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TimeScapes: More Than a Simple Portrait of the American Southwest

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By HVvids on December 7, 2011

This trailer for TimeScapes is definitely more enjoyable to watch than the depressing winter outside your window. Unless your office overlooks the beaches of Hawaii. In which case, this video from Tom Lowe — one he’s been working on for two years now — will be impressive but not emotionally transcendent.

Lowe was named Astronomy Photographer of the Year in 2010 and the footage he’s producing for TimeScapes is positively exquisite. Lowe’s dubbing his debut movie “a portrait of the American Southwest.” Talk about selling himself short.

A more accurate description of what he’s doing comes from Vincent Laforet, who thinks Lowe is making the “most gorgeous footage I’ve ever seen shot on this continent in the last decade.”

It starts to feel a little new-agey there at the end. Not necessarily in a bad way or like in a cheesy, Thomas Kincade kind of way, but it a very satisfying, mind-expanding, Enya kind of way. If anything demanded to be seen in 70mm IMAX, it would be that movie.

For those gadget geeks wondering what equipment Lowe uses to capture this footage, it’s a bevvy of different things, including: Kessler motion control cranes and dollies, various high-end lenses and cameras like RED’s Epic, the Canon 5D MKII and the PL-modified Canon 1D MKIV by Denz.

You can pre-order TimeScapes here if you’re so inclined.

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