"Yeah right, two brothers ....... and a hellofa big budget production crew ... "! is one of the comments I just read below the released Nikon D600 D-Movie "CHASING THE LIGHT". I guess this is the best complement to me and my brother Salomon. The truth is, it simply was just the two of us filming this movie.
It sure was not easy, especially as we covered such a broad area, focusing on landscapes and wildlife between California and Alaska, constantly looking for unique angles and special light. Throw in the timelapse at night and you can imagine how little sleep we got. Watch the Nikon D600 "Making of" movie to get some insight.
If you have not seen "CHASING THE LIGHT" yet, the official Nikon D600 Movie go here: vimeo.com/49436646
About a year ago I received an intriguing email from Nikon Tokyo asking me if I would have the time to participate in a special project. Little idea did I have that a few months later I would have the honor to be the first photographer to shoot the new Nikon D600 in the field. From the beginning it was clear to me that I wanted to create a powerful video along with the images and asked my brother Salomon Schulz, who specializes in film-making, to be part of the team to create the official Nikon D600 Movie.
Looking at the specs of the D600, we realized this was an extremely versatile camera. That is the reason why we wanted to test the camera shooting landscapes and wildlife, from the deserts of the South West to the mountains of Alaska, and that in winter time.
For us photography is a passion that goes far beyond the technical aspects of a camera. It is about experiencing the natural world.
In "CHASING THE LIGHT" we wanted to get the feeling across what it is like to head out into the wild to document the natural world. We wanted everybody who likes nature photography to see themselves in this film and say: It is about time I am getting out into the field again. I hope this film does this for you!
The Mobile Photographer is a book project about using Android mobile devices and apps in an advanced photography workflow. This video introduces some of the ideas and concepts that will be discussed in more detail in the book and highlights a few of the components of the mobile photographer and the mobile digital darkroom.
You have probably seen the 1 minute version of this movie, that won Marsel van Oosten First Prize in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition. As 1 minute was the maximum length for the competition, you never got to see the longer version with additional scenes. So here it is - enjoy :-)
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Over the years Marsel has created the most extensive and most popular night photography portfolio of Namibia on this planet. This night photography timelapse video features his most popular subjects in this amazing country: the fairytale-like quivertrees and the eery, dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei - something that had never been done before.
Each second of video consists of 30 photographs. In total, Marsel shot more than 16,000 images over a period of two years for this project.
Director: Marsel van Oosten
Editor: Daniella Sibbing
Composer: John Murphy
Produced by: Squiver