Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ryan Deboodt - Hang Son Doong

Ryan Deboodt
Kimball, Nebraska, USA
Moving to Vietnam enabled Deboodt to capture images of the country’s rich geology—caves, volcanoes and mountains.

Hang Son Doong in Vietnam is the largest cave in the world. It's more than 5.5 miles long, comes complete with its own jungle and river and is so gargantuan that it could apparently hold an entire block of 40-story skyscrapers within its walls.

In this video, created by photographer Ryan Deboodt, embark on an aerial and ground tour of this stunning cave. Drone-captured footage gives a glimpse into the world within -- from otherworldly rock formations to the cave's lush fauna.

The video has been viewed more than 570,000 times since being uploaded last week. Watch the clip above.

Ryan Deboodt is a cave, adventure, and travel photographer based in Beijing, China. Most of his work has been based in Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam. Here he has photographed many caves in the area, including Hang Son Doong, the world's largest. He has also travelled extensively and photographed in many places around the world. His work has been featured in various news outlets and magazines throughout the world, including Outdoor Magazin (Germany), Wanderlust, Heritage Magazine (Vietnam), news.com.au, The Guardian, and The Telegraph, as well as being featured online for both National Geographic and National Geographic Traveller. He also recieved an Honorable Mention in the Big Picture Natural World Photo Competition.

Ryan Deboodt Photography

Beijing, China

Take an otherworldly journey through Hang Son Doong, the world's largest cave, by both ground and air.
Filmed near the entrance and the first and second dolines (skylights) which are 2.5 and 3.5 km inside the cave respectively.
Canon 6D
Canon 16-35mm f4
DJI Phantom 2
GoPro Hero 4 Black

Find me on Instagram - instagram.com/rdeboodt
Find me on Facebook - facebook.com/RyanDeboodtPhotography
For licensing/usage please email - ryan@ryandeboodt.com

Music: A Glow - Dan Phillipson
Permissions and logistics arranged by Oxalis Adventure

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Timelapse Around the World in 4K (ULTRA HD) created by Jared Cook

Video created by Jared Cook 

Filmmaker/photographer specializing in 4K UltraHD filmmaking and 3-axis timelapse. 


Questions or business inquires: 
To view this video in 4K (Ultra HD) select "Original" in the resolution menu.

This video was photographed with RAW still images that were touched up in Adobe Lightroom 4 and and edited in Adobe Premiere CS6 at 4K (4096x2304) resolution, four times greater than regular 1080p HD. Shot on the Canon 7D, 5D Mark II, and 5D Mark III.

Canon 7D
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 10-22mm EF-S
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8
Canon 24-105mm f/4
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 70-200 f/2.8

Kessler Crane CineSlider

Adobe Lightroom 4
Premiere CS6

- Mont Saint Michel, France
- Dead Horse Point, Moab, Utah
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
- Moab, Utah
- Arch de Triumph, Paris, France
- Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney, Australia
- Moab, Utah
- Trump Towers, New York City, New York
- Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
- Parthenon, Athens, Greece
- Akritas, Greece
- Grand Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan
- Odessa, Ukraine
- New York City, New York
- Niagara Falls, Canada
- Times Square, New York City, New York
- Sydney Harbor Bridge, Sydney, Australia
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
- Paris France
- Akritas, Greece
- Monteview, Idaho
- Radio City Music Hall, New York City, New York
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Taipei Taiwan
- Grand Central Terminal, New York City, New York
- Château de Chenonceau
- Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan
- Times Square, New York City, New York
- Taichung, Taiwan
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Rexberg, Idaho
- Provo Canyon, Utah
- Aspen Grove, Utah
- Odessa, Ukraine
- Provo Canyon, Utah
- Moab, Utah
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Akritas, Greece
- Acropolis, Athens, Greece
- Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
- Statue of Liberty, New York City, New York
- Niagara Falls, Canada
- New York City, New York
- Bridal Veil Falls, Provo, Utah
- Odessa, Ukraine
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
- Akritas, Greece
- Odessa, Ukraine
- Taipei, Taiwan
- New York City, New York
- Moab, Utah
- New York City, New York
- Akritas, Greece

Music By Rameses B
Song: "Memoirs (Cinematic)"

You can check out his music here:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time-lapse photography

Architectural photographer and aviation geek Michael Kelley decided, one smog-free Sunday morning, to spend the day photographing the action at LAX.

Perched on top of the hill at Clutter's Park with camera in hand, Kelley spent seven hours baking under the California sun. Tired and sunburned, he eventually took the more than 400 pictures that would serve as the basis for the amazing photo, which we first saw on reddit/r/LosAngeles.

More : http://www.mpkelley.com/

TIME LAPSE (Time-Lapse) explained

TIME LAPSE (Time-Lapse) explained

Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 30 frames per second. The result is an apparent 30-times speed increase. Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion.

Processes that would normally appear subtle to the human eye, e.g. the motion of the sun and stars in the sky, become very pronounced. Time-lapse is the extreme version of the cinematography technique of undercranking, and can be confused with stop motion animation.

