A short animated guide to Buddhist breath meditation, using the metaphor of an opening lotus. The narration was adapted from a talk given by Ajahn Brahm, a popular Buddhist teacher, author and abbot of Serpentine monastery, Perth.
Further info on technical terms such as 'Jhanas' on my blog at butterfly.ie
This is the culmination of many, many hours of timelapsing the auroras this winter.
All footage is made in Andenes, Andøya in north of Norway.
I used two DSLR's, a Canon 350D and a 40D wich took thousands of pictures, then batch processed some of the series and later on put them together to small movies using a fantastic little free program called VirtualDub.
It was a constant struggle against wind, snow and cold. I could not always place the cameras where I wanted to because of wind. That is why you see some fences, because I had to place the camera behind buildings so it wouldnt fall. It took me about 1.5 hour to make 10 seconds of film, mostly taking long exposures at 10 or 13 sec, all depending.
The aurora season this year was not very active but Im glad I atleast got these shots.
The music is licenced by Jamendo, the artist is called Galdson and the nice song is named Merlaska.
This video is not to be used anywhere else than vimeo, without further agreement with me. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org