Videos - Joost Daniels
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Below I have posted a few of my video projects. I am still relatively new to video, but my still photography background comes in handy, in particular with timelapses. Because I am used to tens of megapixels per image, I found it hard to adjust to the lower resolution formats and the heavy compression used in video, which has drawn me to timelapses: every frame is a full-resolution still image in itself, compressed to FullHD 1080p or 4K for smooth playback. Therefore most of my video is DSLR video and timelapse material. For more videos and information, visit my Vimeo page. Also, be sure to watch the videos in the highest resolution available by clicking the HD button!

A weekend in the Eastern Sierra Nevada

A video preview from a great fall weekend in the mountains. I spent three days exploring the Rock Creek and Bishop Pass areas, backpacking and camping at high elevation. The lack of trees above 10000 feet was more than made up for by the expansive views of the impressive Sierra Nevada mountain range.


Most footage consists of timelapse sequences captured with a Canon 5D Mark III on a custom slider that I decided to lug around everywhere (which I regretted at times!). Some 5DIII real-time video and 4K aerial footage taken with a DJI Phantom 3 Pro are also included.

Ice climbing Lee Vining Canyon

Aurora 2

This short video gives an impression of the great ice climbing Lee Vining Canyon near Lee Vining (California) has to offer. All footage shot during a single day in February of 2016, while on a trip with Sierra Mountain Guides.

The entirety of this video was shot from the air, using a remote-controlled quadcopter. This enabled me to get shots that would otherwise have been impossible to pull off, even with a helicopter.

More timelapse footage of the northern lights over Alaska. I took this on two great (but long and cold) nights in early January 2015. All footage was shot and edited in Ultra HD (4K+). Shot on two locations: Anchorage and somewhere near Denali State Park further north. I have tried to make the footage look as much like the real deal as possible, within the limits of my timelapse gear. The speed is anywhere between 10 and 30 times real-time. Contrast is a little low because the bright, almost full moon illuminates the sky and the landscape.

Shot with Canon 5D Mark III and 7D cameras.

Auroras over Anchorage

Sunrise in the Bay - preview

Timelapse compilation of auroras (northern lights), all shot near Anchorage, Alaska in December 2013.

Watch the video full-screen for the best viewing experience. Visit me on Facebook for more pictures and updates: www.facebook.com/joostdanielsphotography

Here is a short teaser for my new video that has been in the works for a while: Sunrise in the Bay Area. It contains mostly timelapse material taken from various sites around the bay, such as the Golden Gate bridge and Mount Tamalpais. Stay tuned for the full video that I hope to finish soon!


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