A video post… surprised?

Well, you shouldn’t be. Photography is a term that applies just as readily to film making as to still photography

I’m not about to delve into video making myself. But not because I don’t like it but rather because it takes a very different skillset, experience, patience and – yes you guessed it – more gear that I don’t really think I’m ready to get.

But take a look at those incredible videos I found on vimeo. Filmed mostly with still cameras such as the Canon EOS 5D Mk II and IIIs, they make the most of the large sensor and shallow depth of field available to them.

More below the fold…

Sit back and plunge your mind head first into these movies – go full screen, if you dare!

The first video is a feature on the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull by Sean Stiegemeier. Epic images of the surreal plume set within the surrounding countryside.

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull – May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

Mark Bramley spent two days on his own in Tokyo and wisely invested his time into the images you can see in this fascinating video

Lost in Tokyo from Mark Bramley on Vimeo.

Since I’m already thinking way too much about my upcoming South East Asia trip, Stephan Kot’s Postcard from Bali is the perfect reverie to draw me ever further away from reality

Postcard from Bali (Canon 5d MkII) from Stephan Kot on Vimeo.

In a more conceptual and dream-like state, Filip Piskorzynski has come up with a weightlessness-inducing animation whose title says it all: Gravity

GRAVITY // UN RÊVE DE DEMAIN from Filip Piskorzynski on Vimeo.

You should keep coming back to the Vimeo Staff Picks Channel to get your regular fix of great videos, by the way.