If you’ve got four minutes, I’d love to give you a timelapse tour of all of the most visually stunning places California has to offer, filmed over four years, from coastline to mountains to deserts, from cities to agriculture to national parks.
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California is the most populated state in the United States, and the third largest. It’s almost double the size of the United Kingdom and slightly larger than Japan. If it was it’s own independent country (as it was briefly for a few weeks in 1846), it would have the 8th largest economy in the world by GDP. It contains the highest summit and the lowest desert in the Contiguous United States (and the second-lowest point in the world), both of which are in the same county. It’s most known for movies, technology, wine, and national parks, but also grows more than a third of the vegetables consumed in the US, two-thirds of the fruits and nuts, and an unknown but presumably huge percentage of marijuana. It contains every major climatological biome except tundra. More important than those facts, to me, is that I was born and spent most of my life here.
The average clip took 1-3 hours to film and another 3-10 hours to edit. Several cuts are from clips more than 24 hours long. I shot 423 clips over four years to make this, but the majority of the 67 clips ultimately used were shot in the last 12 months.
If you’d like some background on my process, Dissolve did an interview with me about that: bit.ly/meethal
I did an interview with Fstoppers, where I discuss technical details, cameras used, and workflow: bit.ly/1wfrWPo
The music is “Intense Rocks” by Sebastian Watzinger, licensed from Audiosocket.
Most of the individual clips are available for license via Getty Images, Dissolve, or directly. Many of them feature in the Magic Window timelapse screensaver for Mac. Links are now at the top.
(If you got this far down, thank you! I’d like to add that I’m available for hire. I specialize in still photography and timelapse photography for travel, architecture, and industry.)
Full list of locations used:
Death Valley National Park
Inyo National Forest
Mono Lake South Tufa Reserve
San Luis Obispo
Sequoia National Forest
Yosemite National Park
A one minute supercut examining (and celebrating) Pixar’s use of color.
Edited by Rishi Kaneria (@rishikaneria)
Music by Moderat.
A Bug’s Life
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
Special thanks to these fine blogs for featuring this video:
THE CURIOUS BRAIN
FAST COMPANY Co.CREATE
Well, we’ve always wondered how this happens. And now we know, thanks to Men’s Health Magazine asking us to bring Rami’s amazing infographic to life. Open a can of beans and follow along.
Client: Men’s Health Magazine
Creative Director: Thomas O’Quinn
Illustrator: Rami Niemi
Directed by Giant Ant
Producer: Cory Philpott
Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Lucas Brooking, Matt James
Two years ago, thanks to the help of my friends and family who were kind enough to share their time and resources, I was able to complete a four and a half years project. Today is the Mid-Autumn festival in China where friends and families share their good fortunes by giving each other moon cakes as a sign of love and appreciation, After countless festivals around the world, I’m happy to finally share my first short with everyone on this auspicious day. I didn’t make this film to be famous or to make money. At the time, I wanted to test myself to see how much I can accomplish as a student of animation. So if you like it, pass it on, tell others about it and please let me know what you think.
May everyone be blessed with good fortune and thank you all for coming!
PS. If anyone is interested in reading the production process you can download a PDF of my presskit online here: dropbox.com/s/q0geyjmkl19phed/Mooncakes_presskit%20%28Print%29.pdf?dl=0 Thanks again!
See what happens when Edith Macefield, an 86-year-old Seattle woman, refuses to sell her house for a million dollars and developers build a mall all around her. This is the first chapter in the “Steadfast” series presented by Caffe Vita (caffevita.com).
Featuring music by:
Produced by Knuckle Sandwich Studios (knucklesandwichstudios.com)
Shot & Edited by Stephan Gray (vimeo.com/graymatter)
Animations by Koji Minami (kojiminami.com)
Audio Mix by Wes Slover (sono-sanctus.com)
Ryan Fox is the sole creator and owner of this footage. Any use of this footage without my permission is prohibited. All other names, identities, and email addresses claiming this footage as their own should be ignored.
As always, contact me with any questions, inquiries, or general ranting at firstname.lastname@example.org.