1. The Windmill Farmer

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    from Joaquin Baldwin Added 129K 1,982 95

    A nurturing farmer in is danger of losing his crop of windmills when he struggles against the cyclical forces of nature. Created at the UCLA Animation Workshop, with music by Nick Fevola. This film was inspired while driving back from a trip to Palm Springs, when a friend said that it must take them forever to plant and grow so many windmills. I wrote down the title The Windmill Farmer for an idea to explore later, and about a year later I started developing it into a character and story. This film took 4 months to complete from the first boards until the final mix. Watch more films by Joaquin Baldwin: http://www.pixelnitrate.com Follow Joaquin Baldwin on Twitter: http://twitter.com/joabaldwin

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    • Currents

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      from Greg Vaughan Added

      After this year's Indian Wells tennis tournament, I stopped to capture some images of the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm near Palm Springs. The San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm has 3,218 turbines delivering 615 MW of power. It's quite a site. However, a video of wind turbines would get boring in a hurry, so I combined them with some clips shot in the backyard at dusk. Let me know what you think. Camera: Panasonic GH3 Music: My own composition (also available on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/gregoryvaughan)

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      • Small World Energy

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        from Niles Heckman Added

        Sequel "World Energy Crisis" - https://vimeo.com/73562555 A transition of the worlds energy sources, from dirty to clean. Production: UMIMU - http://www.umimu.org Title: SMALL WORLD ENERGY - public service announcement (2011) Director: Niles Heckman Producer: Lance Menjohnski Editor: Jack Linemennosh Score: Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, Cello, and Strings Op111 No. 11 - Allegro - Adagio e piccato - Allegro Special Thanks: Jackie Dela Merced Summary: https://niles-heckman.squarespace.com/work_experience/2014/2/18/small-world-energy-aurora-lab-2011

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        • ACID TEST: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification

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          from Tristan Bayer Added 71.9K 1,079 32

          ACID TEST: This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may soon challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. Featuring Sigourney Weaver. Directed by: Tristan Bayer & Daniel Hinerfeld Produced by: Erin Kiley & Daniel Hinerfeld Associated Produced by: Lisa Whiteman, Lisa Suitoni, Tristan Bayer Edited by: Christopher S. Johnson Director of Photography: Tristan Bayer Underwater Cinematography: Howard and Michele Hall Aerial Cinematography: Nel Boshoff Music by: Andy Troy, Peter DiStefano and Kevin Haskins Animations by: Jake Maymudes Produced for the Natural Resources Defense Council. www.NRDC.org For more information and special features including extra interviews, go to: www.acidtestmovie.com

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          • Sunset, Milky Way, Moonrise, and Sunrise at Caribou Wind Park

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            from Aaron Priest Added 5,730 94 20

            On the night of April 12, 2014 I shot a “holy grail” timelapse video for a client of the Caribou Wind Park near Bathurst, New Brunswick in Canada. The wind farm consists of thirty three turbines and puts out 99 megawatts when all of them are running. It’s called the “holy grail” of timelapses because shooting from sunset to the Milky Way is usually 20 stops or more and beyond the metering capability of the camera, and thus quite difficult to smoothly adjust and expose for (this particular sequence has a 23 stop range from 15 EV to -7 EV). However, I wanted to go even further and shoot something special for the client, capturing the sunset into the Milky Way, plus a moonrise, and then the sunrise! Because of the weather and remoteness of the site (and needing to schedule an employee to be onsite with us), we had one night to pull it off and limited time for scouting. They still had four feet of snow and eight foot snowbanks up there, so it was challenging to get around and find a suitable location with a southeastern view (about 138° on the compass dial) and good composition. I used PhotoPills extensively on my iPhone to figure out compass headings, altitudes, and times of the sun, moon, and Milky Way movement. Running out of time, I settled on this vantage point up a steep hill and backed into the woods as far as I could get without the tree branches encroaching on the scene too much. I figured it might help shelter the camera from wind and frost as well. The windmill tower is 80 meters tall, with a rotor diameter of 90 meters, so even 62 meters away with a 14mm lens I found it challenging to fit the entire windmill in the scene, especially after cropping to 16:9 ratio for a video! A lot of planning goes into a timelapse like this. Because the snow was so deep, I skipped the slider and eMotimo and shot a static timelapse scene. There was really nowhere to pan anyway without losing the windmill, sun, moon, or Milky Way out of frame. I packed a bunch of snow down to make a stable platform for the tripod (Really Right Stuff TVC-34L and BH-40 ballhead) and put everything else in a covered bucket to keep it warm and dry for the night. I used a Ramper Pro to handle the exposure ramping, with a DewNot dew heater on the lens on a DewBuster controller, powered by a car battery jump starter. I started shooting at 7:35 PM for sunset and let it run until I retrieved it at 9:44 AM, reversing everything around 11:40 PM for moonrise and sunrise. I used an interval of 20 seconds with a Milky Way exposure of f/2.8, ISO 4000, and 17.45 second shutter speed for sharp stars on a Nikon D810 and 14-24mm f/2.8 (my favorite night sky lens). In 14 hours and 9 minutes it captured 2,404 photos for an 80 second video clip @ 30fps. The light behind the windmill and down the hill is coming from the electrical substation, and conveniently lit up the windmills quite nicely! I beta tested LRTimelapse 4 with the Ramper Pro’s .xmp files for this sequence, and Lightroom 6 came out in the middle of editing (LRTimelapse 4 was officially released shortly thereafter), so the final render was done with Lightroom 6. I love that gradients can be masked now with a selective brush! LRTimelapse 4 also makes changing the exposure of a timelapse with the Ramper Pro’s deflickering much easier than before. Exporting in Lightroom 6 is multithreaded now, when before I had to queue up 3 or 4 simultaneous exports to fully saturate the CPU threads and SSD RAID array. Not everything is faster in Lightroom 6 though I’ve noticed, in fact gradients might even be slower now to process. I couldn’t fit all of the footage on the SSDs, so I worked with 2048px wide lossy DNGs as a proxy on the SSDs to speed up the editing process, copying the .xmp files to the folder of RAW files on hard drives for the final export to 16-bit TIFFs (which took 13hrs and 465GB of storage, almost as much time as it took to shoot it!). Rendering the TIFFs to 4K ProRes 422HQ for the client with After Effects was a bit faster at around 4hrs, and weighs in at about 8.6GB. I have some timelapse and night sky workshops coming up in Acadia National Park if you are interested. Three spots left for the night sky workshop next weekend, and two spots left for the timelapse workshop in June! Visit http://acadiaimages.com for more details.

