The beauty of new zealands south island

The Waters of Greenstone : The magical light spectacle of New Zealand’s south island

Nathan Kaso, a genius photographer and a passionate filmmaker travelled three weeks over New Zealand’s south island. The Australian filmmaker recorded the impressive natural spectacle of wild landscapes in this remarkable short film. At the other end of the world there is an island in the south pacific with just 4.5 million inhabitants, but everyone who has ever had the good luck to get lost out there, is completely flashed by the natural beauty of this country. Why it is so great down there, Nathan Kaso shows us in this video. Dark moody rain clouds moving along the mountain slopes and suddenly a ray of sunlight breaks through the gray clouds and then just few Seconds later,  a dreamy rainbow emerges over the valley.

Nathan Kaso captures the fascinatingly changing and captivating landscapes of New Zealand in a very superb way in his camera. The Australian filmmaker shot this video last month on the south island of new zealand. After his return, he released it on Vimeo. The video reached over 100,000 views within just a week

The Waters of Greenstone explores the charming landscapes of the Fiordland NP, Catlins Forest Park, Mount Aspiring NP, Queenstown, Mount Cook NP,  Castle Hill and Arthurs Pass NP.

The 29 years old Nathan Kaso self-funded his whole trip to new zealand, took his wife and 7 months old daughter with him on this vacation,  “I wanted to convey the feelings in that video that I have when I’m there” said Kaso. It was his fourth visit to the new zealand, a country that now feels like a second home for him. “I love to see how the landscape in this small country changes in the shortest possible time.”

Nathan Kaso captured the spectacles of nature, which he observed on his journey, in three different ways. He made videos of waterfalls, rivers, and watercourses using a digital reflex camera. He recorded the beautiful nature of the south island from the air using a quadrocopter and a  camera-equipped drone and shot the light-shows of nature in time lapse.

This is what Nathan says about his hard work he put during the making of this film “I worked for several hours on some of the settings”.

According to Nathan Kaso, he used the following hardware and software to make “water of greenstone” short film :


“Timelapse sequences were shot on the Canon 5D Mark III and include use of the Emotimo TB3 Black motion control head. The video segments are a combination of 5D Mark III RAW video (using Magic Lantern firmware) and aerial photography from the DJI Phantom quadcopter with Zenmuse H3-2D gimbal and GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition shooting 2.7K Protunes at 25fps. I used a 40″ Digital Juice Slyder for the dolly shots.”


“Processing and editing was completed in Lightroom 5, LRTimelapse, After Effects and Premiere Pro CS6.”


The soundtrack of this short film was produced by Tom Day


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