Timelapse: California Roadtrip UHD 4K


From sweeping desert vistas to staggering mountain views, California contains some of the most insanely beautiful sights in America. There are canyons to explore, salt flats to marvel over, and some of the most amazing views of the stars available… and this timelapse captures them perfectly.

Turn the Volume up, HD on and enjoy California!!
*if you are capable of watching in a higher resolution than 1080p choose original as this film was finished in 4k*

California is a special place as it has a dramatic difference in landscape in each different area of the state. From gorgeous coastline to spectacular mountains in Yosemite and everything in between. This made the concept of shooting the entire state rather difficult but a very enjoyable challenge! The goal with this piece was to show the vast differences and the first clip really shows that. A snow covered mountain in northern Califorina (Mt Shasta) brings you out of the typical California video and into this video with eyes wide open!

The timing for this video was exceptional as we were able to capture the sunset at Pfeiffer beach coming through the portal as it only does for one month per year! The weather as well was spectacular resulting in some gorgeous sunsets and clear skies for the star trail shots near the end of the video!

If your interested in any of the locations in the film please click on the links below to find out where they are from!
0:27 Death Valley National Park

0:41 – Yosemite National Park

0:59 – Badwater Basin

1:17 – Joshua Tree

1:21 – McWay Falls

1:25 – Sun Portal Pfeiffer Beach

1:39 – Anza Borrego State Park + Dinosaurs!

1:47 – Joshua Tree

2:04 – Windmill Farms

Equipment used:
Canon 6d
Canon 5d mark ii
Canon 16 – 35, 24-70, 70-200.
Rokinon 14
Motion Control:
Emotimo TB3 Black
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero
Dynamic Perception Stage One
Film + Edit: Joel Schat (joelschat.com)
Music licensed via the Music Bed: Kings – Ryan Taubert