54,000 Photos Made This Stunning Canadian Time-lapse
If there’s any place on planet Earth deserves a time-lapse, it’s the breathtaking Canadian wilderness. This short video from German filmmaker Flo Nick takes you on an awe-inspiring journey through the landscape, capturing its ruggedly beautiful essence to perfection.
Alive is a sweeping time-lapse that travels through the wild expanses of Alberta and British Columbia, making the most of the natural sights along the way. Through sleeping forests, over snow capped-mountains, and around sparkling lakes, the time-lapse showcases Canadian wilderness like no other.
Night falls and a blanket of stars appear, before a neon aurora begins to shimmer behind the silhouetted peaks. Travelling over 5500 km in just 6 weeks, Flo Nick crafted the time-lapse from a whopping 54,000 individual photos.
Once returned home from the lengthy shoot, he engaged with the even lengthier editing process; it took 9 months in total – and it shows. Each scene is clearly lovingly crafted, and is a testament to his intentions with the project.
Flo Nick writes, “By making this project, I want to raise awareness of our wonderful planet earth which we have the privilege to be part of.
“That’s why we have to take responsibility for it – for the place where we are alive.”
In terms of gear, he wielded a Sony A7SII equipped with a Canon 16-35mm f/4 and Rokinon 14mm f/2.8. The night scenes were shot using a Pentax-X 50mm f/1.7 and a 100mm f/2.8. For the smooth motion through the scenes, Flo Nick used the eMotimo Spectrum ST4 and an ifootage Shark Slider.