Time lapse photographer and videographer Lance Page of production companyPage Films got up close (in fact, so close that watching it made our palms sweat!) to the very active Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island to capture some dramatic footage.
“I wanted to capture [Kilauea’s] beauty and mysteriousness as well as her unimaginable power in the best way that I knew how,” Lance explains.
The video, named Kilauea – The Fire Within, includes some impressive scenes and can be viewed in 4K. Its worth viewing the film full screen to make the most of the mesmerising detail of molten rock bubbling and oozing within the crater itself.
The time lapse footage also shows the unstoppable force of lava flowing across the ground, scorching the land, and setting fire to everything in its path. You might find it surprising how close Lance seems to get to the lava at times!
Although the earlier scenes are shot during the day, the nighttime scenes are particularly impressive, as the surrounding darkness contrasts with the vibrant light given off by the lava, highlighting the dramatic nature of the active volcano and its impact upon the landscape that surrounds it.
Speaking of the film, Lance explains: “I’ve never been anywhere else on the planet that demanded as much respect and awareness for the natural environment around me.
“Her unexpected beauty and unsettling sense of danger were nothing short of humbling and put so much into perspective. Kilauea really did change my life.”
To shoot the film, Lance used a Canon EOS 6D and Panasonic Lumix GH4, with lenses Canon 24-105 f/4, Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6, Rokinon 14mm f/2.8, and Rokinon 24mm T1.5 lenses.[via]