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    Midnight Sun: A natural phenomenon occurring in the summer months north of the Arctic Circle and south of the Antarctic Circle where the sun never fully sets and remains visible 24 hours a day.

    Shot entirely in Ultra HD 4K resolution, this short time lapse film was shot during the Icelandic Midnight Sun in June of 2011.

    For 17 days I traveled solo around the entire island shooting almost 24 hours, sleeping in the car, and eating whenever I had the time. During my days shooting this film I shot 38,000 images, traveled some 2900 miles, and saw some of the most amazing, beautiful, and indescribable landscapes on the planet. Iceland is absolutely one of the most beautiful and unusual places you could ever imagine. Especially during the Midnight Sun when the quality of light hitting the landscape is very unusual, and very spectacular.

    Iceland is a landscape photographers paradise and playground, and should be number 1 on every photographers must visit list. Iceland during the Midnight Sun is in sort of a permanent state of sunset. The sun never full sets and travels horizontally across the horizon throughout the night, as can be seen in the opening shot and at the :51 second mark in the video.

    During the Arctic summer, sunset was at midnight and sunrise was at 3am. The Arctic summer sun provided 24 hours a day of light, with as much as 6 hours daily of "Golden light". Once the sun had set it wouldn't even get dark enough for the stars to come out, and they don't start to reappear until August.

    My advice to everyone out there, photographer or not, is simple... You MUST visit Iceland sometime during your lifetime. You will never regret it.

    Interview with Michael Levy Studio about the film:
    michaellevystudio.com/midnight-sun-an-icelandic-timelapse-by-joe-capra/

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    The motion controlled shots in this film were shot using the Stage Zero dolly system made by Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com/)

    Cameras and Lenses:
    2 Canon 5DII DSLR cameras
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  2. I recently spent a little over a month hotel hopping in Manhattan (March 12th to April 29th) shooting time lapse. These clips were pulled from over an hours worth of footage.

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    "Lights Dim" from NYC based group called 'The American Dollar' (facebook.com/theamericandollar) Download a free compilation of 9 of their best tracks here: http://tinyurl.com/2bflc4m

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    Dynamic Perception dolly rig (dynamicperception.com)
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  3. a few scenes from my next short called "Iceflow" about the movement of ice on the rivers/lakes/bays surrounding Rochester NY

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