Tom Lowe is probably the tip of the spear when it comes to time-lapse photography innovation and experimentation.
His upcoming film “TimeScapes,” a portrait of the American Southwest, combines footage from ultra high quality RED cameras and Canon EOS 5D Mark II’s for time-lapse sequences. His video is filmed and edited at 4K (4096×2304) resolution, four times greater than regular 1080p HD. Projectors can display this much information and there are just now monitors capable of showing this level however affordability is a bit farther away.
Incredible ideas and amazing footage. Here’s the newest trailer:
The full film is scheduled to be released around May of 2012. You can support his team’s work and preorder a DVD/Blu-ray or digital download at his website.
Description from the video notes:
To view this video in 4K select “Original” in the resolution menu. If you’re having trouble with 4K playback, try using different browsers, like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome. IE works best for me.
This is production footage from my forthcoming debut film, “TimeScapes,” a portrait of the American Southwest. This video was filmed and edited at 4K (4096×2304) resolution, four times greater than regular 1080p HD. A 4K DCP file is available upon request. Shot on Red Epic and Canon RAW still cameras.
You can pre-order the movie “TimeScapes” here: http://timescapes.org/pre_order.asp
Special thanks to Terrence Malick and Godfrey Reggio for their support and inspiration. Also thanks to Eric Kessler, Curt Morgan, Jim Jannard, Vincent Laforet, Bruce Allen, Phil Plait, Dave Finley, and to Helio Collective for the beautiful title logo. My most sincere and humble respect to Mark Magidson and Ron Fricke.
Thank you to my sponsors Kessler Crane, Adobe, camBLOCK, Vinten, Canon USA, TVLogic, Borrow Lenses, Wooden Camera, and KATA.
Music by Nigel “John” Stanford: http://johnstanfordmusic.com