Saturday, December 14, 2013

Vimeo of the Day: "Winter"

By Michael J.W. Stickings

The weather out there, as they say, is frightful. December has been an extremely cold month so far, and once more this weekend eastern Canada and the midwestern and northeastern U.S. are confronted with a fairly major winter storm. There hasn't been much snow yet here in Toronto, but it's coming, supposedly. And it's really cold today, as it has been all week.

So just how frightful? Well, I went out for a walk earlier today and made this video. You can barely even recognize our urban metropolis through the overlay of winter:

Winter from Paul Klaver on Vimeo.

Actually, this is more beautiful than frightful, and I had nothing to do with it. It was made by Dutch filmmaker and photographer Paul Klaver, who describes it as such:

Shot in Dutch nature reserve the Oostvaardersplassen during the production of De Nieuwe Wildernis (The New Wilderness). This was one of the coldest winters in Holland with record breaking temperatures.

The music is by Hans Zimmer, who writes not just great film scores (often better than the movies themselves) but music ideal for timelapse videos.

And this one's a gorgeous presentation of winter at its most beautiful.

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