This has been a project in the works with footage shot over a year. I had to break this down into many separate videos so that i get time to work on each one of them. Working with Adobe AfterEffects and Premiere has been a challenge but i have finally overcome the basic hurdles :) I hope you enjoy it. Please try watching in HD
"Tales from the Grave", my next episode of timelapse series is finally out. I have always wanted to shoot the night sky in a cemetery and here landed the perfect opportunity last weekend to do so.This footage was all shot in one night using a Canon 5d and 7d camera.It was one of the most spookiest yet enchanting experience shooting in that cemetery. This cemetery houses 7 generations of the Knudson family. The church and cemetery are over 125 years old. The icing on the cake was the distant sound of a wind chime which was silver colored, hung on a lone tree. The ambient night light reflecting on the chime illuminated the entire tree. Windspeed was high that night and every time it hit the chime, i could feel the chills through my spine..
Try watching it in HD or on your HD TV (Apple TV, Roku, PS3, XBOX360..etc etc..) for best results...Please leave a comment or a like if you watch this video and like it.
http://youtu.be/zYdHZymI38c (Here is a Youtube link to the same video)
I feel pleased to finally be able to present all of my work with night skies and time-lapse photography for the last two years in about five minutes. Time has been limited between work and a busy life but i have found and utilized every opportunity to go shoot the night skies in good and bad weathers during the last two years. Working through a time-lapse sequence this long was a very strenuous task. I am glad to have finally finished the work after sitting on this for at least 2 months now of editing, re-editing and more editing. Most of these footages are shot in Texas, Oregon and Colorado. The footage has a little under 8000 raw images at 24fps.
You may be interested in observing the metal staircase at the Oil rig around 1:27 to 1:30. I did hear some wild dogs howling in the distance and the area i was shooting in definitely was known for them. I am glad to have been snoring inside a car while this footage was being shot without getting bitten by them :)
The footages at 2:39, 3:06 and 4:39, from Oregon is from the Mt.Hood area and it was a great solo photographic venture.
Shooting at a cemetery was another item in my bucket list which got fulfilled at the Old Rock Church in texas which you do see footages through out the video. One location i got to shoot so many meteors in one night (2:12)
All footage have been shot with a Canon 5dMkIII & 7D. Gear used includes Dynamic Perception rails & Radian.
I really hope you enjoy this footage and please feel free to jot down your thoughts on my wall!!