The frame rate of time-lapse movie photography can be varied to virtually any degree, from a rate approaching a normal frame rate (between 24 and 30 frames per second) to only one frame a day, a week, or more, depending on subject.

Architectural photographer and aviation geek Michael Kelley decided, one smog-free Sunday morning, to spend the day photographing the action at LAX.

Perched on top of the hill at Clutter's Park with camera in hand, Kelley spent seven hours baking under the California sun. Tired and sunburned, he eventually took the more than 400 pictures that would serve as the basis for the amazing photo, which we first saw on reddit/r/LosAngeles.

Read more : http://www.mpkelley.com/

Monday, March 23, 2015


The original LOMO LC-A

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lomography is a commercial trademark of Lomographische AG, which their creators associate to a photographic image style and an analog camera movement and community facilitated by The Lomographic Society International. The Lomographic Society International was founded in 1992 by a group of Viennese students after they discovered the LCA camera LOMO PLC of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Lomography started as an art movement through which the students put on exhibitions of photos within Vienna; the art movement then developed into a commercial enterprise. Since 1995, Lomography has been the sole distributor of the LC-A camera outside of the former Soviet Union, and has moved into producing their own range of analog cameras, films and accessories.

"Lomo lc-a" photo by Jan Kratochvil - http://www.flashmedia.cz. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lomo_lc-a.JPG#/media/File:Lomo_lc-a.JPG
"Diana camera"  photo by Jim Newberry (Jimtron) - Jim Newberry Photography. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diana_camera.jpg#/media/File:Diana_camera.jpg

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Everest - Elia Saikaly A time lapse short film

 Experience the beauty of Mt. Everest at night in time-lapse. One of the most rewarding parts of the journey was being able to share it with thousands of students on http://epals.com and http://www.findinglife.ca Here's a bit of what I endured at the end to make this possible http://www.eliasaikaly.com/2013/05/in... While most climbers slept, I attempted to capture some of the magic that the Himalayan skies have to offer while climbing to the top of the world. Comprised of thousands of photographs, processed and assembled on Mt. Everest. Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II Edited in Final Cut Pro Processed in Adobe LightRoom Movies compiled in Quicktime Music: 'A heartbeat away' by SoundPlex - Found on http://goo.gl/2iEFb I hope you enjoy it. 

For stock footage requests please visit: http://www.adventurestockvideo.com Learn more about the filmmaker visit: http://www.eliasaikaly.com To use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Viral Spiral: http://contact@viralspiralgroup.com

Award-Winning Filmmaker • Adventurer • Speaker

Elia Saikaly is an award-winning filmmaker whose global adventures inspire others to find their most meaningful lives and spark positive change. He began his adventure filmmaking career on the slopes of Mt. Everest, where he set out to honour the life of his fallen mentor. He had never even slept in a tent before! With over 16 expeditions under his belt, Elia has proven time and time again that he has the determination, stamina, skill, resourcefulness and vision required to meet the greatest of challenges.
On May 22, 2013, Elia stood on top of the world for the second time. Not only did he climb to the summit of Mt. Everest, he shot a reality television seriesOn the Top, which garnered him a CINE Golden Eagle Award. He also shared the journey with thousands of students via ePals, the fastest-growing K-12 social network on Earth. He has scaled five of the seven summits, participated in six Himalayan climbs and led youth expeditions, which were broadcast on the Web and shared in real time via FindingLife, an interactive school learning program he created that empowers and educates youth through adventure. Represented bySpeakers’ Spotlight as an inspirational speaker, Elia shares tales of his epic adventures and shows others how to find the courage and strength to live out their dreams, embrace the unknown and contribute to a better world in the process. He brings to life stories of humanity and transports his audience to some of the most remote, inspiring and often inhospitable environments on Earth.
A former actor, model and MuchMusic VJ, the English- and French-speaking filmmaker spends much of his time working in partnership with charities, such as Moving Mountains Trust and Child Haven International. He recently led an initiative that saw Canadian schoolchildren raise money to build classrooms in Kenya.
Elia is also the featured adventurer in a bilingual television series that highlights Canada’s 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites called Our Part of the Worldnow airing on Discovery World. He has appeared on CBS, NBC, CTV, CBC, A-Channel and various media outlets in the Middle East. His most recent work, Everest – A Time-Lapse Short Film, went viral and hit No. 1 on Mashable and was shared online and by news outlets around the world.

Friday, March 13, 2015

"MEXICO EN TUS SENTIDOS" Un Video Monumental de Promoción Turística

El video de promoción turística México en tus Sentidos, ganó el Grand Prix de Brasil
 el 21 de mayo de 2011, considerado como el mejor trabajo a nivel internacional.

