ENJOY THE VISUALS AND SOUNDSCAPES
Some films are amazing because they show us the world in a way we all recognize. Others are amazing because they capture the world like we’ve never seen it.
My work focuses on the second category. To bring things we normally see as static into life and to show our world from new perspectives. I use timelapse and aerial photography to lift the constraints of time and space and thereby create a profoundly transformative experience for the viewer. To fully capture the authentic atmosphere I combine the visuals with detailed soundscapes.
Vimeo Staff Pick’s
These films have been chosen by Vimeo´s curation team as some of the best films on Vimeo. The staff pick is the ultimate badge of honor.
The Silence Project presented by the Mexican news and information channel Noticieros Televisa (2018-08-09)
Feedback from clients and viewers
“This is stunning. I was totally sucked into these shots. Loved the minimal music.” – Meghan Oretsky (Vimeo Staff) (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
“This is freaking beautiful. The lack of music really amplifies the visuals here.” – Jeffrey Bowers (Vimeo Staff) (about “The silence of the Dolomites”)
“Casper, you’re absolutely a great time-lapse artist. Every video you release gives us amazing sequences and tips to learn on how to improve our technique.” – Marco Famà (Freelance photographer and founder of Time Lapse Network) (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
“I watch a lot of time-lapse videos on YouTube and Vimeo but this one really stands out. I was particularly struck by Rolsted’s use of audio throughout the video. The soundtrack complements the scenery well and the ambient sound effects stand out, conveying a sense of place.” – Aneesh Kothari (Fstoppers) (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
“We absolutely loved the video! Looking forward to more of these, keep up the good work!” – Edelkrone (Manufacturer of camera equipment) (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
“Casper, you are amazing – and the places you captured are damn too! What a smooth and great work you did, love the absence of music and sound FXs only.” – Marco Famà (Freelance photographer and founder of Time Lapse Network) (about “Dolomites – a timelapse adventure”)
“THAT is stupid, crazy AWESOME! The audio mix makes that a reality! Thank you for sharing and inspiration!” – Brian Hamfeldt (Owner of Action Moments Photography) (about “VENICE in motion”)
“Thank you for this beautiful piece. It is tranquility at its finest. Thank you for bringing me a moment of Zen with your video. I am in a tricky place in life and you gave me a gift.” – Kasha (about “The silence of the Dolomites”)
“A friend an I were watching this and I told her, “We probably won’t watch all of this. It’s 14 minutes long.” Before you know it we had watched the whole thing, ooohin and aaahing, and it felt like 5 minutes! Thanks for this sublime gift!” – David Reed (about “The Silence of Norway”)
”That was one of the most beautiful, breath-taking films I’ve ever seen. In complete awe. The detail is incredible – as close to being there as you could possibly get. Keep up the fantastic work, and thank you for sharing your incredible art with the world.” – Ashley Rosenfeld (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
”This is the most exhilarating video I’ve ever seen. Words fail me. Besides the technic used and the beautiful scenery the fluidity of the motion picture coupled with this amazing orchestra was indeed beautiful to view and to experience. Well done. Bravo Casper Rolsted. Bravo sir.” – Courtney Whittaker (about “Cinque Terre”)
“It is wonderful. The atmosphere, the music and the sounds are perfect. The edition and the compositions are unbeatable. I was amazed by these landscapes that you show. It is a very inspiring work. Congratulations for this work.” – Juan Carlos Cortina (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
“I can’t comprehend the technique or timeframe or your mindset. But I don’t want to either. I believe you blessed with more than just talent but insight as well. Keep on doing what you do best. I for one am a fan forever. Thank you for sharing your passion. It’s individuals as yourself who inspire and stimulate creative minds. Thank you Squire.” – Courtney Whittaker (about “Cinque Terre”)
“Wow. The way you use sounds instead of music is totally fascinating. The visuals are great too. Love it !” – Yannick Jäger (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
”Very well done, absolute pleasure to watch – the sound design is really supportive to the shots. The close ups of the blossom is a nice alternation to the landscape and mountain shots!” – Jasper ter Mors (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
“Calm stunning peaceful and the colours are amazing. A lot of time and effort went into this and it paid off. Great promo for Norway. Excellent work.” – Sean Montgomery (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
“Brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing” – Michelle Rowe (about “Magical Norway 2”)
