Chronos Film Festival

  1. 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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    Here's a few more experiments with stars & timelapsing from this July.
    Not massively satisfied with the results, but still some interesting stuff.

    Shot primarily in Seeley's Bay, Ontario and Durham, New Hampshire.
    Opening shot filmed from hotel room at San Diego Comic Con 2011.

    Canon EOS 7D EF-S18-135mm 3.5/5 and a 28mm 1.8
    Mostly 30 second exposures, between 3600 and 5000 ISO

    Music By: Adam Jeremy Williams

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  3. This is our Brandnew Timelapse Showreel which shows you a mix of shots we made in a special way shooting big timelapse moves. A selection of shots we did over the last two months back here in Dresden Germany. On the first editing phase we played a little bit with different musics and styles. we´re noticed realy quick that synthetic produced music didn´t gave us the feel and look on these pictures we wanted to have. So we had a look on the audionetwork for some orchestrated music played by a real orchestra.

    Music: Terry Devine King - Orion

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  4. A timelapse ode to clouds and their atmospheric beauty. Sit back, relax and watch the sky move.

    As a paraglider pilot I've spent plenty of time with clouds and learning about them; observing them grow and decay, watching them being lit in various stunning colours throughout the day and also flying near and in them (cumulus in particular). For more on clouds, take a trip to

    Shot in South Australia during 2010 around Adelaide, Mt Lofty Ranges, Fleurieu Peninsula, Mid North and Flinders Ranges. Over 8800 photos constructed the master timelapse sequences that made the cut but I shot around 30,000 throughout the year collecting sequences.

    Camera: Canon 7D
    Lenses: Canon EF-S 17-85mm & 10-22mm
    Software: Digital Photo Professional, Photoshop, VirtualDub and Premiere Pro CS5

    Music: Phorous, by L.S.G. from the album Into Deep (

    Exposure [film festival screenings, etc]:

    Jun '12: Three sequences from Silver Lining used in the Australian Open Source film project HEART REMAINS OPEN []

    Dec '11: Winter edition of the Vibram Natural Games in Millau, France []

    Nov '11 - Additional non-listed film for The North Face Reel Rock Film Tour [], Budapest (Hungary) edition.

    Nov '11 - General screening at the Chronos Film Festival in Albuquerque, NM (USA) []. This festival was about the art of altered time perception cinematography.

    Sep '11 - Official selection of the 38th Coupe Icare free flight film festival at St Hilaire du Touvet (France) []. Closing film of all award selections.

    Feb '11: Interview with Ann Jones on ABC Radio North & West SA ( about Silver Lining and my experiences with clouds while paragliding.

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  5. A film by Adam Gilroy
    Music by Kathryn Tickell (

    A non verbal exploration of life on the North East coast of England.

    Filmed as a graduation piece for a Media Production degree at Northumbria University, the film received the prize for Best Cinematography, judged by Sundance award winning cinematographer Lol Crawley.

    Featuring timelapse and slow motion photography, filmed using a Canon 5D Mark II and Sony PMW-350.

    Any comments will be much appreciated.

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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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