En un esfuerzo sin precedentes el multipremiado Director y Fotógrafo mexicano Willy Sousa, produjo un extraordinario video en ultra alta definición, algo nunca visto en México, que sirvió de base y tema al museo monumental itinerante "MÉXICO EN TUS SENTIDOS", mismo que se presentó originalmente en la plancha del Zócalo de la Ciudad del México en 2010, como una de la primeras celebraciones del Bicentenario de la Independencia, en donde permaneció por 42 días y fue visitado por más de  7.3 millones de personas. Este museo recorre el Mundo y a la fecha se ha presentado en lugares tan lejanos como China y Argentina, y desde luego en la Madre Patria España y en los Estados Unidos: Los Angeles, Chicago y Nueva York y en Canadá: Toronto y Montreal.

A través de un comunicado la Secretaría de Turismo informó que el 21 de mayo de 2011 el video promocional obtuvo un reconocimiento  en el Tour Film Brazil, que atrae a los mejores creativos de la industria turística e imágenes de los destinos turísticos de nuestro país y fue merecedor del reconocimiento ante 5 mil videos de 55 países.

Con el premio, este video, con imágenes propiedad del Consejo de Promoción Turística de México y de la Secretaría de Turismo, ha recibido 91 primeros lugares en diversos concursos a nivel internacional, entre la que destaca la ITB de Berlín, considerado por la industria turística como una de las más importantes ferias del sector en todo el mundo.
En ese certamen, también se obtuvo el Oro en la categoría de mejor música, así como el mejor video de América Latina.
Además, el pasado 18 de mayo la revista Merca 2.0 otorgó el Editors Choice Award al video México en tus Sentidos, de Willi Sousa, por sus altos estándares de fotografía y estética emocional aplicados en el Museo Monumental, que lleva el mismo nombre de la obra premiada, como un evento de promoción masiva de un país.
Texto : Mexicomaxico.org

 "Willy Sousa-Maestro de la Imagen" 

Síguenos en twitter: https://twitter.com/willysousaMX 

"Vivelo para creerlo" Mexico "Live it to believe it"

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Maciej Tomków -Treasures of Zakynthos, a timelapse film

“Treasures of Zakynthos” is a film completed in its entirety using the timelapse cinemtography technique in the most beautiful parts of the Greek island - Zakynthos. Some of the places portrayed in it are typical tourist destinations, while others are unique, quiet and magical. The real treasures for the eye are the unexplored, off-the-beaten-path locations. The film lets the viewer experience the extraordinary nature and magic of the formidable Greek landscapes. Enjoy.
This film was made thanks to the enormous commitment of many wonderful people.

4 trips, 840 hours spent on Zakynthos, 2000 km travelled on the island, 28 days of shooting, 3TB of timelapse footage, 380 hours of post-production, 100 kg film equipment weight.

Shot with multiple cameras: Canon 6D, 2x 5D Mark III, 5D mark II, 7D and Canon L lenses.
Motion control equipment: DitoGear Multi-Axis Motion Control System

Powered by DitoGear

Maciej Tomków 
Before Maciej started his adventure with filmmaking, he trained in acrobatics for 10 years and has been rollerblading since he was 10. Sports play a big role in his life. He has been a freelance cinematographer since 2010 and loves shooting action sports and lifestyle.
In his career, Maciej managed to connect rollerblading with professional steadicam work and he is one of the few people in the world who makes steadicam shots on rollerblades. He has also focused on timelapse cinematography. After a short period of time he made his first timelapse short film about his hometown, Wroclaw, in Poland. He gained further expertise while working with LookyCreative, currently Kizny Visuals, as a timelapse operator.
In 2013 he produced, directed and edited a short film „Warsaw Halla”. He unveiled it in an official premiere at a Wroclaw cinema to acclaim from both cinematographers and viewers.
Recently he has been working as steadicam operator on feature films, commercials, corporate and music videos. Maciej’s work also focuses on timelapse cinematography and direction of photography. He is studying direction of photography at MultiArt Academy in Kraków. He has successfully completed Tiffen International Steadicam Workshop held at the SAE Institute Oxford.

Facebook: facebook.com/maciejtomkow.cinematography

Vimeo: vimeo.com/maciejtomkow
Instagram: instagram.com/maciejtomkow
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/maciejtomkow
Nimia: app.nimia.com/profile/Maciej_Tomkow
500px: 500px.com/maciejtomkow

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

#Visual Poetry... "Mystic's Dream

Loreena Mckennitt

"The Mystic's Dream" Lyrics:

A clouded dream on an earthly night
Hangs upon the crescent moon
A voiceless song in an ageless light
Sings at the coming dawn
Birds in flight are calling there
Where the heart moves the stones
It's there that my heart is calling
All for the love of you

A painting hangs on an ivy wall
Nestled in the emerald moss
The eyes declare a truce of trust
And then it draws me far away
Where deep in the desert twilight
Sand melts in pools of the sky
When darkness lays her crimson cloak
Your lamps will call me home

And so it's there my homage's due
Clutched by the still of the night
And now I feel you move
Every breath is full
So it's there my homage's due
Clutched by the still of the night
Even the distance feels so near

All for the love of you.