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Mountains In Motion: The Canadian Rockies – A Short Film and Solar-Powered Timelapse with BTS

February 7th 2013 9:50 AM

As a timelapse enthusiast, I’ve watched my fair share of time lapse videos.  To be honest, it gets harder and harder to find footage to truly enjoy, let alone share with you all!  I’m sure that some of you are bored of time lapse videos, but for those of you with an adventurous spirit and a love for the outdoors, I can promise you that this video will be much more than just another eye-candy time lapse reel.  It is an award-winning short film that tells an awe-inspiring story of the Canadian Rockies, and the people whose passion it is to explore such remote places.

You should definitely view this full-screen, in fact if you have an internet HD TV I highly recommend getting off your tiny little tablet or laptop and watching this video as big as you possibly can!  Enjoy…



Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies from The Upthink Lab on Vimeo.

Thankfully, the folks at Planet5D have just published a BTS blog entry that exposes (pun intended?) and explains just how it is possible to create one continuous time lapse that spans many months. (Hint: Solar energy powering a DSLR!)  It is a fascinating project, accomplished on a tiny budget yet creating some of the best footage I have ever seen.

Click HERE to view the blog entry, and read more about the project!

Happy adventures,
=Matthew Saville=




Matthew Saville is a full-time wedding photographer at Lin & Jirsa Photography, and a senior editor & writer at SLR Lounge.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

    Thanks for posting.

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  2. JKAR

    this project looks great. I mean, that is very resourceful. well planned and great bts.

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  3. Lee

    Matt, thank you for sharing!!!!!

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