Best of Vimeo – Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Time Lapse

by Iain Alexander

Shot on the Canon 5D, Iceland’s infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull has been transformed into a magical time-lapse by Sean Stiegemeier.

At just over 2 minutes, the cinematography is stunning and renders one of nature’s most powerful beasts into a magical artwork of symphony. Not too long ago, it was here that the disruption of Europe took place, as the volcano spewed ash miles up into the earth’s atmosphere bringing flights to a halt for over a week. It was unprecedented, and the biggest closure of European airspace since the 2nd World War.

With technology like the Canon 5D, DSLR cameras allow filmmakers to capture footage in full HD, and tweaking f-stops, shutters and time intervals are just a small part of playing with image.

Check out this Vimeo video Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull

Sean’s use of Jonsi’s Kolniður soundtrack adds a powerful emotive to the short movie, which benefits the narrative as he cuts do different aspects of Iceland’s beautiful nature. If you like what you’ve seen you might be interested in our exclusive interview with Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurdsson (click here for more information)

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