Karoo South African Timelapse Experience

      Credit:  Joe Louw
       Video Duration: 3m
Written by  Joe Louw

The Great Karoo is an expansive and harsh environment in South Africa that includes the Karoo National Park. It is the largest ecosystem in South Africa, with a mixture of flora, animals and reptiles that have adapted to its harsh conditions. Joe and Jonelle Louw takes us on a journey through this landscape with some amazing timelapse segments.

This is a desert and the Louw's bring you imagery of star filled nights where no ambient light interferes with our atmosphere and the universe beyond.  The scorching sun drenches the sky by day turning most of the landscape into shades of brown and where clays have cracked into a mosaic of tiles until the next rains. Many late afternoons are painted as the sun begins to set with hues of pink, purple and blue in the sky and landscape canvas as illustrated in this video.  The 4x4 vehicle is kitted out for this adventure with solar panels, roof top tent and lots of photography gear. This excursion would make any travel photographer jealous and clearly gets us thinking about taking our dynamic perception timelapse gear out for another adventure.

More information about the Karoo South Africa:

The Karoo is a famous road-trip many will want to have on their bucklist.  The offical South African Tourism site can be found here.

There are a number of 4x4 eco-trails available in Karoo National Park.

If you are interesting in touring Karoo on a motorcycle or other area of South Africa, Karoo Biking has several option and is a BMW official partner

Joe Louw's comments about this video are shared below.  We ecourage you to visit his link and share your comments on the video with them directly. It takes a lot of time and effort to produce this kind of video so if you liked it please take the time to share it with them.  Lastly, if you are in need of some remote footage in Africa reach our to TimeLapseSA.

We are ecstatic to share our first ever timelapse short film with you!
During January and February 2015 we returned to the Karoo. This time around we had a purpose! Apart from always looking for a reason to travel, we wanted to create a story. Not just another collection of timelapse landscapes...

We set out on this personal assignment which we've been planning since January 2014. We worked strictly with a story board and had very specific shots to get. Good continuity is so important and it was quite challenging for us to shoot accordingly, making sure our shots flow from one to the next. It's even more difficult because you don't work in a controlled environment. Since nature has its own way, you can't change the lights or reshoot the action. You've only got one chance! You're time is so limited, until the moment is gone forever.

It has been an incredible journey to produce this film. While the shooting is always the most fun part, it's the processing that brings the final product together. The latter is of course much more time consuming than anyone could imagine. Even more so when you need to keep clients happy at the same time ;-) It's been extremely difficult to balance our time between personal projects and the abundance of work we've been blessed with to finalise the editing. Sorry it took so long...

To read all about our travels and trip details, be sure to head over to "The BTS story of Where We'll Go". You can also read the "Just Released" blog if you haven't done so already. There are loads of BTS images and more on Instagram.
TIMELAPSE SA - https://tlsa.tv
Behind the Scenes BLOG - https://timelapsesa.co.za/blog/item/the-bts-story-of-where-we-ll-go
My wife:
For helping me carry all the heavy equipment!
For helping planning the shots and setting up.
Also, for documenting the trip via Instagram - instagram.com/jonellelouw
Music is so important!! We can get so hyped up about awesome music and it just inspires us to create stuff and get out to shoot!!
We just love to recognise other peoples' talents and it makes it so much more rewarding when you have incredible music to compliment you story.
Surely these images will not have the same effect on you without the music!
Amotz Plessner you've been blessed with incredible talent!
Voice over & Recording:
A really "special thanks" goes out to Janno Müller from On-Key Recording studios from superb assistance and directing with the recording of our voice over. You have an awesome studio and your time and efforts are much appreciated!
To David Sherwood; thank you! It was a pleasure working with you and you quickly picked up on what we wanted. You were great!
Let's not delay you any further!

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