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  1. #1 Timescapes: Learning to Fly 
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    Just some recent stuff I shot on my Canon 5D2 around the American Southwest:

    http://www.vimeo.com/4038064

    If anyone knows any producers or production companies who might be interested in teaming up with me to finish this 50-minute film entitled "These Short Days," I would greatly appreciate any contacts, even a simple email contact.

    If you're logged into Vimeo you can dowload the HD version directly.

    Enjoy!!

    Edit: Here is a direct link for the 1080p MOV. It's H264, 352MBs...

    http://www.timescapes.org/LearningtoFly1080.mov
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    Bitchin'. Love when the dust comes behind the cactus and in front of the stars the first time.

    Are any of those composites? If not, some of those shots are kinda mind boggling. Really pretty stuff Tom, well done.
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    Thanks! No composites, and no tricks. It's all straight out of the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom View Post
    Thanks! No composites, and no tricks. It's all straight out of the camera.
    I was kinda blown away by the amount of exposure in the foreground and the consistency of exposure throughout some of the shots. The motion control was very nice too. You've got this style of shooting really figured out. I'm buying the Blu-Ray.
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    Incredibly cool , Tom...

    WOOOw..
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    Ron Fricke, watch out!
    The tracking shots from car(?) are really cool. Did you just drive really really slow? The motion control dolly shots are impressive too.

    What lenses did you use? I've done little timelapse myself with dslr and I've experienced some degree of exposure variations between the frames. I think this is because of the aperture of the lens is always opening between the frames and it's not closing exactly at the same position. I coudn't see this problem on your footage, did you use manual aperture lenses or disengage the lens a little bit so that the electronic contact between camera and lens is lost so that the aperture keeps still between the frames?

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    You really know how to do it, Tom.

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    Tom, I grew up on Chronos and Koyaanisqatsi, and I must say that I really enjoyed your footage. You built your own motorized dolly, right? I think it really adds something to the shots. Plus, you have a great eye for visual composition. Thanks for sharing.

    Eric
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    Good eye, congratulations Tom!
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    This is very impressive stuff!!
    I REALLY enjoyed it very much, nicely edited too by the way.
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