1. Island in the Sky

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    from Christoph Malin / Added

    Inhale the fresh air, smell the refreshing scent of the green pine forests glowing above black volcano sands, no sound but the wind in the trees. A deep blue sky matches with the blue atlantic ocean far below. Epic volcanic trails lead trough an unique archaic landscape. Feel the elements. Be yourself, at the “Island in the Sky”. This short film, a homage to the beautiful Island of La Palma - "Europe's Hawaii" - was like a never ending project for me. More than one and a half years of work.... photographing, processing, re-processing, selecting and de-selecting footage, some weeks filming… I had certain pictures in mind - the scenes, locations, and moods. Every interesting place I had spotted during many stays on the Island while Hiking or guiding Bike Groups was considered. As often as possible I returned to Palma to let the film get reality (http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/15/new-astro-timelapse-video-the-island-showcases-astronomy-haven/), but more than once got thrown back - bad weather, equipment malfunction or whatever. I hiked up Volcanoes, stayed awake all night on stormy ridges, slept like a dead on the beach next morning. Pre-processed nights footage at the Apartment later, to validate what scenes worked, or needed to be repeated. Hurried back up the mountains before sunset for new setups. Finally got some rest and watched the clouds and stars move. Feeling small in the universe. And tired and dizzy, as well. Night-Timelapse filming is an art, a struggle to live from, tough on your biorhythm – and needs a lot of passion, love and dedication. Passion for the work, love for nature and wilderness, being alone in the night. Back at the office in the timelapse studio it needs dedication and endurance in front of my workstations working trough the image data. Which is the toughest part for me - I am not the office guy. I hate sitting in front of a Computer screen too much. And that is what you do with Timelapse. Way too much. After cleaning up the project, 906.65 GB and 83846 RAW images and movie-sequences remained for processing. And there is no automatism, each software at the workflow needs to be fed with each sequence separately, to deliver results... On some key scenes of this film I have even worked over several months, trying different variations on color-reprocessing, iterating them many times. I am still not sure if they are good now. You judge. Thanks to all who support me, especially my family. Thanks to Babak Tafreshi of Twanight.org for providing the legendary GRANTECAN Intro and MAGIC-from-the-side Footage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAGIC_(telescope). Props to the Folks at IAC.es and Visitlapalma.es! Horay to the team at TWANight.org for tips and feedback! Awesome to Nikon NPS! Jesse Hozeny has provided an awesome soundtrack with "Miles High"! This ended a long search! https://itunes.apple.com/at/album/niyama-volume-one-two/id39888393 Equipment: Nikon D4, D700, D7000, D3s, AFS 14-24/2.8, AFS 24-70/2.8, AF 50/1.8, AF 16/2.8 and AF-DX 10/2.8 Fisheye. Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly and MX2 Merlin Interface, Vixen Polarie: http://www.vixen.co.jp/en/lp/polarie_movie.html Processing: Nikon View NX, Adobe Lightroom LR4, LRTimelapse, Apple Motion, Final Cut Pro X. Introduced on Slate, Wired, NG aaaand Dr. Brian May of QUEEN (awesome!!): http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/11/26/time_lapse_video_clouds_and_stars_over_the_volcanic_la_palma_canary_island.html http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/11/time-lapse-island-in-the-sky/ http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/11/29/starry-nights-in-quick-time/ http://brianmay.com/brian/brianssb/brianssbnov12.html Now dive in, put your earphones on and relax... Cheers. Christoph Malin That Guy with the Tent Christophmalin.com P.S.: Check some of my other films: "Astronomer's Paradise", http://vimeo.com/36972668 "Urban Mountain Sky", http://vimeo.com/40969904 "ISS Tronized", http://vimeo.com/51499009 Fine Art Prints of "Island in the Sky - http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com/p710558537 facebook.com/christoph.malin twitter.com/#!/christophmalin twanight.org/cmalin http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com

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    • Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I

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      Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Featured on the National Geographic News: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/02/21/new-time-lapse-gives-rare-glimpse-at-atacamas-starry-nights/ Astronomer's Paradise is the first episode of Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series. Cerro Paranal is truly an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (www.eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer. Walking on the desert near Paranal between the scattered stones and boulders on the pale red dust feels like being on Mars but under the Earth sky. It is an amazing experience to be under an ideal night sky, a pure natural beauty unspoiled by urban lights. On Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert you look all around the horizon and there is no prominent sign of city lights, neither direct lights or light domes. There are not many locations left on this planet where you can still experience a dark sky like this. I have been to similar dark skies in other continents from the heart of Sahara in Algeria to Himalayas or islands in the Pacific. But what makes Atacama beat others is being dry and clear for so many nights per year. Paranal was selected for cutting edge astronomical observations also because of the sky transparency and steady atmospheric condition which let astronomers peer in to tiny details in the deep cosmos using giant telescopes. This footage is made during an imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). All video rights reserved by Christoph Malin (www.christophmalin.com) and Babak Tafreshi (www.twanight.org/tafreshi) of The World at Night (TWAN) program (www.twanight.org). The inside observatory video is contributed by Stephane Guisard (www.astrosurf.com/sguisard). The music is by Carbon Based Lifeforms (www.carbonbasedlifeforms.net). Song Arecibo extract from the album [Twentythree], write & produced by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, published by Ultimae (www.ultimae.com).

