Creating visuals and soundscapes

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the idea …

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.

… the expression 

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.

From TV appearances about my filmwork

TV appearances

Noticieros Televisa

The Silence Project presented by the Mexican news and information channel Noticieros Televisa (2018-08-09)

From articles about my filmwork

articles

“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.

Expedition Portal (Chris Cordes)

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"

Short Films

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Timelapse clips

Experience a timelapse journey through norway

Norway in motion

 

 

Experience a beautiful timelapse journey through the amazing landscapes of Norway.

The shots are made in 2017 and 2018 were I had the pleasure to travel around Norway three times. My first trip was two weeks in May 2018 where I had the pleasure to experience the spectacular fruit blossom at the Hardangerfjord, the beautiful Sognefjellet and Hardangervidda covered in snow and the lakes Oldevatnet and Lovatnet with amazing still water. My second trip to Norway was in July where I had three interesting weeks visiting the colourful mountains in Rondane, the snowy mountains in Folgefonna and the deep blue fjord at Geiranger. Finally I returned in April 2018 where I visited the city Aalesund, the mountains range Sunnmørsalpane and the mountains in Rondane. 

There are some breathtaking transitions in here. Great job!

Jeffrey Bowers

Vimeo Staff

Breathtakingly beautiful

Judy Whitten Stiff

Beautiful Casper. I love these movements. Its stunning.”

Juan Carlos Cortina

Photographer from Spain

Wow! This is one of the best, if not, THE best film I have ever seen on Norway.

That was 5 minutes I completely forgot about everyday life stress and was fully immersed.

Don’t ever stop making these!

If you have any tutorials I would love to check them out!

Johnny Andrews

Experience a timelapse journey through Venice

VENICE in motion

 

 

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 shots 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. 

“What an original and what spectacular camera movements. I really like the edition as always, Congratulations for this work again.”

Juan Carlos Cortina

Photographer from Spain

“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

“Nice one, Casper!”

Sam Morrill

Vimeo Staff

A journey through the landscapes of the Dolomites

Dolomites

 

 

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 shots 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. 

“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

“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

Founder of Time Lapse Network

CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT UNDISTURBED PLACES WITH NATURAL SILENCE

THE SILENCE OF THE DOLOMITES

 

 

This is the second episode in my silence project.  Here you can join me on a mindful journey through the nature of the Dolomites.

This film was chosen as one of the best films on Vimeo and received the honorful staff pick badge.

Through a series of films I will present nature at its most natural. To fully capture the authentic atmosphere of the places I have combined the visuals with a detailed soundscape. No music or artificial sound effects have been used in this film project only the songs from nature’s own sound library. To make the experience as natural as possible both the audio and video are recorded in some of nature’s most undisturbed places.

This project was born out of love for the undisturbed places in nature. The goal of the project is to share the wonders of nature with as many people as possible and thereby ensuring its protection and enjoyment for generations to come. I plan to accomplish this goal through stunning short films with breathtaking video and audio.

Locations in the film: Passo Gardena, Tre Cime, Lago Antorno, Lago di Sorapis, Santa Maddalena, Lake Braies, Lago di Landro and Barmer Spitze. 

For the full experience find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Headphones of good quality are highly recommended. Enjoy!  

“Check out The Silence Project by Nature photographer and film maker Casper Rolsted. Spellbinding series of natural landscapes in ultra-HD.”

BBC Studios Digital

“This is freaking beautiful. The lack of music really amplifies the visuals here.”

Jeffrey Bowers

Vimeo Staff

“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

“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

“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

A journey through the undisturbed nature of Norway

Undisturbed Norway

 

 

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 shots 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. 

“We absolutely loved the video! Looking forward to more of these, keep up the good work!”

Edelkrone

Manufacturer of camera equipment

“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

Photographer from Spain

“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

Founder of Time Lapse Network

”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

“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

EXPERIENCE THE HIDDEN BEAUTY OF NORWAY

MAGICAL NORWAY 2

 

 

Experience the hidden beauty of Norway on this aerial journey through the nature. Nature’s beauty can be so easily missed. It is my hope that my films will contribute to a deeper understanding and gratitude of the natural wonders in our world and to the preservation of our fragile environment in the future.

Film locations in “Magical Norway 2”:
– Sognefjell
– Folgefonna
– Dalsnibba Mountain Plateau
– Gamle-Strynefjellsvegen
– Jotunheimen
– Briksdal Glacier
– Rondane
– Ridder-Spranget (The Knight’s leap), Valdresflye
– Rauma
– Hereiane, Hardangerfjord
– Ryfylke
– Jæren

Great video Casper. Fascinating aerial shots

Morten Berg

Norwegian timelapse photographer

It’s very, very beautiful! Thank you!

Natalia Glebova

”Brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing”

Michelle Rowe

Breathtaking! I am speechless.

Marius Paul Neacșu

Beautiful beyond words.

Hilary Gostling

CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT UNDISTURBED PLACES WITH NATURAL SILENCE

THE SILENCE OF NORWAY

 

 

This is the first episode in my silence project.  Here you can join me on a mindful journey through the nature of Norway. We start our journey in the highest and coldest mountains in Norway and travel down to the sandy beach on Norway’s west coast. On the way you will experience sunrises and sunsets in the mountains, glaciers, melting ice and snow, rivers, lakes, forests and blooming fruit trees at the Hardangerfjord.

Through a series of films I will present nature at its most natural. To fully capture the authentic atmosphere of the places I have combined the visuals with a detailed soundscape. No music or artificial sound effects have been used in this film project only the songs from nature’s own sound library. To make the experience as natural as possible both the audio and video are recorded in some of nature’s most undisturbed places.

This project was born out of love for the undisturbed places in nature. The goal of the project is to share the wonders of nature with as many people as possible and thereby ensuring its protection and enjoyment for generations to come. I plan to accomplish this goal through stunning short films with breathtaking video and audio.

Locations in the film: Hardangervidda, Jotunheimen, Sognefjellet, Geiranger, Dalsnibba, Rondane, Valdresflye, Strynefjellsvegen, Hardangerfjord, Folgefonna, Jæren, Lovatnet, Oldevatnet and Briksdal Glacier.

For the full experience find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Headphones of good quality are highly recommended. Enjoy!

“Check out The Silence Project by Nature photographer and film maker Casper Rolsted. Spellbinding series of natural landscapes in ultra-HD.”

BBC Studios Digital

“Such an incredible and inspiring video Casper. I really like the combination of breathtaking aerial shots and time lapses. The authentic atmosphere from the undisturbed nature makes it an unique journey trough Norway’s incredible scenery. Well done!”

Morten Berg

Norwegian timelapse photographer

”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

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