Filmmaker and timelapse photographer extraordinaire Gavin Heffernan of Sunchaser Pictures didn’t employ any special effects to capture the jaw-dropping movement of stars across the night sky in his short film, Star Trails. Instead, he used 25-second exposures and the Earth’s own rotation as he shot on locations in the wilds of Big Bear Lake and Joshua Tree, California. The result: a dizzy digital version of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
Shot and edited by: Gavin Heffernan
Music composed and performed by: Adam Jeremy Williams
Producers: Michael Darrow, Ben Dally, Briana Nadeau, Rachel Payne, John Brookins.
Camera: Canon 5D & 7D, with a 24mm/1.4 lens and a 28mm/1.8
Photography-merging software: StarStaX
Coloring and editing: Final Cut Pro
Upcoming: Star Trails will be part of Devolution: Rebirth, part three of Starchaser’s Devolution trilogy.