1. Check out my new film Adrift: vimeo.com/simonchristen/adrift

    Update: Thanks so much for all your comments! I am reading them all and enjoy them a lot! I am sorry I can't reply to all of you. I am traveling at the moment and only have internet access once in a while. I hope to get to all the questions eventually. Thanks again!

    A collection of time lapses I took around the San Francisco Bay Area roughly shot over the period of one year.

    Please watch in HD :-)

    Find more of my work on my website simonchristen.com

    Follow me on my Facebook page: facebook.com/pages/Simon-Christen-Photography/183499695028114

    or on my flickr account: flickr.com/seemoo

    Music by Nick Cave - Mary's Song from the Soundtrack of "Assassination of Jesse James"

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  2. WATCH IN HD!!!

    This is my type animation experiment, Alphabetic.
    I used the font CHUNK FIVE, wich is a really cool and free font created by Meredith Mandel (http://work.meredithmandel.com). I had a lot of fun doing this piece! Can't hardly wait for the next one...

    Made by Ariel Costa (blinkmybrain")
    Sound by Marcelo Baldin (combustion)

    Special thanks to Studio Nitro (studionitro.tv) Thanks for all support guys!

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  3. So I saw all of these pictures of that volcano in Iceland nobody can pronounce the name of, so I figured I should go and do something that is not news footage but something more cinematic. But the flights to get over took forever as expected (somewhat). 4 days after leaving I finally made it, but the weather was terrible for another 4. Just before leaving it got pretty good for about a day and a half and this is what I managed to get.

    Wish I had more time. I missed all the cool Lightning and the Lava of the first eruption. But I figure this will just be a trial run for another day.

    I am of course accepting sponsors to send me back there for more please...!! haha

    Music: Jónsi - Kolniður (jonsi.com)
    Canon 5d mkII
    HUGE thanks for the Motorized Dolly via Dynamic Perception (dynamicperception.com)

    © Sean Stiegemeier
    in-perfidia.com
    twitter.com/sstieg

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  5. Update II: Check out my latest time lapse project: vimeo.com/simonchristen/timelapsecollection

    Update: Thank you so much to all of you. I am humbled and a little bit overwhelmed with all your comments. I am trying to answer all the questions (please keep 'em coming) but would like to thank each of you for taking the time to write a comment. I am reading them all. THANK YOU.
    Almost 3/4 of a million views and 10k likes in one week, I am floored. It truly makes me happy that my little film is able to connect with you and hopefully evokes the same feeling of happiness that I felt while shooting it.

    Thank you also so much to everybody that has left me tip. You are too kind!

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    It has been almost 3 years since I released "The Unseen Sea" and I'm excited and proud to share with you my latest project "Adrift".

    "Adrift" is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. I chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is where “Adrift” was born.

    The weather conditions have to be just right for the fog to glide over the hills and under the bridge. I developed a system for trying to guess when to make the drive out to shoot, which involved checking the weather forecast, satellite images and webcams multiple times a day. For about 2 years, if the weather looked promising, I would set my alarm to 5am, recheck the webcams, and then set off on the 45-minute drive to the Marin Headlands.

    I spent many mornings hiking in the dark to only find that the fog was too high, too low, or already gone by the time I got there. Luckily, once in a while the conditions would be perfect and I was able to capture something really special. Adrift is a collection of my favorite shots from these excursions into the ridges of the Marin Headlands.

    I hope with my short film I am able to convey the feeling of happiness I felt while I experienced those stunning scenes.

    I am so grateful to Jimmy LaValle, from the band “The Album Leaf”, for composing a custom score for Adrift. Jimmy's music is fantastically beautiful and captures the mood perfectly. Please check out his website. Thanks again Jimmy for your hard work.

    I hope you enjoy the film and thank you for watching.

    If you like this short film, please consider using the Tip Jar below, proceeds will go towards the next project...

    Licensing: Adrift is copyrighted. All of my work is available for licensing under a rights-managed agreement. If you are interested in using any of my images and/or time lapse footage, please visit my website or contact me directly. Most of my clips are available up to 4K resolution! All of them support 2.8K and standard HD resolutions of 1080p/720p. Some of my favorite scenes in the film are also available as high resolution prints.

    Visit my website at simonchristen.com
    or follow me on facebook: facebook.com/SimonChristenPhotography
    or 500px: 500px.com/SimonChristen

    You can follow Jimmy LaValle's work here and get a free copy of the song: on.fb.me/1b6c6gy

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