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Journey Through the Crimean Caves

Journey Through the Crimean Caves

The shooting took place in the ancient and most beautiful places of the Crimea during 4 months.
Mangoup, Tepe-Kerman, Chufut-Calais, Eski-Kerman, Kiz-Kerman, Kachi-Calyon, Shuldan, Sphinx Valley, Buckley, Inkerman, Balaklava, Chersonesus, Meganom, Cape Aya.

Created by:
Denis Fedorov
Eugene Bryohin

Soundtrack: Dark Patrick – Blessed Strangers
soundcloud.com/darkpatrick/dark-patrick-blessed-strangers

Downscaled from 4K.

Cast: Eugene Bryohin

R A D I A N C E

R A D I A N C E

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After finally getting my driving license I was able to discover more beautiful landscapes of my country and discovered new places. Most of the sequences were shot in Luxembourg and the Milkyway shots were done in Tuscany, Italy, since there is way too much light pollution in Luxembourg to capture the Milkyway..
This is my third timelapse video in a year, for the next one I’ll be using my newly purchased Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly!

Equipment:
– Canon EOS 550D
– Tokina 11-16mm
– Sigma 17-70mm
– Canon 50mm F1.8

Song is called I’m Big from Steve Jablonsky.

Cast: Criss Steichen

Horizons

Horizons

If you have ever been in a wide open landscape the most interesting thing isn’t necessarily the landscape itself, but what you see coming over the horizon. Growing up in South Dakota the landscape itself can be beautiful at times, but that doesn’t compare to what the sky can do, especially at night. Combine that with the landscape, and it makes for great photo opportunities. More information and stills at dakotalapse.com/2013/06/horizons/

Watch the 30 minute feature on Vimeo On Demand vimeo.com/ondemand/horizons

Bear McCreary (The Walking Dead, Defiance, Battlestar Galactica, etc) once again helped me with some original music for the video. This time he suggested adding vocals to the mix. Brendan McCreary and his band (Young Beautiful in a Hurry) did just that. They came up with “I Forever” The single is available on iTunes tinyurl.com/pgrq45p , Amazon and other online sources.

I shot Horizons from April – October 2012 mostly in South Dakota, but also some at Devils Tower in Wyoming. From the rugged Badlands, the White River valley and the Black Hills, the horizons seem to endlessly change.

Download the 30 minute long Horizons feature at dakotalapse.com/2013/06/horizons-feature

Photography and Editing – Randy Halverson
Production Assistants – River Halverson and Kelly McILhone
Color Correction – Jeff Zueger – Spectrum Films

Sponsors:
Dynamic Perception – The Stage Zero and Stage One dollies were used in many of the shots. I can’t recommend them enough for a quality product at a low price. dynamicperception.com/#oid=1005_1

Borrowlenses – Throughout the summer I got some great Canon and Zeiss lenses from Borrowlenses to use in the shoot. They have great service and every lens performed flawlessly. So if you ever want to try out a lens ,or just need one for an special shoot, give them a try! borrowlenses.com

Granite Bay Software – I try to avoid flicker in sunset or daytime timelapse while shooting. But sometimes it is unavoidable. I used GBDeflicker to smooth out the flicker in some of the sunset timelapse. granitebaysoftware.com/

Equipment Used
Canon 5D Mark III, sometimes with a 2nd from Borrowlenses.com
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 60D

I used a variety of lenses, many from Borrowlenses.com

Canon 14, 16-35, 24-70, 50 F1.2, 70-200mm lenses

Zeiss 21, 25, 35mm lenses

Nikon 14-24mm with Novoflex Adapter

Available in 4K resolution.

Contact for licensing footage, shooting rates or anything else.
Randy Halverson
dakotalapse@gmail.com

Follow:
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Twitter twitter.com/dakotalapse

Cast: Randy Halverson, River Halverson and K MciLhone

natureLAPSE: Volume 3

natureLAPSE: Volume 3

This is the third volume of timelapses in my natureLAPSE series. This series of timelapses includes the following locations. Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, South Dakaota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

2012 was a busy year for me. I was fortunate enough to travel to many beautiful locations for both work and play. Whether the productions I was working for called for timelapses or not, I always tried to get at least one timelapse in to capture the location in which I was working. Many times as a professional cameraman, your working from sun up to sun down, leaving no time for anything else, so you will find a large amount of night sequences in this volume for that very reason.

Most of the timelapses were shot with a Canon 60d and tokina 11-16mm lens, some are done with a GoPro Hero 2. All photos were shot as RAW files, batch processed in Lightroom 4, strung together in Quicktime 7, and edited in FCPX.

A huge thanks goes out to Tad Hutchinson who made the music track for this piece as well as natureLAPSE: volume 2.

Enjoy!

