camera & edit : Vyacheslav Ivanov
music: Aphex Twin - Avril 14th
I have always wanted to travel to New Zealand for as long as I can remember, and so when I decided to move out of my home of 10 years and start pursuing film making around the world, I knew the time had come. It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made to leave my beloved home, but I was more ready than ever to embrace the unknown and explore the world. I spent 3 months in New Zealand traveling in a Camper Van having one of the most incredible times of my life. I enjoyed countless nights under the stars, towering mountains, magical rainforest, stunning ocean, and meeting people from all over the world. It changed my life forever, and I know I’ll never be the same.
Magical New Zealand is comprised of 8640 individual images from over 150,000 that were taken as I traveled around New Zealand for 3 months last spring. The inspirational music of Shaun Diaz is the perfect complement to this magical landscape. If you enjoy, please share!
This piece and footage clips from it are available for licensing at 4k and 1080p.
I originally created this piece with beautiful spoken poetry accompanying it. Recently I prepared this without the spoken word for my stock agency and since it has such a different feel I want to share it here as well. You can see the original piece here:
Oneness New Zealand
Music licensed and used with permission by the brilliant composer and musician Shaun Diaz
Composition used: Land Of The Unknown
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This film follows the ancient cycle of sunset, to night, to sunrise. A continuous loop of perpetual movement that has been unbroken since the dawn of time, and the only true constant in our lives.
I shot this film over 12 days around the San Pedro de Atacama region of Northern Chile. San Pedro is an oasis town in the Atacama and sits at an altitude of 2600m. The town is a great base to explore the fascinating landscapes that surround it, and everything just goes up and up.
The Atacama is well-known for what are arguably the cleanest, darkest skies on Earth. The dry air adds an extra transparency and this coupled with the altitude creates a night sky like no other. I visited at a time when Venus was situated quite close to the centre of the Milky Way; an astronomical event that only takes place every 8 years or so. I also timed my visit with the Autumn equinox which is a good time of year to capture Zodiacal light; the celestial phenomenon caused by sunlight scattering interplanetary space dust in the Zodiacal cloud. It stretches across the ecliptic and glows for a short while after sunset like a UFO beam and I was lucky enough to witness this every night I stepped out into the dark.
In my opinion an adventure is not complete unless there are challenges, and this trip was no different. My luggage was lost for the first 6 days I was there so for half of my trip I had no tripods and no motion control equipment. I shot many time-lapses in this film with my cameras on buckets weighted down with rocks! it was far from ideal but I was determined not to miss an opportunity to capture this wonderful sky. I battled through with little food and less sleep, language barriers and I even broke down in the middle of nowhere at one point, but at least the sunset was nice that evening! I found the Atacama to be a very harsh landscape; the dry air makes your skin crack and split, the winds pummel you with every gust and the altitude slows you down and affects your ability to hike with heavy equipment. By the end of this trip me, my kit and my car had taken a real battering but it was all worth it, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
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Music: Beacons by Rob Fleming
This is my second video project taken with my Nikon D800, Nikon 35mm f/1.8, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Nikon 85mm f/1.8 and a Samyang 14mm f/2.8
The footage was taken within the last year and I took about 35,000 pictures, however many clips didn’t make it in to this video, the final video consists of 15,000 single RAW photos.
All single videos are available in 4K for purchase, most of them have a resolution of 7360 x 4912 pixels.
contact: besler.jonathan [at] gmail.com
00:00 Hirschberg near Bad Hindelang
00:09 Hirschberg near Bad Hindelang
00:24 Hirschberg near Bad Hindelang
00:34 Ornach near Oberjoch
00:47 Iseler near Oberjoch
00:51 Iseler near Oberjoch
01:11 Grünten near Sonthofen
01:28 Ofterschwanger Horn
01:41 Schwarzenberg near Hinterstein
01:53 Hinanger Wasserfälle
01:58 Schwarzenberg near Hinterstein
02:22 Imberger Horn near Bad Hindelang
02:31 Grünten near Sonthofen
02:43 Jägersberg near Oberstdorf
02:51 Köpfle near Hinterstein
03:00 Imberger Horn near Bad Hindelang
03:10 Near Bad Hindelang
03:26 near Hinterstein
03:33 Ofterschwanger Horn
03:50 Ostrach near Hinterstein
03:58 Near Gailenberg
04:15 Ofterschwanger Horn
04:23 Ornach near Oberjoch
04:32 Iseler near Oberjoch
04:40 Ofterschwanger Horn
04:56 Near Tiefenbach/ Oberstdorf
05:05 Ofterschwanger Horn
05:31 Tiefenbach near Oberstdorf
Thank you for watching!
This photo was created by Matt Molloy, using a technique called “timestacking” to combine hundreds of time-lapse photos into one image.
There are many more of Molloy’s mind-blowing pictures at the links above. Incredible stuff.