Mirror World Aerial Reflections in After Effects

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Inspired to diversify and try something abstract I slapped a few unused aerial shots into After Effects to Experiment.  Even though these backgrounds are a part of the Open Range stock footage portfolio, I'd still like to call this edit a passion project.  Took a couple months of tinkering in After Effects here and there but in the end this was a very productive distraction.

Seattle Capital Hill Night Time Lapse

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I always think the end of Fall season is the most limiting time to capture landscapes and shoot outdoors.  The colorful Leaves have fallen, and unless you take a trip to the mountains for snow, most scenery consists of dead tree branches.  Even though the nights are cold, missions in the city provide a great backdrop to point a camera at.  

After meeting up with Jeremy Dubs in Eastlake, We set out with a couple backpacks full of gear.  The name of the games was bang out as many time-lapses as possible.  I went back and forth between the Panasonic GH4 with various lenses on the rotating tripod head and the Panasonic FZ1000.  Long-exposures of car headlights on the freeway never fails!

Washington Highway 2 Index Town Wall Aerial

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Headed up Highway 2 with fellow filmmaker Jeremy Dubs, a car full of gear, and nothing but adventure on our minds.  Didn't make it pass Sultan without pulling over to capture some lowland fog clouds from the air.  A flock of Canadian Geese just happened to be in the right place at the right time.  Next stop was a hike up the Index Town Wall.  After loosing the trail a couple times, we finally made it to the top for an amazing mid day view of Sky Valley.  Before leaving town, we decided to check out one last spot up the Index-Galena Road along the river.  The extra effort paid off with some great golden hour aerial shots of Washington fall season colors on the trees.

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