The plan was to shoot an 11 day continuous time-lapse sequence, 5 days on either side of the new moon. Changing light was tracked as smoothly as possible in camera and all 5 cameras fired together. Images from each camera were stitched together to cover 160 degrees of sky. The sequence will be used for the key film sequence that shows the loss of the night sky over the entire history of human civilization.
2. David Gargadennec designed and built the 5 camera mount, power systems and contributed post processing advice.
3. Thomas Bethell built an 8 camera bulb firing and monitoring micro-controller for the project. He is a pioneer in bulb ramping camera controllers for smoothly tracking light (sunrise/sunset/moonrise/moonset).
4. Fred Bruenjes is the developer of Eclipse Orchestrator software used in adjusting camera settings and orchestrating and timing the 11 day sequence. He modified his software to Colin’s needs for the shoot.
5Carsten Oehring – Created custom power systems engineering to keep all 5 cameras and supporting gear running.