1. Tempest Milky Way


    from Randy Halverson Added 1.2M 8,245 347

    Tempest Milky Way won Best Overall and Audience Choice at the 2011 Chronos Film Festival. http://www.chronosfilmfestival.com One of the challenges in making this video, was trying to get good storm with stars shots. The opportunity doesn't come along very often, the storm has to be moving the right speed and the lightning can overexpose the long exposures. I had several opportunities this summer to get storm and star shots. In one instance, within a minute of picking up the camera and dolly, 70mph winds hit. One storm was perfect, it came straight towards the setup, then died right before it reached it. Extended cut available here http://dakotalapse.com/2011/08/tempest-milky-way/ At the 1:57 mark a Whitetail buck came in to check out the setup. It was caught on 20 frames, and was there for about 10 minutes. It was only 50 yards from the camera, dolly and light. At the 3:24 mark, a meteor reflects on the water of the small lake, see still below in Photos. There are also quite a few other meteors in the timelapse. This was all shot in central South Dakota from June-August. Canon 5D Mark II for a few shots, Canon 60D and T2i Canon 16-35, Tokina 11-16 Shot in RAW format. Manual mode, Exposure was 30 seconds on most Milky Way shots, 20-25 on some of the storm shots, ISO 1600 or 3200 F2.8. Simon Wilkinson at http://www.thebluemask.com created the music "Tempest" and sound for it. http://www.thebluemask.com/shop/tempest/?tid=tempestmilkyway I used the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly on most of the shots as well, it is awesome. http://www.dynamicperception.com Contact for licensing or anything else Randy Halverson http://www.dakotalapse.com Follow: Google + https://plus.google.com/115274420552571826637/posts Facebook http://www.facebook.com/dakotalapse Twitter http://www.twitter.com/dakotalapse

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    • The Chase


      from Mike Olbinski Added 473K 5,861 283

      ----------------------------------------- The music in this film was composed by Kerry Muzzey and is a track called The Secret History from the album The Architect. Please consider purchasing this album over on iTunes: http://bit.ly/PAT_MO I am forever in Kerry's debt for his kindness and generosity in donating this song for my film. I do not have enough words to thank him! If you'd like to purchase a digital download of the film for your iPhone or iPad, please visit http://www.mikeolbinski.com/theblog/2015/07/the-chase. Follow me: http://www.mikeolbinski.com / https://twitter.com/mikeolbinski / https://www.facebook.com/mikeolbinskiphotography / https://instagram.com/mikeolbinski --------------------------------------- This past spring I spent more time chasing storms on the plains than ever before. The most I had spent prior to this was seven total days and that was last year. What I came away with from that short time made me realize that if I could double that...the stuff I could capture would be amazing. Of course I long to be out there for a month or longer, but when you live in Phoenix and have a wife and three kids...you have to be realistic. I turned 40 years old this year and I told my wife all I wanted was 10 days chasing on the plains. She loves me though and it ended up being 14! Two days in April and then 12 straight days from May 23rd - June 3rd. Those 12 days were absolutely incredible. I'm friends with other chasers via social media, met them on the side of roads while chasing, even grabbed dinner together...but never have I felt more of a part of the chaser community than being out there for almost two weeks. Living the life...seeing the same amazing chasers over and over...it was overwhelming to me. I missed my family, it was hard at times, but it was one of the best experiences of my life. Both chases originated from where I live in Arizona. In April I drove out all night to Colorado, slept maybe an hour, chased all day, got a good night's sleep, chased the next day in the Texas panhandle and drove home that same night, stopping only for a quick nap in New Mexico. The second chase was the same. Left Phoenix late on the evening of May 22nd, never really slept and the chase was on the next day. All in all I drove well over 12,000 miles over the course of those two weeks, visited 10 total states (New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota) and shot over 45,000 frames of footage for this film. I have many people to thank. Pat O'Brien for being my first private tour attendee this spring. Mike Mezeul II for one very big tip on a spot above Rapid City, SD. To James Langford who not only guided me to that spot over the phone, but "now-casted" for me many, many times. I may have missed out on four crucial clips in this film if it wasn't for him suggesting I punch the core in South Dakota. Thank you sir. And to my pal Andy Hoeland...who was with me for over a week of my time out there, driving, looking at forecasts, talking to weather experts and always helping us have a great target for that day. He's become my chase partner for most of these big plains trips and I wouldn't have it any other way. Also thanks to Cinetics (http://cinetics.com/axis360) for sending me their Axis 360 to play with. I used it one time in this film and wish I had used it more. I love that scene. Finally...above everyone else, of course...is my wife. To let me go for that long, to never complain, to never discourage me...but to only believe in me...how could I be so lucky to deserve a wife like that? We have three kids and that's tough on a parent to have her husband away that long. It will never cease to amaze me that I would not be here, doing this, if it wasn't for her support and encouragement. Technical details...everything was shot on Canon 5D3's, along with an array of Rokinon lenses. I got sick of lens-twisting (mostly of FORGETTING to lens twist) so I mainly used those manual lenses on this trip. Everything was processed using LR Timelapse, Lightroom, After Effects and Premiere Pro. I'm in absolute love with this film. The stuff I saw rivaled anything I've ever seen on the plains minus that insane Booker supercell in 2013. We saw four tornadoes (one of them appears in a deleted scene at the very end of the film), countless supercells, gorgeous shelf clouds, stunning mammatus and some awesome lightning shows. The song..well, the song for this film blew my mind. I loved it when I heard it, but then seeing how everything started coming together on the timeline, the pace, the slow build-up, the huge ending...I've said it before, but the song is 50% of the film. Thank you again Kerry for everything! All this movie does it fuel me to want to do better next year and this summer in Arizona. Stay tuned for Monsoon II and for The Chase II next spring! I sincerely hope you enjoy and share this film around. Thank you!

