Pigeon Point Lighthouse is about 25 miles north of Santa Cruz, California on the coast, and 20 miles south of Half Moon Bay. Here’s a short film I made showing the beauty of the location.
I wanted to go back at night and get a star timelapse shot to throw in…but alas, another time.
I filmed this on a drive up the California Highway 1 coast on my way to San Francisco from Santa Cruz. Was renting a Panasonic GH4 the first week that it came out so this was the first real shoot I did with it. Stopped at the lighthouse for about an hour. Really pleased with the image quality and ease of using the camera. Very sharp in ultra HD mode. The 96fps slow motion is beautiful too. Not as sharp as 4k obviously but great to have 96fps as opposed to the 60fps we’ve been used to for the last few years.
Filmed on a Panasonic GH4 with Nikon 24-85mm lens and a Light Craft Workshop Variable ND filter. Non-electronic Nikon to Micro 4/3 adapter. Davis & Sanford Video Tripod.
Shot in Cinelike D picture profile with adjusted curves and settings for a flat look.
All 24p shots filmed in UHD (3840×2160). Slow motion shot at 96fps in 1080p.
Music: Read Em and Weep by Trent Dabbs, licensed by The Music Bed.