The footage was gathered over two years. In 2012, the film students at the St. Polten University of Applied Sciences shot a video of their home town, Vienna. They started getting requests to license the footage, and realized they should start a company.
Some of the clips in this video were originally shot for the Austrian Tourism Agency. Others were shot for documentaries or just for fun.
2. Be patient
At times the guys waited four or five hours in the mountains until the clouds cleared so that they could get the footage that would be turned into just a couple seconds of video.
“Some people can’t understand how we can stay for three or four hours at one place looking at the sun or something, but this is our job, and we love to do it,” Jablonowski said. “We love to look at the final clips that we get.”
3. Adjusting colors can make for amazing effects
Pocksteiner called this his favorite shot. They were filming in front of green lanterns, which were projecting green light onto the snow as the moon rose. In post-production, they adjusted the white balance to make the snow appear white, which also made the light on the water appear purple.
4. Be original
They made a point of not playing music over the video, a technique they believe has gotten boring. Instead they opted for sound effects, such as a light switch flipping on as the moon rises or yodeling during a mountain shot. During a shot of the stars, they included the voice of Felix Baumgartner, who made an infamous free fall from the edge of space.
To get these timelapse shots they generally programmed their camera to take a photo every four to 10 seconds. The video is then played using 25 photos or frames per second. They edited using Adobe Lightroom, After Effects and Premiere.
Jablonowski, 22, and Pocksteiner, 23, will graduate from school in a year.