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            • Past Peak Oil Travelling Towards Transition Animation by Anita Sancha

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              from Anita Sancha Added 61.5K 130 19

              What happens after the oil crash.? A transition to a future free of oil and pollution using Solar, Wind and renewables. No words and a positive happy end. From pre Hubbert's Peak Oil graph chart towards Transport and travel in a world where a green future has taken place. A green eco animation looking at traveling without oil fuel, in this climate changing world to where we will again be able to hear the sound of children and birds. Yet another visionary video from http://www.anitasancha.co.uk and http://www.peashootmedia.com, a sustainable company highlighting green environmental issues. After Effects and Photoshop

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              • Life Off the Grid

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                from DJ Chill Will Added 5,895 35 13

                First Place Winner of UCF's Unifying Theme Film Contest The film “Life Off the Grid” relates to UCF’s Unifying Theme through its emphasis on interdisciplinary work, the Environment, and Climate Change. The changing of the Earth is evident all around us, sea levels are rising, greed is rising, species death counts are rising, and more. Stephen Hawking predicts the end of humanity will occur in less than 40 years’ time. It is quite clear that what we are doing now isn’t working. This film shows us ways that we can get started working towards a sustainable future. The Off the Grid house is sustainable through energy and transportation, and working towards food and water. The ideas from this project can teach something to everyone and can show how easy it is to invest in a renewable future. Germany’s energy grid is already 50% powered by renewable energy. They were powered 100% by solar power for part of this past summer (and Germany gets 2 less peak hours of sun than all of the southern USA). There is no logical reason why the United States doesn’t actually invest in renewable energy. We have led the world in science, technology, prowess, and new ideas up until 1945. Since then, we have been stuck in our ways and let other countries surpass us. Iceland is 100% renewable, Norway is very close. It is time for a shift. If the government will not finance it, we can still finance our own projects and create a sustainable future for our families and us. A big thanks to Roman for the 7D footage! Editor's Note: OTG is under much fire currently and it is unknown whether it will survive. Message the page facebook.com/lifeoffthegrid to find out more details.

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                • A Culture Of Renewal | Rob Richert

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                  from Focus Forward Films Added 3,747 29 11

                  A CULTURE OF RENEWAL is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. View more Semifinalist films at https://vimeo.com/groups/focusforwardfilms/albums/6362. In a story of perseverance through hardship, Dr David Mullin unites such seemingly disparate elements as Hurricane Katrina, agricultural waste, rhino poop and green fuels into an uplifting narrative about choosing to serve a greater good and more specifically the development of butanol from renewable resources. Rob Richert - director / editor Amber Davis - writer / producer Saro Varjabedian - cinematographer David Cory - sound recordist Mark Michel-Ruddy - music Meg Mosley - line producer Mauricio Leiva - assistant camera with special thanks to the Mosley family.

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                  • To Frack Or Farm

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                    from David O. Brown Added 1,108 9 10

                    An interview with two PA dairy farmers about their experience with the natural gas industry.

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                    • The Windmill Farmer

                      04:35

                      from Joaquin Baldwin Added 9,528 127 8

                      A nurturing farmer in is danger of losing his crop of windmills when he struggles against the cyclical forces of nature. Created at the UCLA Animation Workshop, with music by Nick Fevola. This film was inspired while driving back from a trip to Palm Springs, when a friend said that it must take them forever to plant and grow so many windmills. I wrote down the title The Windmill Farmer for an idea to explore later, and about a year later I started developing it into a character and story. This film took 4 months to complete from the first boards until the final mix. Watch more films by Joaquin Baldwin: pixelnitrate.com Follow Joaquin Baldwin on Twitter: twitter.com/​joabaldwin

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