Chronos Film Festival

  1. Shot with Canon 7D and GoPro HD
    Using a Gorilla tripod

    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and Canon 50mm f/1.8

    Edited with Final Cut Studio 3
    Color grading with Magic bullet Looks

    My Flicker:

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  2. "Panama Canal: A Transit in TImelapse" is a multi-camera timelapse, created using sequential photography from 10 cameras at 8 different camera locations/angles onboard the passenger ship MV Explorer, for a total of over 5,500 photographs, pulled from 30,000 photographs during the 8-hour transit of the canal on May 8, 2011.

    This timelapse was created as part of the Ultimate Travel Workshop II (UTW2) Central America & The Panama Canal: April 27 - May 17, 2011, a workshop operated by faculty member and workshop instructor Michael A. Mariant/M-Visuals in conjunction with the Institute for Shipboard Education's Semester at Sea & Enrichment Voyage programs, High Sierra Workshops, and Nikonians Academy.

    The eight camera position angles were scouted in advance, as well as mapping out the transit of the canal down into six different zones. Four cameras were shooting continuously in all six shooting zones for the entire 8-hour transit, while the other four camera positions were scripted for certain zones based on the storyboard and schedule.

    Technical Specs:
    • All cameras (a mix between Canon and Nikon DSLRs) operated on either internal or external interverlameter control.

    • The forward (bow) facing camera and the aft (fish-eye) facing camera were shooting at 10-second intervals. The remaining side-facing cameras were shooting at 5-second intervals. This was due to the perceived perception of speed of objects coming towards/away from the camera (timed with greater intervals) versus side-motion perception of movement (timed with shorter intervals) to allow for a similar perceived perception of speed in the final multi-camera edit.

    • All cameras were synchronized together via the camera's internal clocks, to provide a simulated 'timecode', via the metadata, in the final edit.

    • Exposure changes at each camera location (weather was a mix of clouds, rain and sun) during the 8-hour transit were timed to scripted camera cuts in the storyboard.

    • All the photographs were sequenced in QuickTime Pro 7. Final edit/grading in Final Cut Studio.

    "Panama Canal: A Transit in Timelapse"
    All photographs, images and timelapse movies contained within this show/film are © Copyright 2011 UTW2 Copyright Collective. All Rights Reserved.

    UTW2 Copyright Collective Members:
    Jon Bloom
    Albert Esschendal
    Joan Hammond
    David Hays
    Richard Hulbert
    Howard Ignatius
    Jerry Kirkhart
    David Mathre
    Josef Smogursewski
    Michael A. Mariant

    M-Visuals is the acting representative of the UTW2 Copyright Collective

    "Panama Canal: A Transit in TImelapse" is an M-Visuals Film,
    produced and directed by Michael A. Mariant

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  3. It’s summer. Make some gazpacho.

    2.5 cups chopped/crushed tomatoes (no cores or seeds)
    1.5 cups cucumber (diced)
    1 cup diced/minced red onion
    1 cup diced/mined red pepper
    4 cups tomato juice
    2 cloves crushed garlic
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    1/4 cup olive oil
    Freshly ground pepper

    I didn't use salt; it didn't need it.

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  4. Take a glance on what happens as hundreds of vendors and thousands of workers convert the Miami Beach Convention Center into the Miami International Boat Show. We shot 4 days of time lapse photography and 5 days of video 'B' roll to create a behind the scenes video of what goes on before the doors of America's biggest boat show open to the public.

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  5. Highlights include:

    Being above the inversions on Mauna Kea (13,796') and Haleakala (10,023' summit, Holua back-country cabin @ 6,900') was a memorable experience. The weather was so predictable during our stay. Clear through the night and into sunrise, then the Trade Winds shift all the clouds into the Haleakala's crater around 9am. For the rest of the day you're stuck in the clouds with limited visibility. Around sunset the clouds begin to clear and the inversion settles back into place just under 7,000'.

    The shadow of Mauna Kea (13,796') attempting to bend over the earth's atmosphere, although it wasn't as spectacular as I have seen in other videos due to some unwanted clouds blocking the sun near the end.

    The Zodiacal light is visible near the end of several easterly facing star-lapse sequences. This is caused by sunlight reflecting off of dust particles in space in the final hours of darkness proceeding sunrise. Normally this is masked by light pollution.

    Viewing other islands: you'll notice Maui as seen from Mauna Kea (Big Island), Mauna Kea & Mauna Loa as seen from Haleakala (Maui), and Molokai, Lanai, & Kahoolawe as seen from Southern/Western Maui coastline.

    Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, as viewed from where we camped on Green Sand Beach, the southern most point of the United States. Lots of other Hawaii Milky Way photos posted on my Flickr page.

    Waxing Gibbous moon light across Haleakala's Ko'olau Gap with the grand finale being the setting moon as shadows dynamically passed across the super wide cater and Hanakauhi (8,910').

    Relaxing on the beaches, hiking through the rain forests, etc.... all the awesome stuff not featured in this video!


    Music: "Sun of Haleakala" by Paradise Blue - Mykonos Chillout Cafe (Feelings del Mar)

    A chronological photo journey from the trip can be viewed here:


    No fancy motion-control on this one. Minimalist 5DMII 'vacation' rig. Here's the run-down: My wife and I took a 2 week anniversary trip to the overly popular archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean, Hawaii. We started on the Big Island and finished the vacation on Maui. To our surprise, we found peace and solitude for a majority of our journey which was incredibly refreshing.

    I wasn't able to shoot time-lapse everywhere we went, but still managed to capture enough motion sequences from sea to summit for this montage. Check out my Flickr page for other Hawaii photography such as Volcanoes National Park in which I didn't shoot any time-lapse but had some great clear night sky for stills. Overall, an amazing trip with only one negative event: I lost a hard-drive mid-trip due to a head disk assembly failure. Lost all of the photos from Waipio Valley & Hana which explains the absence of waterfalls and lush, tropical greenery. Time-lapse is purely a hobby for me at the moment, but I look forward to the day in which I can provide my clients stunning, moving images. You know where to find me.

    I'm fortunate to have such an understanding wife who allows me to pursue my hobby while on vacation together. Thanks Karen, you're the best.

    Special thanks to Jennifer Rice-Morton @ AAA for her travel assistance, Jim & Margi Urquhart for giving our Huskies a home while we were away, Erik Huber for the 70-200mm lens hook-up and Oscar @ for the 5DII & 24mm 1.4II rental.

    For licensing requests please contact doug -at- upthink dot tv.
    All rights reserved, Doug Urquhart. The UpThink Lab, LLC

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Chronos Film Festival

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Official Channel for the Chronos Film Festival - Albuquerque, NM November 3-5, 2011

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