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If you love checking out great slow mo videos, you may have already seen Paul’s previous video, Wavy Gravy. If not, do yourself a favor and click the link.
And here’s Paul’s latest, shot this past weekend on the shores of Lake Winnipeg – footage displaying incredibly intricate detail of a dying dragonfly he found on his deck. It includes interesting narrative and POV sequences.
Recently I took some much needed time off to get out of the city and unwind. I spend most of time behind a camera or hunched in front of my iMac so I really wanted to get down with nature and get some balance back in my life. I went up to my family’s cottage on Lake Winnipeg (one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes) and I witnessed something pretty amazing…and of course, I had to film it! Funny how I went out to relax and ended up giving myself more work! But I find this type of work so rewarding and so relevant. Hopefully it has an effect on the observer.
Here’s a little trivia to accompany the video:
- Mosquitoes are so common near Lake Winnipeg, they are affectionately known as the province’s national bird.
- Rather than spraying against the mosquito invasion, the Canadians imported truckloads of dragonflies into Manitoba to combat them.
- We Aussies also have lots of mosquitoes, and call them “mozzies”.
- The footage was shot with a 100mm Macro 2.8 lens, mostly at 2.8 shooting very high shutter.
- In the Vimeo comments, several people confessed to being moved to tears by the video.
- The soundtrack was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, and is from the Babel Soundtrack
If you loved the video or hate mozzies, let us know why in the comments.