Warning - 4K content - not for the faint of heart
This is the ultimate videophile version. TimeScapes 4k cineform is only suitable for displays with a 4K resolution.
The file is a single 330GB Gigabyte Movie in the Cineform codec, at 4096 x 2304 pixels. It is visually a near-lossless format.
We will send you a file on a hard drive to copy to your computer, so we cannot offer refunds or returns. This edition is not available as a download - it's too big.
Please ensure your system can play back a file like this. We'll help you install the codecs to get it going. You will likely need a very fast hard drive or a RAID system and a multi core processor.
If you're looking for a version for your 30 inch computer display, press back and select the 1440p option.
For Tom, timelapse started out as a hobby. Braving the conditions, he would camp out in places such as Yosemite, or Joshua Tree National Park, shooting the night sky, then editing the footage and uploading short films toPeople started to take notice, with some of his Vimeo videos racking up hundreds of thousands of views. Simultaneously, Lowe launched the Timescapes.org forum, the largest community of timelapse shooters on the internet, which has grown to over 5,000 members.
This led to a chance encounter on the internet with New Zealand composer and entrepreneur Nigel “John” Stanford. After a brief email conversation, “TimeScapes” the movie was born, with Stanford agreeing to fund the movie and provide Tom with a 4K Red MX digital cinema camera, while Canon USA sponsored the film by providing Lowe with 5.6K 5D Mark II DSLRs and lenses.
Production involved many hardships. Tom slept outdoors for 250 nights, sleeping on cots (without tents) under the stars next to his camera, while timelapse was being captured. During the middle of principle photography on “TimeScapes”, Lowe won the Astronomy Photographer of the year award in 2011, with the above image, 'Blazing Bristlecone' - featuring a 4,000-year-old bristlecone pine tree against the Milky Way. Unbeknownst to the judges, the photo was actually just one frame of a time-lapse movie, which is featured in “TimeScapes”, the movie.
During production, two trailers were released, which went on to gather over 3 million views.
TimeScapes was shot in 5K resolution on Red Epic and Canon DLSR cameras, edited in 4K in Adobe Premiere and After Effects, and graded at 16-bit 4K at Light Iron Hollywood on a Quantel Pablo system, by colorist Ian Vertovec (“Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”,“Social Network”).