1. Asylum

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    www.district7media.net @TheVoder @District7M ***Update*** Download "Asylum" - original music track here - http://lenn9o9n.bandcamp.com/track/asylum-featuring-eyeway Take a dark journey into the forgotten, where time stands still. The paint has peeled off the walls and the only occupants are the souls of those left behind. This is the Asylum. Opened in the early 1920s, the Asylum closed down and was abandoned decades ago. Rooms remain untouched and stand as a reminder of what the past once held. Our 7 month journey into the Asylum led us on many adventures; from dodging security vehicles, ghostly figures and even a meth head. This is no place for the faint of heart. Asbestos blanketed every room we entered like new winter snow, so shooting was sometimes difficult. This project is a combination of traditional HDR, tone-mapping, and standard time-lapse techniques. With the use of the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero and a Merlin head, we were able to capture the grit and the grime of this wondrous place, like it had never been captured before. Every single frame in this production is a still photograph, no video was shot. It took nearly 35,000 individual frames over 7 months to complete this project. In return, it took tremendous help from many individuals to complete this project. Many thanks to, Russ Scalf, Chris Griffin, Nick Kurtz, Brett Cote, Walter Wayman and Laura Buchta.Without you, this project wouldn't be possible. Original Score by: lenn9o9n featuring Eyeway ***Please do not ask where this is, as we cannot disclose this information*** Our Equipment: x2 Canon 5D Mark 2 Canon 16-35mm F/2.8 II Canon 24-105mm F/4 Canon 50mm F1.4 Dynamic Perception Stage Zero + Merlin Head Produced in: Adobe After Effects CS5.5 Adobe Light Room 3 Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 Follow us on Twitter: @TheVoder TheVoder.com District7media.net ©2012 Andrew S. Geraci and Andrew A. Breese all rights reserved. Do not use this material without licensing and permission.

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    • MIDTOWN

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      www.District7Media.net @TheVoder @District7M Midtown New York City is the place to be. The lights, cars, traffic, architecture and people make the city come to life as a living, breathing, organism that never sleeps. Take a trip with this time-lapse production into the city and see the sights and sounds that create this magnificent destination. For us, this time-lapse production was produced using more than 50,000 still frames, shot over the course of 6 months traveling back and forth from Washington DC to New York City while we shot for clients. Our main goal was to capture the central part of the city in both visuals and audio. The sound effects used in this production were taken from the various locations we shot and were added in to give you the feeling of actually being there. There were multiple times during this shoot that we were chased off, either by cops or the cold. The subway shots were particularly difficult to get, especially in the wake of the Boston bombings. We were led out and in some cases followed by police officers or MTA officials who seemed intent on getting us for using tripods. The music is performed by the talented Danny McCarthy (Fracture) (Music has been licensed through Killertracks.com) ***MIDTOWN Water UFO*** We captured something we can't explain. If you know what these lights are, let us know! https://vimeo.com/72343954 ***Licensing note*** The majority of this footage is own exclusively by 3rd party clients and we can not license out certain shots. If you're interested in licensing non-exclusive material please contact Andrew at ageraci@district7media.net or call us at 513-259-9231 Follow us here; www.District7media.net www.facebook.com/District7Media Our gear consisted of the following; (4) Canon 5D Mark III's (2) Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II Canon 24-105mm f/4 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II (2) Dynamic Perception Stage Zero's with upgrade stepping motors www.dynamicperception.com Emotimo TB3 - Orange and Black www.emotimo.com/ This production would not be possible without the help, assistance, guidance and inspiration of some of the most talented people out there; Arthur Breese, Jimmy Shea, Gregg Lehrman, Jay Burlage, CA Time-lapse Crew (Joe Capra, Colin Rich, Andrew Walker, Matt Givot, Chris Pritchard, Michael Shainblum, Eric Hinds, Ben Canales, Sheldon Neil) Richard Bently, Patryk Kizny and the rest of the time-lapse community. MIDTOWN - Cinematography, production and motion graphics by Andrew "Drew" Geraci ©2013 District 7 Media All Rights Reserved. No images, video or parts of this production may be used without authorization. This production is for portfolio use only.

