Monsoon 6 (4K, 8K)
Support me on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/mikeolbinski Blu-Rays and more available: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MikeOlbinski Follow me: http://www.mikeolbinski.com http://www.twitter.com/mikeolbinski http://www.instagram.com/mikeolbinski Music by Péter Nánási: https://peternanasi.bandcamp.com/ --------------------- I've never spent two years making a Monsoon film before, so this was a first. Part of it was wanting to put out the best possible film I could, but a good chunk of it was the fact our recent summer storm seasons have been subpar at best, with 2020 the worst I can remember. 2019 wasn't horrible, but there was about zero dust storms, with only a single haboob clip to salvage from that summer, so I wanted to wait until I had something more to add to it. Luckily for me, August 16th, 2020 happened and we scored a fantastic haboob chase from Casa Grande to Gila Bend along Interstate 8. It was what I had been hoping and praying for to complete this film. That was the only legit haboob day of the past two years and I'm glad I was there for it! Not only for this film, but for the BBC and one of their upcoming projects I'm proud to be a part of! A lot was left on the cutting room floor, in fact, it might be an entire other film, but it was important to me to include only the best, most unique stuff I saw the last two years, plus keep it under 9 minutes long! Finding music was a struggle, so I decided to work once again with Péter Nánási and have a custom score created for Monsoon 6. And boy, he knows me well and hit it out of the park! Thank you sir! I hope you enjoy this film! It's the result of 30,000+ miles, hundreds of thousands of time-lapse frames captured and 60+ days chasing. Some highlights include epic downbursts, gorgeous light, mountains, desert, a stunning supercell and yes, rainbows. Photographed all across the great state of Arizona, where I've lived my entire life. I'd like to thank all my supporters over on my Patreon page! If you're not a member but enjoyed this film, I encourage you to join up. I'm so honored by the folks over there who spend their hard-earned cash to support the work I do, it means so much! Spring is right around the corner, and live streams, targets and all kinds of stuff awaits my Patrons. Finally, I'd like to thank my family. The kids are getting older, they aren't along for as many of the chases, but they support me, they love me and when they can join me, it's always a blast. My amazing wife Jina is my rock, has my back, keeps me humble and gives me advice that is always perfection. I honestly wouldn't be doing this without them! Thank you for watching Technical Details: Everything shot with two Canon 5DSRs and various Canon lenses. A couple lightning sequences with the Sony A7R3 All clips available in 8K Resolution Processed in Lightroom, LR Timelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro.
Jose A. Hervas
Islands in the Sky
Faroes Islands are a truly spectacular place for photography, such an amazing location, with a lot of drama on its cliffs and a really amazing light. This time it has not been really easy to do this work, because to reach the most famous sites like Drangarnir, Traelanipan or the lighthouse of Kallur you have to walk long distances on a complicated terrain due to its inclination, also the photographic equipment and the drone weight’s, made it very hard. Practically the entire trip was planned with the help of the Photopills application, which it is possible to know the movement and time of the Sun, Moon etc ... as well as many utilities for photography. About the camera movements, I used the new and lightweight slider called Scout, made of aluminum, a great tool to perform magnificent movements in a simple way. Las Islas Feroe son un lugar realmente espectacular para la fotografía, un lugar increíble, con mucho drama en sus acantilados y una luz realmente increíble. Esta vez no ha sido realmente fácil de realizar este trabajo, ya que para llegar a los mas famosos sitios como Drangarnir, Traelanipan o el faro de Kallur hay que andar largas distancias sobre un terreno nada fácil por su inclinación, sin contar el equipamiento fotográfico y el drone. Prácticamente todo el viaje fue planificado con la ayuda de la aplicación Photopills, con la cual es posible saber el movimiento y horario del Sol, Luna etc… así como muchas utilidades para la fotografía. Para el movimiento de la cámara he utilizado el nuevo y ligero slider llamado Scout, fabricado en aluminio un gran herramienta para realizar magníficos movimientos de una manera sencilla. Equipament Photographic: Canon 5D MarK III Sony A7r III Sigma 14mm f1.8 Canon 16-35 f2.8 Canon 24-70 f2.8 Canon 70-200 f2.8 Trípod Sirui 2204 Filters Lucroit HQ Phantom 4 Pro Filters Polarpro DJI Phantom 4 Pro Cinema serie Slider Scout de Mslider. instagram.com/joseahervas facebook.com/IbizaLightsphotography Music by Peter Nanasi: https://www.peternanasi.com/ and https://peternanasi.bandcamp.com/ https://photopills.com/ mslider.com/es lucroit.com/shop/es/
