The footage from the factory is from the oldest motor plant in the world. It was founded in 1864 by Eugen Langen and August Otto. Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach worked here from 1876 in a management position. Here is the origin of the motorized world. Now the building should be demolished to create space for a new cable factory...
The video sequences are taken with a canon 5D MK II which I have borrowed for two days ,.... too short to become familiar with this amazing camera.
Unfortunately the video jiggles a bit on vimeo...
Music: John OO Fleming - Goddess
Canon 5D MK II + Canon 24 - 70 2.8
Nikon D90 + Sigma 10 - 20 4.0-5.6
Developed and engineered by Matt Maddaloni and Bryan Smith, The Sea To Sky cam is a lightweight, ultra stable flying camera which achieves dynamic camera angles in very complex environments. Used for commercial applications, live events, television and documentary work, the Sea to Sky Cam has traveled the world and operates in both horizontal and vertical applications. Spanning distances up to a 1000 feet and traveling from a crawl to 70 kph, the system provides unlimited dolly angles in locations that would be impossible any other way.
For me, 2012 was an exciting year which allowed me to develop new time-lapse rigs and work on some interesting and varied projects. I've chosen just a small fraction of over 400 time-lapses I shot last year (I can't show a lot of them as they've not been broadcast yet). Some of the rigs I've developed include a 26ft time-lapse crane, a 6ft 'Z' axis dolly and also a small cable dolly.
A big thank you to my clients; BBC, 12 yard, Boundless, JA Digital, IWC Media, Nice & Polite, Spin Studio, Optomen, ITV, CH4 and Fremantle - all of which none of my crazy ideas would have been possible to create without!
Some Broadcast Credits in this reel: Coldplay Live 2012, The Apprentice, Top Dog Model, Half Built House, Hotel GB, Bob Marley (commercial) and Four Rooms,
A special thank you to Andy Devonshire, Paul Dugdale, Rima Sen, Nicole Pinch, Stephen Agnew, Susanne Rock and anybody I've missed out - a lack of sleep and a non-specific sleep pattern has rendered my brain useless!
Cameras: Canon 5D 2/3, 7D and 1DX
Lenses: Sigma 12-24, Canon 16-35, 17-40, 24, 50, 100 macro
Dolly: Always reliable and my dolly of choice - dynamicperception.com
Panning: Merlin Synscan
Music: Astronaut - Vincent Tone
Dismals Canyon and the Dismalites to be featured in an upcoming television series produced by the Discovery Channel.
Emmy award winning cinematographer Gavin Thurston filming at Dismals Canyon with his remote controlled cable dolly. He and his crew from Wild Horizons were at Dismals Canyon to film part of an upcoming landmark television series produced by the Discovery Channel. It takes an all-encompassing view of the North American continent from the arctic to Mexico, and covers topics including mountains, forests, deserts, plains, coasts and rivers. The series should air late 2012.
Wild Horizons is currently filming this landmark series for the Discovery Channel, and was at Dismals Canyon from April 25th to May 17th, 2011.
Gavin Thurston, the camera-man showed me some of the footage he captured. WOW! No wonder he's an Emmy award winning cinematographer. You'll have to wait until the end of 2012 to see it on Discovery Channel. He and his crew captured footage using time-lapse at night of Rainbow Falls and of the Dismalites doing their thing. Some of the time-lapse was captured while motion tracking using Canon 5Dm2. They did a lot of macro photography of the dismalites - in infrared. They also used a track dolly. They were there for 3 weeks, but I only got to see them on the last day of filming when they were using the cable dolly.