1. The Lofoten islands are an archipelago located 66 degrees North in Northern Norway. These isles have long been popular with photographers who travel from all corners of the globe to capture the islands remote and rugged beauty.

    With this film I had hoped to capture and the variety of colours in the mountains and lakes and the vastness of the landscapes from the elevated peaks, but this original idea was not to be. A few days before I visited a large snow storm hit, this new powdering of snow left a lot of the trails I had intended to hike invisible and even the locals advised against walking them in the current conditions. The snow also rendered the landscapes colourless and many of the lakes were still frozen. Plan 'A' for this film unfortunately went out of the window and I did not really have a plan 'B'.

    I ended up shooting a lot more around sea level of the fjords and surrounding mountains. Originally I had hoped to evoke emotions of vastness and solitude with this film but upon reviewing the footage I was pleasantly surprised to find I was capturing a different emotion, one of a more understated essence; a peacefulness and a quiet. It just goes to show that when you think you are down on your luck, something beautiful and unexpected can still happen and you get something out of it.

    This is 'The 'Quiet'. A simple, understated account of a humble, peaceful place.

    Music is a remix by Shudan of Shura's 'Spoke in the Voice of an Older Man'
    You can listen to more from these two amazing artists here:
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    All footage is available for licensing. If you would like to licence any of my clips or talk about a project you have in mind please contact me at: 
contact@nicholasbuer.com

    You can connect/follow me on all the usual social media sites:
    
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    To see more work please visit nicholasbuer.com

    For motion control I used the Stage One Dolly System by Dynamic Perception:
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    © Nicholas Buer 2014

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  2. Time-lapse film shot in Australia with a selection of shots from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. I spent three weeks driving from Melbourne to Brisbane with good friends capturing the Southern stars and nature along the way. This was the first time I had visited Australia and also the Southern hemisphere, the scenery and stars were quite breathtaking! Such a different sky and the milky way is so strong in comparison the the Northern hemisphere. I cannot wait to get back down there and do some more shooting and catch up with old friends again.

    Music composed in Logic Express.

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    Copyright © 2012 Nicholas Buer
    All Rights Reserved

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  3. In a metropolis like London light pollution makes the night sky invisible. Only a few of the brightest stars and asterisms force their celestial light through the man made glow of the city. The night sky, one of the most beautiful of natural wonders is extinguished from view. Blackout City is an experimental timelapse film that makes the invisible, visible. It attempts to show what the night sky would look like If there were ever to be a total blackout in the South East of England on a clear, moonless, summers night.

    I started shooting this project back in August 2013 and have been slowly gathering footage when conditions were right. Although each shot in this film is a composite, all footage is real. The city shots were captured during the day and processed to look like night and the night sky shots were captured from dark locations around the South of England to ensure that the stars are astronomically correct for the latitude of London. I have also processed the astro shots to be more sympathetic to what the naked eye would see in terms of saturation and detail. The internet is saturated with well-processed images of the Milky Way that show phenomenal colour that are the result of fantastic low light DSLR technology. Don’t get me wrong I love these images, I am one of the people who endeavours to create them! But in reality the Milky Way does not look like this; so in order to make this film more believable I have chosen to process the shots this way.

    I first got the idea for the film when I read an article about a blackout in LA in 1994 where people called 911 reporting these strange clouds floating in the sky, those clouds where in fact the Milky Way. It made me think about how the lights from cities have made many of us lose our connection to the night sky. We live in a fast paced man-made world whereby it is all too easy for us to become disconnected from the natural world around us, isolated from what is actually real. There are many other aspects of the human condition that this film could touch upon which could make its’ intentions appear somewhat complicated, but is essence the film's agenda could not be more simple; to inspire people to get away from the city lights, go somewhere quiet on a star-filled night and simply look up.

    This project is purely non-profit but I would love the opportunity take the Blackout City idea to different metropolises across the globe as each city with it's specific latitude will reveal a different sky. If anyone thinks they can help to make this happen please connect with me through the links below:

    To see more of my work please visit: http://www.nicholasbuer.com
    For direct enquires please mail me at: contact@nicholasbuer.com

    You can connect/follow me on all the usual social media sites:
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    http://twitter.com/nicholasbuer
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    Main track is by The American Dollar ‘As We Float’ (Ambient)
    Licensed at: http://www.theamericandollar.info/licensing

    For motion control I used the Stage One Dolly System by Dynamic Perception
    http://www.dynamicperception.com

    © Nicholas Buer 2014

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