‘TRANSIENT’ CAPTURES THE BEAUTY OF LIGHTNING IN 4K AT 1000FPS

‘TRANSIENT’ CAPTURES THE BEAUTY OF LIGHTNING IN 4K AT 1000FPS

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Photographer and filmmaker Dustin Farrell chased lightning with a $110,000 Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera. He spent over 30 days traveling over 20,000 miles this summer in search of storms and it resulted in a short 4K film titled “Transient”. Most of the footage in this film was shot in Arizona in 1,000fps uncompressed raw.

“My respect and admiration for storm chasers became even stronger this year,” Farrell says. “This is one of the most difficult projects I have ever attempted in my career. On several occasions, I found myself uncomfortable either mentally or physically.

“There were at least 10 days where I returned home with my tail between my legs and nothing to show after a ten-hour chase and 500 miles. There were also a couple of days that I drove home with an ear to ear smile that lasted for hours.”

In all, Farrell captured about 10 terabytes of data in creating this jaw-dropping 3-minute visual experience.