“Silent Storms”: Creative Time-Lapse Short Film Of Scandinavian Auroras By Ole C. Salomonsen (2014)

Silent Storms is the fourth consecutive aurora/astro film. It was filmed in Norway, Finland and Sweden, primarily around the Tromsø area, Norway.

Filmed and Edited by:  Ole C. Salomonsen

Music:  AJ Hochhalter

In a way Silent Storms shows how the night skies can be during the three seasons we have darkness here in northern arctic Scandinavia; autumn, winter and spring.

The “storms” referred to, are the geomagnetic storms which takes place in the atmosphere when a strong solar wind hits earth, often followed by a CME. When a geomagnetic storms takes place, it can last for days, with several sub storms causing auroras to appear. Although there has been reports of audible auroras, this has yet to be proven scientifically.

The film is made primarily of stills, two sequences are real-time video (03:17 and 03:38). The still sequences has been slowed down in post to a speed I feel is representative for a fast to normal authentic moving aurora, although still to a speed/length which allows fitting the sequences within the timeframe of such a short video.

Some sequences was added panning to using motion control and rails from Dynamic Perception.

This video is in HD video 720p, but the film is available in full HD 1080p, and 4K/UHD, please contact for licensing inquiries.

Shot using Canon DSLRs + lenses. The realtime sequences was shot in RAW 14bit video using Magic Lantern Firmware on the 5D Mark III.

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