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Shooting Pano LA has been the most ambitious, challenging, demanding, and rewarding project I have worked on to date. It was shot over a period of two years entirely in true panoramic form using two synced DSLR cameras side by side. The resulting panoramic timelapse footage comes in at a whopping 10K x 4K resolution when stitched. I did not shoot this film to achieve the extreme resolution. I shot it for the panoramic look, especially the compressed look you get when using long lenses.
Shooting panoramic timelapse was something I had always wanted to do. I love panoramic images and wanted to bring that look to timelapse, and I wanted to do it proper, not by faking it by just cropping the top and bottom of regular timelapse shots. I gave it a try many years ago but was never able to get the images from the two cameras to sync properly and get the images to stitched together correctly.
A couple years ago I was contacted by a client wanting some panoramic timelapse shots of LA. I told them I had tried it in the past and it did not work out to well, but that I am willing to give it another try. So I purchased some new gear and set out to my local testing locations in Malibu. The initial shots were successful so I continued shooting / testing for the next couple weeks. At that point I had acquired a few good test shots to show the client and sent them over to them. Long story short I never heard back from them about the project, but I kept shooting anyways. If it was not for that failed job/project I probably would have never got around to giving panoramic timelapse another try.
For licensing inquiries:
Please email me using the contact form on my site for the quickest response ( scientifantastic.com/contact-us-new/ ). All footage available in 10K, 8K, 4K resolutions and multiple aspect ratios.
Music: “Death in a garden” by Lowercase Noises ( lowercasenoises.com/ )
2 Canon 5DIII cameras
2 of each Canon 24-70mm, 24-105mm, and 70-200mm lenses
Custom build panoramic rig
Custom dual trigger intervalometer
Kessler Crane TLS with Second Shooter ( kesslercrane.com/ )
Written & Directed by: Spike Jonze
Actress: Margaret Qualley
Executive Producer: Humberto Leon & Carol Lim
Costumes: Heidi Bivens
Song: Mutant Brain (feat. Assassin) by Sam Spiegel & Ape Drums
Production Design: KK Barrett
Director of Photography: Hoyte van Hoytema
Choreographer: Ryan Heffington
Editor: Eric Zumbrunnen
Producers: Natalie Farrey and Vincent Landay for MJZ
Co-Producer: Amanda Adelson
KENZO World – The new perfume created by Carol Lim & Humberto Leon and KENZO Parfums.
Discover the film directed by Spike Jonze starring Margaret Qualley with an original track by Sam Spiegel & Ape Drums feat. Assassin “Mutant Brain”. Listen on Spotify: smarturl.it/MutantBrain.sp
As the very first female presidential nominee of a major party, Democrat Hillary Clinton is already in a historic position. Come November, she could achieve another milestone: becoming the first Madam President in United States history. Yet behind the groundbreaking nature of Clinton’s candidacy lies an absence of women in elected office; in terms of female representation at the national level, the U.S. lags behind much of the rest of the world.
Created in collaboration between FiveThirtyEight and Rutgers University’s Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), the video here is an exploration of this disparity and the real difference that gender, regardless of party, can make.
Of course, what you see would not have been possible without the talents of FiveThirtyEight’s Art Director, Kate LaRue, the art and animation skills of Tom McCarten, music + sound design from Redhorse Studio, and data viz guidance from Ella Koeze. Additional thanks goes out to Debbie Walsh at CAWP and Barbara Burrell, both of whom were extremely generous with their time and research.
Writer, Producer and Narrator
Designer and Animator
Music and Sound Designer
Center for American Women and Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics
U.S. Census Bureau, 1991-2016
Pew Research Center
FiveThirtyEight in collaboration with the Center for American Women and Politics
Unbroken Ground explains the critical role food will play in the next frontier of our efforts to solve the environmental crisis. It explores four areas of agriculture that aim to change our relationship to the land and oceans. Most of our food is produced using methods that reduce biodiversity, decimate soil and contribute to climate change. We believe our food can and should be a part of the solution to the environmental crisis – grown, harvested and produced in ways that restore our land, water and wildlife. The film tells the story of four groups that are pioneers in the fields of regenerative agriculture, regenerative grazing, diversified crop development and restorative fishing.
