1. The Aurora

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    Follow on http://www.facebook.com/TSOphotography I spent a week capturing one of the biggest aurora borealis shows in recent years. Shot in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia, at 70 degree north and 30 degrees east. Temperatures around -25 Celsius. Good fun. Available in Digital Cinema 4k. Follow Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TSOPhotography Follow Twitter: http://twitter.com/TSOPhotography Follow Google+: https://plus.google.com/107543460658107759808 Press/licensing/projects contact: tsophotography@gmail.com

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    • In The Land Of The Northern Lights

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      Ok folks, this is it. Here is my first video project. It is a video of the Northern Lights created using stills (stop motion). All sequences are shot in or close to Tromsø in Northern Norway. I have spent over 6months collecting footage for this, I have shot approx 50.000 stills to choose from in making this video. A goal for me has been to try to preserve the real-time speed of the northern lights, or come as close as possible, and present it the way I experienced it, instead of the northern lights just flashing over the sky in the blink of an eye. It may work on other time-lapse videos with fast moving clouds and sunsets etc, but with the northern lights in focus, it should be presented in it's true speed to reflect her beauty, imo. In the video I have put together a collection of slow moving auroras in the woods, over the mounatins, in the city, in the foreshore, reflected in the sea, with some of the most spectacular and strongest auroral outbreaks seen in many years. Included here is a coronal outbreak, in which I am particularly happy to present, since it is very difficult to get on stills, even worse on "film". I got a fantastic soundtrack made for the video by local musical talent in Tromsø; Per Wollen. A Huge thanks goes to you Per obviously! The audio track "Aurora in the sky" can be found on iTunes. A huge thank goes to Jay and http://dynamicperception.com/​ for making the most awesome timelapse gear available, and who made some of the sequences in this video possible! The video shown here on Vimeo is 1280x720. It may be also available in 1920x1080 and Digital Cinema HD 4K. Contact me for higher resolution. Video may not be used commercially or public without permission. Footage has been prepared for viewing in sRGB color space since this is the space most people use. Hence wide gamut displays may display colors wrong, especially green ones which the aurora mostly appears in, since the most clipping in color space when downscaling to sRGB is done in the green color area. Hope you like the video, more info about me: facebook,com/arcticlightphoto.no flickr.com/​photos/​salomonsen/​ http://arcticlightphoto.no Follow me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arcticlightphoto Gear used to put this together: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 7D Canon EF 24 L 1.4 Mark II (My precious) Canon EF 16-35 L 2.8 Mark II Samyang 14mm 2.8 Nikon 14-24 2.8G AF S Tokina 11-16 2.8 Meade DS-2000 w 497 Autostar Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly/Rail w MX2 Best regards Ole

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      • Celestial Lights

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        Celestial Lights is my second video project. It is another stop motion based video about the northern lights. The video is shot in the northern parts of Norway, Finland and Sweden during autumn 2011, winter and spring 2012. If you like the video, please feel free to share it! More info about me and my photography work: http://facebook.com/arcticlightphoto http://www.arcticlightphoto.no If you have access to proper audio hardware, please connect and turn up the volume to enjoy the fantastic music composed by Norwegian composer Kai-Anders Ryan. Not only is Kai-Anders a great musical talent, he is also very professional and a joy to work with. Kai-Anders can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/KaiAndersRyan http://kaiandersryan.no/ The audio track can be found here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/celestial-light-single/id522002534 For those who do not know, auroras are caused by solar activity. This is shortly visualized in the video. Our suns activity varies in 11 year cycles, and we are closing solar maximum (solar max) for our current solar cycle somewhere between 2012-2013, and solar activity with corresponding auroral activity has clearly been picking up. The beginning of 2011 was lots of clouds but weather improved late 2011 and out 2012. This video contains recordings from some of the most spectacular auroral displays I have ever witnessed, and I have seen a few. For this video I did shoot approx 150.000 exposures from sept.2011 - april.2012 using Canon DSLR's and various wide angle lenses. Approx 6.000 frames in this video. To achieve pannings I used the fantastic Stage Zero + MX2 controller time-lapse gear from Dynamic Perception. The video is a merge of two parts; the first part contains some more wild and aggressive auroras, as well as a few milky way sequences, hence either auroras are moving fast because they are, or they are fast due to motion of the milky way / stars. Still, some of the strait up shots are very close to real-time speed, although auroras mostly are slower, she can also be FAST! The second part has some more slow and majestic auroras, where I have focused more on composition and foreground. The music should give you a clear indication of where you are :) Again, choosing what sequences to use was a battle, and many good sequences will have to wait for a later project I am working on ;) - More info about this will be announced on my facebook site. http://facebook.com/arcticlightphoto This video summarizes the end of a hectic aurora season for me, and my last shots was done only a few days ago. However now the late sunlight is making it hard to shoot the auroras at night up here, so I decided enough was enough for now, and time to release the video. I have driven thousands of km between locations up here in the arctic this season, and while on location(s) I was running between 2-3 cameras like a madman, and almost every sequence you see in this video also has been shot using circular fish-eye optics, for yet another project to come. Luckily I had some good company on many of the cold nights. Gear used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon 15mm f/2.8, Canon 24mm f/1.4 II, Canon 17-40 f/4, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Samyang 14mm f/2.8, Samyang 24mm f/1.4 Dynamic Perception Stage Zero + MX2, Orion/Merlin AZ Teletrack head. Thanks to: Thomas Seppola Antti Pietikainen Thorbjørn Riise Hågensen Helge Mortensen Dynamic Perception for making the greatest timelapse gear available to mankind! Check it out here: http://www.dynamicperception.com Hope you like the video, and that you by watching it are able to understand my fascination and awe for this beautiful celestial phenomenon. Video will also be available in 4K Digital Cinema on request. Best, Ole

