Category Archives: Timelapse

Iceland Aurora – Chapter 4

Iceland Aurora – Chapter 4

Iceland Aurora is a non-narrative time-lapse film which captures the mesmerising Aurora Borealis and the unique scenery of Iceland. This is the 4th of 7 chapters, Watch the whole 7 chapter film here: vimeo.com/ondemand/25096

The music in this chapter is composed by Pétur Jónsson at anthemico.com – The whole film is available via. streaming or digital download through our Vimeo on Demand page and our website: icelandaurorafilms.com

Shot in more than fifty locations, the filmmakers spent one hundred and thirty nights over three years chasing green, purple and pink northern lights, as well as sunsets, sunrises, nocturnal clouds, starry skies, city scenes and barren moonlit landscapes.

Each of Iceland Aurora’s seven chapters showcases a unique aspect of the Icelandic winter, with matching scores from musicians Pétur Jónsson, Kajak and Yagya. Together, they will take you on a magical journey through the ideal Icelandic winter week!

Our official site: icelandaurorafilms.com
Contact: icelandaurorafilms@gmail.com

We are three independent filmmakers from Reykjavík, Iceland. Thanks to all our supporters for: Inspiration, Encouragement, Support, Motivation & Constructive Criticism throughout the whole production process. We couldn’t have done this alone!

Thanks to:
Elding Whalewatching (elding.is)
Grayline Iceland (grayline.is)
Shootools (shootools.com)
Icelandair (icelandair.com)

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The film is a Borgarmynd Design Studio and TrailerPark Studios coproduction

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Cast: Iceland Aurora Films, Snorri Thor Tryggvason, Arnþór Tryggvason and Petur K. Gudmundsson

Pequena Grande Vitória

Pequena Grande Vitória

“Pequena Grande Vitória” nasceu ao longo do ano de 2014 e reuniu mais de 15 mil fotografias e 1 terabyte de arquivos. Inicialmente, o projeto consistia em experimentação de diferentes técnicas de timelapse, repleta de tentativas e erros.

Entretanto, a cada lugar visitado encontravamos não só o conhecimento técnico que buscávamos, como também uma nova forma de ver Vitória.

Iniciou-se assim a busca por pontos de diferentes ângulos de visibilidade, e quando percebemos já tinha se tornado viciante subirmos no topo de edifícios para, enfim, encontrar a nossa “Pequena Grande Vitória”.

Dirigido, Fotografado e Editado pela dupla:
Gustavo Martins e Marina Abranches

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Música:
Paulo Fagundes e Luís Oliveira

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Equipamentos Utilizados:
Câmeras: Canon T2i, Canon 60D
Lentes: Canon 16-35mm, 50mm 1.4, 70-200mm / Samyang 8mm, 14mm, 35mm

Disponível em 4K.

Contato:
gustavovialmartins@gmail.com
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Cast: Gustavo Martins and Marina Abranches

Blackout City

Blackout City

In a metropolis like London light pollution makes the night sky invisible. Only a few of the brightest stars and asterisms force their celestial light through the man made glow of the city. The night sky, one of the most beautiful of natural wonders is extinguished from view. Blackout City is an experimental timelapse film that makes the invisible, visible. It attempts to show what the night sky would look like If there were ever to be a total blackout in the South East of England on a clear, moonless, summers night.

I started shooting this project back in August 2013 and have been slowly gathering footage when conditions were right. Although each shot in this film is a composite, all footage is real. The city shots were captured during the day and processed to look like night and the night sky shots were captured from dark locations around the South of England to ensure that the stars are astronomically correct for the latitude of London. I have also processed the astro shots to be more sympathetic to what the naked eye would see in terms of saturation and detail. The internet is saturated with well-processed images of the Milky Way that show phenomenal colour that are the result of fantastic low light DSLR technology. Don’t get me wrong I love these images, I am one of the people who endeavours to create them! But in reality the Milky Way does not look like this; so in order to make this film more believable I have chosen to process the shots this way.

I first got the idea for the film when I read an article about a blackout in LA in 1994 where people called 911 reporting these strange clouds floating in the sky, those clouds where in fact the Milky Way. It made me think about how the lights from cities have made many of us lose our connection to the night sky. We live in a fast paced man-made world whereby it is all too easy for us to become disconnected from the natural world around us, isolated from what is actually real. There are many other aspects of the human condition that this film could touch upon which could make its’ intentions appear somewhat complicated, but is essence the film’s agenda could not be more simple; to inspire people to get away from the city lights, go somewhere quiet on a star-filled night and simply look up.

This project is purely non-profit but I would love the opportunity take the Blackout City idea to different metropolises across the globe as each city with it’s specific latitude will reveal a different sky. If anyone thinks they can help to make this happen please connect with me through the links below:

To see more of my work please visit: nicholasbuer.com
For direct enquires please mail me at: contact@nicholasbuer.com

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Main track is by The American Dollar ‘As We Float’ (Ambient)
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For motion control I used the Stage One Dolly System by Dynamic Perception
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© Nicholas Buer 2014

Cast: Nicholas Buer and Dynamic Perception