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.
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.
Editing and grading:
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-controlled timelapse sequences shot on DitoGear™ OmniSlider. Learn more at ditogear.com
Footage available for licensing in 4K Digital Cinema.
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