Emmy award-winning time-lapse filmmaker Mike Olbinski is best known for his dramatic and one of a kind storm chasing time-lapse footage. Olbinski is always on the pulse of some of the most stunning storms the great plains sees every year. So much so, this is our seventh feature highlighting his impressive work. Check out all of his incredible moments on Resource Travel here.
His first release of 2017, aptly titled “Pulse”, isn’t a collection of new, unreleased footage, but rather a way of seeing some of his favorite storms through monochrome glasses. Olbinski explains his decision to release a black and white storm chasing film on his Vimeo.
I love color. Storms are full of color. The blues, the greens, the warm oranges and reds at sunset. The colors are sometimes what make a simple storm into something extra special.
But black and white speaks to my soul. I love it. There is something when you remove the color that lets you truly see the textures, movement and emotion of a storm.
Most of Olbinski’s films are high energy, fast moving powerhouses that leave viewers’ hearts pounding. For this film, he decided that a smoother, slower soundtrack by Tony Anderson.
My recent films have a frantic pace to them and people occasionally tell me they’d love to see the footage in a much slower speed. I already knew that going with the monochrome style sorta demanded something more solemn and poetic…and the song was perfect for that.
As always, Olbinski’s films bring us to the storm chasing front lines with him. And as always, we leave with our pulse racing.