Aurora Borealis are a natural light phenomena that can be seen specially in the Earth Poles. The North Pole ones are called Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, while the South Pole are Aurora Australis or Southern Lights. They appear because of a collision from the particles that form the sun wind against the magnetic fields of the Earth.
The scene of this video is Iceland, a place with amazing landscapes at any time of the year, but it's in winter when this country attracts the most attention because of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights.
Enrique Pacheco has made this video during many personal expeditions and workshops in Iceland from the last three years. Enrique Pacheco is an expert in Iceland landscape and Aurora Borealis shooting, with more than 12 successful trips. If you are interested in travel to Iceland and live this unique experience, Enrique Pacheco offers workshops, in which you'll learn the time-lapse technique, improve your photography skills and enjoy the amazing phenomena of the Aurora Borealis. enriquepacheco.com/workshop-aurora-borealis-in-iceland
This video has been made with the time-lapse technique, using DSLR cameras to capture consecutive pictures and then put them together. Most of the shots have 10 and 20 seconds of exposition in between, were shot with wide lenses and with the maximum aperture. ISO 1600 and 3200 are the main ones.
The equipment that Enrique Pacheco used was Sony a99 and Zeiss 16-35 f2.8 for most of the shots, sometimes also Sony RX1.
Enrique Pacheco has had the participation of Péter Nánási (peternanasi.com) as music composer. Péter has created an amazing music piece, exclusive for this video.
Special gratitude to Péter, as well as to Sony and Kietacam, Enrique Pacheco's sponsors.
Las Auroras Boreales son un fenómeno natural en forma lumínica que puede verse principalmente en los polos de la tierra, llamándose Boreales las que se producen en el polo norte y Australes en el polo sur. Su aparición se debe al choque contra los campos magnéticos de la tierra de las partículas que componen el viento solar.
Islandia es el escenario de este video, es un lugar de paisajes increíbles en cualquier época del año, pero es en invierno cuando este país cobra gran protagonismo gracias a las Auroras Boreales.
Enrique Pacheco ha realizado este video durante las numerosas expediciones personales y workshops que ha desarrollado en Islandia en los últimos tres años. Enrique Pacheco es un experto en el paisaje Islandés y en la captura de Auroras Boreales, con más de 12 viajes con éxito. Si estás interesado en viajar a Islandia y vivir esta experiencia, Enrique ofrece talleres, en los que además de aprender la técnica time-lapse y mejorar tus dotes de fotografía, podrás disfrutar del impresionante fenómeno de las Auroras Boreales. enriquepacheco.com/workshop-aurora-borealis-in-iceland
Este video ha sido realizado con la técnica de time-lapse, es decir, utilizando cámaras DSLR para la captura de fotografías fijas consecutivas. En la mayoría de los planos las tomas tienen entre 10 y 20s de exposición, y fueron tomadas con ópticas angulares y a máxima apertura. Utilizando casi siempre ISO 1600 o 3200.
El equipo utilizado ha sido Sony a99 y Zeiss 16-35 f2.8 en la mayoría de las tomas, así como Sony RX1 para algunos planos.
Para este video Enrique Pacheco ha contado con la participación especial de Péter Nánási (peternanasi.com) como compositor. Peter ha creado una magnífica pieza musical, exclusiva para este video.
Agradecimientos especiales tanto a Péter como a Sony y Kietacam, patrocinadores de Enrique Pacheco.
"Made on Earth" is the result of many photography expeditions over the past two years. Spain, Iceland, Estonia and USA were the main destinations.
My goal has always been to get the best results, both technical and dramatical, emphasizing composition, light and feeling in each and every shot.
The difficulty of filming in many locations, the arduous process of developing and the physical and economic effort I had to make to film this piece, makes me extremely happy to share the material in Vimeo.
2x Canon 5DmarkII
1x Nikon 14-24 f2.8, Nikon 17-35 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8
Motorized slider: Kietacam Xlidercam-M (kietacam.com/en/caracteristicas-xlidercam-m/)
This is maybe the most powerful tool out there.
Editing and postproduction:
1st. - Developing with Lightroom
2nd. -Continued Developing with LRTimelapse (lrtimelapse.com) What a great tool!!
3rd. - Complied with Quicktime
4th. - Editing with Final Cut Pro
5th. - Post with After Effects
6th. - Color Grading with Apple Color
As of today, it is estimated that there are more than 7 billion humans living on Earth.
Humans have only been a glimpse in the Earth’s timeline, yet in the last 200 years the evolution of mankind has skyrocketed as well as the need for Earth’s resources.
Skyscrapers are growing taller than the next, like huge trees battling for sunlight. At night, from a higher point of view, traffic evokes lava flowing down a volcano.
Like a giant ant colony, humans have made this planet their own. But what about the Earth? Can we continue to take without consequences? The City Limits tries to show that even though we are the dominant species on the planet, there is something bigger than us.
In Carl Sagan’s own words “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.”
Human progress and technology are developing at exponential rates but at what cost?
Where is the city’s limit?
/ Technical Info
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lenses: Canon 14 II, Canon 24 II, Canon 70-200
The remnants of the past are still a significant part of the modern era. Our cultural institutions are the product of those who lived before us and of the societies they built.
For this project, I travelled to 14 cities in 4 countries filled with history: England, France, Italy and Spain. Each of these countries had a major influence in shaping the world in which we live in.
In Civilization: The Rise of Europe you will see the remains of the vast Roman Empire, the intertwined Muslim, Christian and Jewish cultures, the birthplace of the Age of Enlightenment, the European emblem of parliamentary democracy as well as many UNESCO World Heritage sites.
It is also those same countries that would eventually embark on a journey to the New World and build the foundations of America.
Civilization will make you travel in the past, but also in the present, to show you the enormous steps mankind has made throughout history. Hopefully it will give you awareness of our incredible cultural heritage.
/ Technical Info
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lenses: Canon 16-35 II, Canon 70-200 II
Licensed Music: Am I Not Human by Phoenix & Bergersen
For 'The Lion City', the idea behind the extension of the tilt shift technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. It also doubles to communicate the constant heat and humidity that hits you whenever you leave the comfort of air conditioning in Singapore.
Thanks to the following people who helped with this film:
Yan Szu Ong, Singapore National Parks Board;
April Tan, Juliana Tan, Irin Lin & Belle Tan - Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority;
Cheryl Ng, The Ritz Carlton Millennia Singapore;
Jing Han Foo, Singapore Housing & Development Board;
Fulvia Wong, Singapore Flyer;
Ong Jun Wei, National Day 2011;
Steven Tan, Shaw Organisation;
David Phan, P&G Photographic.