“You’re truly an inspiration.” – Matthew Amirkhani (about “Baia del Silenzio”)
“What a time and energy is needed to make such a nice movie about Norway again. I listened with headphone and watched it. Such an amazing experience and felt a bit “homesick” for Norway. Thanks for sharing, Casper!” – Henk Van Zaanen (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
“It is the landscapes, the sounds, the music, everything so amazing! Thank you Casper Rolsted!” – Pavlos Rizos (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
“Big screen. Use the headphones. Enjoyment guaranteed. Thank you for sharing this powerful experience!” – Tiina Liimandi (about “Dolomites”)
“Amazing work. No words to explain this picturesque journey. Sound designing is so lovely. Watching this video feels like I reached these beautiful landscapes.” – Kumar Ashutosh (about “Dolomites”)
“Too often when we discover a video of fanatic landscapes it also includes some loud, overwrought music that sometimes feels out of place. That isn’t the case with this beautiful clip, which takes us to the Italian Dolomites for a stunning look at this amazing part of the world. But rather than shoehorning in an inappropriate soundtrack, this video uses the natural sounds of nature found in the mountains. The result is something more tranquil and pleasing. For the full effect, throw on a pair of headphones. You won’t be disappointed”. – The Adventure Blog (about “The silence of the Dolomites”)
“Do you ever stare at a landscape and think, “I could watch this all day.” We certainly have, but sadly, on most occasions, there just isn’t enough time to stand around and watch the clouds float by. There are places to be, things to do, and schedules to keep, which is why this week’s video is so amazing. It captures some of Norway’s most beautiful scenes and condenses them into a simple six-minute clip. There are no four-wheel drives, no motorcycles, no bicycles, not even hikers to distract you—just pure nature passing you by. We encourage you to take these six minutes as a small reset at the end of your week. Take a moment to shut down your cell phone, block out your surroundings, and focus on the beauty of our world. It will take less time than going to grab that next cup of coffee, and hopefully will do a better job of rejuvenating you.” – Chris Cordes (Expedition Portal) (about “Undisturbed Norway”)
“Our days are often so perfectly planned, with every hour pinned to some responsibility or activity, that it’s sometime difficult to even think about saving a few shards of time here or there for spontaneity. But not right now. Whatever you had previously budgeted for the next seven minutes of your life can wait. The “Silence of the Dolomites” awaits, and it’s worth every second of the next 420.” – Mother Nature Network (about “The silence of the Dolomites”)
The film captures the atmosphere of Venice through a series of unique timelapses and a detailed soundscape. Venice is both beautiful and romantic but certain areas can also be very hectic with many boats and tourists.
Venice (Venesia, Venexia) is located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by 400 bridges. Venice is renowned for it’s beauty, architecture and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
All shot are made in the summer 2018 during four days in Venice. I had the pleasure to experience the beautiful San Marco Church, St Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco), the Grand Canal, the amazing Rialto Bridge and much more.
“THAT is stupid, crazy AWESOME! The audio mix makes that a reality! Thank you for sharing and inspiration!”Brian Hamfeldt
The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy and are caractarised by its bold light-gray cliffs and spires flecked with snow.
The film captures the atmosphere of the intriguing Dolomite mountains through a series of unique timelapses and a detailed soundscape. Sounds from natures own library are accompanied with subtle soundeffecs to support the atmosphere which in the mountains quickly can change from calm sunrise to intense thunderstorm.
To get the full experience – headphones are highly recommended.
All shot are made in the summer 2018 during a two week trip to the Dolomite mountains. I had the pleasure to experience a wonderful hike at the spectacular Tre Cime, the beautiful turquoise water at Lago di Sorapis, an insane rainstorm at Santa Maddalena, a quiet evening at Lake Misurina with amazing still water and much more.
“Casper, you are amazing – and the places you captured are damn too! What a smooth and great work you did, love the absence of music and sound FXs only.”Marco Famà
“Big screen. Use the headphones. Enjoyment guaranteed. Thank you for sharing this powerful experience!”Tiina Liimandi
“Amazing work. No words to explain this picturesque journey. Sound designing is so lovely. Watching this video feels like I reached these beautiful landscapes.”Kumar Ashutosh
VIMEO STAFF PICK'S
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