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      • "The Island" - La Palma Time Lapse Video

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        Featured on National Geographic: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/15/new-astro-timelapse-video-the-island-showcases-astronomy-haven/ thanks to NG, awesome! See the Making of: http://nikonrumors.com/2011/08/12/another-time-lapse-landscape-video-from-christoph-malin.aspx/ Amazing original Prints of images of this movie are available here: http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com/ Imagine the world's largest volcanic erosion crater. Then imagine an island with an incredible area to height ratio: low area of 708 square km and the 12 km wide "caldera de taburiente" with it's 2445 m high roque de los muchachos peak... or the near 2000 m high Deseada volcanic twin peaks on the ruta de los Volcanes... Combine that with beautiful starry skies - and you have La Palma (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Palma). My new TimeLapse project "The Island" is dedicated to this beautiful and lovely Island of the Canaries... Note: this is my second TL project, the first one - "Black Hole Sun" - was reviewed nicely on NAT GEO daily news http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/26/new-mountain-timelapse-a-soundgarden-of-night-lights/) "The Island" was filmed by me alone during the first week of August 2011, less than 10 hrs sleep the whole week! The great song for this video comes from Epic Soul Factory, "Titan", found on Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/epic-soul-factory/titan Now enjoy, Christoph Malin Christophmalin.com AUSTRIA P.S.: Check some of my other films and projects: “Island in the Sky”, http://vimeo.com/53845425 "Astronomer's Paradise", http://vimeo.com/36972668 "Urban Mountain Sky", http://vimeo.com/40969904 "ISS Tronized", http://vimeo.com/51499009 Fine Art Prints of "Island in the Sky - http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com/p710558537 facebook.com/christoph.malin twitter.com/#!/christophmalin twanight.org/cmalin http://christophmalin.zenfolio.com http://www.christophmalin.com

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        • S.C.S.K. Full Movie

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          got over selling it so i hope u all enjoy and please if ur have negative comments keep them to yourself

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          • Earth and Sky Photo Contest 2013

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            The winners and notable photos of the 4th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest, (twanight.org/contest), a program by The World at Night (TWAN) in collaboration with the Global Astronomy Month (www.astrowb.org) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). The contest theme is Dark Skies Importance. Similar to TWAN itself, the contest also aims to reclaim the natural beauty of starry sky and to help preserving the dark skies which are not yet dominated by artificial lights. The images in this video are copyrighted by the photographers. Feel free to share the video (embedding or sharing the link) to promote the contest in non-commercial way. Permission is needed from TWAN (info@twanight.org) for any other use. The music is by sound artist Thomas Nordwest (www.thomasnordwest.com). Winner photos and more information on the contest page: www.twanight.org/contest

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            • An Astronomer's Paradise

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              from Babak Tafreshi / Added

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              Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world's leading telescopes. Operated by the European Southern Observatory (www.eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on Paranal, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry. Four smaller auxiliary telescopes, each 1.8 m in aperture, are important elements of the VLT interferometer. This footage is made during an imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). All video rights reserved by Babak Tafreshi (btafreshi@twanight.org) of The World at Night (TWAN) program. The music is by Carbon Based Lifeforms (www.carbonbasedlifeforms.net). Song Arecibo extract from the album [Twentythree], written & produced by Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad, published by Ultimae (www.ultimae.com).

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              • KillerScoots

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                Finally released due to ryans lagging lol, but hoipe u enjoy this video if u wanna buy a copy i will make some for DVD just message me privately

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                • Sky Gazers

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                  Make sure to watch this full-screen with the sound on! Featured on the National Geographic News: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/04/03/new-starry-time-lapse-a-tribute-to-sky-watchers/ The evening twilight gently fades in to darkness. Clouds begin to scatter away and I'm under an ocean of twinkling stars. Another night of pure enjoyment and cosmic adventures. The night sky is perhaps the most enchanting love one can ever find! This timelapse production is a tribute to all skygazers around the world who enjoy exploring the night sky with their telescopes. I'm happy to release this in April 2012 in celebration of the Global Astronomy Month (www.gam-awb.org), an international program of Astronomers Without Borders in partnership with world-wide astronomy centers and clubs. I made the footage and images between 2007 and 2011 in various locations in Iran, La Palma (Canary Islands), Austria, Germany, and Nepal. Some of the sequences are made during star parties, and observing competitions such as Messier Marathon where a large group of amateur astronomers observe the night sky together. The music is made for Sky Gazers, a courtesy of my good friends Ali Raini & Max Pfetscher of Tonelabs (www.tonelabs.com). This video was not possible to produce without the collaboration of the following individuals and organizations: Oshin Zakarian (www.dreamview.net), Amir Abolfath (www.torgheh.ir), Gernot Meiser (www.mobile-sternwarte.de), Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma (www.iac.es/gabinete/orm/indice.html), Astronomical Society of Iran Amateur Committee (www.asiac.ir), Asemane Shab (Night Sky) astronomy center in Tehran (www.telescope.ir), Nepal Astronomical Society (www.astronomy-nepal.blogspot.com), Gahberg Observatory and Salzkammergut Astronomical Association in Austria (www.astronomie.at), and the students at my practical astronomy classes (Astro-heirat). All rights reserved by Babak Tafreshi (www.twanight.org/tafreshi) of The World at Night (TWAN) program.

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                  • FlamingJacksonBartlett.

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                    Jacksons new edit, hope you Enjoy! THScooters. SOA.

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                    • Star Trails from India

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                      Astrophotography Workshop in the Himalayas - conducted by the author, 21-23 March 2014. Details - www.aperturetelescopes.com/spt06.html ----- Star Trails photographed at Hanle, Devasthal, Ranikhet, Garhmukteshwar, Allahabad, New Delhi, six locations in India. 8198 images used, 104 hours under the sky, Year 2010 - 2013.

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