Volcano Calbuco erupted on April 22, 2015, for the first time in the last four decades. It is located very near to the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt in southern Chile. We spend the prior couple of days on the neighboring volcano Osorno approximately 20km linear distance shooting this time-lapse movie. Therefore, after an incredible night under the night sky we took the cable car downwards after a delay caused by repairs. We were already very late we headed south to catch the ferry on Routa 7 down to Patagonia. After ten minutes on the ferry we’ve noticed a huge, just about nuclear looking cloud boiling upwards just were we left a few hours ago? Desperately looking for a good outlook we then hurried to the only non-forested place to get a appropriate view of the show. We rapidly put every bit of camera-equipment we could find on the continually growing mushroom-cloud.

We shot time lapses in 8K and 4K with a Pentax 645Z and Canon 6D. On the A7s we shot 4K video to the Shogun. We’ve filled almost all of our memory cards in the prior night so I had to do backups though shooting all this stuff.
Indeed this was the most unbelievable show I’ve ever seen. I probably think this is a one time show in a lifetime event and I was extremely happy that we were able to capture it in all its glory. We will also release a timelapse video of our 6 weeks trip to Patagonia soon. FACEBOOK: facebook.com/TimestormFilms | TWITTER: twitter.com/martinheck WEBSITE: timestormfilms.com/ 4K/UHD-Version: youtube.com/watch?v=rVcTPfBxOPU
Soundtrack: We wish it was never light – Anamog. Moreover, all footage is available for licensing (video in 4K, timelapses in 8K&4K). For professional inquiries please contact me: martin@timestormfilms.net

CALBUCO from Martin Heck | Timestorm Films on Vimeo.

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