Timelapse Film Of The Week: Martin Heck’s ERUPTION | CUMBRE VIEJA LA PALMA | 8K

Martin Heck captures the fire and excitement of the 2021 La Palma eruption in exquisite 8K detail.


After last week's volcano video by CleverDarkElve we now have Martin Heck aka TimeStormFilm's version of the same La Palma volcano.

Linda and Martin were both on the island of La Palma at the same time shooting the volcano from the same locations. It's fascinating to see different artists' visions come to life.

Click play to have a look at Martin's 8K La Palma volcano fest.

In the video description Martin writes the following:

The 2021 Cumbre Vieja eruption began on 19 September 2021 and lasted for 86 days, making it the longest and most destructive since records began on La Palma. We had the chance to capture it between October 11th and 16th, getting a small impression of what the local population had to endure for over 3 months. The lava flow has covered over 1000 hectares, destroyed more than 3000 buildings and caused the evacuation of over 7000 people. Damage is estimated to be close to 1 Billion Euro.

We recorded the 8K timelapses with our 2 Sony A7R3's and the A1. 8K30 and 4K120 video was recorded with the Sony A1. The 4K slowmotion video has been upscaled to 8K using Topaz VEAI. Motion-Control was handled by our trusted eMotimo Spectrum ST4. Timelapse post-production was done with LRTimelapse, Lightroom and After Effects Video post-production was done with Davinci Resolve, After Effects and Topaz VEAI

Martin Heck – TimeStorm Films

Timelapse camera gear used

  • eMotimo Spectrum ST4
  • Sony Alpha1
  • 2x Sony A7R3
  • Sony 200-600mm
  • Sony 16-35 f2.8 GM
  • Sony 25-105 f4 G
  • Sigma 14-24 f2.8
  • Sigma 40mm f1.4
  • Sigma 50mm f1.4
  • Canon 70-200 f4 L

If you're following my blog it is quite unlikely that you haven't seen Martin's work yet, but just to be certain, make sure to give him a follow on Instagram as well. Martin consistently captures and shares some of the most interesting and stunning scenes on the planet.

Do you have a favourite timelapse photographer? Please do let me know in the comments, I'm always on the lookout for new artists to feature.

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