Inari, Finland

Inari, Finland

This time-lapse is my tribute to the amazing nature and northern lights of Finnish Lapland.

Far above the Arctic Circle, the landscape alternates between extremes. In the nightless nights of summer, the sun doesn’t set for two months, while in the winter everything is covered in snow and frozen darkness. Fortunately at least the aurora borealis bring some color into our lives with their regular displays of light.

All the clips were shot within a few kilometers of Inari, which has been my home for the last two years. This video is also my farewell, because I’m soon leaving. My very next project is a 5-year journey around the world by bicycle:

5yearbiketrip.com

You can follow me at:
instagram.com/tomirantanenphotography
facebook.com/TomiRantanenPhotography

Contact:
tomi.rantanen@gmail.com

The footage, at up to 6k resolution, is available for licensing at:
filmsupply.com/filmmakers/tomi-rantanen/173

Cast: Tomi Rantanen and Filmsupply

Wild Antarctica

Wild Antarctica

Presenting the fragile wilderness of Antarctica.

‘Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.’ – Albert Einstein.

Wild Antarctica was filmed and produced in 4K by New Zealand cinematographers Aliscia Young and Richard Sidey during several short expeditions to the Antarctic Peninsula in early 2017. A special UAV permit was obtained to capture the aerial perspectives.

Wild Antarctica is the fifth film in Galaxiid’s Wild Destination video series, and also the second to feature original music from Inga Liljeström.

From the ‘Wild Destination’ video series by Galaxiid. See our other videos in this series:
Wild Alaska: vimeo.com/135768853
Wild Galapagos: vimeo.com/164511427
Wild Kimberley: vimeo.com/139652516
Wilds of the South Pacific: vimeo.com/162909927

Cinematography & Editing:
Aliscia Young | alisciayoung.com
Richard Sidey | richardsidey.com

Music:
Inga Liljeström | ingaliljestromusic.com

Produced by Galaxiid | Immersive Experiences: Explore. Uplift. Reconnect.
galaxiid.com | facebook.com/galaxiid | instagram.com/galaxiid_creative

© 2017 Galaxiid Limited | All Rights Reserved

Cast: GALAXIID, Inga Liljestrom and Aliscia Young

Fireside Stories

Fireside Stories

Symphony No. 1, Cosmos

Cosmos captures the greatest story ever told: the universe. Symphony No.1, is a 13.8-billion-year old cosmological journey. Cosmos follows a path from darkness into light, order into disorder, and death into life. Harmony rests within the passage of time. The rhythm echoes pressures during the space-time odyssey: an eternal voyage that has been and always will be, forever and ever. For the first time, instruments define the universe, they answer the calls of our distant ancestors who now have a chance to perform for a moment in time, the greatest miracle of all: life. Movements are inspired and shaped by the theoretical events and considerations of the Big Bang Model. It is within the capability of all of us to understand our beginnings, and Cosmos offers an alternative musical narrative, filled with drama, romance, passion, and ultimately: obscurity of what will be.

Cast: Apostolos Stefanopoulos

An Embroidery of Voids

An Embroidery of Voids

2013
single channel digital video
19.23 min, 16:9, 1080p24, Stereo
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Commissioned by Michael and Silvia Kantor for the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Sound & Music by Byron Scullin
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This video is for preview purposes only and is not to be exhibited or distributed in any form without the written permission of the artist or Anna Schwartz Gallery.
© Daniel Crooks 2014. All rights reserved.

Cast: Daniel Crooks

Malaysia & Indonesia

Malaysia & Indonesia

Travelling with my girlfriend trough Malaysia & Indonesia.
We went to Taman Nagara, Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lumper
In Indosesia: Bali, Gili Air, Snorkling, Ship wracks (uss Liberty and the Japanese Submarine) snorkeling with sea turtle, dolphins, Java, volcanoes, (Bromo and the Ijen), Jakarta, Pangandaran.

Camera: Canon EOS 650D, Gopro 3 Black
Music: Lights & Motion – Fireflies

Check also:
vimeo.com/217290094

Cast: Robbert Roos

SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM: KAIBAB ELEGY

SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM: KAIBAB ELEGY

Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. However, on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds.

This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW (skyglowproject.com), an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association (darksky.org), a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.

The film was shot on Canon 5DSR & 5DIII cameras & lenses sponsored by Canon USA, aided by Alpine Labs’ Michron & Pulse, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. LRTimelapse was used to process some of the shots.

Original video premiered on BBC Earth: bbc.com/earth/story/20170502-on-rare-occasions-the-grand-canyon-fills-with-thick-cloud

High resolution stills can be found here: dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24210546/JPEG/KAIBAB%20ELEGY%20-%20HARUN%20MEHMEDINOVIC%20-%20SKYGLOWPROJECT.zip

Credits:
Producer/Editor/Shooter: Harun Mehmedinovic, Music: Pete Davis & James Banbury

Special Thanks:
Gavin Heffernan and Aida Bogunic, Semezdin & Sanja Mehmedinovic, Matt Walker & Pierangelo Pirak, Aaron McNally & Canon USA, Kevin Noble & Paul C. Buff Inc., Greg Horvath & Alpine Labs, International Dark-Sky Association, Northern Arizona University, State of Arizona & National Park Service

Locations:
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Follow/Contact:
Facebook facebook.com/skyglowproject
Instagram: instagram.com/skyglowproject
Email: info@skyglowproject.com

We appreciate all your shares, comments and likes, thanks for checking out this video!

This video is COPYRIGHT 2017 Harun Mehmedinovic / SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM. Any use beyond embedding this video in it’s unaltered form and properly credited to SKYGLOW PROJECT/SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM on another website requires permission from the creator. Any use of the entirety or portion(s) of this video to drive advertising traffic, sales or any other profit-driven venture on a third party website without express permission from the content creator will result in prosecution to the full extent of the law.

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Timelapse artists and filmmakers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović are proud to introduce WWW.SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM, a 192-page hardcover photobook and timelapse video series exploring North America’s remaining magnificent night skies and the increasing impact of light pollution on our highly fragile environment.

A blend of images, stories, essays, and anecdotal captions, SKYGLOW explores the history and mythology of celestial observation and the proliferation of electrical outdoor lighting that spurred the rise of the phenomena known as “light pollution,” a grave threat not only to our incredible starscapes but also to the very ecosystem itself.

After a highly publicized Kickstarter campaign that ended as the fourth-most earning Photobook campaign ever, Harun and Gavin traveled over 150,000 miles and logged more than 3,000,000 photos on their grueling three-year quest. From incredible locations like the active Kīlauea volcano in Hawaii to Alberta’s majestic Northern Lights, SKYGLOW takes viewers on a visual journey through time, exploring our civilization’s evolving relationship with light and the night sky through the ages.

See how the ancient Puebloan archaeoastronomy sites of our native elders have now been replaced with the blinding “artificial day” of over-lit modern metropolises, and learn about the “Dark Sky Movement” fighting to reclaim the pristine darkness the Earth had enjoyed for billions of years. The importance of America’s threatened National Parks is also highlighted in a section of stunning landscapes from numerous parks, including Shenandoah, Yosemite, Acadia, Death Valley, Yellowstone and many more.

Completed in collaboration with the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), SKYGLOW also explores the numerous towns and sites that IDA has identified as official “Dark-Sky” Communities, Cities, Parks, Reserves and Sanctuaries.

Cast: Harun Mehmedinovic