Martin Heck is a time-lapse artist and cinematographer based in Southern Germany. He started making time-lapse films in 2009 with a basic point-and-shoot camera. Soon enough he realized he’s not going to get far with the time-lapses unless he uses better technology, so Martin bought himself a DSLR, but never stopped searching for better and more effective ways to show beautiful landscapes on video.
With growing expectations to quality and composition motion-control gear became quickly a main focus of my work. I started developing and building sliders and jibs to create more dynamic shots than it was possible before.
Tech is always a driving factor behind my work. With sensor-technology quickly evolving, new lens-designs and new post-production techniques I currently specialize in ultra high-resolution visuals in 4K and 8K resolution.
With his company, Timestorm Films based in Southern Germany, Heck travels the world and shoots the most amazing time-lapses that will make you want to buy a ticket and see for yourself if those breathtaking landscapes really exist.
One such timelapse is from Patagonia, shot in 8K.
Patagonia is the horn of South America. The region is shared by Argentina and Chile and it is bordered by the Atlantic on the east and Pacific on the West. It is well known for its untouched wild nature, boasting with mountains, vast steppes, glaciers and ice fields.
The video was filmed during a trip which lasted over 44 days. Martin was travelling through Chile and Argentina with his partner, they initially planned to shoot national parks such as Torres del Paine, Mount Osorno or Fitz Roy. They crossed over 7,500 kilometres, took 100,000 photos and witnessed an unexpected volcano eruption. The result is one epic video. If you can, watch it at least in 4K and enjoy stunning shots of snowy mountain peaks being hugged by fluffy clouds, beautiful green landscapes, frozen lakes and topped with amazing footage of the night skies above Patagonia.
If you’re interested in how the video was made, all the technical aspects of it, we’ve included the behind the scenes video in the playlist below.