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  1. This film follows the ancient cycle of sunset, to night, to sunrise. A continuous loop of perpetual movement that has been unbroken since the dawn of time, and the only true constant in our lives.

    I shot this film over 12 days around the San Pedro de Atacama region of Northern Chile. San Pedro is an oasis town in the Atacama and sits at an altitude of 2600m. The town is a great base to explore the fascinating landscapes that surround it, and everything just goes up and up.

    The Atacama is well-known for what are arguably the cleanest, darkest skies on Earth. The dry air adds an extra transparency and this coupled with the altitude creates a night sky like no other. I visited at a time when Venus was situated quite close to the centre of the Milky Way; an astronomical event that only takes place every 8 years or so. I also timed my visit with the Autumn equinox which is a good time of year to capture Zodiacal light; the celestial phenomenon caused by sunlight scattering interplanetary space dust in the Zodiacal cloud. It stretches across the ecliptic and glows for a short while after sunset like a UFO beam and I was lucky enough to witness this every night I stepped out into the dark.

    In my opinion an adventure is not complete unless there are challenges, and this trip was no different. My luggage was lost for the first 6 days I was there so for half of my trip I had no tripods and no motion control equipment. I shot many time-lapses in this film with my cameras on buckets weighted down with rocks! it was far from ideal but I was determined not to miss an opportunity to capture this wonderful sky. I battled through with little food and less sleep, language barriers and I even broke down in the middle of nowhere at one point, but at least the sunset was nice that evening! I found the Atacama to be a very harsh landscape; the dry air makes your skin crack and split, the winds pummel you with every gust and the altitude slows you down and affects your ability to hike with heavy equipment. By the end of this trip me, my kit and my car had taken a real battering but it was all worth it, I wouldn't have had it any other way.

    Music composed by Shudan, please support this amazing artist by clicking here:

    All footage is available in resolutions up to 4k. If you would like to licence any of my clips or talk about a project you have in mind please contact me at:

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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:

    © Nicholas Buer 2014

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  2. Please watch full screen in HD to see dozens of meteors zip across the sky! Turn up the volume to enjoy Justin Durban's beautiful soundtrack!

    The annual Geminids meteor shower is nature's natural fireworks show. This year's shower is unique because it took place close to a full moon. While the bright moon washed out some of the weaker meteors, it also lit up the landscape and casted beautiful moving shadows. Perfect conditions for timelapse filmmaking!

    In this film you'll see dozens of meteors against a foreground of joshua trees, rock formations, and the winter night sky. There's also lightning, sunrises, sunsets and some beautifully shot day to night and night to day timelapse sequences.

    This film was shot completely in 5K raw. It was made by a small talented crew of timelapse newbies over a 5 day timelapse workshop I taught in Joshua Tree. We hope you enjoy our efforts!

    All shots are available for licensing.

    About the workshop:
    Taught by timelapse filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee, participants learned how to shoot everything from static to motion-controlled, day to night, and astro timelapses. The 5 day workshop also covered how to process raw 5K images into Ultra HD resolution 4K videos.

    Special thanks to Eric Kessler and the crew at Kessler Crane for supplying the motion control devices for our participants. Shot with Kessler Pocket Dolly, Cineslider, Shuttle Pod Mini, Shuttle Pod, 3 axis Cinedrive, and Oracle controllers.

    We would also like to welcome and thank our new sponsor, LRTimelapse. Gunther generously provided the software we used to help process our timelapse sequences.

    For more info about our workshops: evosiastudios.com/workshops

    For more behind the scenes: facebook.com/evosiastudios

    Music : Human Nature by Justin R. Durban JustinDurban.com

    Workshop sponsored by Kessler Crane Kesslercrane.com and LRTimelapse LRTimelapse.com

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  3. Please watch in Fullscreen & HD with sound for best quality. To avoid skipping, please let the video fully load.

    On Sunday, November 17th, 2013, an EF4 tornado touched down in Washington, Illinois, destroying as many as 400 homes.

    Leaving Monday night from Indiana, I arrived in Washington around 4am Tuesday morning. As the sun rose, I began seeing the debris left in the tornadoes wake. After sunrise, I was able to enter the town to see some of the damage. Because of safety concerns, the curfew for the city was from 6pm until 7am. I stayed in town for two days shooting video and timelapse. At the end of the second day, I felt that I was starting to intrude by filming, and decided I had what I could get.

    Motion Control was achieved using the Kessler Crane Cineslider paired with CineDrive.

    Music, Used with Permission
    The American Dollar - Anything You Synthesize
    Available for Purchase on iTunes





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  4. Diffusion le 17 décembre à 20h45 sur France 2 !

    Un extrait en avant-première du film de Frederic Fougea, produit par Boréales : Le Plus Beau Pays Du Monde

    LA MÉTAMORPHOSE DE LA LIBELLULE (co-écrite, co-réalisée et tournée par Samuel Guiton)
    Après avoir passé près d’un an sous l’eau, ce soir la petite larve change d’habit, elle change de milieu, elle change de vie.
    Bien installée sur sa branche, elle se débarrasse de son ancienne peau. Son thorax en brise l’enveloppe. Ses nouvelles pattes sortent. Puis les ailes se déroulent, humides et molles.
    Et soudain, le miracle : la voilure se déploie et ne se refermera jamais. Quatre ailes indépendantes, sur un corps parfaitement aérodynamique.
    La vilaine larve qui est sortie de l’eau hier soir est devenue une des créatures volantes les plus sophistiquées de la création.

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  5. It was one hell of a journey during the fourteen months making Wyoming Wildscapes II, my second and final Wyoming related time lapse project. Had plenty of adventures while working on this. Lightning almost got me a couple of times this summer, gear froze up in the winter (literally), and broke a few times (don't think most of the time lapse gear was meant for extended wilderness backpacking), all that fun stuff. Despite any minor set backs, this was without a doubt one of the most fulfilling personal projects I've ever undertaken. Saw some pretty amazing stuff along the way, this part of the country never ceases to amaze and surprise me.

    Song is 'Dance of the Seven Sisters' - by Ghost Kollective

    Thanks for watching!
    Ghost Kollective did an absolutely amazing job on the custom track. I've enabled the tip jar and any tips given will be sent to Ghost K (through my lightalivephotography paypal) for creating this track without seeking payment. Or you can cut out the middle man, do one better, and buy some of their music! itunes.apple.com/us/album/stop-ep/id661261808

    Ghost K links:
    My links:

    Some long winded stuff here for anyone interested in reading more about Wyoming Wildscapes II, including a bit about licensing.

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