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        • POLAR SPIRITS

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          This is my third short-film about the northern lights. This year some epic displays has been on the sky, and for the first time I have included real-time recordings. As usual, my main focus is on getting the auroras show as close as possible to real-time speed given the time available in a short video. Although in a few sequences I have accepted overdoing the speed to better enhance other elements, such as moving fog, faster pans, clouds, milky way etc. In the film I have tried to show the slower majestic dancing lights, as well as the more faster, dramatic and abstract shows, and finally the auroras in combination with city lights and urban elements. The video is shot using stills and assembled together for best possible resolution and dynamic range. In this video however, for the first time, I have also chosen to include some real-time video footage. This is to better show how furiously fast and beautiful the polar spirits can dance! The two sequences which are shot in real-time (in the middle of the video) could never have been recreated using still photos, regardless what camera you are using. To substantiate the feeling and sense of the different aurora shapes and speeds I did get a special musical soundtrack composed by composer Peter Nanasi. In my opinion the music is just fantastically beautiful and I recommend you watching the video on a large screen as well with proper audio gear connected. Peter is just fantastic talented, and very professional to work with. Thank you Peter for your hard work. The video has been shot with Canon DSLR’s and various lenses, as well as using rails and time-lapse gear from Dynamic Perception. (Stage One / Stage Zero) http://www.dynamicperception.com Most sequences have been shot in arctic northern Norway, close to the city of Tromsø. One sequence is from Finland and one from Sweden.The city sequences you see are shot in and over Tromsø, which in Norway often is referred to as “the northern lights city”. BTW! This year the coast of northern Norway was overwhelmed with humpback whales, which are absolutely magnificent and beautiful creatures. While watching the auroras and shooting the opening sequence of this video I could hear the whales breaching and blowing air in the fjord. It was an absolutely magic experience. Sadly the whales never came close enough to do a really good shot of the whales under the auroras, but If you watch closely on the opening sequence you can actually see the whales breaching a few times a bit out in the fjord. This video will be featuring in full HD on my upcoming Blu-Ray / DVD “The Magic Auroras”, in good company with LOT’S of more videos, soon to be released!!! ;) To ensure you get more information regarding this, please pay attention on my facebook page. More information about me and my photography work: Arctic Light Photo / Ole Salomonsen http://facebook.com/arcticlightphoto http://www.arcticlightphoto.no Music Peter Nanasi: http://www.peternanasi.com e-mail: nanasipeter@gmail.com I hope you like watching the video, and that you find the dance of the polar spirits just as fascinating as I do. Video is immediately available in 4K+ in various formats/codecs: 4096 x 2304 24p/ 3840x2160 24p/ 1920x1080 24p. In addition to these sequences I have a large collection of sequences shot with all sky cams (360degrees fisheye) which are suitable for domes, and many more real-time sequences. I am considering putting out something more shot in these formats, at a later time. Also please have a look at my first two videos here: (currently under re-editing, new versions ready soon) https://vimeo.com/40555466 - Celestial Lights from (2011/2012) https://vimeo.com/21419634 - Land of The Northern Lights (2010/2011) Hardware info: Canon EOS 1D-X Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EF 24mm 1.4 II Canon EF 14mm 2.8 II Canon EF 15mm 2.8 Dynamic Perception Stage One / Stage Zero Jeep Grand Cherokee :)

