Trandumskogen, the spooky-lapse you don’t want to watch before falling asleep

A very impressive time-lapse video directed by Lasse Henning: get ready to be scared by its sounds (no music used, just sound effects!), while watching the scenes from different angles.

We’re sure it must have been spooky doing the night shots, which have been cleaned up perfectly using LRTimelapse.

The closest neighbour to Gardermoen international airport in Oslo, Norway is the WORLD WAR 2 memorial site of Trandumskogen. Between 1940 and 1945 the enemy secretly executed 194 prisoners and buried them in 21 unmarked graves. The site offers some unique structures and a peaceful but eerie location, which I set out to capture in this timelapse experimental film. The film was shot between september 2015 and january 2016 in temperatures as low as – 25 Celsius /- 12 Fahrenheit. I must say the camera and Kesslers time-lapse gear held up beautifully under these conditions!
This is not a “typical” mainstream timelapse film, rather more experimental. I wanted to do something very different from the classic and beautiful postcard and milky way scenery, aiming to convey the eerie mood and sad beauty of this place.
The shots were lit with torches and large candles in addition to the available natural light. In many shots I did repeated moves to get the full benefit from the different light situations and composited / blended these in After Effects CC. Night-time lapsing was challenging due to the closeness to the airport. Planes taking off and landing do have strong lights…
Instead of using music, I wanted to compose a track based only on ambient sounds.

Equipment Used

Cameras: Canon 6D
Lenses: Canon 14mm f/2.8L, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L IICanon 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM
Slider/Dolly: Kessler CineDrive, Kessler Second Shooter, Kessler Shuttlepod mini
Other info: n.a.


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