This Music Video Was Originally Shot on a Canon EOS 550D

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Ynon Lan is a director and animator living in New York City. In his work he enjoys combining photography, videography and different animation techniques in inventive ways. We featured several of his works in the past.

Today we feature the music video for Hit Radio Tune by The Academics. Ynon made the video using shots made with a Canon EOS 550D. Ynon shot the lead singer of the band performing the song and also made street shots in NYC. The footage was then rotoscoped frame by frame and animated based on the original shots. Everything was shot handheld, so the animation has a distinct notion of the camera movements from the original footage even though it’s drawn by hand. He also tracked the original shots in After Effects, and added the colorful geometric shapes you see in the background.

And here is the video.

What to say? If you have a creative mind you can do amazing things with an entry level camera (of several years ago).

You can follow Ynon Lan on InstagramVimeo, or you can visit his website. Below you can see a “making of video” of the music video.

“Everest” is a beautiful time lapse tribute to the Himalayas highest mountain


Everest is a mesmerizing time lapse film shot at night by Elia Saikal. You don’t see such time lapse clips very often.

Elia says:

These time lapse Images were captured as high as 6200m (camp 2) above sea level on Mt. Everest. We slept at 6000m for three consecutive nights on the summit of Mt. Lobuche East waiting for a glimpse of Everest from that vantage point. Around 11pm on the 2nd night, the skies opened up and the top of the world revealed herself in all of her glory.

No where else on the planet have I ever seen the Milky Way so clear, so vivid and so very much alive. It takes a great deal of discipline to stay up all night capturing the magic for the world to experience. Cameras freeze.Shutters freeze. Batteries freeze. Humans freeze. The high altitude environment is debilitating at best. Your body is taking a constant beating by the low levels of oxygen in the atmosphere. The higher you climb of course, the worse this becomes.

Elia used a Canon EOS 1D C (canon rumors), two EOS 5D Mark III (canon rumors), an EOS 5Ds R (canon rumors), and various lenses (24mm, 16mm, 11-24mm) to shot the clip.

You can follow Elia Saikal on Intagram, Facebook, or on his site.

“Vienna Moves” shows you the beauty of Vienna in Winter

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Vienna Moves is a shot clip by Alex Solovjev, where he combines different film techniques into one clip.

The video was entirely shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (), mostly in 4K with some 1080p shots. He used the flooding film techniques in his video: timelapses, hyperlapses, time ramping, camera flow. All is synced with music and ambient city sounds.

In his words:

The city may be different and not always like you used to see in the pictures, while still remaining unique and charismatic. My goal was not to show the main sights of the city, but to convey the feelings that you are experiencing in this city when the feast is over, and spring has not yet arrived.
This is Vienna, this is winter.


“NYC Textures” is a hypnotic stop motion video of patterns you see in New York City

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I’m happy to feature a new work by NYC based artist Ynon Lan.

Ynon Lan is a director and animator living in New York City. In his work he enjoys combining photography, videography and different animation techniques in inventive ways. His latest stop motion video, the one we are featuring here, was shot over a period of two weeks. Ynon walked around different areas of Manhattan and shot thousands of photos of the most interesting textures. In his own words:

Once you start walking around a big city like [NYC] looking for unique textures, you can’t help but noticing this endless variety.

I think a whole video could have been made on the different types of bricks alone.

The project started with a short experiment Ynon shot on his iPhone in a subway station and then uploaded on his Instagram profile. The results were promising and so he started the “NYC Textures” project, using the same concept and techniques. After over thousand photos shot the video was ready to be made. All ambient sounds you here in the video were recorded on location.

Last but not least: Ynon doesn’t use fancy or expensive gear to realise his ideas. He uses a Canon EOS 550D and the EF-S 18-135mm kit lens. Kudos!

You can follow Ynon Lan on Instagram, Vimeo, or you can visit his website.

We featured other works by Ynon Lan in the past:

Shooting the Aurora Borealis with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and 6D Mark II (and pushing ISO to the limits)

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Astronomy and night sky photographer Phil Hart made two beautiful clips of the Aurora Borealis in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The results are beautiful and have a touch of magic.

To shot both Aurora Borealis clips, Phil Hart used a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (price & specs) and an EOS 6D Mark II (price & specs) and fast Sigma ART lenses. With the EOS 5D Mark IV he  captured 1080p video at the camera’s maximum 32000 ISO setting. 4K video on the EOS 5D Mark IV didn’t work out well for Phil: the combination of the 1.7x crop factor and significant reduction in maximum allowable ISO speed were the bottlenecks. He used the EOS 6D Mark II to shoot 4K time-lapse video.

First, have a look at the mesmerising clips below.

Phil Hart tells the story of both clips on his site, with many details on his workflow.

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