1. A special thanks to Vice and The Creators Project for filming an awesome behind the scenes video and finally letting me tell my story about my learning disability and how art has helped me find my path in life.
    You can check out the video here: youtube.com/watch?v=lxxV5mIcI9E&;

    *The "3 Suns Rising" In 2 of the Milky Way clips are off shore oil rigs.*

    “Into The Atmosphere,” is my tribute to the state of California and the beautiful deserts, mountains and coastlines that exist there. This video showcases a variety of national/state parks as well as less recognized natural areas. The video also focuses on clouds, fog and interesting atmospheric conditions. Although California is known for blue sunshine skies, seeing a colorful storm cloud over Half Dome or an incredible sunset at the La Jolla Coves is really a sight to see. The goal of this video is to show these environments in their best possible light.

    Living in California all my life, I had as much time as I needed to really capture the essence and beauty it provides. This video was an ongoing project for about a year with an estimated 75,000 images taken, and about 12,400 made it into the 3.5 minute piece.

    My Grandmother Alice Harpin passed away during the last two weeks of shooting this video. The film is dedicated to her memory. Without her and the love of my family this video would not have been possible.

    To create this video there were many nights sleeping outside, and many days spent in the wild to embrace the environment and get to know the surroundings. There is a common misconception about Timelapse shooters that we quickly set up cameras and go sleep in the car for hours at a time, which is far from the truth. We are constantly hiking heavy equipment through dangerous areas and spending time camping in uncomfortable situations, I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything else.

    Some of the locations are Mono Lake, Anza Borrego Desert, Alabama Hills, Trona Pinnacles, Big Sur, Mount Laguna, Santa Maria, Yosemite, Gaviota, The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, La Jolla Coves, Santa Ynez, the San Francisco Coast, and the Santa Barbara Mountains.

    Directed and Filmed by Michael Shainblum.
    To follow and see more of my work please visit:
    shainblumphoto.com/
    facebook.com/shainblum
    facebook.com/shainblumphoto
    plus.google.com/+MichaelShainblum
    500px.com/Shainblum
    twitter.com/shainblum
    Motion controlled equipment made possible by:
    Dynamic Perception:dynamicperception.com/
    Emotimo: emotimo.com/

    Song: Thomas Bergersen - Remember Me
    Licensed by Extreme Music
    extrememusic.com/

    The video is available in 4K please contact:
    shainblumphoto@gmail.com

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  2. I got really lucky and captured what I believe to be a meteor explosion with a resulting, expanding shock wave or debris ring.

    UPDATE: After being fortunate to have Universe Today cross post my vid, I learned more about the phenomena recorded here. While this does show a meteor breaking apart, the resulting, expanding ring is called a "persistent train" and is NOT a debris ring. Rather, it is glowing gas - charged gas that has been heated by compression caused by the meteor and giving off electrons (similar to how a neon sign works). It happens fairly often but it isn't so regularly documented.

    universetoday.com/104149/incredible-footage-shows-a-perseid-meteor-exploding/

    Because I shoot at much higher resolution than 720p, I was able to provide (2) sequences in this video: (1) is with the full frame of each capture scaled/reduced and then cropped down to 1280x720, and (2) the other is with the full frame kept at resolution with just the region around the explosion cropped to 1280x720. I included each sequence twice - once at 24fps and the other at around 12fps.

    Stats for this timelapse sequence:
    Camera: Canon 7D
    Lens: Tokina 11mm-16mm/2.8
    Exposure: 20sec
    Iso: 800
    Aperture: 2.8
    Focal Length: 11mm
    Interval: 22sec
    Video Frame Rate: 24fps

    # vimeo.com/72228503 Uploaded 308K Plays 17 Comments
  3. The Great Plains of the United States produce the most beautiful thunderstorms, supercells, and unique cloud structures in the world. I spent the summer of 2013 on the northern Great Plains photographing some of these storms.

    Shot in Wyoming and South Dakota.

    Now on National Geographic!
    news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140219-great-plains-supercell-thunderstorm-video/

    Music: Xiphon Audio - Bindings - Used with permission
    Photography: Nicolaus Wegner
    Equipment: Canon 5dmii, 1dsmiii, 16-35mii, 70-200f4, tripods, intervalometers, hail dented Jeep.
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    Xiphon Audio Links:
    soundcloud.com/xiphon_audio/look-to-the-sky - Help XA with his Bleeding Fingers (Hans Zimmer) Competition. It's pretty awesome!
    facebook.com/AudioDamageProductions
    youtube.com/user/AudioDamageProduct
    soundcloud.com/xiphon_audio

    _____
    My links:
    facebook.com/LightalivePhotography
    lightalivephotography.com/
    plus.google.com/+Lightalivephotography/posts

    # vimeo.com/86112567 Uploaded 220K Plays 169 Comments
  4. A 200+ mile backpacking experience through Yosemite National Park captured by Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill. This project was filmed over the course of 10 months. We spent a combined 45 days in the park capturing the images in this video.

    To view the entire story, please visit projectyose.com or facebook.com/projectyose

    Special thanks to borrowlenses.com, dynamicperception.com and mountainhardwear.com for their support.

    Music by M83 - Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun

    # vimeo.com/87701971 Uploaded 2.8M Plays 353 Comments
  5. This video is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.

    Project Yosemite Website: projectyose.com
    Facebook Page: facebook.com/projectyose
    Twitter: twitter.com/projectyose
    Contact info: info@projectyose.com

    Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their motion controlled dolly and continued support! Purchase gear used in this video here: dynamicperception.com/#oid=1004_1

    Dynamic Perception Website: dynamicperception.com

    Track: Outro
    Album: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
    Artist: M83
    Site: ilovem83.com
    Publishing: emimusicpub.com
    Licensing: bankrobbermusic.com

    This whole project has been an amazing experience. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time. We'd like to expand this idea to other locations and would appreciate any suggestions for a future project.

    Project Yosemite was featured as a main story on Yosemite National Park's Spring Newsletter.: yosemitepark.com/timelapse-sprnews-2012.aspx

    To view this in 2K, visit: youtu.be/OwFbjJasW3E
    Be sure to change the quality settings to 'Original'.

    Twitter:
    twitter.com/#!/SheldonNeill
    twitter.com/#!/delehanty

    Facebook:
    facebook.com/sheldon.neill
    facebook.com/delehanty

    Behind The Scenes: vimeo.com/35223326
    By Dalton Runberg

    Our hearts go out to the families of Markus Praxmarer who lost his life while climbing Half Dome on September 19th, 2011 and Ranger Ryan Hiller, who was crushed by a tree January 22nd 2012. They will be missed. (A photo of Ranger Ryan Hiller can be found to the right, above the statistics counter)

    # vimeo.com/35396305 Uploaded 5.2M Plays 961 Comments

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