Move: from Aaron Keigher A Vimeo Staff Pick

Move: from Aaron Keigher A Vimeo Staff Pick

Aaron has graciously shared his new award winning video "Move" with us and we couldn't be more happy to show it. Please watch this amazing work of art in full screen HD and lights dimmed and the sound turned up. 

The world around us never stands still and it is this motion that gives Earth life. Without this movement, our planet could not exist. Simply put, movement breathes life into our world. Few of us have ever stopped to think about the importance of this constant motion — stop to bask in its simplicity and beauty. Far too few of us take a moment to see our universe in motion.

Join me throughout the night and watch the perpetual movement of the skies above and the earth below. Movement is everywhere and at night, it comes alive — from the rotation of the stars, planets and galaxies above to the motion of cars, lights and people in our cities, our world at night dances before our eyes.

Time-lapse photography is a unique tool that can be used to capture this movement. In this short film, I explore how our world is in constant motion and how we move together with it. To help capture this, I used various time-lapse equipment that moves the camera on multiple axises during the shots, adding an additional level of motion to the film.

Working on “Move” has been an incredible experience. It has taken me to some of the most unreal landscapes in the Western United States - it is an adventure I will never forget. The miles hiked, gear broken, sleepless nights and months and months spent shooting and editing this film have given me a new appreciation for time-lapse and I am so grateful to be able to share my work with you.

I was very excited to once again team up with the great Lou Forestieri for the music for “Move”. His musical and artistic genius is second to none and his composition adds a unique flavor to each and every shot. When I asked Lou to write a unique score for this film, he immediately knew exactly what I wanted and wow, what he wrote is simply amazing! His score helps to bring this time-lapse to life.

Locations in this film include:
Ancient Bristlecone National Forest, CA
Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ 
Anza Borrego State Park, CA
Big Bear, CA 
Big Sur, CA
CARMA and OVRO Radio Observatories, CA 
Cascade Mountains, WA
Cochella Valley, CA
Crater Lake National Park, OR
Death Valley National Park, CA 
El Matador State Beach, CA
Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Mount Hood, OR 
Mount Wilson, CA
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
Spouting Horn, Kauai, HI
Tehachapi Wind Farm, Palmdale, CA 
The Dalles, OR
Valley of Fire State Park, NV
Yosemite National Park, CA

Equipment Used:
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 1DX
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D
Rokinon 14mm f2.8
Canon 16-35mm f2.8
Canon 24-105mm f2.8
Rokinon 24mm TS f3.5
Canon 35mm f2
Canon 50mm f1.8
Canon 70-200mm f2.8
Canon 300mm f4
Emotimo TB3 Black 3-Axis Motion Controller
Dynamic Perception Stage-R Pan/Tilt Modular Digital System w/NMX Motion Controller 
Dynamic Perception Stage-Zero Slider (3’, 6’ and 12’ lengths)
qDSLR Dashboard

Software Used:
Adobe After Effects 6
Adobe Lightroom 5
Adobe Photoshop 6
Final Cut Pro X 
GB Deflicker 
LR Timelapse 3
Photo Ninja

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