Time-lapses have become exceedingly popular over the last several years and it's easy to become numb to them after a while. It takes an extraordinarily good time-lapse to capture a viewer's attention and stand out. Martin Heck of Timestorm Films has done just that with his 8K time-lapse film of the Dolomites mountain range in Northern Italy.
Shot on a Sony A7Rii and RED Epic-W with a variety of Zeiss, Canon, Sigma, and Tamron lenses and set to a majestic score, Heck's time-lapses are mesmerizing. One thing that struck me was that in an era of sliders and multi-axis moves, Heck leaves his shots fixed, letting the viewer engage completely with the scene without processing extra motion. I think this decision to forgo more "cinematic footage" in favor of letting the time-lapses stand on their own works well. Heck showcases incredible scenes of dramatic sunrises and sunset and seas of clouds slowly rolling over the rugged mountain peaks. Well-chosen compositions bring depth and interest to each scene.
The combination of incredible locations, high-end gear, and Heck's clear standout knowledge of shooting and processing time-lapses results in an awe-inspiring short film that you'll want to watch again and again.