Norway – A Time-Lapse Adventure


This stunning time-lapse video is the result of a 15,000 km (almost 10,000 mi) road trip and tens of thousands of images taken over five months. Covering all of Norway’s 19 counties, this video takes us from the far south to the Russian border in the Northeast.

The aim of this 5 minute short film is to show the variety of Norway, everything from the deep fjords in the Southwest, to the moon landscape in the North, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and the settlements and cities around the country, both in summer and wintertime. The video shows some of the most scenic places in Norway, such as Lofoten, Senja, Helgelandskysten, Geirangerfjorden, Nærøyfjorden and Preikestolen.

Filmed and edited by Morten Rustad
Video soundtrack composed by Jogeir Daae Mæland

Fireworks from a different perspective


Fireworks drone view

 

A drone’s perspective on a fireworks show. Flying through a firework show with a DJI Phantom 2 and filming it with a GoPro Hero 3 silver. There are some close calls, but the quad was not damaged.

Transformers: Age of Extinction Big Game Spot


The official Transformers: Age of Extinction BIG GAME spot starring Mark Wahlberg. Transformers: Age of Extinction hits theaters on June 27, 2013 http://www.TransformersMovie.com/

The Great Gatsby VFX


Chris Godfrey was the VFX supervisor on The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann. This video shows shots from the film, before and after VFX had been added – simply amazing. Set to Lana Del Rey’s Young and Beautiful.

Baz has graciously agreed to let us release this ‘before and afters’ reel to show our peer group the VFX work completed on his film ‘The Great Gatsby’. While this specific reel was the work of Animal Logic (as my primary vendor), in total I worked with 7 vendors including Animal Logic, Rising Sun and Iloura in Australia, ILM in San Francisco and also Prime Focus and Method Vancouver. We also ran an amazing internal SWAT team that completed over 400 shots. Congratulations to all who did such fabulous work on almost 1500 shots and especially to Andy Brown from Animal Logic who put this sequence together.

Many thanks to Baz, CM, Catherine Knapman, Chris DeFaria and Mark Brown – and of course Prue Fletcher and Joyce Cox.

Teachers – Fairy Tales


I recently discovered Teachers, A Web Series, and found these ladies and their shorts extremely funny. Conceived by Matt Miller and The Katydids, Teachers chronicles the misdeeds and awkward interactions of six mid-western elementary school teachers just tryin’ to navigate the pitfalls of internet dating and adult female friendships all while molding America’s youth.

My favorite episode so far is Fairy Tales (above). For more information on Teachers and their episodes, check out their website or follow them on YouTube.