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    In times of overpopulation and increasingly disappearing nature, "CONTRASTS" is a short film experiment inspired by the mind-blowing silence of New Zealands still intact nature. It reaches out to those who have forgotten about the beauty of nature.

    If you live in a concrete jungle wearing headphones in your daily life to escape the city noise, it might be time to reconsider your values.


    Director of Photography: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie
    Producer: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie
    Editor: René Eckert / Blickinsfreie

    Follow Blickinsfreie on Facebook: facebook.com/bif.de

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  2. BLOG - starmountainmedia.com/filmsblog/filmsblog-oct-2013-night-visions-astro-la-palma-milkyway-timelapse-film.html

    Update: this film has been accepted by the Asheville Art Museum for screening during Moogfest in April 2014.

    Photography and editing by Daniel Lowe
    This film is available for festival screenings - also available as science / stock footage up to 4K resolution
    email: work@starmountainmedia.com

    Music composed by Simon Wilkinson
    licensed from thebluemask.com

    Equipment Used:
    Canon 5DmkIII
    Canon 5DmkII
    Tokina 11-16mm lens used only as 16mm prime
    Samyang 24mm f/1.4 lens
    intervalometers X 2
    tripods X 3
    TriggerTrap timelapse app for iPhone + Android using bulb-ramping (bramping) mode
    Dynamic Perception Stage Zero motion control dolly

    Lightroom 4.4 + Adobe After Effects CS6

    I hope that you enjoy the film, creating it was definitely a highlight experience in my life that I will always remember.

    Featured on EarthSky on Oct 30, 2013 - earthsky.org/space/short-film-called-night-visions-astro-la-palma

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  3. Please Watch Full Screen, have HD turned on, and I hope you have a great set of speakers that can thump.

    Mid-Atlantic in Motion is a time-lapse film showcasing some of the beautiful areas of the Mid-Atlantic states in a 24 hour loop starting with sunrise. I set out on my mission 11 months ago, not only driving hundreds of miles per trip but researching everything on Google Earth and talking to people via twitter / Facebook about locations and other details that would help me with shooting. The biggest challenge of the trip was the weather. It was extremely inconstant and it's hard shooting anything when the weather isn't good. I spent 10 days in West Virginia, 5 days in Cape Hatteras and all of the other shots were long day trips. West Virginia and Cape Hatteras were very important for me to spend some time at for a few reasons. Cape Hatteras offers amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Hatteras Light House is a one of the most famous light houses on the East Coast. West Virginia has amazing waterfalls, mountain peaks and dark skies. Some of the darkest skies on the entire east coast are at Spruce Knob, West Virginia. This allowed me to capture the Milky Way like I've always wanted to. Being on the East Coast and looking at what my time-lapse buddies are shooting out west get's me jealous. The Milky Way is more clear and vibrant out west but I wanted to show everyone that you don't have to travel far to see it.

    :29 - Cape Hatteras and one of the most famous surf spots on the east coast
    :38 - Great Falls Virginia / Maryland. It was very flooded from Hurricane Sandy in 2012
    1:02 - Seneca Rocks, West Virginia- Peak
    1:27- The birth place of George Washington.
    1:51- Spruce Knob, West Virginia- Highest peak in WVA.
    2:06- Spruce Knob, West Virginia- Spruce Knob Lake
    2:20- Greenbank Telescope. It's the worlds largest radio steerable telescope. It stands 500+ feet
    2:40- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    3:32- Milyway over Currituck Sound
    3:42- Baltimore from 30 floors up.

    Canon 5d mk3
    Canon 16-35 2.8L II
    Canon 70-200 2.8L II
    Canon 14mm 2.8L
    Canon 24-70 2.8L II

    Kessler Stealth
    elektraDRIVE BASIC
    elektraDRIVE 500 Series Motor Pod

    Lightroom 4.0
    Adobe After Effects CS6
    Adobe Premier Pro CS6

    'Circuits' by 'The American Dollar'
    Download a free compilation of 9 of their best tracks here: tinyurl.com/freeAMD
    119 Song Discography in Any Format just $20 @ bit.ly/XiwDFs

    I chose The American Dollar for a few reasons, they are great to work with, no BS and I love their sound. I now know why so many timelapse filmers have used The American Dollar in the edits.


    Licensing Details - Available in 4K

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  4. Featuring an array of scenes from the North American landscape, EYE OF THE BEHOLDER is a short film that encourages the viewer to shed previous conceptions and ideas about the world, and to return to a place of wonderment and awe.

    Shot on location in the High Sierra Nevada, Canadian Rockies and Southern Appalachians.

    Some insight from the writer, Meghan J. Ward:

    BTS: blog.planet5d.com/2013/09/exclusive-bts-combining-magic-lantern-raw-video-with-timelapse-on-eye-of-the-beholder/

    Cinematography & Direction by Doug Urquhart (upthink.tv)
Original Words by Meghan J. Ward (meghanjoyward.com)

    Original Music by Michael Wynne (michaelwynne.net)

    Additional Musical Collaboration with Matthew Smith

    Audio Post Production Services provided by MWPro.net

    Narrated by Brian Bremer (imdb.com/name/nm0107068/)

    Original text inspired by the writer's daughter, Mistaya Joy, and Eckhart Tolle's "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose".

