Monday, November 11, 2013

"Adrift" by Simon Christen scores 1.7 million views on Vimeo

Congratulations to Simon Christen on 1.7 million views and 16k+ likes for his gorgeous time-lapse "Adrift."

Whether or not you've also spent countless hours alone on mountain tops trying to get a great shot, you'll appreciate the lengths he went to in order to get this amazing footage. On Adrift's vimeo page Simon writes: The weather conditions have to be just right for the fog to glide over the hills and under the bridge. I developed a system for trying to guess when to make the drive out to shoot, which involved checking the weather forecast, satellite images and webcams multiple times a day. For about 2 years, if the weather looked promising, I would set my alarm to 5am, recheck the webcams, and then set off on the 45-minute drive to the Marin Headlands.

Simon is one of many cinematographers who use GBDeflicker in post-production workflow. He wrote to us recently: The post processing on Adrift was extremely time consuming and I used a lot of different tools to get to the final product. In one of my last stages I used GBDeflicker to take care of the last little flicker fixes. I have found it to work really well.

Here a link to Adrift on Vimeo. We look forward to seeing what Simon does next!

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Golden light in "Midnight Sun" by Joe Capra

For "Midnight Sun", Joe Capra traveled around Iceland shooting time-lapse for an arduous 17 days - which from his description didn't involve much sleep - and in the process captured over 38,000 images. The work has beautiful sequences of the arctic summer's golden light. We're excited to see that "Midnight Sun" is a Vimeo Staff Pick and has passed 2 million views. For another project, Joe shot time-lapse on location in Rio for a major electronics manufacturer. A compilation video from his trip titled "Rio" features spectacular time-lapse of the cityscape.

Joe uses GBDeflicker in his post-production workflow. According to Joe, "I use GBDeflicker on everything! Well, not EVERY shot, but I have used it on everything I have shot that needed de-flickering. It was used on shots in Midnight Sun and also my new Rio video. It is definitely a must have tool for any time-lapse shooter."

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