Daily life of Andrea & Shem Hannemann and their children living in Oahu.
FULL BLOG POST with everything you need to know here!! gopb.co/koh
All shot with the GoPro Hero 3+ in 2.7K mode in either wide or medium (mostly wide) in Protune flat 25p
All shots around the local children at the pier were filmed with my second Phantom fitted with prop guards for extra caution.
This was shot on my holiday (yes my passion is also my job!) alongside some stuff for my GH4 review. Koh Yao Noi is one of the least developed islands in Thailand despite being right in the middle of the most touristic bay there. It’s a little haven of real Thailand with just 18km of roads.
Please read the in depth blog post linked at the top if you are interested in knowing more about what it’s like to fly the Phantom 2 or any part of this film. Here is a little bit of tech info anyway!
Phantom 2 with Zen Muse 2 axis gimbal and FPV. Boscam TX with iOSD with Black Pearl monitor/ receiver
Phantom 2 with Zen Muse 3 axis gimbal and no FPV
Graded with FIlmConvert 10% off with code bloom at gopb.co/filmconvert
and Colorista II 10% off with code bloom10 at gopb.co/redgiant
Fish-eye removed with After Effects optics compensation. More info in blog post.
Yes i had a lot of jello issues. First time. More in my blog post! 🙂
Anyway enjoy this journey to a very different place!
Music courtesy of The Music Bed
Gatlin Elms “For we never knew your beauty”
This film was shot over 11 nights in March on La Palma, Canary Islands.
La Palma is often called ‘Europes’ Hawaii’ as it has all the ingredients for a perfect night sky cocktail; altitude, dry air and a lack of light pollution. These elements when combined make for a stunning night sky. Because of it’s clean air and clear skies many of the worlds top observatories have facilities on top of the island.
The main goal of this film was to capture the Milky Way rising from the horizon at a low angle across the sky. There are two main factors that affect the position of the Milky Way; latitude and time of year.
Latitude is your distance either North or South from the Earth’s equator. In the Northern Hemisphere the closer you are to the equator the higher the central core of the Milky Way will rise into the sky. La Palma is positioned at 28˚ North, which is a good latitude to photograph the central core of the Milky Way.
Time of year affects the angle in which the Milky Ways appears in the sky. The general consensus is that the Milky Way season starts in March and ends in October. In March the angle in which the Milky Way rises in the Northern Hemisphere is at its’ most acute. As Spring turns into Summer the Milky Ways angle increases tilting until it is upright through the months of June to August, then falls away back on itself slightly through September to November until the core disappears from view through the Winter months.
To achieve the correct angle I had to visit as early as possible in the season and with the new Moon phase of March being the week of the 6th the plan was set. You would think that with La Palma being at a latitude that is on par with Northern Africa the conditions would be favourable any time of the year, but with altitude and the trade winds blowing in, this was not the case.
I was hiking with a heavy pack back at altitude through very high winds, it was possibly the toughest conditions I have ever encountered in my time shooting astrophotography. But funnily enough it was not the wind, altitude or the cold that was the hardest part, the real test was having the endurance to wait out in these conditions for the Milky Way to rise which happens in March at around 3am. It is safe to say that after 11 consecutive nights of hiking from dusk and shooting until dawn I was a little broken, but adventure only truly starts when you are faced with challenges, when you overcome them, you remember these moments with far more clarity over anything else.
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Headed out west to the land of mountains and turquoise lakes.
Camera: Canon 60D
Lenses: Sigma 17-50mm f2.8, Canon 50mm f1.4
Software: Premiere pro, After effects, LRtimelspase
Music: Outer Space – G feat. Genevieve