In May 2015 I traveled with Michael Sutton and my girlfriend Grace to the American Southwest to film a passion project. Over the span of three weeks we drove 3,000 miles through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California to explore some incredible landscapes. We made filming awesome locations a priority, often at the expense of a full nights sleep, but it was well worth it. Every night we shot sunset and once it got dark we’d find a secluded place to film the stars and sleep for a few hours before the sun came up. We got to see some amazing places, and had some interesting experiences, like when Mike got stung by a scorpion, or when we got a flat tire at an inopportune. We were hit with a number of snowstorms, freezing temperatures, and some intense wind. Thankfully we made it home unscathed with some awesome memories and a hard drive full of footage.
This film is primarily layer-lapse footage, a technique where different regions of a scene are shown at different points in time. We will be releasing an additional film with the rest of our time-lapse and 4k video footage. Stay up to date by following Julain Tryba @juliantphoto and Michael Sutton @MNS1974.
Shot by: Julian Tryba and Michael Sutton (frozenprosperity.com)
Edited by: Julian Tryba (juliantphoto.com)
Music: M83- Wait (Kygo Remix)
Shot on: Canon 1Dc, Canon 5D MKIII, Canon 6D, and Canon 7D.
BTS shot on: Canon 5D MKII, Letus Helix JR and Rode Stereo Mic X (BTS will be released next month)
Motion Control: Kessler Crane Shuttle pod mini, 4 axis Kessler Second Shooter, and one Kessler Stealth slider
Locations: Canyonlands, Bryce, Valley of Fire, Death Valley, Mono Lake, Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon, Space, Canyon de Chelly
We would like to thank our partners on this shoot which made this project possible:
Kessler Crane kesslercrane.com
Letus Corporation letus35.com & letushelix.com
Rode Microphones rode.com
Lens Pro To Go lensprotogo.com
Big thanks to:
Eric Kessler, Nate Howell & Chris Beller of Kessler Crane. Hein Le and G.T. Le at Letus Corporation. Tim Tan at Rode Microphones. Tony Yu and Paul Friedman at Lens Pro To Go. John Morgan at Blueshape USA, Heather Sutton of Frozen Prosperity, Eli Sobel, and Grace Schierberl.
Additional thanks to NASA for the 3D model of the International Space Station as well as photos from space, the images are courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space Center. Please visit them at: eol.jsc.nasa.gov
By Julian Tryba
Featured on Votiv Earth on October 10th, 2015