I present the final cut of my eclipse music video, from the Teton Valley, Idaho.
I’ve edited my images and videos into a music video that I hope captures some of the awe and excitement of standing in the shadow of the Moon and gazing skyward at a total eclipse.Totality over the Tetons from Alan Dyer on Vimeo.
The video can be viewed in up to 4K resolution. Music is by the Hollywood session group and movie soundtrack masters, Audiomachine. It is used under license.
Never before have I been able to shoot a total eclipse with so many cameras to capture the scene from wide-angles to close-ups, in stills, time-lapses, and videos, including 4K. Details on the setup are in the caption for the video on Vimeo. Click through to Vimeo.
I scouted this site north of Driggs, Idaho two years earlier, in April 2015. It was perfect for me. I could easily set up lots of gear, it had a great sightline to the Grand Tetons, and a clear horizon for the twilight effects. And I had the site almost to myself. Observing with a crowd adds lots of energy and excitement, but also distraction and stress. I had five cameras to operate. It was an eclipse experience I’ll likely never duplicate.
If you missed this eclipse, you missed the event of a lifetime. Sorry. Plain and simple.
If you saw the eclipse, and want to see more, then over the next few years you will have to travel far and wide, mostly to the southern hemisphere between now and 2024.
But on April 8, 2024 the umbral shadow of the Moon once again sweeps across North America, bringing a generous four minutes of totality to a narrow path from Mexico, across the U.S., and up into eastern Canada.
It will be the Great North American Eclipse. Seven years to go!
— Alan, September 2, 2017 / © 2017 Alan Dyer / www.amazingsky.com
8 Replies to “Totality over the Tetons — the Music Video”
Spectacular! Could have helped you set up all that equipment …
Incredible work Alan.
Hi Alan, your video and composites are stunning! So much work!
Thanks for your E-Book on How to photograph a Solar Eclipse. I began studying it 3 months prior to the eclipse and practiced many times shooting the moon. We saw the eclipse in South Carolina and I got some pretty good shots for a “Newbie” It was a great experience.
Thanks again for your in depth teaching
Excellent! Great to hear from readers post-eclipse!
Stunning video, Alan! And beautiful soundtrack to go with it! Thank you!
Marvelous! Great editing from all your resources. Your totality composite is glorious. We saw it too in Andrews, NC. The personal experience was truly worth the effort.