Cast: Matt Ziniel and Tad Hutchinson (Array)

STARLIGHT

STARLIGHT

Just to clear it up at 1:30 into the film, that shot is a moon rise, not a sun rise as some people have asked.
Photographed over the course of three weeks in Johannisholm, Sweden. Dec 2012 – Jan 2013
With the sun setting around 3-4 pm each evening, this gave alot of opportunities to shoot at night.
Most of the time it would be waiting for just the right weather conditions, to capture the moon rise, and the Aurora.

Shot with the Canon 5D Mark 3, 60D and 550D. 100% RAW

Cast: Leigh Bloomfield and Torpedo Factory Films

‘The Lake’

‘The Lake’

For many years now I have been fortunate enough to live for part of each year on the shore of Lake Hallstatt in Upper Austria.

This video is not about the town – but about the Lake itself.

Hallstatt, the town, is famous for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times. It is a very popular summer tourist destination – so popular with the Chinese that they have actually built a replica of the town in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong.

The whole area has Unesco World Heritage status.

Lake Hallstatt has been referred to as the “melancholic lake”, the “still fjord” and the “vision of a perfect mountain lake”. It is a classic relic of the Ice Age and it has a total area of 858 square metres lying between the steep Obertraun and Hallstatt mountains and Bad Goisern. It is the fifth largest of the Salzkammergut lakes.

Although this lake is one of the darker, colder, less inviting lakes of the region, as a photographer I decided to use this darkness and stillness as a device to reveal the true beauty of the lake through its mirror-like surface.

This is my reflective homage to

‘THE LAKE’

I was fortunate to collaborate on the music for ‘The Lake’ with the french composer Vincent Jacq see his work here: vincentjacq.com facebook.com/VincentJacq vimeo.com/user3179553

Follow the ‘Round the World in Timelapse’ project at facebook.com/gtimage

Cast: geoff tompkinson, Vincent JACQ – Music Composer and Dynamic Perception

Namibian Nights

Namibian Nights

It’s not easy to come up with something new when you visit the same place every year for more than a decade. Over the years Marsel has created the most extensive and most popular night photography portfolio of Namibia on this planet, and two years ago he decided it was time to take it to the next level.

The idea was to create a night photography timelapse video featuring his most popular subjects in this amazing country: the fairytale-like quivertrees and the eery, dead camelthorn trees in Deadvlei – something that had never been done before. But instead of going for static scenes, Marsel decided to add movement to the scenes by using a dolly system.

All scenes were shot during the night with Nikon D3, D3s and D4 cameras. We used small headlights for selectively lighting trees and rocks, and we sometimes used the moon. The brighter the scene, the more moon there was at the time. For the arch scene we timed our shoot exactly with moonset, which involved quite a bit of calculating and planning. But the hardest one of all was probably the mist scene in Deadvlei. Mist in Deadvlei only occurs around five times a year, so we had to keep a close eye on the weather predictions and many attempts were unsuccessful. When we finally got it right, the results far exceeded our expectations and show Deadvlei as no one has ever seen it before.

Each second of video consists of 30 photographs. In total, Marsel shot more than 16,000 images over a period of two years for this project.

The video won First Prize in the 2012 Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards.

Marsel & Daniella

Credits:
Director: Marsel van Oosten
Editor: Daniella Sibbing
Composer: Simon Wilkinson
Produced by: Squiver

Equipment used:
Cameras: Nikon D3, D3s and D4
Lenses: Nikon 14-24/2.8 and 24-70/2.8
Tripods: Gitzo
Dolly: Stage Zero, Dynamic Perception

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Squiver
Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/marselvanoostenphotography

Cast: Squiver

Amazing Mountains

Amazing Mountains

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facebook.com/JonathanBeslerPhoto

Here is my first video project.

It is a timelapse video of the the mountainscape in Allgäu/ Bavaria/ Germany.
All sequences are shot in the area around the town Bad Hindelang.

The exact shooting locations were Hinterstein, Bad Hindelang, Oberjoch, Sonthofen, Burgberg, Oberstdorf, Hüttenberg and Gunzesried.

I have spent over 12 months collecting footage for this, I have shot approx. 20,000 stills before choosing 10,000 of them for this video.

Personally it is my goal to show you the beauty of the mountains on all the different daytimes and seasons.
They are always nice, even if the weather is bad.
One of my focus points is for sure the photography of the night sky, which fascinates me the most.

I have spent a lot of time in the nature taking these pictures, however the most work had to be done at home with post processing. And although you always feel like there is something you could have improved, even small details, before releasing, you come to a point when you just have to finish. And this time is now.

I want to thank my friends and family for supporting me.

The resolution of the video in Vimeo is 1280 x 720.
It is also available in 1920×1080 (and even 4k for some shots). Contact me for higher resolution.
Video may not be used commercially or public without permission.

Hope you like the video, more info about me:

I am a 20 year old photographer based in Hinterstein/ Germany. I started in January 2011 and want to improve myself continuously.

My Gear used for this video:

Canon EOS 550D
Magic Lantern 2.3 (really great software which I fully recommend!)

Tokina AF 11-16mm/2.8
Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 II

Best regards,

Jonathan

Cast: Jonathan Besler