A hot, humid and hazy August 21, 2017. A day in which North America bore witness to one of life's amazing events, a Solar Eclipse.
While the "Path of Totality" cut diagonally across the United States, we here in Canada had various levels of the eclipse. Where I live in Southern Ontario, we had roughly 70% coverage.
It darkened the sky slightly, but was most noticeable in the surrounding fields and trees, where the light mixed with the hazy sky, playing the event off in dramatic fashion.
I had no solar filters, and thus could not use my Canon to shoot the event. So, instead, I opted to shoot via a few wide-angle (and smaller sensor) cameras, while taking my Inspire 1 for some aerial footage.
Thankfully, we here in my part of Canada will have luck on our side, as in April of 2024, we'll be in the direct "Path of Totality". I'll be certain that in 6 1/2 years, I'll have many cameras primed and ready to make a short film worth viewing.
Thanks to Rob (TubeThatRob) for the use of his Nexus, which allowed me to shoot some of the hyper-lapse for this video.
Inspired, the vlog that gives you a behind the scenes look into being a filmmaker. In this long overdue episode, I update you on the most recent happenings for my upcoming documentary, The Hockey Film.
The Hockey Film is a full feature documentary showcasing the lives of hockey people everywhere. From home here in Canada, to the other side of the world in New Zealand, The Hockey Film brings you a grassroots look at the game we all love.
My first attempt at shooting timelapse with my Canon 7D, and my new intervalometer. I'm still waiting a much better lens to shoot these types of images. As such, this was shot with the 18-55mm lens. Shot in full manual, and still learning the ropes. Looking forward to shooting another time-lapse quite soon.
Additional aerial footage was shot via my Phantom 2 equipped with the Zenmuse H3-3D Gimbal, and the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.
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