Category Archives: Video

The Web

Another video for you – this time of a spider spinning a web outside our front door. It took me a while to realise what he was up to, but once I did I fetched my trusty 5D Mark 2 and 105mm Sigma macro lens and started filming. The middle section has been speeded up, and the whole process took about 1/2 hour, followed by a couple of hours editing in Final Cut Express.

Spider Web from Nick Miners on Vimeo.

Iceland: Ice, water and steam

During my recent trip to Iceland I shot some HD video footage, with vague ideas of making a documentary. However it turned out I didn’t get quite enough footage for anything substantial, so I took what I could get (including an interview with Mark) and put together this montage of the three states of water as they are found in Iceland; the icebergs at Jökulsárlón, the water everywhere, and the steam at the hot springs of Krýsuvík.

The Music is by Rökkuró; and you can listen to the whole album (and buy it) at Gogoyoko.

Ice, water and steam from Nick Miners on Vimeo.

Time lapse experiments

I’ve been playing with a new interval timer to make some experimental time-lapse videos. I’m planning on using what I’ve learned to get some footage from Iceland when I go later this month. Here are the results of the initial experiments:

Clouds 1 from Nick Miners on Vimeo.

Clouds 2 from Nick Miners on Vimeo.

The first was shot at 1 second intervals, and the second at 3 seconds. I was rather pleasantly surprised by the plane that flew overhead during the second sequence of images.