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      • Acacia: South Africa

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        In the heart of the African bush, time-lapse photographers Drew Geraci and Andrew Breese, trek across the golden landscape to capture a single tree, the Acacia. The mission of this trip was to showcase the Acacia in as many different environmental compositions as possible (within a 3 day window). This footage is part behind-the-scenes and actual production shots that will be used in PBS's 'Nature' as a new show introduction. Our journey started with an 18 hour plane ride to Johannesburg, South Africa, and continued with a 6 hour drive to Pongola, where we arrived at a private game reserve (Kwazulu). The clock was ticking for us to find the 'perfect' tree so we set out at early dawn to scout and snap a few time-lapse shots in the process. We were greeted by all types of animals; lions, zebra, wart hog, hippo, giraffe, elephants, and more. At the end of the day we found two Acacia trees that matched the compositions we were looking for. One of the most memorable moments to this trip was driving out in the middle of nowhere at 1 a.m. with a game warden (that barely spoke any English) and gazing up at the milky-way as we set up our time-lapse gear. We were always on a constant and vigilant watch for lions, leopards, snakes and ticks. Thankfully we didn't have any run ins with any such creatures. One of our shots (which will forever be one of my favorite shots) shows the perfectly silhouetted acacia tree on a mountain ridge as we shot up from below, allowing the milk-way to spiral behind it. The end result left our jaws on the floor. This video is comprised of over 25,000 individual photographs and hours of 4k UHD footage captured on the incredible Canon 1DC using all prime Canon cinema glass. The sharpness and clarity of these lenses really shows through in the milky-way and video production shots. The music for this piece was specially composed by our great friend and incredibly talented music composer, Gregg Lerhman and vocals by Neil Hallimen. This project wouldn't be possible without BigMachine Production Company @ www.bigmachine.net and PBS. Shot on; Canon 1DC Canon 5DMK3 Canon Cinema Prime 14mm t3.1 Canon Cinema Prime 24mm t1.5 Canon 70-200mm f/2.9 II Dynamic Perception Stage Zero + Stage R Emotimo TB3 + TB3 Standalone controller Manfrotto tripods and ball heads Composed in; Adobe Lightroom 5 Adobe After Effects CC 2014 Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 Plugins used; GBDeflicker3 Sapphire FlickerRemove For licensing inquires please visit us at www.district7media.net or directly at ageraci@district7media.net. Please note that some footage is already owned exclusively by third party members and is not licensable. No use or reproduction of this video may be used by anyone at anytime without express consent. ©2014 District 7 Media, LLC , All right reserved.

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        • District 7 Media: 2014 Time-lapse Reel

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          2013 was an incredible year for District 7 Media. We traveled across the USA shooting time-lapse for clients such as the NFL, NETFLIX, Apple, Corona, Coach, PBS, A&E, and more! This short compilation are scenes taken from these various projects as well as personal projects to highlight the range and versatility of our shooting. Owner / Director of Photography - Drew Geraci Owner / Editor - Arthur Breese Equipment used; Canon 1DC Canon 5D Mark III Canon 14mm T3.1 Cinema Lens Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II Canon 24-105mm f/4 Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 II Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Emotimo TB3 Black Edition Please visit us at District7media.net for more time-lapse content. For licensing inquires please email ageraci@district7media.net. Music licensed through TheMusicBed.com

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          • Maui: Stars in the Clouds

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            www.District7Media.net The Maui Space Surveillance Complex, which belongs to Air Force Space Command, is home to several telescopes that track objects orbiting the earth, such as satellites and space debris. The complex is located 10,000 feet above sea level on top of Haleakala, a dormant volcano on the island, that is also considered one of the best places on Earth to view space from. This time lapse sequence was captured over a three-day period by a team from Airman magazine, the U.S. Air Force's official publication. Shot by: Arthur Breese Assistance by : Bennie Davis III Produced by: Arthur Breese Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark III Canon 16-35mm f2.8 II Nikon D800 Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Emotimo TB3 Black Produced in Adobe Light Room 5/ After Effects CC LRTimelapse for day to night processing Originally produced for Airman Magazine. http://airman.dodlive.mil/

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            • MX3 Motion Controller

