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    See the sequel, DEATH VALLEY DREAMLAPSE 2 now at: vimeo.com/65008584
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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
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    To see more of our other Sunchaser Pictures Timelapses, visit our album here: http://bit.ly/LFy9KJ

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    Check out "STARCHASERS: BEHIND THE DREAMLAPSE", a 4 minute Behind the Scenes Doc here: vimeo.com/65031084

    After the unbelievable response to our first DEATH VALLEY DREAMLAPSE (vimeo.com/57757618) our team returned for Part 2, this time going deeper, to the mysterious and unexplained sliding stones of Racetrack Playa. No UFOs this time (we THINK) but plenty of wonder and amazement, including some insane star trails, a beautiful milky way pass over the lakebed, and an incredible pink desert aurora! We also tried out some new timelapse techniques, like moonpainting the foreground landscapes (0:53 -- 1:20), and also some experiments merging regular timelapse footage with star trails -- a technique we've been calling STARSCAPING (1:07:1:33). If it has an actual name, let us know! :) Star Trails shot at 25 sec exposures. No special effects used, just the natural rotation of the earth's axis. Photography Merging: STARSTAX. Used two Canon EOS 5Dmkii, with a 24mm/1.4 lens & 28mm/1.8.

    The pink aurora first makes an appearance during the star trails shot at 1:36 and later in more detail at 2:22. Since we didn't even know auroras were POSSIBLE this far south, we did some research and learned there was a CME (Coronal Mass Eruption) solar event that night (March 17th) which likely triggered what we see. Read more at UNIVERSE TODAY (http://bit.ly/11ygzCy). If anyone has any additional theories/insight, we'd love to hear more! To learn more about the mysterious sliding rocks, read here: http://bit.ly/YgjOf2

    Download our DREAMLAPSE 2 PRESS KIT (22MB) of Behind the Scenes Photos, Stills and Full Captions: http://bit.ly/17s4u5d

    Shot and Edited by: Gavin Heffernan twitter.com/GavinHeffernan
    Producers: Michael Darrow, Rachel Payne, Ben Dally, John Brookins
    Associate Producers: Michael Leland, Briana Nadeau, Adam Jeremy Williams
    Music: "Stay Down (Ambient)" by MOBY (License Courtesy MobyGratis.Com)
    Behind the Scenes Doc: Shot, Edited, and Produced by John Brookins. vimeo.com/65031084

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

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

    # vimeo.com/65008584 Uploaded 563K Plays 84 Comments
  3. The Team:

    Bob Nicolas
    Bong Sare
    CJ Lagman
    Ian Cruz
    Jason Magbanua
    John Marvi de Guzman

    Canon Philippines lent us a pre-production model of the 7d. We got it Tuesday 6pm and had to return it the following Thursday at noon.

    We wanted to document something truly Filipino and came up with the idea of shooting a "Perya". There really is no direct equivalent in English. It's not as grand as a carnival, not as permanent and posh as an amusement park, there are no pumpkins nor cows in competition like a country fair. It is what it is - a Perya.

    Shot in 1920 x 1080 at 24p. Transcoded to XDcam codec. Edited in Premiere Pro CS3.

    No color grading was utilized.

    No additional lights used.

    Lenses:

    16-35 mm 2.8
    17 mm TS
    35mm 1.4
    50 mm 1.4
    85mm 1.4
    100 mm 2.8 macro
    70-200 mm 2.8

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