    Special thanks to:

    Karen Urquhart
, Guy Thorsby
, Erik Huber, Paul Zizka, Doris Doster & the 
USFS - Nantahala Ranger District
, The McClure Family, 
The Urquhart Family, 
Wendall Beason, Maggie Caldwell, Mike Posehn, Brian @ emotimo.com, Chris Pritchard, Yosemite Steve, Oscar and Julie @ aperturent.com, Jay & Chris @ dynamicperception.com, Fred Beal, Andy Hendrix

    Shot with Canon 5D3 (Magic Lantern Raw video module), 6D, 7D, T3i (solar-powered camera) and Rebel 400D (solar-powered camera). Samyang Cine Primes (14mm, 24mm, 85mm), Canon 14mm, 17-55 EF-S and 10-22 EF-S, Timelapsecontroller.com

    For footage licensing inquires: upthink.tv/contact/

    If you enjoy this short film, you might also like our previous award-winning release, Mountains in Motion

    Location Listing:

    00:10 - Small pond nestled below a cliff on the southern edge of Minaret Lake. High Sierra, CA + 00:21 - Sunset view from the summit of Mt Craig in Pisgah National Forest. Black Mtns. North Carolina. + 00:30 - Lassen Volcano reflected in Lake Helen. Lassen NP, CA + 00:34 - Multi-directional clouds soar while crepuscular rays radiate above a morning inversion blanketing the town of Franklin, NC. Shot from the Albert Mtn Fire Tower, located directly on the AT. Nantahala National Forest. + 00:39 - Sunset at Minaret Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness + 00:43 - Our home galaxy illuminates a devastated area (wind damage) along the John Muir trail. CA + 00:55 - Sunrise at Minaret Lake. High Sierras, CA + 01:03 - Big Sur coast. CA + 01:07 - Evening light on McWay Falls. Big Sur, CA + 01:11 - McArthur-Burney Falls, road to Shasta, CA + 01:15 - Winter at Mistaya Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada + 01:19 - Full moon above Nantahala National Forest. Albert Mtn Summit + 01:23 - The Milky Way shines over the dancing maritime fog layer. Big Sur / Lucia, CA + 01:32 - White Oak tree atop Lookout Mountain, GA. Summer to Winter + 01:37 - White Oak, Lookout Mountain, GA. Winter. + 01:43 - Apple orchard, winter, Franklin, NC + 01:50 - Yamnuska Mtn, Winter, Front range, Canadian Rockies + 01:55 - Morning light on the Minarets. Minaret Lake, High Sierras, CA + 02:00 - Morning light on the redwoods of Pfeiffer State Park. Big Sur, CA + 02:06 - Australian tree fern + 02:07 - Winter moonlight above Bow Lake. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada + 02:10 - Autumn colors at Sweetwater Creek State park. Atlanta, Georgia + 02:14 - Albert Mountain Summit - Summer to winter, fall foliage change. Nantahala National Forest + 02:23 -+ Full moon and fall colors at Lake Nantahala. Nantahala National Forest, NC + 02:27 - Nantahala River, NC + 02:32 - Sunset with Crepuscular rays illuminating the Appalachian Trail. Cheoah Bald Summit. Nantahala National Forest, NC + 02:39 - Afternoon at Cecile Lake. High Sierras, CA + 02:43 - The Galactic core illuminates the outlet stream / pond at Minaret Lake. High Sierras, CA + 02:46 - Evening light at Pfeiffer beach. Big Sur, CA + 02:51 - Sunset above the Pacific. Coastal Ridge - Santa Lucia Mountains, Big Sur, CA + 02:55 - Our home galaxy blazes above the dancing maritime fog layer. Big Sur / Lucia, CA

    "Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much. Language consists of five basic sounds produced by the vocal cords. They are the vowels a, e, i, o, u. The other sounds are consonants produced by air pressure: s, f, g, and so forth. Do you believe some combination of such basic sounds could ever explain who you are, or the ultimate purpose of the universe, or even what a tree or stone is in its depth?" - Eckhart Tolle

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  5. Join filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee for an intimate, hands-on timelapse workshop in the beautiful Eastern Sierra during Autumn. September 30th to October 4th, 2013. Limited to 5 participants.

    Learn from one of the premier timelapse shooters in the world as Henry shares his knowledge and wisdom through in-class training and hands-on instruction in the field.

    Experience the breathtaking, awe-inspiring landscapes of the Alabama Hills, Mono Lake, the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and various other locations on the eastern side of California.

    For more information and to register, please go to: evosiastudios.com/2013/08/20/timelapse-workshop-autumn-in-the-eastern-sierra/

    Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/evosia
    Website: evosiastudios.com
    Music: Awakening by Justin R. Durban, justindurban.com

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