Author: Sean Stiegemeier | Duration: 02:19min
So I saw all of these pictures of that volcano in Iceland nobody can pronounce the name of, so I figured I should go and do something that is not news footage but something more cinematic. But the flights to get over took forever as expected (somewhat). 4 days after leaving I finally made it, but the weather was terrible for another 4. Just before leaving it got pretty good for about a day and a half and this is what I managed to get. Wish I had more time. I missed all the cool Lightning and the Lava of the first eruption. But I figure this will just be a trial run for another day.
About Sean Stiegemeier
Hailing from picturesque Park City Utah, Sean devoted his life to ski racing until he discovered his passion of using a camera. He completed undergraduate at Chapman University and then earned his masters degree from American Film Institute both in the discipline of cinematography. His thesis film ‘The Butcher’s Daughter’ earned him the 2007 ASC Heritage award for his excellence behind the lens. Various cinematography publications have published articles about his work, such as American Cinematographer and ICG Magazine.
Sean has shot as well as directed numerous music videos and commercials. In 2010 he developed and evolved his technique of time-lapse cinematography by chasing after the notorious Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland. He shot a small personal project that became a popular viral video with over a million views in a week. He currently lives in Los Angeles shooting commercials, music videos and documentaries. His goals are to expand his narrative feature career in time with inspiring projects and stories that best suit his cinematic vision, while continuing to shoot visual commercials and music videos.
Owner of an Arri Alexa, Zeiss Ultra Primes, Canon 5d Mk3, Canon 7d w/PL Mount, Hasselblad H4D. KesslerU advisor and aficionado.