With my hobby for editing videos and my passion for photography, I’ve decided to combine both and create a short, time-lapse video of the beautiful, island of Maui. Although I have given this video the title “No Ka Oi” (the best), I believe it is somewhat ironic. I initially began this project with absolutely no time-lapse experience. So obtaining all of the pictures was an extensive learning process. And due to a lack of any budget for production, all footage had to be taken in a single attempt all during my free time. The process from start to finish took over one year.
Looking back on my project, I deeply regret not being able to capture moments in places such as Hana, Kihei, and Kaupo. On the brighter side, I am very happy with all that I’ve learned and the places I have gotten to visit from this project. Even just finishing the time-lapse project was satisfying and a complete relief. I hope you enjoy this video!
523.38 GB of hard drive space
Canon Rebel t2i
Canon Rebel t3i
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II
Final Cut Pro 7
Final Cut X
Adobe After Effects 7
“Duel of Faith” by John Williams from Star Wars Episode One: Phantom Menace
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As much as I love watching clouds dance to the “Duel of Faith”, I’m not so sure it will pass the fair use challenge. Support it while you can.