1. Tempest Milky Way

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    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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    • 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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      • Horizons

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        If you have ever been in a wide open landscape the most interesting thing isn't necessarily the landscape itself, but what you see coming over the horizon. Growing up in South Dakota the landscape itself can be beautiful at times, but that doesn't compare to what the sky can do, especially at night. Combine that with the landscape, and it makes for great photo opportunities. More information and stills at http://dakotalapse.com/2013/06/horizons/ Watch the 30 minute feature on Vimeo On Demand https://vimeo.com/ondemand/horizons Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Defiance, Battlestar Galactica, etc) once again helped me with some original music for the video. This time he suggested adding vocals to the mix. Brendan McCreary and his band (Young Beautiful in a Hurry) did just that. They came up with “I Forever” The single is available on iTunes http://tinyurl.com/pgrq45p , Amazon and other online sources. I shot Horizons from April - October 2012 mostly in South Dakota, but also some at Devils Tower in Wyoming. From the rugged Badlands, the White River valley and the Black Hills, the horizons seem to endlessly change. Download the 30 minute long Horizons feature at http://dakotalapse.com/2013/06/horizons-feature Photography and Editing – Randy Halverson Production Assistants – River Halverson and Kelly McILhone Color Correction - Jeff Zueger - Spectrum Films Sponsors: 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/#oid=1005_1 Borrowlenses – Throughout the summer I got some great Canon and Zeiss lenses from Borrowlenses to use in the shoot. They have great service and every lens performed flawlessly. So if you ever want to try out a lens ,or just need one for an special shoot, give them a try! http://www.borrowlenses.com Granite Bay Software – I try to avoid flicker in sunset or daytime timelapse while shooting. But sometimes it is unavoidable. I used GBDeflicker to smooth out the flicker in some of the sunset timelapse. http://www.granitebaysoftware.com/ Equipment Used Canon 5D Mark III, sometimes with a 2nd from Borrowlenses.com Canon 5D Mark II Canon 60D I used a variety of lenses, many from Borrowlenses.com Canon 14, 16-35, 24-70, 50 F1.2, 70-200mm lenses Zeiss 21, 25, 35mm lenses Nikon 14-24mm with Novoflex Adapter Available in 4K Ultra HD resolution. Contact for licensing footage, shooting rates or anything else. My website http://www.dakotalapse.com Randy Halverson dakotalapse@gmail.com Follow: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/dakotalapse Twitter http://www.twitter.com/dakotalapse

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        • Plains Milky Way

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          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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          • Huelux

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            I shot Huelux from April-November 2013 in South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah. The weather in 2013 made it difficult for me to get some of the shots I wanted. There were many times I planned to shoot the Milky Way or Aurora, and the clouds would roll in. But that also allowed me to get more night storm timelapse than I have any other year. See more about it on Facebook facebook.com/dakotalapse and http://dakotalapse.com/2014/01/huelux-4k/ I was in Utah for 6 nights, it was clear only one night, it was also 95F at midnight that night. So I couldn't shoot as high of an ISO as I wanted because of noise, but I still pulled off a few good shots in Zion Canyon.The weather was much the same while I was in Wyoming, it was cloudy 2/3 of the nights I was there. But I did get some of my best Milky Way shots of the year in Wyoming, see 1:45-2:05 in the video. The clouds did make for some good sunrise and sunset shots. 10 Minute feature available on Vimeo on Demand here https://vimeo.com/ondemand/huelux10 On the Milky Way shots you will see a lot of slow and fast moving satellites, a few meteors and planes. The meteors are hard to see in timelapse, but you may see a quick flash because they only last one frame. If you see a light moving across the sky, it is either an airplane or satellite, not a meteor. Some of the Aurora I shot were unexpected with no advanced notice. Several nights I was setting up Milky Way shots, when I noticed the glow in the sky to the north. In one case an hour before I got any Aurora notification on my phone. The storm shot at 2:57 has Aurora behind it, which was quickly covered up by the storm. I came up with the title Huelux, which comes from hue (a color property), and lux which is latin for light. Some of the Aurora and Milky Way were difficult to color correct, so I spent a lot of time with the hue settings, white balance, etc. during the month and a half edit. The low Aurora on the horizon were often yellow, while closer (higher in the sky) Aurora were green. If I adjusted the yellow Aurora on the horizon green, it threw the rest of the colors, such as grass, way off and made the whole image too blue. The end credit backgrounds are 10 second timelapse exposures of Andromeda Galaxy and Orion shot with a 200mm lens on an Ioptron Skytracker. You will see some satellites moving through the sequences. Photography and Editing – Randy Halverson Production Assistants – River Halverson and Kelly McILhone Music by Peter Nanasi - http://www.peternanasi.com Dakotalapse opening title – Luke Arens Sponsors: 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. dynamicperception.com/#oid=1005_1 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 Lenses Nikon 14-24 with Novoflex adapter Rokinon 25 and 35 Canon 16-35 Zeiss 21 Sigma 15mm Fisheye Canon 200mm Canon 70-300 Available in 4K Ultra HD for licensing, in 10 and 35 minute features. Contact for licensing footage, shooting rates or anything else. Randy Halverson dakotalapse@gmail.com www.dakotalapse.com Follow: Facebook facebook.com/dakotalapse Twitter twitter.com/dakotalapse

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            • Sub Zero - winter night timelapse

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              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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              • "Orion" - motion controlled night timelapse

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                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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                • Trails End

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                  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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                  • Preview of Tempest Milky Way

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                    Edit: It is done now http://vimeo.com/28040685 A few shots from my upcoming timelapse, it should be up at end of August. Shot on Canon 60D and T2i, Tokina 11-16 Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly http://www.dynamicperception.com Music is "Eclipse" by Simon Wilkinson, at http://www.thebluemask.com Simon will also be creating new music for the timelapse. http://www.dakotalapse.com http://www.twitter.com/​dakotalapse http://www.facebook.com/dakotalapse

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                    • Horizons Teaser

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                      A few short clips from my upcoming timelapse film titled Horizons. The online short will feature an original score by Bear McCreary. http://www.bearmccreary.com There will also be an extended cut available for download at http://www.dakotalapse.com Music is "Nebula Drift" by Simon Wilkinson http://www.thebluemask.com Sponsors: Borrowlenses http://www.borrowlenses.com/?blpid=5004bfc68d37a Dynamic Perception dollies http://www.dynamicperception.com/#oid=1005_1

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