Eye of the Beholder from The Upthink Lab on Vimeo.

Featuring an array of scenes from the North American landscape, EYE OF THE BEHOLDER is a short film that encourages the viewer to shed previous conceptions and ideas about the world, and to return to a place of wonderment and awe.

Shot on location in the High Sierra Nevada, Canadian Rockies and Southern Appalachians.

Some insight from the writer, Meghan J. Ward:
adventurousparents.com/2013/11/07/eye-of-the-beholder-how-my-daughter-inspired-a-film-that-went-viral/

BTS: blog.planet5d.com/2013/09/exclusive-bts-combining-magic-lantern-raw-video-with-timelapse-on-eye-of-the-beholder/

Cinematography & Direction by Doug Urquhart (upthink.tv)

Original Words by Meghan J. Ward (meghanjoyward.com)

Original Music by Michael Wynne (michaelwynne.net)

Additional Musical Collaboration with Matthew Smith

Audio Post Production Services provided by MWPro.net

Narrated by Brian Bremer (imdb.com/name/nm0107068/)

Original text inspired by the writer’s daughter, Mistaya Joy, and Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”.

Special thanks to:

Karen Urquhart
, Guy Thorsby
, Erik Huber, Paul Zizka, Doris Doster & the 
USFS - Nantahala Ranger District
, The McClure Family, 
The Urquhart Family, 
Wendall Beason, Maggie Caldwell, Mike Posehn, Brian @ emotimo.com, Chris Pritchard, Yosemite Steve, Oscar and Julie @ aperturent.com, Jay & Chris @ dynamicperception.com, Fred Beal, Andy Hendrix

Shot with Canon 5D3 (Magic Lantern Raw video module), 6D, 7D, T3i (solar-powered camera) and Rebel 400D (solar-powered camera). Samyang Cine Primes (14mm, 24mm, 85mm), Canon 14mm, 17-55 EF-S and 10-22 EF-S, Timelapsecontroller.com

For footage licensing inquires: upthink.tv/contact/

If you enjoy this short film, you might also like our previous award-winning release, Mountains in Motion
vimeo.com/upthink/mountainsinmotion

Location Listing:

00:10 - Small pond nestled below a cliff on the southern edge of Minaret Lake. High Sierra, CA + 00:21 - Sunset view from the summit of Mt Craig in Pisgah National Forest. Black Mtns. North Carolina. + 00:30 - Lassen Volcano reflected in Lake Helen. Lassen NP, CA + 00:34 - Multi-directional clouds soar while crepuscular rays radiate above a morning inversion blanketing the town of Franklin, NC. Shot from the Albert Mtn Fire Tower, located directly on the AT. Nantahala National Forest. + 00:39 - Sunset at Minaret Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness + 00:43 - Our home galaxy illuminates a devastated area (wind damage) along the John Muir trail. CA + 00:55 - Sunrise at Minaret Lake. High Sierras, CA + 01:03 - Big Sur coast. CA + 01:07 - Evening light on McWay Falls. Big Sur, CA + 01:11 - McArthur-Burney Falls, road to Shasta, CA + 01:15 - Winter at Mistaya Canyon, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada + 01:19 - Full moon above Nantahala National Forest. Albert Mtn Summit + 01:23 - The Milky Way shines over the dancing maritime fog layer. Big Sur / Lucia, CA + 01:32 - White Oak tree atop Lookout Mountain, GA. Summer to Winter + 01:37 - White Oak, Lookout Mountain, GA. Winter. + 01:43 - Apple orchard, winter, Franklin, NC + 01:50 - Yamnuska Mtn, Winter, Front range, Canadian Rockies + 01:55 - Morning light on the Minarets. Minaret Lake, High Sierras, CA + 02:00 - Morning light on the redwoods of Pfeiffer State Park. Big Sur, CA + 02:06 - Australian tree fern + 02:07 - Winter moonlight above Bow Lake. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada + 02:10 - Autumn colors at Sweetwater Creek State park. Atlanta, Georgia + 02:14 - Albert Mountain Summit - Summer to winter, fall foliage change. Nantahala National Forest + 02:23 -+ Full moon and fall colors at Lake Nantahala. Nantahala National Forest, NC + 02:27 - Nantahala River, NC + 02:32 - Sunset with Crepuscular rays illuminating the Appalachian Trail. Cheoah Bald Summit. Nantahala National Forest, NC + 02:39 - Afternoon at Cecile Lake. High Sierras, CA + 02:43 - The Galactic core illuminates the outlet stream / pond at Minaret Lake. High Sierras, CA + 02:46 - Evening light at Pfeiffer beach. Big Sur, CA + 02:51 - Sunset above the Pacific. Coastal Ridge - Santa Lucia Mountains, Big Sur, CA + 02:55 - Our home galaxy blazes above the dancing maritime fog layer. Big Sur / Lucia, CA

"Words reduce reality to something the human mind can grasp, which isn’t very much. Language consists of five basic sounds produced by the vocal cords. They are the vowels a, e, i, o, u. The other sounds are consonants produced by air pressure: s, f, g, and so forth. Do you believe some combination of such basic sounds could ever explain who you are, or the ultimate purpose of the universe, or even what a tree or stone is in its depth?" - Eckhart Tolle

iPhone 6 Slow Motion Wine Pour 240fps from Osborne Images on Vimeo.

A quick slow motion test of the new Apple iPhone 6.

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.

My Flickr: flickr.com/photos/pyrokinetic/ | Instagram: instagram.com/halbergman
Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/pyrokinetic | Facebook: facebook.com/hal9000
License these clips for your project on Getty Images: bit.ly/gicalif | Dissolve: bit.ly/dicalif
Magic Window Timelapse Screensaver for Macintosh: bit.ly/mwmac

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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