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    This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
    Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

    The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

    A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

    Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.

    Available in Digital Cinema 4k.

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    Music by my friend: Ludovico Einaudi - "Nuvole bianche" with permission.
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  2. Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions
    28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October,
    2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km.
    All credit goes to them.

    Full HD, refurbished, smoothed, retimed, denoised, deflickered, cut, etc.
    All in all I tried to keep the looks of the material as original as possible,
    avoided adjusting the colors and the like, since in my opinion the original
    footage itself already has an almost surreal and aestethical visual nature.

    Music: Jan Jelinek | Do Dekor, faitiche back2001
    w+p by Jan Jelinek, published by scape Publishing / Universal
    janjelinek.com | faitiche.de

    Image Courtesy of the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory,
    NASA Johnson Space Center, The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
    eol.jsc.nasa.gov

    Editing: Michael König | koenigm.com

    Shooting locations in order of appearance:

    1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
    2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
    3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
    4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
    5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
    6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
    7. Halfway around the World
    8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
    9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
    10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
    11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
    12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
    13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
    14. Views of the Mideast at Night
    15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
    16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
    17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
    18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night

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    This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on
    the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.

    My favorite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists I am none the wiser.What I am talking about I have decided to call The Arctic Light and it is a natural phenomenon occurring 2-4 weeks before you can see the Midnight Sun.

    The Sunset and Sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again. This is the most colorful light that I know, and the main reason I have been going up there for the last 4 years, at the exact
    same time of year, to photograph. Based on previous experience, I knew this was going to be a very
    difficult trip. Having lost a couple of cameras and some other equipment up there before, it was crucial to bring an extra set of everything. I also
    made sure I had plenty of time in case something went wrong.
    If you can imagine roping down mountain cliffs, or jumping around on slippery rocks covered in seaweed with 2 tripods, a rail, a controller,
    camera, lenses, filters and rigging for 4-5 hour long sequences at a time, and then
    having to calculate the rise and fall of the tides in order to capture the essence - it all proved bit of a challenge.

    And almost as if planned, the trip would turn out to become very
    difficult indeed. I had numerous setbacks including: airline lost my
    luggage, struggling to swim ashore after falling into the Arctic sea: twice, breaking lenses, filters, tripod, computer, losing the whole dolly rig and controller into the sea, and even falling off a rather tall rock and ending
    up in the hospital. As much as I wanted to give up, the best way Out is
    always “Through”. I am glad I stuck it through though because there were some amazing sunrises waiting. At 1:06 you see a single scene from day to night to day which is from 9pm to 7am. Think about that for a minute.. 10 hours with light like that.

    I asked the very talented Marika Takeuchi to specifically compose and
    perform a song for this movie, and what she came up with is absolutely remarkable. Thank you very much Marika!

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    Music: "The Arctic Light" by Marika Takeuchi
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  4. 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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  5. I recently spent a little over a month hotel hopping in Manhattan (March 12th to April 29th) shooting time lapse. These clips were pulled from over an hours worth of footage.

    Prints available for purchase here: redbubble.com/people/mindrelic

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    Music:
    "Lights Dim" from NYC based group called 'The American Dollar' (facebook.com/theamericandollar) Download a free compilation of 9 of their best tracks here: tinyurl.com/2bflc4m

    Gear:
    Dynamic Perception dolly rig (dynamicperception.com)
    "The little bramper" (thewhippersnapper.com)
    Canon glass from (borrowlenses.com)
    Cameras: one Canon 5D mark II, and two Canon 7Ds

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    -Midtown East Hotels

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    -Times Square Hotels

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    Hilton Garden Inn Times Square (facebook.com/HGITimesSquare)

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    -Midtown West/Upper West Side

    Park Central (facebook.com/parkcentralny)

    NYLO NYC (facebook.com/NYLONewYorkCity)

    -Fashion/Garment District

    Hilton New York Fashion District (facebook.com/hiltonnewyorkfashiondistrict)

    -Herald Square

    Hilton Garden Inn 35th Street (facebook.com/HGINewYork)

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