California from Hal Bergman on Vimeo.

If you’ve got four minutes, I’d love to give you a timelapse tour of all of the most visually stunning places California has to offer, filmed over four years, from coastline to mountains to deserts, from cities to agriculture to national parks.

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California is the most populated state in the United States, and the third largest. It’s almost double the size of the United Kingdom and slightly larger than Japan. If it was it’s own independent country (as it was briefly for a few weeks in 1846), it would have the 8th largest economy in the world by GDP. It contains the highest summit and the lowest desert in the Contiguous United States (and the second-lowest point in the world), both of which are in the same county. It’s most known for movies, technology, wine, and national parks, but also grows more than a third of the vegetables consumed in the US, two-thirds of the fruits and nuts, and an unknown but presumably huge percentage of marijuana. It contains every major climatological biome except tundra. More important than those facts, to me, is that I was born and spent most of my life here.

The average clip took 1-3 hours to film and another 3-10 hours to edit. Several cuts are from clips more than 24 hours long. I shot 423 clips over four years to make this, but the majority of the 67 clips ultimately used were shot in the last 12 months.

If you’d like some background on my process, Dissolve did an interview with me about that: bit.ly/meethal
I did an interview with Fstoppers, where I discuss technical details, cameras used, and workflow: bit.ly/1wfrWPo

The music is “Intense Rocks” by Sebastian Watzinger, licensed from Audiosocket.

Most of the individual clips are available for license via Getty Images, Dissolve, or directly. Many of them feature in the Magic Window timelapse screensaver for Mac. Links are now at the top.

(If you got this far down, thank you! I’d like to add that I’m available for hire. I specialize in still photography and timelapse photography for travel, architecture, and industry.)

Full list of locations used:
Alabama Hills
Big Sur
Bombay Beach
Death Valley National Park
Gilroy
Inyo National Forest
Jenner
Joshua Tree
Lake Tahoe
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Malibu
Mono Lake South Tufa Reserve
Mount Shasta
Napa
Onyx
Owens Lake
Salinas
San Diego
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo
Santa Monica
Sequoia National Forest
Venice
Weldon
Yosemite National Park

Vancouver City Lights Timelapse from Daniel Chen on Vimeo.

Lights + City + Timelapse

Enjoy!

Gear: Canon Full Frame (5D3, 6D, someolder shots on crop)
Many lenses but mostly Rokinon 14mm, Tamron 24-70mm VC
Custom timelapse MOCO

First try with the Hyperlaspe application : quite impression results ! #hyperlapse #train #station

BEYOND - Memoirs In A Time Lapse from Beno Saradzic on Vimeo.

‘Beyond’ presents poetry in colorful motion and music. In 3 distinct movements, its enchanting tour of Beno’s audiovisual craftsmanship lifts you from the electrifying buzz of the present to vistas of near-future tomorrows: Sparks of Inception; The pulse of the Organism; From Here to Beyond.
‘Beyond’ relates the seemingly limitless power of human imagination to create and transform on a scale far beyond our own. It is a tall tale of inspiration, courage, determination, tenacity and perseverance through adversity. Shot at locations throughout Abu Dhabi and Dubai, ‘Beyond’s implicit story is about much more than the success of the UAE. What is unfolding in the UAE is a shining, symbolic example of the towering achievements of mankind as a whole.

Showing off the best of 2 years worth of shooting, ‘Beyond’ doubles as Beno’s ‘out-of-the-box’ showreel of client-commissioned time-lapse photography work between 2011 and 2012.

The musical score was composed expressly for ‘Beyond’ by the immensely talented, award winning composer Vladimir Persan. His gift for music seems to have no limits and having heard most of his past work, it can be said with certainty that his score for ‘Beyond’ is among his finest.
It’s an incredibly cinematic, rich, multi-layered and complex piece of work.
Do yourself a favor; listen only with proper speakers or headphones. You’d be missing out any other way.

You can purchase Vlad’s score from Amazon and iTunes:
itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/vladimir-persan/id379896810
amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JM69YH8/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp?ie=UTF8&qid=1397210200&sr=1-2-catcorr
Website: vladimirpersan.com

Gear employed in the filming of my time lapses:
• Canon DSLR cameras
• Canon and Nikon lenses
• CamBLOCK motion control system
• Genie Syrp portable motion control system
• Gitzo & Manfrotto tripods
• Really Right Stuff ballheads and clamps
• LEE and Heliopan filters
• Promote Remote Control intervalometer by Promote Systems

Software:
• LR Timelapse (secret weapon of every self-respecting time lapser)
• GB Timelapse
• Adobe Lightroom
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe After Effects
• Adobe Premiere

For location permits and access, help, inspiration and invaluable wisdom, I would like to thank: Fredi Devas, Chadden Hunter, Dan Rees, Ali Zaigham, Majed Taifur, Simon McCarthy, Denise Keller, Mohammed El Habech, Dhruv Bahri, Anas Saleh, Sanjay Tripathi, Wolfgang Wagner, Sebastian Opitz, Sami Eid, Arab Ameerah, Zaineb Al-Hassani, Daniel Cheong, Colby Brown, Elia Locardi, Karim Nafatni, Richard James Bentley, Ben Wiggins, Tom Lowe, Vikram Verma, Sandeep Nair, Jasem Almeraikhi, Riki Butland, Artyom Kamshilin, Stew Mayer, Barak Epstein, Chris Thomson, Ben Ryan, Timur Gafrov, Marco Famà, Subodh Shetty, and of course, Vladimir Persan.

For all of the above and beyond, thank you Muriel Farah. You are the center of my universe.

Copyright Disclaimer - ATTENTION:
All of the scenes in ‘Beyond’ were client commissioned. I do not own any of the copyrights, my clients do. None of the scenes featured in this film are available for licensing directly from me, so please don’t ask, don’t download and don’t use the footage in any way, shape or form. DO NOT re-upload the film on Vimeo, Youtube or any other video sharing platform. It’s only going to get you in trouble.

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"A Billion Sunflowers" by stanfr (http://bit.ly/1sJlHAR)

krishna1timsina:

Corona by tommyeliassen

Beautiful !