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              www.district7media.net @TheVoder @Distirct7M District 7 Media had the opportunity to check out and play around with the new Dynamic Perception MX3 Motion Controller. This video showcases a few of the new features and benefits of the controller. Tutorials on the specific new features will be released soon as well. Here are some of the more notable features and improvements to the MX3; -Industrial strength: MX2 relied on a marriage between an arduino board and shield board it also used many hobby grade components.The MX3 is a fully integrated single board with on board chip and 100% industrial grade components for increased dependability and long life. -Input Power: MX2 was limited to 12V input power - Mx3 can take upto 24V allowing use of a much wider variety of batteries including popular 14.4V Anton Bauer batteries. -Motor Outputs/Power: MX2 had 2x motor ports and was limited to DC motors that pulled 12V @ 1Amp, Mx3 has 3x motor ports and can drive DC motors upto 24V @ 2A (double voltage and amp!). This allows for bigger/stronger motors and higher speed capability at the top end. -Chip (Memory): MX2 had 32k of memory vs 128K on the MX3. Initial release firmware only takes up 30% of the available memory so lots of room to grow and the MX3 has USB host capabilities (MX2 did not), this will allow control cameras via PTP in the near future (firmware is in development). -Input / output ports: MX2 had 1x I/O port whereas the MX3 has 2x, each I/O port has two independent lines bringing the total I/O channels to 4 on the MX3. Lots of creative possibilities, easy integration with other systems, and room for future features. -MocoBus Port: MX3 comes with a dedicated MocoBus port. This will allow the MX3 to communicate with future products based on the MocoBus network concept (read up here www.dynamicperception.com/mocobus ) - New Ramp abilities: You can now set lead-in and ramp times easily and on the fly with the new MX3 controller. - Voltage Meter & Warning system: You can now check how much power your battery has and enable the MX3 to warn you if your power is getting low. This will help inform shooters so they can be prepared to switch their power sources. For more information on the MX3 check out www.dynamicperception.com

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              • Independence Day - DC

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                www.District7media.net Explosions of red, white, and blue are seen from above the nations capitol in Washington, DC., on Independence Day, 2014. With special access from the fine folks at ABC7 (DC) (Van Applegate) District 7 Media was able to capture amazing 4k DSLR footage from the highest point in the area. This entire production was created using the Canon 1DC (4k @ 24p) and a standard 24-105mm F/4 lens. Incredibly this video was shot at ISO 16000 with barely any noticeable grain. Happy Independence day! Music by: Ray Charles - America The Beautiful https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ray-charles/id160926 For licensing inquiries please contact Drew Geraci - ageraci@district7media.net or 513-259-9231 ©2014 District 7 Media, LLC All rights reserved. Content is not to be used without permission and/or licensing. Gear List - Canon 1DC Canon 24-105 f/4 Manfrotto Tripod Adobe After Effects CC 2014 Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014

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                • MX3 Quick-Start Tutorial

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                  This short tutorial on the Dynamic Perception MX3 Motion Controller will allow you to set your controller up and start shooting within just a few minutes. In this tutorial you'll learn how to: - Set your controller up - Set the interval and Shooting Mode - Turn the Motor On - Set the Stage Direction - Set the Stage Distance - Starting your Time-lapse

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                  • 4th of July in 4k

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                    www.District7media.net @TheVoder @District7M Watch the 2014 National Mall fireworks celebration in dazzling 4k. 30 Minutes condensed into 60 seconds! We waited nearly 6 hours for the fireworks to start a top the highest building in the area that overlooks DC. More than 1200 raw photos were used to create this production. Also make sure to watch the 4k real-time video here - https://vimeo.com/100040722 Special thanks to the fine folks at ABC7 (DC) (Van Applegate) for allowing District 7 Media up on their roof for this amazing perspective! Happy Independence day! Music by: Canopy Climbers - http://canopyclimbersmusic.com/ For licensing inquiries please contact Drew Geraci - ageraci@district7media.net or 513-259-9231 ©2014 District 7 Media, LLC All rights reserved. Content is not to be used without permission and/or licensing. Gear List - Canon 5D Mark III Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II Manfrotto Tripod Adobe After Effects CC 2014 Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014

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                    • MIDTOWN Water UFO

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                      (Watch full screen) During the filming of MIDTOWN we noticed something strange in our frames. 3 small red lights (independent of each other) seem to travel up and down the river (against the current). They are too small to be ships or boats but seem to be under intelligent control. We didn't see them during the filming of our project but are curious as to what they might be. If you have an idea of what they might be, let us know!

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