Views: The Natural Beauty Of California In Timelapse

California, home to lush forests, mountains, deserts, and hundreds of miles of coastline. From the redwood forests in the north, to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the east, to the Mojave Desert in the south. California has some of the most amazing scenery in the United States. The state claims the tallest point in the lower 48 with Mount Whitney to the lowest point at Badwater Basin in Death Valley, only about 85 miles apart as the crow flies. California also has some of the oldest, tallest, and largest trees in the world.

This film was shot over the span of almost five years beginning in late 2018 and is my first attempt at a full length timelapse film. Being a California native I found the subject of my own home state as the perfect project. During that time I shot over 43,000 images as part of this project producing over a hundred individual timelapse clips from some of my most favorite locations in the state. And while there have been many timelapse films on California, this is my version which I’m proud to share.

Special thanks to the many friends who accompanied me on many of the shoots, often to help carry heavy camera gear over miles of hiking trails and spent many hours waiting around while my cameras clicked away. Their help and support it greatly appreciated.

Filmed and Edited by: Jason Refuerzo

Research Preview: Science Magazine – Sept 9, 2022

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Island Views: Mallorca Off The Coast Of Spain

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Views: The Volcanoes And Rainforests Of Indonesia

We are greatly inspired by nature’s beauty. And that feeling was especially strong while we were visiting Indonesia. At first, we couldn’t even believe that all this is real. Giant trees with leaves as big as people. Beaches with waves higher than most houses. Volcanoes surrounded by deserted valleys with unbelievable colours.

Our project aims to immerse the viewer into that fantastic atmosphere: with every frame of video footage, with every note of orchestral music. We want you to really feel the overwhelming beauty of those flights. We have been working on this project for a 1,5 year. And every day of work brought us back to those places and the emotions we experienced.

We lived on Java and Bali for 4 months and it allowed us to feel the islands, to absorb the local atmosphere. It helped us to find the best angles and composition to capture the immense beauty of Indonesia. And now we’re finally ready to share it with you.

Walking Tour: Weinheim In Western Germany (4K)

WEINHEIM, a town of Germany, in the grand-duchy of Baden, pleasantly situated on the Bergstrasse at the foot of the Odenwald, 11 m. N. of Heidelberg by the railway to Frankfort-on-Main. Pop. (1905) 12,560. It is still in part surrounded by the ruins of its ancient walls. The Gothic town hall; the ruins of the Castle of Windeck and the modern castle of the counts of Berckheim; the house of the Teutonic Order; and three churches are the principal buildings. The town has various manufactures, notably leather, machinery and soap, and cultivates fruit and wine. It is a favourite climatic health resort and a great tourist centre for excursions in the Odenwald range. Weinheim is mentioned in chronicles as early as the 8th century, when it was a fief of the abbey of Lorsch, and it was fortified in the 14th century. In the Thirty Years’ War it was several times taken and plundered, and its fortifications dismantled.

Previews: The Economist Magazine – Sept 10, 2022

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Can Liz Truss fix Britain?

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Research Preview: Nature Magazine – Sept 8, 2022

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The cover shows an artist’s impression of Mbiresaurus raathi, a newly discovered species of herbivorous dinosaur found in Zimbabwe and dating to around 230 million years ago.

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Quick-dried Lystrosaurus ‘mummy’ holds clues to mass death in the Triassic

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News Stories: Ukraine On Offense, Albania Cuts Iran Ties, Trump Investigations

Ukraine pushes back: we get the latest on the counteroffensive in Kharkiv. Plus, the turbulent relationship between Albania and Iran, what we know about the Mar-a-Lago investigation and Germany’s Autobahn.

Front Page: The New York Times – September 8, 2022

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