Winter Wonder is an experimental timelapse / slow motion / aerial video collection from a span of three days in the Vail region of Colorado. The film is a non narrative exploring the oncoming of winter weather and how the environment responds to snow.
The challenge of this film was to take all of my gear as carry on only. At first this was a daunting task when I laid all the things I wanted to take on the floor in front of me. However as I stared I started removing gear piece by piece and ended up with a bare bones set up strewn between just two bags. As my large carry on item I selected my Lowepro Pro Tekka 600aw. This bag can hold ALOT of gear and is made of top notch materials. I spent 18 days camping 200 miles above the arctic circle and took this bag as my only bag. It's worth its weight in gold. Within that bag I brought my eMotimo TB3 Black (emotimo.com) for the motion control timelapse shots. Its a great, light weight solution with a small footprint. I used a Canon 5d3 and 7D with a 16-35, 24-70, and 70-200 L lenses as my stills camera set up. For video I had a Sony FS700 to collect all the slow motion shots. I used the metabones adapter to adapt my canon lenses to the camera. This was nice because I didn't have to take any extra glass for the sony. In my second bag I took my DJI Phantom 2 with the GoPro Hero 3+ and the Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal and video down link. So in just two bags I was able to carry a whole production package that never had to be checked.
I want to thank Ulf, Nichole, Ryan and the rest of the Maria's place crew for extending such a warm welcome to me and my crazy filming antics. Without you all this film would not have been possible. Also thanks to Norman Camera for their support.
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Three weeks of my life spent in another country...
Argentina is a country that stole my heart. We spent about 25 days in the country on two separate trips exploring and shooting an outdoor television show for Mojo outdoors. While on location I had the honor to document some of the most insane light and beautiful landscapes I have ever witnessed. Even though I was there to field produce and shoot a tv show, I still found time to shoot high resolution timelapse footage of the country. I left most of my motion control gear at home to make room for the video cameras but also so I could hone in my composition skills. It's far too often that timelapsers get lazy and just set up a typical dolly or pan shot. I wanted to break that mold and produce a film that was still impressive even in the absence of motion control gear. The key would be great compositional work and excellent light. I'd love to go back to shoot just scenic footage as I believe I barely scraped the surface of this amazing country.
I did take my eMotimo TB3 black with me which was useful in a few key situations. I love the portability of the TB3. It's so simple and easy to just throw in my backpack and take anywhere I want. Check them out emotimo.com.
This video could not have been possible without the support from my friends at Norman Camera. They are seriously one of the best shops to buy photographic gear from locally and on the web. Check their site out here: normancamera.com
Special thanks to my friend James Everingham for the amazing track. You can find more of his work at jameseveringham.com
All production and shooting was done by Justin Majeczky. If you'd like to hire me or license any of this footage you can get ahold of me over at varient3.com or email me firstname.lastname@example.org