1. Mountains in Motion: March 2012 Aurora

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    The very last hours of a 10 day shooting session all over the Rockies were definitely among the most special for the Mountains In Motion crew, as they were treated to a surreal aurora display at Lake Minnewanka, in Banff National Park. This surreal Aurora Borealis, created by a recent solar flare, danced over Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park. The ice of the Lake of the Water Spirits frantically expanded and contracted, as if reacting to the magic above. This was one of the better displays in a long time for western Alberta. An incredible experience to witness these colors within the mountain park. We almost missed this completely, so the first half of the show was lost while we got to the location and set-up. This sequence, and many others, will be featured in the upcoming time lapse documentary, Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies. Coming Fall 2012 For more information check out WWW.MOUNTAINSINMOTION.CA The trailer can be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/31265264 www.mountainsinmotion.ca/aurora/ Time-lapse photography by Doug Urquhart & Paul Zizka Music by Michael Wynne. "The Way" Special thanks to Guy Thorsby, Meg Ward, and Karen Urquhart Narration by Hugh Kelly WWW.DYNAMICPERCEPTION.COM WWW.GRANITEBAYSOFTWARE.COM WWW.APERTURENT.COM WWW.UPTHINKLAB.COM WWW.ZIZKA.CA WWW.PCE-ATLANTA.COM

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    • Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies

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      BEST VIEWED FULLSCREEN, HD (with scaling off). Please dim the lights, turn up your speakers, sit back and relax. FINALIST - Banff Mountain Film Festival - Banff, Alberta, Canada FINALIST - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival - Vancouver, BC, Canada OFFICIAL SELECTION - Banff Mountain Film Festival - WORLD TOUR 2012 / 2013 WINNER - Best Cinematography - ColdSmoke Awards Film Festival - Bozeman, MT WINNER - The People's Choice Awards - ColdSmoke Awards Film Festival - Bozeman, MT WINNER - Best Experimental Film - Honolulu Film Awards - Hawaii, USA WINNER - Best Documentary Short - Asheville Cinema Festival - Asheville, NC, USA WINNER - Best Documentary - Atlanta Shortsfest - Atlanta, GA, USA WINNER - Best Cinematography - Dixie Film Festival - Athens, GA, USA The full, unedited music sound track to Mountains in Motion. 36 minutes of continuous music for your listening pleasure. Check it on Soundcloud, spread the love! https://soundcloud.com/michaelwynne/sets/mountains-in-motion-soundtrack Banff World Tour Info: http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/ SYNOPSIS: Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies is an award-winning short film documenting the life of the alpine landscape through time-lapse photography. In an effort to highlight the wildness of these mountain places and how they have inspired explorers of the past, present and future, time-lapse sequences were patiently gathered from exposed summits, by glacial lakes, and under aurora-filled skies. Hours and even months of change lapses in a matter of seconds, providing the viewer with a rare insight into the ever-changing nature of the landscape. Weaving throughout the film are reflections of an early mountaineer, who is deeply moved by his own encounter with the mountains and the revelations of explorers who have come before him. “What is this power that lures me upwards, into the unknown,” he wonders, “that pulls me deeper, despite snow, wind and exhaustion?” Made on a shoestring budget and with entirely volunteer hours, the film brought together artists from two vastly different parts of North America - Banff, Alberta, and Atlanta, Georgia. Strangers at the start, the film team developed strong friendships over the course of production and were united by their common goal of capturing the beauty and essence of a place that inspires them every day. This 100% human-powered film combines advanced time-lapse photography with an original story and musical score to bring the landscape center-stage and offers a thrilling new perspective that re-establishes the Canadian Rockies among the finest mountains in the world. Photography by Doug Urquhart (http://upthink.tv) & Paul Zizka (http://zizka.ca) Original Music by Michael Wynne (http://michaelwynne.net) Original Story by Meghan J. Ward (http://meghanjoyward.com) Motion control made possible by http://dynamicperception.com Voice Talent - Brian Bremer Pioneer - Guy Thorsby Shot on http://Canon.com 5D, 7D, T3i, 400D, http://RED.com EPIC Glass: Canon 14mm f2.8 , 24mm f1.4, 17-40mm f4, 70-200mm f2.8, 10-22mm EF-S, 17-55 f2.8 EF-S, PL Zeiss 16mm T2.1, PL Zeiss 28mm T2.1, PL Zeiss 50mm T2.1, PL Zeiss 85mm T2.1 Motion-Control: http://DynamicPerception.com Stage Zero, Stage One (beta), Orion Tele-Track Pan/Tilt Software: Adobe Lightroom 3, LRTimelapse (got a hold of this in the final hours of post, unfortunately it didn't see much use), Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro BTS Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougurquhart/sets/72157627898019489/with/8424630328/ Details about our solarCam / deep time-lapse sequences: http://blog.planet5d.com/2013/02/making-a-diy-solar-camera-for-multi-month-timelapses-behind-the-scenes-on-mountains-in-motion/ Mountains in Motion is an http://upthink.tv side-project in collaboration with http://zizka.ca Thanks for watching.

