time lapse

by Katherine Yaksich

Arctic Short Video Series 3 of 4 (15 sec)

A time lapse of our expedition ship navigating through pack ice less than 600 miles from the North Pole, while we search for polar bears.

by Katherine Yaksich

I leave in 2 days for my Arctic photo residency! I created this stop motion animation mainly for fun and to test out the Lowepro DryZone Backpack before I hit the elements next week. I really did load this bag with 2 DSLR cameras and 3 lenses while testing. Yesterday my friend Evan was helping me out and we got caught in the middle of a torrential downpour literally in the middle of shooting the DREAM sequence. We were soaked to the core, but thankfully my gear stayed dry. I’m so grateful to be partnering with Lowepro, and next week we’re doing a giveaway so stay tuned for details!

Music by Will Bangs
Special thanks Evan Burgher 
‪#‎thisarcticlife‬

by Katherine Yaksich

Check out the Oakley Disruptive by Design campaign video that I helped film at Red Studios in Hollywood, CA, produced by Evan Burgher and The Wonderland Group. We had a solid crew and had such a blast shooting this. Huge thanks to Evan and The Wonderland Group for flying me out to California to be a part of this fun project!

Filmed on RED Epic digital cinema cameras by Jes Stockhausen, Dave Brumbley, Eric Ulbrich, and Reuben Hernandez
Edited by Dave Brumbley Produced by Evan Burgher and The Wonderland Group for Oakley, Inc.

by Katherine Yaksich

A short film of my 6 week bucket list adventure in Australia and New Zealand. Highlights include night diving with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef and hugging Wally, the enormous Maori Wrasse fish. Filmed on the iPhone 4S, Sony WX-50, Canon 5D mark II, and Canon 5D mark III. It took me nearly a year to go through this beautiful footage and it truly was a labor of love. Enjoy!

by Katherine Yaksich

New York: Night and Day is a combination of non-traditional video time-lapse and animation. Philip Stockton filmed day and night scenes from around New York City and combined them back into single sequences using rotoscoping techniques. The piece explores the relationships between night and day, by compositing together scenes shot in the same location over a time period ranging from 4 - 8 hours. Created by Philip Stockton.

by Katherine Yaksich

I’m excited to announce that my time lapse photography will be featured in Discovery Channel’s five part documentary film series entitled,  How We Invented the World , airing worldwide next month. Stay tuned for air dates and times. 
  How We Invented the World   is the ultimate action-packed, hi-energy, landmark series that examines the four inventions that define the modern world - mobiles, cars, planes and skyscrapers -celebrating the people and connections that made them possible. Full press release at   Discovery  .

I’m excited to announce that my time lapse photography will be featured in Discovery Channel’s five part documentary film series entitled, How We Invented the World, airing worldwide next month. Stay tuned for air dates and times.

How We Invented the World is the ultimate action-packed, hi-energy, landmark series that examines the four inventions that define the modern world - mobiles, cars, planes and skyscrapers -celebrating the people and connections that made them possible. Full press release at Discovery.

by Katherine Yaksich

One of my most memorable and fun photography moments. This made me realize the importance of having fun while shooting and has inspired me to do more personal projects. Enjoy!

Photographed by Reuben Hernandez

by Katherine Yaksich

Tribute in Light time lapse, honoring those that were lost on 9/11 and as well as those that worked so hard to get our city through that terrible trial.

10 hours went into creating these 17 seconds. Enjoy.

by Katherine Yaksich

Here’s a teaser for a wedding film that I’ve been working on over the past month, filmed partially on super 8 mm. It was such a fantastic and fun experience documenting this incredible day for Jessie and Scott, and this entire project has been quite a journey (and learning experience). I decided to hire a third cinematographer to film on super 8 mm, which was shot on an old camera and we had no idea how it would perform. Fortunately, the footage turned out great and the super 8 mm adds quite a nice, unique touch to the rest of the film. We were actually filming another job last week with the same 8 mm camera and it broke :[. Be sure to always have a back up on hand when shooting on old film cameras. It’s really great to be shooting on film again and I can’t wait to get my hands on a 70 mm camera and some 70 mm film one of these days!