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      • Stormscapes 2


        from Nicolaus Wegner Added 751K 5,025 378

        https://www.facebook.com/LightalivePhotography http://www.lightalivephotography.com/ Song - "Leader" by MODE https://www.facebook.com/M0DE0 https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mode/id923642693 http://electriccomposer.com/ https://soundcloud.com/dannyodom The first Stormscapes here (may ease you into the second one): https://vimeo.com/86112567 High plains storms are some of the most beautiful and wild in the world. I spent May - September 2014 photographing all types of severe weather in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado. This time lapse project is a result of that effort. From rainbows to tornadoes, there is a little bit of everything in here. Copyright Nicolaus Wegner/lightALIVE Photography. Please message or email for inquiries regarding pricing. A word on embedding. I generally have no problems with this, have at it (I gladly encourage social media sharing!). Broadcasting is out as it is against the music licensing agreement. Individual sequences from video (and more) are available for licensing, or you can hire me to put a video together, but no freebies. This video will not be uploaded anywhere other than Vimeo. Please do not ask. Gear: Canon 5dm2 and 6d 16-35m2 14mm Rokinon 70-200 f4L tripods and remotes a few spare pairs of clean underwear Edited in Lightroom and After Effects

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        • Plains Milky Way


          from Randy Halverson Added 937K 4,354 259

          During the month of May, I shot Milky Way timelapse in central South Dakota, when I had the time, and the weather cooperated. The biggest challenge was cloudy nights and the wind. There were very few nights, when I could shoot, that were perfectly clear, and often the wind was blowing 25mph +. That made it hard to get the shots I wanted. I kept most of the shots low to the ground, so the wind wouldn't catch the setup and cause camera shake, or blow it over. I used a Stage Zero Dolly on the dolly shots and a "Milapse" mount on the panning ones. This was all shot at night. If you see stars and it looks like daylight, it is actually moon light. 20+ second exposures make it look like daylight. Canon 60D and T2i Tokina 11-16 Sigma 20mm F1.8 Tamron 17-50 Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly http://www.dynamicperception.com Shot in RAW format, the Milky Way shots were 30 seconds exposure F2.8 or F1.8 with 2 second interval between shots, for 3-4 hours run time. ISO 1600 Available for licensing in 4K Ultra HD resolution Ten seconds of the video is about 2 hours 20 minutes in real time. Simon Wilkinson from http://www.thebluemask.com created the soundtrack "Exodus" for the video More about Exodus on his site. http://www.thebluemask.com/blog/2011/06/new-time-lapse-video-featuring-my-music-exodus/ Wired.com article http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/06/milky-way-video/ Bad Astronomer article http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/06/03/gorgeous-milky-way-time-lapse/ For licensing contact http://www.dakotalapse.com Follow http://www.twitter.com/dakotalapse http://www.facebook.com/dakotalapse

