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Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland

Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland

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“Two Lands – Greenland | Iceland” is the result of a very brief 10 day shoot I did. The video is a compilation of some of the footage I shot while there. Some of the other shots are in lockdown by the client so I used what I could to create this video. I spent 4 days shooting in Iceland and 6 days shooting in Greenland. Greenland locations include the Kangerlussuaq, Ilulissat, Ilimanaq, Ilulissat Ice Fjord, Russell Glacier, Greenland Icecap, and Disko Bay. Iceland locations include the South Coast, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Kirkjufell, and Grundarfjörður.
All footage was shot in super high resolution 4K Ultra HD.

Camera Gear:
3 Canon 5DIII Cameras with various Canon lenses
Dynamic Perception – dynamicperception.com
eMotimo – emotimo.com

Music:
“A Meaningful Moment”
By Jan Baumann
baumann-musik.de

Special thanks to:
Panasonic
World of Greenland Arctic Circle – wogac.com
Local Greenland Guides – Adam Lyberth & Laust Hojbjerg
Visual Approach

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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

Why I shoot Lights at night

Why I shoot Lights at night

A mini doc, though perhaps unusually told. It’s about my recent trip to Norway, some of the same footage as my previous video but this one explains a little about why I go away once a year to film something tricky.

Thanks to Kessler for making the Pocket Dolly, electraDRIVE motor and Oracle controller for the timelapse dolly shots. Canon for making the 5D mark 3, great for landscape low light work. Panasonic for making the GH2 with it’s lovely video quality in such a small camera and for being discrete enough to photograph out the plane window really easily. Final thanks to Tom Lowe at Dreamcore for Timescapes which inspired me to get out there and get some good timelapses.

Cast: TobyLoc

Temporal Distortion

Temporal Distortion

There is a 23 minute extended cut, available for digital download here dakotalapse.com/?p=877 The feature is 23+ minutes of Milky Way, Aurora and other night timelapse, it has 2 original scores by Simon Wilkinson thebluemask.com , as well as some from his royalty free collection.
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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. 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 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.