The venue, Longhouse Reserve, a remarkable sculpture garden and museum in East Hampton, NY only hosts one wedding a year so I’m happy I got to be a part of it.

A total of 5 cameras were used to film this project: Bauer Super 8 mm camera, Canon 5D mark II, 5D mark III, Nikon D800, and the GoPro HD Hero. I also used the Manfrotto Video Fluid Head monopod and absolutely loved it. That thing is an absolute workhorse/necessity for documentary shooting on long days, especially if you need to shoot down from up above. I highly recommend it. I also used the Zeiss 85 mm f1.4 lens for the first time and wasn’t a huge fan of the focusing ring. It took a lot of turning to pull focus with that lens and probably will only use it when shooting in more of a controlled environment. My favorite lens that I used on this project is the Canon 100 mm 2.8L macro lens, and it’s by far the sharpest lens I’ve used. It also has image stabilizer which really makes a difference when shooting film on DSLR cameras. The downside to this lens is that a focal length of 100 mm is very limiting and not very versatile for documentary work. 

Enough geeking out for now. I hope you like what you see so far.

PS This film has been a collaborative effort and would not be possible without the hard work of my dedicated team. It’s all about collaboration!

Additional cinematography by Gates Bradley

8 mm film and time lapse photography by Adrian Totolici

Special thanks to Ira Lippke Studios

Here are some still images by Ira Lippke and Jason Walker for Ira Lippke Studios: http://iralippkestudios.com/blog/jessie-scotts-wedding-in-east-hampton/

by Katherine Yaksich

A time-lapse of Planet Earth, created from images produced by the geostationary Electro-L Weather Satellite. The images were obtained beginning on May 14th, and end on May 20th, 2011. The images are the largest whole disk images of our planet, each image is 121 megapixels, and the resolution is 1 kilometer per pixel. They are taken every half hour, and have been interpolated (smoothed) to create this video. The images are taken in four different wavelengths of light, three visible, and one infrared. The infrared light appears orange in these images, and shows vegetation.

Images Copyright NTs OMZ. Videos Copyright James Drake

UPDATE: New link to high resolution image;http://gigapan.com/gigapans/18a9bfb554160e6f97536f120f910798

by Katherine Yaksich

I cannot wait to see this film on an IMAX screen and I’m anticipating it to be one of the most beautiful films I will ever see.

Samsara is a new non verbal documentary film by the creators of 1992’s lauded “Baraka”. It took five years to make, and was shot in over 100 locations in 25 countries. It is one of only a handful of films to be shot on 70mm film in the last forty years. Directed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson. Samsara will be in US Theaters August 24th 2012, with international releases soon to follow.

barakasamsara.com

by Katherine Yaksich

2011 charity: water’s year in review video featuring some of my time lapse footage

More than 1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and every 20 seconds a child dies from a water related illness. charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations and they operate using the 100% model: always using 100% of public donations to fund clean water projects in the field.  We can end the water crisis in our generation.  How can you help end the water crisis?  Pledge to give up your next birthday at http://charitywater.org/birthdays

by Katherine Yaksich

This video is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.

Project Yosemite Website: projectyose.com

by Katherine Yaksich

This is production footage from Tom Lowe’s forthcoming debut film, “TimeScapes,” a portrait of the American Southwest. This video was filmed and edited at 4K (4096x2304) 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: timescapes.org/pre_order.asp

Follow the film here: 1) twitter.com/timescapes 2) facebook.com/TimeScapes 3) gplus.to/tomlowe

by Katherine Yaksich

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS 

Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by Ron Garan, Satoshi Furukawa and the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude
of around 350 km. All credit goes to them. 

by Katherine Yaksich

This is production footage for Tom Lowe’s debut film, “TimeScapes,” a modern portrait of the American Southwest.  He is the 2010 Astronomy Photographer of the year and is the time lapse master.