Winter Wonder is an experimental timelapse / slow motion / aerial video collection from a span of three days in the Vail region of Colorado. The film is a non narrative exploring the oncoming of winter weather and how the environment responds to snow.

The challenge of this film was to take all of my gear as carry on only. At first this was a daunting task when I laid all the things I wanted to take on the floor in front of me. However as I stared I started removing gear piece by piece and ended up with a bare bones set up strewn between just two bags. As my large carry on item I selected my Lowepro Pro Tekka 600aw. This bag can hold ALOT of gear and is made of top notch materials. I spent 18 days camping 200 miles above the arctic circle and took this bag as my only bag. It’s worth its weight in gold. Within that bag I brought my eMotimo TB3 Black ( for the motion control timelapse shots. Its a great, light weight solution with a small footprint. I used a Canon 5d3 and 7D with a 16-35, 24-70, and 70-200 L lenses as my stills camera set up. For video I had a Sony FS700 to collect all the slow motion shots. I used the metabones adapter to adapt my canon lenses to the camera. This was nice because I didn’t have to take any extra glass for the sony. In my second bag I took my DJI Phantom 2 with the GoPro Hero 3+ and the Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal and video down link. So in just two bags I was able to carry a whole production package that never had to be checked.

I want to thank Ulf, Nichole, Ryan and the rest of the Maria’s place crew for extending such a warm welcome to me and my crazy filming antics. Without you all this film would not have been possible. Also thanks to Norman Camera for their support.

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By Justin Majeczky

Featured on Votiv Earth on January 21st, 2015