Manta Rays at Risk

I just finished this personal project called "Manta Rays at Risk" using photos I took during my holidays in Maldives and Hawaii. The final movie is in 4k and you can download it on vimeo. Mantas have been classified Read more

My first experience using Magic Lantern RAW

  Model: Lea Filmed & Edited by Martin Ureta Music: Jake Bugg - Two Fingers Software: Magic Lantern RAW v2.3 1920x1080 25fps - Card CF LEXAR 1000x This is my first test using the Magic Lantern RAW during a photo shooting of my cousin Read more

Interview with filmmaker and cinematographer Sergio Herencias

I’ve contacted Sergio Herencias, a talented Swiss/Spanish Filmmaker and Cinematographer based in Zürich, Switzerland for an exclusive interview. Raised in a small village called Degersheim, Sergio has managed to turn his dream and great passion into a career. Cameraman.com: Tell Read more

Cine Gear 2013 - The Sony FS700 in the RAW

Art Adams and Adam Wilt present the Sony FS700 in the RAW, featuring the new 2K RAW High Frame Rate, and 4K RAW recording solutions. The seminar includes footage screening. Super-sampling: Spectacular HD or 4K 4K/2K RAW recording option Super 35mm Sensor Read more

Gear

The BeSteady Camera Stabilizer

Most of you have probably heard about the MōVI handheld stabilized system created by Freefly System and priced at $15.000. I’ve a friend that just pre-order one and I was wondering if another company will come out with a similar camera stabilizer model at a lower price. Well, here we go! A UK based company just come out with the BesSteady ONE, a gyroscopic camera stabilizer priced under $3000. That is 5x less than the Movi Camera System. Take a look a this videos to have an idea. You can subscribe on their website to be informed about the pre-order.

What is the BeSteady?

The BeSteady is a camera stabilizer based on an electronic system equipped with gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers, using the direct drive of three axis of rotation in the form of brushless direct-current motors.

BeSteady One Camera Stabilizer

In simple terms, it is a highly advanced electronic device which allows for incredible shots, creating new applications and abilities, perfectly complementing and supplementing other producers’ stabilizers and rigs available on the market.

 

Prices:

BeSteady One Camera Stabilizer

 

Links:
BeSteady Website
BeSteady Vimeo
BeSteady Facebook
BeSteady One Brochure

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“Altissimo. Changes in pace.” A 3000 meters Timelapse

Cinematographers Patryk Kizny, Robert Paluch and Fabian Weber joined toguether to shoot “Altissimo. Changes in pace”. Filmed in the Swiss alps this motion-controlled timelapse was shot with the Canon 5DMII and the Canon 7D and the DitoGear™ OmniSlider.

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Amazing views of boiling clouds from the highest mountain peaks, landscapes of the glacier of Saas Fee and other locations develop into much more abstract audiovisual form along with the weather changes. The film is also a tribute to free of light pollution places featuring fantastic views of the MilkyWay.

The short timelapse film “Altissimo” has been shot entirely with the motion-controlled timelapse technique. The team shot over 45 000 single frames (over 700 GB of RAW data) using a few cameras in various locations of Switzerland during a one-week stay in Switzerland in May, 20111.

Kizny and Paluch are also creators of the motion-control equipment they use- the DitoGear™ OmniSlider, which is a precise device allowing to move the camera very slowly while shooting still images.

If you look carefully, you’ll discover that a very long timelapse sequence spanning across over 2 days has been used, although it was cut for dramatic purposes.

The film is not only an example of great timelapse cinematography skills, but also a refined in every detail post-production and tasty music choice.

Production:
LookyCreative

Cinematography:
Patryk Kizny
Robert Paluch
Fabian Weber

Editing and grading:
Patryk Kizny

Music:
The Cinematic Orchestra – Evolution II (Mr. P remix)
Written by Jason Swinscoe, Phil France, Patrick Carpenter
Published by Just Isn’t Music
(P) Ninja Tune 2002 – Licensed Courtesy of Ninja Tune

Motion Control Timelapse Setup

Motion Control Timelapse Setup

Motion-controlled timelapse sequences shot on DitoGear™ OmniSlider. Learn more at ditogear.com
Footage available for licensing in 4K Digital Cinema.
For press, licensing or projects inquiries please contact looky@lookycreative.com

Follow Patryk Kizny:
Twitter.com/​pacocreative
Vimeo.com/​pacocreative
Facebook.com/​pacocreative

Follow Fabian Weber:
Fabianweber.com
Twitter.com/weberfabian
Vimeo.com/fabianweber
Facebook.com/weberfabian

Follow LookyCreative:
Lookycreative.com
Twitter.com/lookycreative
Vimeo.com/channels/lookycreative

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Night Motion Timelapse by Daniel Lowe

Another amazing timelapse made by filmmaker and cinematographer Daniel Lowe.

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There are two shots of the Stumpy Point wildfire that has been burning in eastern North Carolina, U.S. for some time now. Most of the shots have wisps of smoke in the air from this fire. The lighthouse is Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest in North America.

Daniel Lowe Photo

Photo by Daniel Lowe

The light streaks you see in the Milky Way shots are shooting stars, no airplanes this time. Shooting stars & meteors happen all the time all over planet Earth; you can’t see them except in the darkest skies. Especially look for them right before dawn (in the film & real life), they seem to increase in frequency at that time.

Gear:
Canon 5DmkII (one BTS w/Canon 7D & 16-35mm)
Canon 24mm f/1.4 lens rented from BorrowLenses.com
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II-L lens
Tiffen UV filters
Pearstone ShutterBoss remote timer

MX2 controller from Dynamic Perception
Orion AZ-G telescope pan/tilt mount
(Orion controlled with MX2 unit and custom interface cable)
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero 6 ft. motion control dolly
2 Aluratek ADMPFB100 external battery packs
Manfrotto 460MG 3D Magnesium Head
Manfrotto quick release plate used w/Orion
Universal Ball Head
2 Sunpak 6600DX tripods

All photo gear purchased from bhphotovideo.com

You can order still prints and postcards of Daniel Lowe work here Fineartamerica.com

More about Daniel Lowe:
DanielDragonFilms.com
Twitter.com/​Daniel_Dragon


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Motion Control Timelapses

I found a lot of fantastic timelapses on the web and I thought it would be nice to have some of the bests in just one post. This is a selection of the best timelapses of the web. Most of them use motion control equipment like the Kessler Oracle Control System, the DitoGear OmniSlider, the Dynamic Perception DollyEngine or the Motiontimer. If you would like to propose another timelapse let me know and I’ll add it.
The Mountain by Terje Sorgjerd
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