African Skies 2

Featuring the beautiful landscapes and inhabitants of Botswana and Namibia

We did it again! But this time we wanted more! We traveled 6 weeks through the most beautiful landscapes of Namibia, Botswana and South Africa and shot literally every night – and day. We produced nearly 4 Terabytes of RAW data, shot with 4 Cameras and in total, I spent half a year on editing – by far, this exceeded the limits of African Skies 1 and any other film I did until now.

African-Skies 2

Background

This time I edited the whole film in 4K. The video footage, shot with the Nikon D800 and D7100 had to be upscaled a bit (still no reasonable 4K Film-Camera available…) – but due to their sharpness this wasn’t a major issue – the Time Lapse sequences, shot mostly with the Nikon D600 were downscaled from 6K. All of the editing and grading (video and time lapse) were done with LRTimelapse and Adobe Lightroom and then only cut in Premiere Pro – this lead to the amazing quality you can see – especially in the download-versions.

The Problems

The increasing industrial use by humans in Africa – like in the rest of the world – unfortunately leaves less and less space for nature and wildlife.

In particular, the expanding farming industry and mining, even in protected areas, leaves devastated and contaminated landscapes, it’s really worrisome.

After all, based on what we have seen in the last two years in Africa, we do not realistically believe that this development can ever be stopped – unfortunately.

However, what we can and are urgently obliged to do is to strengthen and expand those reserves that exist, and help create new ones to offer at least retreat and shelter for the remaining animals. In our opinion, this can only by done by strengthening the local animal and environmental protection organizations.

Therefore, we have donated a large share of the revenue of African Skies 1 to animal welfare in Africa. We are going to handle this the same way with African Skies 2.

The Film

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UPDATE – 2014, February – Thank you for your support!

 Wildlife Trust

We are really happy that, thanks to your support, today we were able to donate 1015 US$ to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust!

Their mission, quoted from their Webpage:

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.

Receipt for Your Payment to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Our gear in Africa

Emotimo TB3-Black, TB3-Orange
Dynamic Perception Stage One
Speccctra Crane Junior ATX2 with MDK Motor

All Time Lapse editing and video grading was done with LRTimelapse 3Lightroom 5!

Thank you to our partners!

Music (all under CC-License)

  • Zero Project – Cradle Song
  • Zero Project – Land of Legends
  • Ben Othman – La Marsa Chill
  • Stidiek – The Bad Begins
  • Ben’s Imaginary Band – Black Sheep
  • Josh Woodward – Morning After (instr.)

Thank you to all the artists for sharing this  awesome music under CC license!

Licensing Footage

All time lapse footage is available in up to 6K resolution. Please contact me for information about licensing footage.

Behind the scenes

Zeitraffer Setup








Zeitraffer Aufnahme der Milchstraße



Ein Glücksfall: Leopard direkt neben unserem Zelt

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