----- Blu-Ray discs available here: mikeolbinski.com/shop/ Music by Peter Nanasi, find his work here: https://peternanasi.bandcamp.com/ Follow me: twitter.com/mikeolbinski / facebook.com/mikeolbinskiphotography / instagram.com/mikeolbinski ------- On June 12th, I broke down into tears. Minutes earlier, I had been outside my truck, leaning against it, head buried in my arms, frustration and failure washing over me. I wanted to quit. I got back in the car and as I drove, the pain got the better of me and the tears came. This past spring was a tough one. Supercell structure and beautiful tornadoes had been very hard to come by. In fact, the tornado in the opening of this film was the only good one I saw this entire year. I had been on the road longer than ever before. Driven more miles. I was away from my family for 12 straight days at one point, and when I got home, I had to tell them I was going back out 24 hours later for June 12th. It was just too good to pass up. It promised to be a day that I could get everything I had been hoping for this spring and I had no choice. My wife understood, even though I knew she wished I stayed home. And I wished it too. I knew right where I wanted to be that day. But this year I struggled with confidence in trusting my instincts. Maybe it was because the lack of good storms this spring made me question my skills, or maybe it was something else inside of me. Whatever the case, I let myself get twisted and unsure, and found myself 80 miles away from where I had wanted to be when the tornadoes started to drop and the best structure of the year materialized in the sky. The photos from Twitter and Facebook started to roll in and I knew I had missed everything. It may not be easy to understand why, but when you work as hard as I did this spring, a moment like that can break you. I felt like I let my wife down. But mostly I let myself down. I forgot who I was and that's not me. Or it shouldn't have been me. I failed myself. And it seemed like the easy choice to just give up and head for home. But I didn't. I'm not sure why, but the pain slowly began to subside. I realized it was only 4pm and the storms were still ongoing. Maybe if I could get in front of them the day could be saved. Ninety minutes later, I got out ahead and saw some of the best structure I'd seen all spring and a lightning show that was so incredible it's one of the very last clips of this film. And that's why this film is called "Pursuit." Because you can't give up. Keep chasing, keep pursuing. Whatever it is. That's the only way to get what you want. I learned something about myself on June 12th which carried over to the final few days of chasing this spring. I trusted myself again and those days were incredibly rewarding. This was who I'd been all along but had forgotten. I can't wait for next year. The work on this film began on March 28th and ended June 29th. There were 27 total days of actual chasing and many more for traveling. I drove across 10 states and put over 28,000 new miles on the ol' 4Runner. I snapped over 90,000 time-lapse frames. I saw the most incredible mammatus displays, the best nighttime lightning and structure I've ever seen, a tornado birth caught on time-lapse and a display of undulatus asperatus that blew my mind. Wall clouds, massive cores, supercell structures, shelf clouds...it ended up being an amazing season and I'm so incredibly proud of the footage in this film. It wasn't the best year in storm chasing history...but I got to chase storms and share it with you guys. All worth it. I wanted to do something new this year, so I worked with composer Peter Nanasi to develop a custom track for Pursuit. I'm super excited about it and loved the process of exchanging ideas and building the song as the editing of the film progressed. I am so thankful to Peter for what he came up with, I'm in love with this track! The time away from my family turned out to be over a month all told. I'm always and continually blessed by a wife who supports what I do and backs me completely. But not only do I have her to thank this spring, but also her parents who hung around for a good chunk of May and early June, to help out wherever needed, watch the kids, run errands and generally be there for Jina. I don't have enough words to convey how appreciative I am for them being around while I was gone. I think that's about it. I could write a lot more, but I'd rather you watch the film and hopefully have a taste of what I saw this spring. There is nothing quite like strong inflow winds, the smell of rain and the crack of thunder. I miss being out there already. I hope you enjoy and I'll do my best to answer any questions in the comments below! Technical Details: I used two Canon 5DSR's along with a Canon 11-24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 135mm and Sigma Art 50mm. Manfrotto tripods. The final product was edited in Lightroom with LR Timelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro.
