The Best Starlit Sky In The World

Posted by Piotr, motionVFX Team

December 13, 2012, at 3:12 PM

Tekapo, a small town on the southern shore of Lake Tekapo, in the interior of the South Island of New Zealand is known as “the place where you can meet the most beautiful starlit sky in the world”. This place was chosen by the Japanese photographers of SanDisk’s team as the location for a new timelapse production. They used three DSLR for shooting this project, two Canons EOS 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III and Nikon D800. All photos for the project were taken in RAW so even this short two-minute long timelapse video requires a huge storage space to be completed. Statistical shooting data at the end of behind the scene video says:

  • the number of photo captured – 104,826
  • the amount of GB produced – 1,440GB

“We have moved north from Queens Town in the south to Mount John University Observatory at Tekapo for filming Tekapo known as the most beautiful starlit sky in the world for 6 days. The numbers of photographs were about 100,000 and volume of data was 1.4TB during the shooting. The huge number of pictures and volume of data were needed because we challenged to make the movie by using technique called time lapse.”

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