We all remember seeing the unbelievable images that started to flood news outlets on April 22, 2015. Volcano Calbuco, located outside of Puerto Varas in southern Chile, had erupted in a beautiful, yet frightening show after four decades of laying dormant. Martin Heck and his team from Timestorm Films were nearby, and rushed to get their photo and video gear together. They found an open patch in the forested land and set up both 8k and 4k timelapses, using the Pentax 645Z and Canon 6D. Additional 4k footage was captured using a Sony A7s.
In his Vimeo description, Heck recalls the greatest challenge of photographing this rare eruption.
We filled almost all of our memory cards in the prior night so I had to do backups while shooting all this stuff.
After watching this two minute film with our jaws wide open, we are thankful that Heck was able to find a way to backup his footage in order to continue to capture the dramatic eruption.