Mauna Kea Heavens 2

This is the sequal to the highly acclaimed "Mauna Kea Heavens" timelapse video. It shows more of the nighttime beauty of Mauna Kea, but with quadruple lasers and inside-the-dome footage this time. A gallery of my favorite Mauna Kea images can be viewed here, and common questions and answers (like "What are the lasers for?") are addressed here.

The fullres version of the timelapse montage is 4K and can be viewed here.

Music: "Hexon Bogon" by Mogwai.

 

Accelerated Moments

This montage encompasses the footage filmed during two years of trips around the western U.S.. Locations include Yosemite, Death Valley, Arches, Canyonlands, and Joshua Tree National Parks. Other locations include Mt. Whitney (the tallest peak in the continental U.S.), Havasupai Falls (in the Grand Canyon), Monument Valley, the Salton Sea, the San Gorgonio Pass Wind Farm, the Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm, Goblin Valley, Trona Pinnacles, Honolulu (the two urban scenes), the Valley of Fire, Horseshoe Bend, and several other spots.

The fullres version of the timelapse montage is 4K and can be viewed here.

Music: "Verses" by Russian Circles.

 

Mauna Kea Heavens

Also available in 1080p on Youtube.

Timelapse of the observatories atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. My favorite still images of the area can be viewed here. Common questions and answers (like "What are the lasers for?") can be found here.

Music: "All is Violent, All is Bright" by God is an Astronaut.

 

Epochs: January-November 2012

Watch full-screen at 1080p!

The crazy stories behind each scene can be found at Making Epochs. Music: "Echoes" by God is an Astronaut.

 

Intervals: December 2010-January 2012

This video was filmed at a variety of locations, including Death Valley, Joshua Tree, San Francisco, Yosemite, and elsewhere. I made frequent use of my homemade dolly and built a railroad dolly to use on available railroad tracks. The stories behind specific scenes can be found at Making Intervals. Music: "Shadows" by God is an Astronaut.

1920x1080 (337 MB) .wmv direct download
1280x720 (243 MB) .wmv direct download

 

Fleeting Skies: Fall 2009-Summer 2010

Over 7500 still photos were used to produce this. I used dolly and turntable in some of the scenes. Locations include U.C. Berkeley, San Francisco, Death Valley, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Davenport, and Idyllwild, all in California. For information about specific scenes, see Making Fleeting Skies. The music is "Beyond the Dying Light" by God is an Astronaut.

For maximum quality, download the file below. If it is jerky/laggy, view the version on Vimeo.

1280x720 .wmv (192 MB) High Resolution HD

 

The Motion Project

I built a dolly and a rotary table in order to incorporate camera motion into my timelapse videos. View the Motion Project for construction details.

 

Montage II: Spring/Summer 2009

I filmed the timelapse footage for this montage in Spring/Summer 2009. The video is made entirely from still frames--over 4500 separate photos were used. For fast downloads and high compatibility, view the image on Vimeo. I've also hosted the video for direct download and maximum quality.

1920x1080 .wmv (192 MB) Ultra High Resolution (Full 1080 HD)
1280x720 .wmv (127 MB) High Resolution (HD)
800x450 .wmv (41 MB) Medium Resolution
720x405 .mov (154 MB) Medium Resolution

The download will take several minutes (or possibly more), depending on your connection speed. If the video appears jerky, try a lower resolution version--not all computers can play all videos.

 

Montage I: Winter/Spring 2009

This timelapse was filmed around the Bay Area, California. It is compiled entirely from still frames--it is not from a video camera. Over 2700 separate photos were used to make the video. For fast downloads and high compatibility, view the image on Vimeo. I've also hosted the video for direct download and maximum quality.

1080x720 .wmv (111 MB) High Resolution
660x440 .wmv (78 MB) Low Resolution
784x441 .mov (145 MB) Medium Resolution (for Macs)

The download will take several minutes (or possibly more), depending on your connection speed. If the video appears jerky, try a lower resolution version--not all computers can play all videos.