This is sent in by one of our sponsors – DitoGear – but don't let that fool you too much – it is a beautiful video of winter in Poland with some DitoGear slider and a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and behind the scenes work that helps those of us who don't have sliders understand a bit more about what the motion ads to the video we're watching
Do you remember Autumn? That short film that got crazy amounts of views at Vimeo and across the web? (see below)
So the season passed and the time came to shoot a sequel. The short film “Winter” was shot during a few winter days nearby Wroclaw and Jelenia Gora, Poland.
• Slider shots: Patryk Kizny
• BTS shots: Agnieszka Gonczarek
• Editing & grading: Patryk Kizny
Sooner or later remix by DJ Rkod
• Samyang 14mm 2.8 (mainly)
• and a lot of other glass
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The short was shot partially during the Jodlow Star Party 2010 in the middle of September, where we did serious testing of DitoGear™ Slider pre-production units and also during a few recent days at surprising surroundings of Wrocław, Poland.
What I love about this slider is that it works either in horizontal and vertical mode giving the option for crane-like shots. It adds a lot to your shooting style being very compact and portable at the same time.
Needless to say it works not only as a time-lapse dolly, but also as a video slider at higher speeds. The short, however, features only timelapse shots.
As you get more and more gear it is sometimes difficult to keep focused on shooting. The slider is very easy and quick to setup and provides a really intuitive and convenient user interface. I can virtually start shooting within 3 minutes on a location. It is a huge step forward comparing to my previous DIY timelapse dolly which took ma about an hour to setup.
I am also planning on writing a more detailed product review on lookycreative.com. Stay tuned.
Enjoy the film!
Read about my HDR timelapse workflow here:
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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)