dexter Britain
    Licenced from TheMusicBed.com

    For licensing in up to 8k resolution, please visit http://www.stianrekdal.com/licensing
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    Please do not use my intellectual property (timelapse sequence, video footage, still images or screencaps of either) in any way without written permission. That includes re-uploading to YouTube or other sites.

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  3. This is Iceland / Time-lapse of northern lights capture in Iceland for the past months...

    Soundtrack: Crystal Skies by John Stanford / Timescapes

    Camera used: Canon 5D MKIII / Carl Zeiss Distagon 15mm 2.8

    Programs used: Adobe Lightroom, Quicktime, FCP X

    Website: ozzo.is

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