Shaped by Time
"Shaped by Time" is a time-lapse film that explore the power of nature through the erosion of the different landscapes shown on the film. During thousands of years, the wind, the eruptions, the rain, the frost and the water of the rivers, have shaped this wonderful landscapes, going beyond the natural and becoming art work of monumental proportions. ------------------------------------------------------------------ "Shaped by Time" es un corto realizado con la técnica de time-lapse, que explora el poder de la naturaleza a través de la erosión que esta produce en los diferentes paisajes que aparecen en dicha película. Durante miles de años, el viento, las erupciones, la lluvia, las heladas y el agua de los ríos, han dado forma a estos maravillosos paisajes, transcendiendo lo natural, y convirtiéndolos en autenticas obras de arte de proporciones monumentales. ------------------------------------ www.enriquepacheco.com twitter.com/EnriquePacheco_ facebook.com/eppacheco instagram.com/enrique_pacheco_photo - If you want to license this footage, it’s available in super sharp 4k at my store: http://www.enriquepacheco.com/stock/?lang=es // or you can contact the media department: firstname.lastname@example.org (please only professional enquires, high quality footage is not for free)
Monsoon IV (4K)
----- Blu-Ray discs available here: mikeolbinski.com/shop/ Music by Peter Nanasi, find his work here: https://peternanasi.bandcamp.com/ Follow me: twitter.com/mikeolbinski / facebook.com/mikeolbinskiphotography / instagram.com/mikeolbinski ------- Early on this summer when I found myself down by Santa Rosa, AZ watching a gorgeous hail core fall on the stunning desert landscape, and then later that day staring at a haboob with a stacked shelf cloud above it near the border of Mexico, I had a feeling it would be a unique monsoon. It's funny how every year is different. That's the beauty of chasing the summer storm season out here in the desert southwest. You never know what's going to happen or what you might see. This year I ventured far and wide. Phoenix never saw a good dust storm all summer, but I still was able to capture a few good ones in southwest portions of the state. The cover photo for this film was halfway to Yuma standing in the middle of Interstate 8 watching an ominous wall of dust roll down the highway towards me with lightning flashing behind it. It was an incredible moment. One bonus this summer was a few successful chases up at the Grand Canyon. Finally. A couple of gorgeous sunsets, rain dumping into the Canyon, lightning at night, Milky Way...it all worked out and I'm stoked for the footage I captured there that made it into this film. I also ventured over into New Mexico twice to chase some wonderful, plains-like structure to end the monsoon this year. All told I covered about 13,000 miles and chased as far west as Desert Center, CA, as far east as Wilna, NM and as far north as Tonelea, AZ. And two great storms down in Organ Pipe National Monument, which is only about 10 miles from Mexico. I loved what I saw this year. It felt so unique. I found myself submerged in cacti and desert flora a few times with stunning light and structure. Explored places in New Mexico I hadn't seen before. Smiled at the gasps of amazement from the crowds at the Canyon when a lightning bolt would strike. Finally discovered that the Santa Rosa area is a hotbed for supercell activity. And while it didn't make it on time-lapse, I captured a brief tornado over downtown Phoenix! So...the film. So much effort and energy went into it. I shot over 110,000 frames of time-lapse and likely only half of it ended up in the final cut. The editing has taken me weeks and even right up until Monday evening I was still fixing and tweaking. The music is all custom, thanks to the amazing work of Peter Nanasi. PLEASE check out his website and buy his albums! I love how we work together to develop a track that seems to fit exactly with the clips I capture. I am so incredibly blessed that his work crossed my path. A quick thank-you to the workshop guests I had this summer. You guys were amazing troopers, staying out to all hours and being around for some awesome storms. In fact, I am not sure that I would have even been on the shelf cloud in the final scene of this film if it hadn't been for my workshop. Thank you, thank you! As always though, what made it fun was sharing a lot of it with my kiddos. They made the trip up to the Grand Canyon with me once and it was such a blast of an experience. Asher joined me in New Mexico one day, just he and I, and I got to see his face light up when he captured his first ever lightning strike on video on his little iPad. To my wife Jina...we've come a long, long way since we started this storm chasing journey years ago. It's not been easy all the time, especially with me being on the road so much between April and October these days. But we've slowly figured things out and I'm unbelievably grateful to you for your support and belief in what we're doing together. To everyone else...thank you for your continued support of my work. I am constantly blown-away at the kindness that you show to me. And now...I hope you enjoy this film. Technical Details: I used two Canon 5DSR’s along with a Canon 11-24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 135mm and Sigma Art 50mm. Manfrotto tripods. The final product was edited in Lightroom with LR Timelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro.
The Harmony of Fall
Autumn is that romantic, melancholy and harmonious season that all photographers rush to capture from its arrival. And no wonder, the light, the colours and the energy displayed by the autumn, are ideal fuel for encouraging the creativity of any visual artist. I traveled to Croatia and Slovenia in order to capture this amazing spectacle of nature, and now I feel like I made the right choice. Time-lapse: Enrique Pacheco (www.enriquepacheco.com) Original Score: Peter Nanasi (www.peternanasi.com) Shot in 6K & 7K Raw still pictures. Motorized Slider by mSlider: www.mslider.com To know more about this work visit my blog: http://www.enriquepacheco.com/looking-for-the-harmony-of-fall/ ------------------------------------ www.enriquepacheco.com twitter.com/EnriquePacheco_ facebook.com/eppacheco instagram.com/enrique_pacheco_photo - If you want to license this footage, it’s available in super sharp 4k at my store: http://www.enriquepacheco.com/portfolio_page/croatia-slovenia // or you can contact the media department: email@example.com (please only professional enquires, high quality footage is not for free)