By: Spark Pictures
SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY is an engaging behind-the-scenes documentary about the dreams and challenges of Burning Man and its unique culture of participatory art. Each year, 60,000 people from around the globe gather in a dusty windswept Nevada desert to build a temporary city, collaborating on large-scale art and partying for a week before burning a giant effigy in a ritual frenzy. Rooted in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort, Burning Man has grown famous for stirring ordinary people to shed their nine-to-five existence and act on their dreams. SPARK takes us behind the curtain with Burning Man organizers and participants, revealing a year of unprecedented challenges and growth. When ideals of a new world based on freedom and inclusion collide with realities of the “default world,” we wonder which dreams can survive.
“An oasis of creativity blooms in Spark. Since we can’t all attend Burning Man, we can be thankful for Spark, which is probably the next best thing!” — Andy Webster, The New York Times
“Some of the most luscious Burning Man images I’ve ever seen. SPARK will have you aching to return!” — Gavin Borchert, Seattle Weekly
“Compelling! Fascinating artistic imagery.” — Kerry Lengel, The Arizona Republic
“I was completely inspired by the movie, with a deep longing to be as creative as the people who create art for Burning Man.” — Hilary Armstrong, The Huffington Post
“The film is gorgeous: a virtual carnival of images that reflect the spectacle that is Burning Man.” — Marcia Franklin, Boise Weekly
“Provides a fascinating look into the inner circle of the event’s organizers. A worthy exploration of a unique phenomenon.” — Marc Mohan, The Oregonian
By: Spark Pictures
A Free Extra. Spark: A Burning Man Story is Available on Vimeo On Demand at http://Spark.Ignite.me
Stunningly beautiful Burning Man 2013 time lapse film by cinematographer Daniel Kelly Brown set to the magical music of Akara. More about Danny and his first experience at Burning Man on http://Ignite.me/burningman
After two years of making the film Spark: A Burning Man Story, we had to go back to the Playa and get an update on some of the artists projects we followed the prior years. Among them, Marco Cochrane’s “Truth Is Beauty” made a fantastic debut at Burning Man 2013 and is featured in Art On Fire. Enjoy!
First real test of six axis motion control rig . Low res live view capture rather than full frame jpeg sequence just saving my shutter 5000 frames
Music Mint Royal Dance Hall Places
Film Clip They Shoot horses Don’t They Dir Sydney Pollack
By: David Gifford
Time lapse of a day in Studio 7 with Boston Ballet. David Gifford and Adrian Dalca used GoPros shooting from two angles at various speeds to create this time-lapse. Music by Audiomachine.
By: Alexandr Kravtsov
A short motion timelapse movie by Alexandr Kravtsov.
Barcelona, Spain. August – October, 2013.
Broken camera, lost flash drive, near 100 subway rides, 24 000 photos, endless hours of post production and rendering and 480 gigabytes of material.
Music: Uppermost – Revolution
Canon 7D, Tokina 11-16, Canon EF 24-105 4L, Canon EF 70-200 2.8L.
By: Sean Goebel
Timelapse of the observatories atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The summit is at an altitude of nearly 14,000 ft and is the premiere site for astronomy in the Northern Hemisphere. As an astronomy graduate student at the University of Hawaii, I’ve enjoyed excellent access to the facility. Some of my favorite still images of Mauna Kea can be found at http://www.sgphotos.com/photostories/maunakea.
This montage was filmed on three nights in April (I was observing on one of the telescopes and would walk outside when things got boring) and four nights during summer 2013. More information (i.e. “What’s up with the lasers?” “What gear did you use?”) can be viewed at http://sgphotos.com/portfolio/timelapse/makingmaunakeaheavens/.
More of my timelapse work can be found here and at http://www.sgphotos.com/portfolio/timelapse. Please notify me prior to featuring my work.
Music: “All is Violent, All is Bright” by God is an Astronaut.