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          • Temporal Distortion

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            Featuring an original score by Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Eureka, etc) http://www.bearmccreary.com Thanks to Bear for taking the time to do this! Watch in HD http://dakotalapse.com/2012/02/temporal-distortion-2/ for more info and digital download. There is a 23 minute extended cut, available for digital download here http://dakotalapse.com/2012/02/temporal-distortion-extended-cut/ The feature is 23+ minutes of Milky Way, Aurora and other night timelapse, it has 2 original scores by Simon Wilkinson http://www.thebluemask.com , as well as some from his royalty free collection. Download an MP3 of Bear McCreary's Temporal Distortion on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/8955prd or on Itunes ___________________________________________________________________________________ What you see is real, but you can't see it this way with the naked eye. It is the result of thousands of 20-30 second exposures, edited together to produce the timelapse. This allows you to see the Milky Way, Aurora and other Phenonmena, in a way you wouldn't normally see them. In the opening "Dakotalapse" title shot, you see bands of red and green moving across the sky. After asking several Astronomers, they are possible noctilucent clouds, airglow or faint Aurora. I never got a definite answer to what it is. You can also see the red and green bands in other shots. At :53 and 2:17 seconds into the video you see a Meteor with a Persistent Train. Which is ionizing gases, which lasted over a half hour in the cameras frame. Phil Plait wrote an article about the phenomena here http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/10/02/a-meteors-lingering-tale/ There is a second Meteor with a much shorter persistent train at 2:51 in the video. This one wasn't backlit by the moon like the first, and moves out of the frame quickly. The Aurora were shot in central South Dakota in September 2011 and near Madison, Wisconsin on October 25, 2011. Watch for two Deer at 1:27 Most of the video was shot near the White River in central South Dakota during September and October 2011, there are other shots from Arches National Park in Utah, and Canyon of the Ancients area of Colorado during June 2011. Equipment Used Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their support and for making the Stage Zero Dolly. http://www.dynamicperception.com The best dolly made in many ways! Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 60D Canon 16-35, Tokina 11-16 Shot in RAW format. Manual mode, Exposure was 30 seconds on most Milky Way shots, 15-30 seconds on Aurora. ISO 1600 - 6400 F2.8. 3 second intervals between exposures Production Assistants - River Halverson and Kelly McIlhone Opening title by Gus Winkelman // Winkelmedia LLC // Contact Guswinkelman@gmail for creative solutions Available in 4K Digital Cinema Contact for licensing footage, or anything else. Randy Halverson http://www.dakotalapse.com dakotalapse@gmail.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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            • Aurora Borealis timelapse HD

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              http://facebook.com/temPhoto Photography: Tor Even Mathisen Music: Per Wollen Vocal: Silje Beate Nilssen Download Aurora-screensavers here: http://screenspro.com/screensavers/search/tor+even+mathisen Buy the track: http://itunes.apple.com/no/album/aurora-in-the-sky-single/id428327464?l=nb **** Copyright notice: My videos posted on Vimeo may not be embedded/used in any commercial purpose without a license contract. Please contact me to discuss licensing. **** Camera: Canon EOS 5D mark II Lens: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II http://twitter.com/tittentem More details: http://tittentem.no email: tem(a)fikas.no mob: +47 93642183

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              • Magical Europe - Timelapse

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                One family, 2 cameras, 30 countries, 60 flights, 1000+ time lapse videos, 200,000+ images - almost 20 terabytes of data! Hello everyone, I’m from Taiwan. This is a compilation of time lapse videos shot over the last two years when I travelled Europe with my wife and son. I'm excited to share some of my favorite clips. I think that everybody needs to take a trip and have their eyes opened to just how beautiful the world is. Please watch full screen in HD with sound if your device allows it. I hope you enjoy it. Please leave a comment if you wish; I'd love to hear from you. Equipment used: Nikon D800E, Nikon D600 Professional Total Camera Moving Solution: Konova (http://konovaphoto.com) LRTimelapse (http://lrtimelapse.com) Music with permission : ' The Death of a Star ' by Van Syla (https://www.facebook.com/VanSylaMusic) http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/633590/the-death-of-a-star More information and locations, please go to: http://stanchangphoto.com FB:https://www.facebook.com/StanChangPhoto If you would like to license any of these clips or images, please contact me at stanchang.photo@gmail.com. Available in 4K resolution. Some clips available in resolutions from 5K to 8K. Thanks so much for checking it out. Please feel free to share.

