Storm chaser and photographer Mike Olbinski has been creating incredible time-lapse videos for a while now and he is back with a new time lapse video and this one is in black and white and was shot in 8K resolution. ‘Breathe is made up solely of storm clips from 2017 either from the spring across the central plains or from the monsoon here in the southwest.
Black and white shots often seem a bit more impressive than color photos, much more dramatic. The focus is solely on the contrast of the image and the details it entails.
“In early 2017, I put together a film called Pulse that was my first ever black and white time-lapse movie. It was so different and fun, I wanted to do a follow-up this year before the next chase season begins,” Olbinski wrote on his Vimeo page. “Some are favorites, some are just ones I knew would be amazing in monochrome and others I used because they fit the music so well. I also went with a wider aspect ratio on these films to give it more of a cinematic feel.”
He said the inspiration for the movie came first from the film’s eventual soundtrack, Ex Makina’s “Breathe”.
“The moment I heard the opening thump of bass…I knew I would be using this song for my film,” he said. “But then those haunting vocals hit my ears…and blew my mind. It was like a punch deep in my soul. It’s hard to explain that feeling when you first hear a song and you immediately fall in love with it. Almost like you’ve known it all along.”
The visuals are stunning and the pounding soundtrack adds a dramatic vibe to the clip.