The opening scene begins with the milky way, and the Perseids Meteor Shower in full force! We choose the name Tears of St. Lawrence for a particular reason. St. Lawrence was an early Christian deacon, Laurentius, who was tortured to death by the Romans in AD 258, and whose saint’s day of August 10 coincides with the Perseids build up. The main goal of shooting this film was to capture the Meteor’s while showing a beautifully lit night sky. The rest were really bonuses of being in the Garibaldi Range. The entire Film was shot within a 30 km stretch of the sea-to-sky highway starting in Squamish BC. The shot that we put the most effort into (the astrolapse over Garibaldi Lake) just happened to be the one night (out of 4) that was cloudy! It was a 8.5 km hike uphill that took about 6 hours with a 75 pound backpack and Dynamic Perception dolly. It was a tough haul to say the least! Their was beautiful scenery on the hike and although it was cloudy for the majority of the shot, the ending still made it all worth while! The clouds burnt off at the perfect time to show Jupiter and the crescent moon rising above the mountain range!
We took a new approach on editing the video this time around. The entire video was edited at 4K using the GoPro Cineform Studio Premium codec’s. If you would like to read more about the post processing read our DoP’s blog about it here: Joel Schat @ Blogspot
Early into the editing stages we started to think about what kind of music we wanted to bring into the mix. We got in touch with a very talented composer in the UK, and began discussing the film. Aaron Miller really nailed this one and we were so thrilled with the outcome. You can view Aarons website, www.aaronmilleronline.com, and check out some of his other great work! Lastly, this film wouldn’t have been possible without our gear & equipment from Dynamic Perception, click here to see gear!
Lastly, welcome to the new website for Timedrops Media! Fresh look, we hope you enjoy! We will have plenty more updates to come soon and lots more content hitting the website.
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