Home to the darkest and cleanest skies in the world, the Atacama Desert offers views to the nightsky like no other. 2 years after the very successful first video “Nox Atacama” we return to this magnificent region and get rewarded with uncountable numbers of stars and fantastic nebulae in one of the most quiet a empty places on earth. Not a single noise distracts from the grand show the nightsky has to offer. “Nox Atacama II” was also filmed in this period. Check it out here.
Filmed over a month in Mar/April 2019, I worked in freezing temperatures, altitudes up to 5200m/17000ft, salt lakes and icy slopes. The Atacama is not welcoming to life and equipment. The lack of oxygen makes it tough to get anything done in these high altitudes. But it provides without doubt for epic and vast vistas of one of the greatest landscapes on earth.
Some additional, unreleased scenes where used from my 2017 trip to the Atacama Desert.
Filming at the South Pole during the polar night is pretty much as hard as it gets. Temperatures below -70°C/-95°F are not uncommon. Cables break like spaghetti, LCD displays freeze up even electronic components stop working. Cameras always have to be heated, motion control gear modified and setups made storm-proof. Many of the shots in the video have been recorded for 24h or more to capture a full revolution of the earth spinning once around its axis. Shot by Benjamin Eberhardt, experiment operator and astrophysicist at the IceCube Neutrino telescope at the the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. He spent a full winter at the pole with over a year spent on the ice.[…]
2020 marks the 10 year anniversary of Timestorm Films. A decade of shooting fascinating and unique sceneries in the most epic locations on earth. With shots from Antarctica, Patagonia, Atacama, Norway, New Zealand, The Alps, South Africa and many more, we are proud to show you the best, Timestorm Films has to offer. […]
Part one of a series of journeys to the big astronomical observatories of this planet.
We visit the great spaces of the Karoo Desert and discover fascinating features of earths history, relicts of human history and cutting edge technology in a very remote region of the earth.
Bortle class 1 nightskies with zero light pollution offer an epic view into the nightsky. […]