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          • Stormscapes


            from Nicolaus Wegner Added 204K 2,059 172

            The Great Plains of the United States produce the most beautiful thunderstorms, supercells, and unique cloud structures in the world. I spent the summer of 2013 on the northern Great Plains photographing some of these storms. Shot in Wyoming and South Dakota. Now on National Geographic! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140219-great-plains-supercell-thunderstorm-video/ Music: Xiphon Audio - Bindings - Used with permission Photography: Nicolaus Wegner Equipment: Canon 5dmii, 1dsmiii, 16-35mii, 70-200f4, tripods, intervalometers, hail dented Jeep. _____ Xiphon Audio Links: http://soundcloud.com/xiphon_audio/look-to-the-sky - Help XA with his Bleeding Fingers (Hans Zimmer) Competition. It's pretty awesome! https://www.facebook.com/AudioDamageProductions http://www.youtube.com/user/AudioDamageProduct https://soundcloud.com/xiphon_audio _____ My links: facebook.com/LightalivePhotography www.lightalivephotography.com/ plus.google.com/+Lightalivephotography/posts

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            • Sub Zero - winter night timelapse


              from Randy Halverson Added 267K 2,001 158

              See this and my other videos at http://www.dakotalapse.com Shot in South Dakota in early February 2011, with most nights sub zero with -25 F wind chill. Used Dynamic Perception Stage Zero dolly and Milapse mount on most of the shots. The Stage Zero Dolly worked great in the sub zero temps. http://dynamicperception.com/ At :55 is an owl, and at 1:33 are Racoons moving near the attic of house. Canon 60D and T2i Tokina 11-16 - Great Lens Tamron 17-50 Shot in RAW format, most shots were 20 seconds exposure F2.8 with 1 second interval between shots, for about 300 frames or so (several hours). There were a few 30 second and one 15 second exposures. ISO 1600 Music is "Scorpio" By Simon Wilkinson www.thebluemask.com Simon's music has also been used on Fox's "24" Available in 4K resolution For licensing contact http://www.dakotalapse.com http://www.twitter.com/dakotalapse http://www.facebook.com/​pages/​DakotaLapse/​111818295557281

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              • Art of the Storm


                from Nicolaus Wegner Added 138K 842 43

                Music - 'Storm' by Ryan Taubert An amazing stationary supercell was produced over the Black Hills of South Dakota near Rapid City on June 1, 2015. I was fortunate enough to have the entire event unfold right in front of me over the course of several hours. Truly one of the most beautiful natural weather phenomenon I have ever witnessed. Time lapse, one second intervals. Canon 5dmII. Wide angle lenses. All time lapse copyright Nicolaus Wegner. Please respect copyright and do not re-upload. I'd love to keep watermarks off of these videos. Embeds are perfectly ok. https://www.facebook.com/LightalivePhotography

