My first attempt at timelapse photography. The photos in this video were taken during my travels as an exchange student in Europe. Some of the places include the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Aurora Borealis in Kiruna and simply just watching cloud movements on Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany.
No doubt the video is short but I think I did rather ok considering the fact that I was often travelling with three or more people and didn't want them to wait for me. Post processing of the video was tough with things like music selection and processing of the photos for minimal flicker. There still is flicker but I'm beginning to manage it on my camera so future videos will definitely turn out better. Also, some may not like the music but as a huge fan of Hans Zimmer, I had to choose one of his compositions.
All in all, I really enjoyed my exchange in Europe and just want to share with viewers some of the things I saw over there. Feedback and comments are welcome and look forward to future videos! Cheers!
A Short TimeLapse film focused on the city of London; all the footage was shot during the day.
I tried to capture the variety of the weather and the emotions that make London such a beautiful city...
On this project I used my brand new Canon 6D and I have to say, it's an incredible camera; I really love working with it!
All the clips are available in 4K resolution
The music is composed by the very talented Italian musician, Alberto Vuolato.
You can find all his songs and contacts here:
Leanna Maione, Jeremy Cresswell, Francesca Fredericks, Charlie Dennington, Rika Scarvelis.
Client City of Sydney
London is growing fast and is going vertical… I've been in London for 3 years now and from the first time I came here a lot has changed, in this TimeLapse you can see the new Skyline in the city, with new Skyscrapers, the new lights on TowerBridge changed for the Olympics and the beautiful Canary Wharf..
I use the Hyperlapse technique to make the video more dynamic and special.
All footages available in 4K
Music made by:
Emanuele Bellini - A Day In The Past
Celestial Lights is my second video project. It is another stop motion based video about the northern lights. The video is shot in the northern parts of Norway, Finland and Sweden during autumn 2011, winter and spring 2012.
If you like the video, please feel free to share it!
If you have access to proper audio hardware, please connect and turn up the volume to enjoy the fantastic music composed by Norwegian composer Kai-Anders Ryan. Not only is Kai-Anders a great musical talent, he is also very professional and a joy to work with.
For those who do not know, auroras are caused by solar activity. This is shortly visualized in the video. Our suns activity varies in 11 year cycles, and we are closing solar maximum (solar max) for our current solar cycle somewhere between 2012-2013, and solar activity with corresponding auroral activity has clearly been picking up. The beginning of 2011 was lots of clouds but weather improved late 2011 and out 2012. This video contains recordings from some of the most spectacular auroral displays I have ever witnessed, and I have seen a few.
For this video I did shoot approx 150.000 exposures from sept.2011 - april.2012 using Canon DSLR's and various wide angle lenses. Approx 6.000 frames in this video. To achieve pannings I used the fantastic Stage Zero + MX2 controller time-lapse gear from Dynamic Perception.
The video is a merge of two parts; the first part contains some more wild and aggressive auroras, as well as a few milky way sequences, hence either auroras are moving fast because they are, or they are fast due to motion of the milky way / stars. Still, some of the strait up shots are very close to real-time speed, although auroras mostly are slower, she can also be FAST! The second part has some more slow and majestic auroras, where I have focused more on composition and foreground. The music should give you a clear indication of where you are :)
Again, choosing what sequences to use was a battle, and many good sequences will have to wait for a later project I am working on ;) - More info about this will be announced on my facebook site. facebook.com/arcticlightphoto
This video summarizes the end of a hectic aurora season for me, and my last shots was done only a few days ago. However now the late sunlight is making it hard to shoot the auroras at night up here, so I decided enough was enough for now, and time to release the video.
I have driven thousands of km between locations up here in the arctic this season, and while on location(s) I was running between 2-3 cameras like a madman, and almost every sequence you see in this video also has been shot using circular fish-eye optics, for yet another project to come. Luckily I had some good company on many of the cold nights.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon 15mm f/2.8, Canon 24mm f/1.4 II, Canon 17-40 f/4, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8,
Samyang 14mm f/2.8, Samyang 24mm f/1.4
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero + MX2, Orion/Merlin AZ Teletrack head.
Thorbjørn Riise Hågensen
Dynamic Perception for making the greatest timelapse gear available to mankind!
Check it out here: dynamicperception.com
Hope you like the video, and that you by watching it are able to understand my fascination and awe for this beautiful celestial phenomenon.
Video will also be available in 4K Digital Cinema on request.