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                • Within Two Worlds

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                  "Within Two Worlds depicts an alternate perspective by giving us the illusion of times movement, signifying a beginning and end within a world of constant contradiction. It appears you are traveling in the midst of a dream, half-sleeping, half-waking, and touching the arch connecting heaven and earth." I discovered my passion for photography shortly after my mother’s passing while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) 3 years ago. This time-lapse video is my visual representation of how the night sky and landscapes co-exist within a world of contradictions. I hope this connection between heaven and earth inspires you to discover and create your own opportunities, to reach your rightful place within two worlds. Please feel free to share #withintwoworlds! Special thanks to all for your continued support and encouragement. http://www.goldpaintphotography.com Music composed by Serge Essiambre entitled, 'Believe in Yourself'. - http://www.sergeessiambre.com. Limited edition, fine-art prints are available at http://goldpaintphotography.com/purchase. In-field and online workshops are available. For more info, visit: http://goldpaintphotography.com/workshops. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goldpaintphotography Twitter: https://twitter.com/goldpaintphoto Google+: https://plus.google.com/117178975214870026107/ Newsletter: http://goldpaintphotography.us4.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=1cd259fff3f13363d6b10e257&id=2cf51e18d3 Locations include: Tumalo Falls, Three Sisters Wilderness, Mount Shasta, Big Bend National Park, Mono Lake, Aurora Borealis over Crater Lake National Park, Texas, Painted Hills, the High Sierra, and the Aurora Borealis over Sparks Lake. All footage (roughly 7K images) was captured using Nikon equipment. No motion control systems used. Copyright © 2012 Goldpaint Photography, All Rights Reserved. For consideration only, no reproduction or commercial use without prior authorization in writing.

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                  • ICELANDIA - Time-lapse Visuals from 64° North

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                    Time-lapse Photography by Doug Urquhart (www.UPTHINK.TV) The story behind ICELANDIA: Iceland is a land of many geological wonders. In celebration of our 3-year wedding anniversary, Karen and I travelled to Iceland for two weeks of relaxation and exploration together. I documented parts of our trip with time-lapse photography in an attempt to share our experiences with others. The midnight sun had passed (as well as the tourist high season) and the nights were rapidly becoming longer as we transitioned into the month of September. Although the Solar Maximum is just around the corner, the auroral activity was very low for a majority of our travels. After 11 nights of cloudy conditions and an unexpected geomagnetic flat-line, we were eventually treated to a stunning Aurora show over the lesser travelled shore of Jökulsárlón that lasted for a majority of the night. We started our adventure in Reykjavik around 7am on Sunday, August 26th, 2012. From Reykjavik we travelled to the West Fjords, Troll Peninsula, Mývatn, Askja, Vatnajökull, Landmannalaugar and everywhere else in between that we could reach before our departure back to our home in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, September 8th, 2012. We camped for a majority of the trip and slept comfortably thanks to the bomber www.TheNorthFace.com Mountain 25 tent. Thanks to Icelandair, Go Iceland Car Rental, Room with a View, Kirkjubol in Bjarnardalur, Grettislaug, Fossholl Guesthouse, Vogafjos-Guesthouse, Dreki Hut, Hotel Skogar, Guesthouse Skálafell, Guy Thorsby for the Mountain 25 tent, Jim & Margi Urquhart for watching our Siberian Huskies, Jennifer Rice-Morton, Paul Zizka for the beta and anyone else who helped us along the way. Huge thanks to Ríkharðour for the late-night assistance when our suv got stuck. This short montage was created using a minimalist time-lapse set-up that travelled in one backpack. Gear list: Canon 7D, Canon 5DmIII (thanks www.aperturent.com !), Canon 17-40L, Canon 10-22 EF-S, Canon 70-200, www.DynamicPerception.com Stage One 42" motion control dolly & MX-2, B+W & Tiffen 1.8 ND filters, Cokin ND grads & Induro AKB2 tripods. To license any of these shots, please contact DOUG-at-UPTHINK.TV Music by Of Monsters and Men (www.ofmonstersandmen.is) Track: Slow & Steady Album: My Head is an Animal http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/of-monsters-and-men/id487906750

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                    • Raw Lightscapes

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                      Iceland is much more than the volcano Eyjafjallajokull. Iceland is the place where the light is made. It has the most amazing light I have ever seen, endless sunsets in summer, crazy northern lights in winter and beautiful colors all the year. Enjoy it!! This video will be nothing without the music of Max Richter, please support his work: http://www.myspace.com/maxrichtermusic Enrique Pacheco twitter.com/EnriquePacheco_ facebook.com/eppacheco www.enriquepacheco.com http://instagram.com/enrique_pacheco_photo

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