Home to the darkest and cleanest skies in the world, the Atacama Desert offers views to the nightsky like no other. 2 years after the very successful first video “Nox Atacama” we return to this magnificent region and get rewarded with uncountable numbers of stars and fantastic nebulae in one of the most quiet a empty places on earth. Not a single noise distracts from the grand show the nightsky has to offer. “Nox Atacama II” was also filmed in this period. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6TqGLBY4hI
Filmed over a month in Mar/April 2019, I worked in freezing temperatures, altitudes up to 5200m/17000ft, salt lakes and icy slopes. The Atacama is not welcoming to life and equipment. The lack of oxygen makes it tough to get anything done in these high altitudes. But it provides without doubt for epic and vast vistas of one of the greatest landscapes on earth.
Some additional, unreleased scenes where used from my 2017 trip to the Atacama Desert.
SPECIAL THANKS to Angelbird Media for supporting this project with their storage solutions: https://www.angelbird.com/
STOCK FOOTAGE: https://timestormfilms.net/portfolio-posts/atacama-stock-footage/
MUSIC: “A Lament for Peace: Reprise” and “Endeavor” – Ryan Taubert
Licensed through musicbed: http://share.mscbd.fm/martinheck
Cameras: Nikon D850, Sony A7RIII, Sony A7RII
Lenses: Zeiss Otus 28mm f1.4, Sigma 14-24mm f2.8, Sigma 14mm f1.8, Canon 11-24mm f4, Sigma 50mm f1.4, Canon 70-200mm f4, Tamron 100-400mm
Motion-Control: eMotimo Spectrum ST4, Dynamic Perception Stage Zero, Vixen Polarie Star Tracker