Winter – a beautiful HDSLR short with some slider BTS

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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

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Winter. A short non-timelapse film. from Patryk Kizny on Vimeo.

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark II (slider shots)
Canon Rebel T2i/550D (BTS shots)

• Samyang 14mm 2.8 (mainly)
• and a lot of other glass

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Autumn. A short timelapse film from Patryk Kizny on Vimeo.

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.

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Enjoy the film!


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(cover photo credit: snap from the video)

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  1. Wow – timelapse madness. Love the agricultural machinery. Just have to try this out myself.

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