Elämä – Update 9-12-13 (Pictures)

School started back up and its time to get the ball rolling on Elämä once again. This past Tuesday the class presented their projects, including myself. I was able to show four of the 31 timelapses that are usable from the week long trip (personally I think they turned out pretty good), as well as my moco rig. I meant to show a few photos I took during the trip, but in my usual fashion I forgot. However, I will include them at the end of this blog post to redeem my forgetfulness.

Beyond that, there is a gray area in regard to the slow motion aspect of the film, that being that CCS wound up not purchasing a RED Epic so I would have to rent one. The problem with that is that it costs around $1300/day to rent an Epic. Thankfully though, I was informed by my instructor that there is a small…possibility that I might be able to rent one quite cheap through someone he knows (no name dropping here). Needless to say, I am ecstatic at the possibility of that because the slow motion is such a key part of the film and I don’t think I’d like the finished film as much without it. So hopefully that can get worked out!

Other than that, I’ll keep moving forward.

Enjoy some pictures now!

St. Ignace

Sleeping Bear Dunes


Manistique Lighthouse

Mackinac City Sunrise

Petoskey Chipmunk

Pictured Rocks I

Pictured Rocks II

Miner's Falls I

Miner's Falls II

Milky Way I

Milky Way II

Great Republic I

Great Republic III

Great Republic II


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  1. Omygosh! Love them all. I can really feel the essence of the photos, your composition is outstanding. Just beautiful, James!!!! More, please.

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