The “Mountains in Motion” Filmmakers Part 1-Crossing the 180 #99

mimToday we have the filmmakers behind one of the most unique and breathtaking timelapse films I’ve seen–Mountains in Motion. Those filmmakers are the directors Doug Urquhart of UpThink Lab and Landscape photographer Paul Zizka; the writer Meghan Ward; and the composer Michael Wynne. As I wrote about in an earlier blog post, what sets this timelapse apart from others is that a literal narrative story that drives it. This amazing interview covers so much ground I had to break it into two. This episode covers that background of the co-directors, how the film came into being, the inspiration for the film, and the logistics of shooting such a timelapse (wait until you hear about the solar-powered DSLR used to capture the multiple month timelapse of the section). In part 2 we’ll cover details on the music composition, using music in film and video in general, the writing process, and the pros and cons of producing such personal work. This is an interview that will inspire you as an artist, but will also give you valuable and practical information about the process and collaboration of filmmaking.

Tips, Tricks and Education for Filmmakers

It’s always good to have Mike Duval from LensProToGo to give us some great filmmaking tips. Today he talks about using camera sliders.


If you want to effectively build any kind of a team (whether you hire contractors, interns or employees) you need to know about all the legal intricacies. Today we have the second half of the duo behind the makers of The People Plan, Kelly Simants. In this episode Kelly talks about how to maintain your brand when working with contractors.

Don’t forget to check out Letus, makers of Shane Hurlbut’s Master Cinema Series.

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