The Canon EOS 55D single-lens reflex camera includes an HD video option, a welcome extra feature but with results that are far from perfect. Limitations in technology force one to be creative. Why dwell on what you do not have when you can be creative with the options made available to you? This is how I got the idea to use bulb photography, in other words, long exposure shots as single frames for my videos.
After experimenting and editing such videos, I realized that this best represented my vision of time and space.
It was time to update my equipment and get the ideal tool for night photography and video, the Sony A7s.
Both the Canon and Sony as well as two other older analogue cameras help me deliver exactly what I envision.
With “Midnight Journey”, I wanted to capture the magic of feeling free when travelling around.
All frames are long exposure shots taken at night. Morphing effects were also used between pictures.
These were taken in Paris, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Prague, Mexico, the French Alps, the south of France, Hamburg, etc…
The photography is mine other than the rotating earth taken from a NASA website and picture of myself at the end.
Yes, I am the kid at the very end of the video!
Whimsical Wander (music: Jarre & Moby – Suns Have Gone TO BE REPLACED BY: The Journey)
The correlation between time and space has always fascinated me. I also love time lapse photography.
Combining both real time footage with accelerated time lapse images reflects the notion that time and space are never constant.
The Little Prince is a classic.
Just the same as the Little Prince visits different stars and places, Laura in the video walks at her own space through a dream world that could represent a life time where everything revolves at its own speed. At the end, just like with the Little Prince, it is time for her to go.
Loic Rathscheck: story, camera, video editing & production
Isabelle Boltz: camera assistant
Filmed and photographed with the Sony A7s
Music: Jean Michel Jarre & Moby – Suns have Gone
Published by Electronica Publishing (administered by BMG Rights) & Moby (administered by Kobalt)
Loic Rathscheck ft. The Bass Station 2 – Around the Globe 2015
All sounds other than the drums come from the Bass Station 2, a mono analogue synthesizer.
The Novation Bass Station 2 is the ideal travel companion for just about every electronic musician.
It is small in size but “big” in sound. Even though it generates waveforms with transistors rather than with a CPU, it can still power up via USB.
Now, that’s brilliant!
Soeth Einrichtungskontor Hamburg
Originally produced in January of 2013 for the Soeth opening party.
I polished the video a tad and uploaded it to my channel to demonstrate my capabilities in producing artsy videos for stores, warehouses or any other company.
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