Patagonia 8K explores the beautiful and rough landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina. Shot in 8K resolution on a medium format camera it's aimed to deliver the most realistic experience.
Shot in 6 weeks, travelling over 7500km from Santiago to Punta Arenas we captured roughly 100.000 still frames that combine into this timelapse video.
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Inhale the fresh air, smell the refreshing scent of the green pine forests glowing above black volcano sands, no sound but the wind in the trees. A deep blue sky matches with the blue atlantic ocean far below. Epic volcanic trails lead trough an unique archaic landscape. Feel the elements. Be yourself, at the “Island in the Sky”.
This short film, a homage to the beautiful Island of La Palma - "Europe's Hawaii" - was like a never ending project for me. More than one and a half years of work.... photographing, processing, re-processing, selecting and de-selecting footage, some weeks filming…
I had certain pictures in mind - the scenes, locations, and moods. Every interesting place I had spotted during many stays on the Island while Hiking or guiding Bike Groups was considered.
I hiked up Volcanoes, stayed awake all night on stormy ridges, slept like a dead on the beach next morning. Pre-processed nights footage at the Apartment later, to validate what scenes worked, or needed to be repeated. Hurried back up the mountains before sunset for new setups. Finally got some rest and watched the clouds and stars move. Feeling small in the universe. And tired and dizzy, as well.
Night-Timelapse filming is an art, a struggle to live from, tough on your biorhythm – and needs a lot of passion, love and dedication. Passion for the work, love for nature and wilderness, being alone in the night. Back at the office in the timelapse studio it needs dedication and endurance in front of my workstations working trough the image data.
Which is the toughest part for me - I am not the office guy. I hate sitting in front of a Computer screen too much. And that is what you do with Timelapse. Way too much. After cleaning up the project, 906.65 GB and 83846 RAW images and movie-sequences remained for processing. And there is no automatism, each software at the workflow needs to be fed with each sequence separately, to deliver results...
On some key scenes of this film I have even worked over several months, trying different variations on color-reprocessing, iterating them many times. I am still not sure if they are good now. You judge.
Thanks to all who support me, especially my family. Thanks to Babak Tafreshi of Twanight.org for providing the legendary GRANTECAN Intro and MAGIC-from-the-side Footage (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAGIC_(telescope). Props to the Folks at IAC.es and Visitlapalma.es! Horay to the team at TWANight.org for tips and feedback! Awesome to Nikon NPS!
This is a teaser I created as part of the dark cloud / white light exhibition.
I brave the elements to film for periods of 24hrs or more to create an experience of audio and visual splendor, revealing the hidden wonders of the New Zealand landscape. An epic visual story of space and time, told in three-dimensional, time-lapse cinematography.
The Music is "La Boîte à Musique" from the album "Stories From Elsewhere" (LOOP Recordings) Rhian Sheehan - rhiansheehan.com
All filmed on the amazing Nikon D800.
Each day sequence consists of 10,000 - 15,000 still images. Each image is recorded at 7K resolution (= 400 - 700 Gigabytes of data per day)
Thanks to all the individuals who have helped out on the project so far and to Nikon, Samsung, Macpac, Kea Campers, Nixon, Caltex, the Biz Dojo and Park Road Post Production. Your support has helped make this project happen!
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Imagine living in a tent at 5700M above sea level for weeks on end. Your goal is to ascend the 6th highest mountain in the world. You've recently evacuated your climbing partner who battled pulmonary edema. While trying to stay warm in your little yellow North Face tent, all that you hear is the silence of the Himalayan skies...and the incessant clicking of your DSLR cameras!
'45 Days in the Himalayas' was shot this past October in Nepal and Tibet.
Music by: Data Romance - Seasonal section
Shot and edited by Elia Saikaly
Special thanks to my Sherpa team and Jeremie Stall Paquet
for helping with some of the set-ups.
Images processed (while sitting in a tent in a down jacket) using Adobe LightRoom. Edited in FCP7 on a Macbook Pro.
It is difficult for people understand what it is like to shoot high above the clouds in these low oxygen environments until they experience it for themselves.
At 1:57 you can see the climbers attempting the 8201M summit at 3am in sub-zero temperatures. Yes, those little floating lights are people!
In the end, I remained alone with my Sherpa climbing partner and stood on top of the 6th highest mountain on Earth. We were the only one's to make the summit that day. My oxygen bottle failed and I struggled for 7 hours before realizing I had a defective bottle. Relentless, I carried on until we reached the top at 8201M above sea level. Glorious sight of Mt. Everest from the top just 20 km away.
Here is the blog: http://bit.ly/prytXB
The final timelapse of the setting moon is of the The Nangpa La, a traditional trade route between Tibet and Nepal. My tent was situated across from the pass.
My work is in support of my non-profit organization called Findinglife. Check out some of the work we do to inspire youth to create positive change.