June 30

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Watch My Mini Film “ICE in MOTION”

By Dan

June 30, 2022

The other day, I flew out to one of the glaciers and shot a section of images and video clips throughout the evening with my Fujifilm X-T4 and XF70-300mm lens. 

I found myself in a rather mellow mood, so instead of focusing on the “dramatic” and the “amazing” as I often do in my imagery, I decided to accentuate the more subtle aspects of this particular landscape.  

The result is a tiny little film with an original score called ICE in MOTION – One Minute of Serenity. It highlights the gentle and quiet moments that happen during the often chaotic and violent life of the average iceberg, as it completes its long journey down from the mountains and nears the end of its existence in that form. 

After returning home, I assembled the clips and set it to an original mini film score, in which I laid down a cinematic bed, and then improvised the entire minute of music in “one take”, using an orchestral string ensemble patch from Native Instruments.

I hope you enjoy this very brief nature interlude and take the full minute to appreciate the peace, calm and slowness that this landscape sometimes shows us, which can be just as quenching for our soul as those “really exciting moments” we often look for.

As I continue to combine my photography and video with my own music, look for more projects like this from me in the future.

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 25+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.


As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.


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