Discovery III: A 4K Timelapse Film of the Western U.S.

A collection of aerial and timelapse photography throughout Western United States.

By: Jonathan Mitchell + Save to a List

Discovery Part III- A 4K Timelapse Film from Jonathan Mitchell on Vimeo.

Two years ago I started a journey into timelapse photography and in turn started this series Discovery. Working on this personal project has meant a lot to me. I wanted to push myself in both my creativity but also connect more with the outdoors.

Discovery III revisits familiar places from the first two films but also many new ones. A journey through the seasons from the lush waterfalls of Oregon to the fall colors of Colorado to remote alpine lakes and even snow covered Eastern Sierras.

Searching for a song is one of the most difficult things when making a film. You want it to complement the visuals and help move the story along. I settled on a song by Ryan Taubert called “Becoming Human”. The heavy orchestral component and flow of the song lended itself well for the combination of timelapse and aerial video.

If you would like to see more checkout the first two films below. Feel free to share! 

Discovery I:

Discovery II:

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Ryan Taubert “Becoming Human”

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