Breathtaking Time Lapse of The Western United States

Videographer Andrew Walker of 599 Productions compiled this stunning time lapse movie from over 15,000 individual photographs taken around the western half of the United States.

Breathtaking Time Lapse of The Western United States

Almost the entire movie is motion controlled by Dynamic Perception stage zero, Kessler Crane and a TB3 eMotimo (which we reviewed before). For camera and lenses Andrew used a couple of Canon 5Dmk3 and an assortment of Canon 14mm 2.8L, Canon 16-35mm 2.8L, Canon 24mm 1.4L and 70-200mm 2.8L II. While the gear list go well over a $15K, it is interesting to see how amazing footage like this becomes more and more wide spread (for to film and to watch) as motion control becomes more accessible.

As always, take a deep breath and go to full screen before hitting the play button.

If you are wondering how hard it is to take some of the sequences, here is a description that Andrew put in the comments:

“It was 9 below when I was shooting that frozen waterfall in Montana. It was also a half mile hike to the falls, hiked a total of 2 miles that night through the woods with 2 tripods, backpack and a pan/tilt head for a mile of that. One of the camera started to fail towards the end because the battery got drained because of the cold”#

[Journey Part 1 | Andrew Walker]