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      • Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies | 2012 Official Trailer

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        View the full film here: https://vimeo.com/45941676 BEST VIEWED FULLSCREEN HD (with scaling off). Available on DVD & Blu-Ray: http://mountainsinmotion.ca/ WINNER - Best Documentary - Atlanta Shortsfest - Atlanta, GA, USA WINNER - Best Cinematography - Dixie Film Festival - Athens, GA, USA WINNER - Best Documentary Short - Asheville Cinema Festival - Asheville, NC, USA FINALIST - Banff Mountain Film Festival - Banff, Alberta, Canada FINALIST - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival - Vancouver, BC, Canada OFFICIAL SELECTION - Banff Mountain Film Festival - WORLD TOUR 2012 / 2013 Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mountainsinmotionfilm Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies is an experimental short documenting the life of the alpine landscape through time-lapse photography. In an effort to highlight the wildness of these mountain places and how they have inspired explorers of the past, present and future, sequences were painstakingly gathered from exposed summits; by glacial lakes; and under aurora-filled skies. Hours and even months of change lapses in a matter of seconds, providing the viewer with a rare insight into the ever-changing nature of the landscape. Dramatic peaks, crumbling glaciers, surging rivers and frozen waterfalls come alive with intense detail. Weaving throughout the film are reflections of an early mountaineer, who is deeply moved by his own encounter with the mountains and the revelations of explorers who have come before him. “What is this power that lures me upwards, into the unknown,” he wonders, “that pulls me deeper, despite snow, wind and exhaustion?” Made on a shoestring budget and with entirely volunteer hours, the film brought together artists from two vastly different parts of North America - Banff, Alberta, and Atlanta, Georgia. Strangers at the start, the film team developed strong friendships over the course of production and were united by their common goal of capturing the beauty and essence of a place that inspires them every day. This 100% human-powered film combines time-lapse photography with an original story and musical score to bring the landscape center-stage and offers a thrilling new perspective that re-establishes the Canadian Rockies among the finest mountains in the world. "We were not pioneers ourselves, but we journeyed over old trails that were new to us, and with hearts open. Who shall distinguish?" – J. Monroe Thorington Release update: MiM finished post-production in July 2012. The film will be making a journey through the festival circuit before a public release. We'll post new updates on our Facebook page soon. Motion-control made possible by www.DynamicPercpetion.com Rental equipment made possible by www.Aperturent.com A short by Doug Urquhart & Paul Zizka. Principal time-lapse cinematography by Doug Urquhart & Paul Zizka Original score by Michael Wynne Written by Meghan J. Ward Pioneer played by Guy Thorsby Narration by Brian Bremer Additional Time-lapse by Rogier Gruys, Dan Evans, Yuichi Takasaka For more information: http://MountainsInMotion.ca Gear list: Canon 7D, 5DI & II, REBEL 400D (SolarCam) Various canon glass including 14mm 2.8, 24mm 1.4, 70-200, 10-22EFS, 17-55EFS B+W 6 & 10 stop ND, polas & Cokin grad NDs Motion control: Dynamic Perception SolarCam controlled with the http://timelapsecontroller.com/

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