These Are Exiting Times

Behind scene footage from our second trip to the volcano at Eyjafjallajökull is up and ready.  Click HERE to see Daniel talk to his “model” and HERE to experience the ash cloud of the volcano first hand. But now to “gamechanging” news. TrailerPark Studios is growing like never before, I have ordered the brand new professional solid state Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5 camcorder.  Haukur has also ordered the revolutionary Canon EOS 7D. Both cameras are able to film(amongst other things) native 1080p. Finally we can shoot in the ultimate format. We´re planing a trip around Iceland in end of june along with our good american friend Chris and his buddy John. I havn´t seen Chris since Argentina so I´m very exited to catch up with him again. And hopefully we will get some epic shots in this trip with the new well appreciated filmmaking equipment. I am upgrading my recently built jibcrane, there are two things that need to be upgraded, the seat for the camera, now it´s only an angle reaching out from the side, this means the weight is not at it´s best spot and it could be tricky to attach bigger cameras to it, and second the main axis head of the jibcrane, I need to build a tilt system for it so I can tilt the camera without actual crane movement. I have some ideas and I bought some parts, so now I just have to start welding and drilling...

A second trip to the Volcano

I recently went up to the volcanic eruptions at Eyjafjallajökull again, this time with the journalist and travel photographer Daniel Jové. We got some nice shots although it was quite cloudy for the bigger part of the day. We drove into the ashcloud that the volcano was spewing over Skógar. It was an interesting experience but we got out of it pretty quick though. Some behind scene footage coming up of us in the ash and of Daniel taking pictures and talking to the horses underneath the...

Further Experiments and TV

Lately I´ve been trying to use my jibcrane for timelapse making. I had two tries at this activity, one with the Canon 350D using my computer as the interval timer, and another one using the Sony SR1, recording video. The first test shoot(with 350D) took place at the sea in Garðabær, Iceland. There was a little wind blowing so the sunset shot I was trying to capture ended up being too shaky. Another thing went wrong as well. The Lego timelapse module didn´t handle the pull downwards so some pieces gave up and broke in the end of the move. Beautiful sunset though..bummer. The second try went differently, I had a videocamera with the stabilizing system set on to minimize possible shake , I rebuilt the timelapse module it´s now stronger than before and third, there was no wind blowing this time. Although the video-timelapse went better and was an easier setup, using DSLR´s is to me after trying it, the only way to go. Behind scenes and some results available HERE. My newest video “TPS Timescape” has caught the eye of a Canadian TV channel. The channel is called TV5 and is situated in Montreal, Canada. They will be using some of the nightsky shots from the video for a documentary series about the moon and space. The series will air in...

TPS Timescape

I have taken the next step in timelapse photography. Before I recorded video for an exended period of time but now I´ve leveled up by taking photos at an interval and with a motorized dolly for smooth real moves rather than post pans and tilts. I find this new way of timelapse making very exiting and I can´t wait to get deeper into it. Music by: Michael Stearns Shot with: Canon EOS 350D, Sony HDR-SR1 Shot by: Me and Haukur Edited by: Me Resolution: 720p Download the HD version HERE. (right click and select save link/target as) And here is some behind scenes...

First results of moving timelapse

I´ve edited a little timelapse sequence with the shots from the volcanic eruptions at Eyjafjallajökull plus some night sky and northen lights. View it HERE. I´m very happy with the results from the Lego timelaps module, it was quite cheap, geared and lasts for hours on every charge. I´ve been experimenting using it with the jibcrane, a little clip of the setup will be on the site shortly. First tests didn´t quite work though because of wind and some strength problems in the module but I will try to fix the bugs and shoot some decent footage...

Timelapse Experiments

Me and Haukur went up to the Volcanic eruptions at Eyjafjallajökull last weekend to try out the new “timelapse module”  it seemed to work just fine, we used Haukur´s Canon EOS 350D, my laptop for the interval timing, the track dolly and the “module”. The results will be on the site shortly. The behind scenes clip from the Northen Norwegian backcountry session is up and ready as well. Check it...