“Tyranny is probably established out of no other regime than democracy […] the greatest and most savage slavery out of the extreme of freedom.” From Plato’s The Republic.
A personal project filmed and edited at the 2016 Republic National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, and crafted with a healthy suspicion for those who promise a way to fix all your problems without specifying the means.
Original Score by Kyle Wilson
Convention Floor Cinematography by Mae Ryan
Special thanks to Greg Jeske, Oliver Laughland, Diana Suryakusuma and Gloria Schaffer
Hat tip to Andrew Sullivan
GRAND TETON 8K is the culmination of nearly a month spent filming in the spectacular Jackson Hole Valley and the foothills of the Teton Mountain Range. Encompassing nearly 500 square miles, Grand Teton National Park boasts an awe-inspiring array of pristine wilderness, glacial lakes, winding rivers, diverse wildlife, and the magnificent Teton Range. Journey with More Than Just Parks as we explore a land dominated by towering peaks, apex predators, and majestic beauty. This is Grand Teton. Filmed primarily in 8K.
To see more National Park films or learn more about More Than Just Parks, visit our website: morethanjustparks.com/
Sony a7R II
Canon 5D Mark III
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Radian & Michron by Alpine Labs
Music: Ryan Taubert “Becoming Human”
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A few months ago one of my best friends says, “Hey, flights to Norway are really inexpensive. You guys want to go?” After pondering this for 15 seconds I said yes. From there friends were added, an additional flight to the arctic circle area of the Lofoten Islands was planned and many cameras were packed in bags. Here you will find 3 minutes distilled from over six and a half hours of real-time footage I took. I couldn’t stop filming. It was one of the most epic trips of my life. The most beautiful place I have been on this planet so far. We got back less than a week ago. Even though I’m jet lagged still, I knew I had to get this out there right away. So hope you enjoy! If you haven’t been, go. If you have been, you know. Hopefully this inspires you to get out and travel more! And to all my amazing friends that made the trip what it was: Where’s next??
At the end of May I travelled to Northern Norway to see the midnight sun. This occurs every summer for about a month. Most of this footage was shot around the island chain of Lofoten.
I was wondering what it was going to be like to be in constant daylight for 24 hours a day. I was surprised to realise how nice the light gets when the clouds disappear. The best shooting times started around 10pm at night and lasted well into the morning and most times I would be rocking up back home around 4am.
Needless to say I was pretty tired after this trip as sleeping during the day was not happening too well so I was living on around 3 hours of sleep per 24 hour period.
The exciting thing for me apart from being back in an amazing part of the world was having two new bits of kit to play with. I had recently just purchased the new Canon C300 mk2 and also DJI’s Phantom 4. I had finally made it to the world of 4K which for me has been a big step. Does it mean I’m going to shoot better material? Definitely not, but what I am seeing from this new Canon beast with it’s finer detail and improved dynamic range over the C300 mk1 is justification to me. As with all of the previous models of DJI Phantom’s I have owned the 4 is naturally the best, however my heart still races everytime I put the thing up hoping that this flight is not going to be it’s last.
I shot most of this footage using the Sigma 20mm, 35mm art series lenses with the ever versatile Canon 100mm Macro for most of the nice handheld shots.
Music was a track by Tony Anderson from “The Music Bed” It’s a great track as are all of Tony’s tracks.
Hope you enjoy…….watch in 4K if you can.
Majulah – ‘Onward’.
When we pass by landscapes they appear fixed in time, but they change around us constantly. The idea behind this film is to reveal this change by returning to the same camera positions over the years.
Special thanks to Michael for the composing the amazing soundtrack, and for keeping me motivated over the past few years of shooting. This was a long term collaboration with Michael visiting every year from Copenhagen and over 20 sketches developed before we settled on the final music. * update we’ve had a lot of requests for the soundtrack and Michael is making it available for your personal listening for free – listen or download at: sepiaproductions.net to listen or download.