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                • "Orion" - motion controlled night timelapse


                  from Randy Halverson Added 136K 838 53

                  Shot in central South Dakota in late march-early april. It was the first time I've had the chance to use, an Orion head mounted on the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero dolly. http://www.dynamicperception.com The Orion (aka Merlin or Celestron) telescope head allows for an ultra slow pan and tilt of the camera while it moves slowly along the dolly. The MX2 controller from Dynamic Perception runs the dolly as well as the Orion head. I also used a "milapse" mount on a few shots as well. The Orion works great with the MX2 and the dolly, I'll be using it often. Meteor flash at :53 wide shot, see close up pic below At 2:09 you can see the Orion panning and tilting on the dolly. Canon 60D and 550D Tokina 11-16 Sigma 20mm F1.8 Tamron 17-50 Shot in RAW format, most shots were 25 seconds exposure F2.8 or 1.8 on the Sigma with 2 second interval between shots, for about 300 frames or so (several hours). There were a few 30 second exposures. ISO 1600 Available for licensing in 4K Ultra HD resolution. Music: Equinox by The American Dollar Download a free 9 track American Dollar sampler here: http://www.theamericandollar.bandcamp.com/​album/​free-winter-2010-compilation Read more on wired.com http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/04/time-lapse-astrophotography/ It is named Orion for both the Constellation and the telescope mount. For more info or licensing contact http://www.dakotalapse.com http://twitter.com/dakotalapse http://www.facebook.com/pages/DakotaLapse/111818295557281

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                  • Meteor explosion Milky Way Time Lapse. By: Wes Eisenhauer


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                    Jukin Media Verified (Original) * For licensing / permission to use: Contact - licensing@jukinmedia.com Shot on October 16th, 2014 by Wes Eisenhauer outside of Custer, South Dakota. www.weseisenhauerphotography.com Instagram: @soulcrate Shot with a Canon 5D Mark ii and 16-35mm lens, Manfrotto tripod and Vello Shutterboss intervalometer. 120 - consecutive 30 second exposures - f/2.8 - ISO 5000

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                    • Trails End


                      from Randy Halverson Added 35.5K 522 35

                      Trails End is a compilation of some of my best timelapse shot in 2014, with a few Aurora shots from early this year. On many of the locations, I used my Palomino SS-1251 truck camper from Cheyenne Camper Center, often ending up near the end of some remote trail. It was shot in Wyoming, Utah and South Dakota. You can see the rest of the shots and full length sequences on the 30+ minute “Trails End” feature, which you can download http://www.dakotalapse.com . Available in 4K UHD, up to 4096 X 2304, for licensing. Some events to watch for: The slower moving light streaks are airplanes, the fast ones are satellites. I also caught many meteors which are only 1 frame or 1/24th of a second on the timelapse. :56 Bolide Meteor 1:01 Aurora at Devils Tower and throughout video 1:33 Two Bolide Meteors Meteors With Persistent Trains 2:29 very fast and short persistent train to right of the Milky Way, a better one at 3:20 2:43 Final Boost Stage of GSSAP and ANGELS satellites 2:55 Owl sitting in tree 3:00 Pink Aurora in the sand dunes of Wyoming’s Red Desert 3:14 Sprites and Gravity Waves Photography and Editing – Randy Halverson Production Assistants – River Halverson Opening Title graphics – Luke Arens Music – “The Last Stand” licensed from Audiojungle Title and Credit Music – Simon Wilkinson at http://www.TheBlueMask.com Sponsors: Cheyenne Camping Center – http://www.cheyennecampingcenter.com They gave me a great deal on a Palomino Palomino SS-1251 camper which worked great, they also have a great service department. Dynamic Perception – The Stage Zero and Stage One dollies were used in many of the shots. I can’t recommend them enough for a quality product at a low price. http://www.dynamicperception.com/?Click=1228 eMotimo – Great pan and tilt motion control. This will also mount on the Dynamic Perception Dollies. See more about the eMotimo TB3’s on my website. dakotalapse.com/2014/01/emotimo-tb3-motion-control/ Camera Gear Used 2 Canon 5D Mark III’s 1 Canon 6D Nikon D810 Lenses Nikon 14-24 Rokinon 35 Canon 16-35 Zeiss 21 Sigma 15mm Fisheye Sigma 8mm Fisheye Canon 200mm Canon 70-300 Contact for licensing footage, shooting rates or anything else. Randy Halverson dakotalapse@gmail.com Follow: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/dakotalapse Instagram http://www.instagram.com/dakotalapse Twitter http://www.twitter.com/dakotalapse

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