The beauty of Kangaroo Island captured in a new film

10 December 2014

Adelaide-based photographer Gab Rivera has collaborated with the South Australian Tourism Commission to create a spectacular new film that captures the natural, rugged beauty of Kangaroo Island.

The three-minute film, released as part of the State Government’s Through Local Eyes campaign, uses the photographer’s signature technique ‘Hyperlapse’ to piece together more than 7,300 still photos to create a breathtaking film.

Iconic Kangaroo Island locations such as Seal Bay, Remarkable Rocks and Cape du Couedic feature in the film.

Tourism Minister Leon Bignell, who is visiting Kangaroo Island, said Mr Rivera was hand-picked to create the film because of the high standard of his previous work.

“The South Australian Tourism Commission came across his talent early this year when he launched a time lapse video of the Adelaide CBD. The feedback was enormous, so we knew we had to have him on-board for something special,” he said.

“Mr Rivera has produced a film that captures the essence of Kangaroo Island as a tourism destination. It really is a case of a picture being worth a thousand words.”

Gab Rivera said the light on Kangaroo Island is amazing so the Hyperlapse technique was the best way to capture such vivid, high quality pictures in a way that does justice to the environment.

“I had heard a lot about the Island, but had yet to go. I was surprised at how peaceful it felt. It really did feel like there is a connection between the island’s natural surrounds and the soul, which is why I named the film “Home of the Soul”. It is one of the most beautiful, peaceful places I have ever visited,” he said.

Gab Rivera immigrated to South Australia three years ago when he decided to move his young family from his home in Venezuela in search for a greater upbringing for his children.

This is the Through Local Eyes initiative’s 31st film. The films have collectively amassed more than 1.2 million views since the campaign was launched in May 2013.

The film can be viewed at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuxP1mE4gsc

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