“Te Waipounamu” in Māori language, which means South Island. Here are some timelapses I shot all around in South Island, New Zealand throughout the year of 2015.

Throughout my one year working holiday experience in New Zealand, I work and travel, meanwhile researching and scouting for landscape scenery locations to be recorded in this video. Being born in Malaysia, I only experienced Summer all year. The biggest challenge for me during this video shooting is the rapid changing weather. I spent many nights sleeping in the wild/mountains to get myself familiar with the environment in order to create this video. I hike with heavy equipment through dangerous areas and spend time camping in unbearable freezing cold situation with frozen tripod, dolly and camera in subzero condition. One night, the mist arrived unexpectedly while I was shooting in Nevis Valley and I lost sight on the camera location. I was actually just resting in my car few hundred yards away waiting for the time lapse shooting to finish. The most significant encounter was the wind. I never expect that I could meet sand storm in a beach and it literally fully filled up my dolly and tripod with sands, which took me few hours to clean. The strongest breeze was a night at Mount Cook, it blew down the camera which I set on tripod. The housing of the camera ripped off and a replacement housing was needed. That was the most saddening moment and I still have to hike 2 hours to reach my car. After all, It is always a new and exciting adventure!

A special thanks to my girlfriend Gemma who had unconditionally supported me and accompanied to the most places. Thanks for always by my side no matter how challenging the way or how harsh weather had been.

I hope you all enjoy this short timelapse.

– Canon 6D
– Sony Alpha A7S
– Sony Alpha A7R
– Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens
– Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
– Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG RF
– Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC
– Commlite AF Canon EF to Sony E-Mount Adapter
– Fotodiox Vizelex ND Throttle Lens Mount Adapter
– Timelapse+ Intervalometer
– LEE Filters System
– Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod x 2
– Goal Zero Sherpa 50
– Dynamic Perception Stage One Dolly System

Music, Used With Permission
Infinity – One Hundred Years
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