our last timelapse video for the year 2011 we worked on over the last couple of weeks. it shows the famous striezelmarkt in dresden. it´s one of the oldest christmas market in germany. all sequences were shot in HDR.

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update: source wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striezelmarkt

The Striezelmarkt in Dresden is one of Germany's oldest documented Christmas markets. It was first mentioned in 1434, under Friedrich II, an Elector of Saxony, when it was held the Monday before Christmas on the Altmarkt square. Over the centuries it has developed into a huge event with 250 stands, taking up a large part of Dresden city centre and lasting throughout the Advent period. Today the Striezelmarkt attracts 2 million visitors a year from all over the world.

The word Striezelmarkt comes from Strüzel or Stroczel, which was the name of a type of cake sold at the market, now famous as Stollen or Christstollen. Stollen is a light airy fruitcake which is quite low in sugar, today available in many parts of the world. The true Dresden Stollen, however, is produced in the city and distinguished by a special seal depicting the city's famous king, August the Strong. The shape of the cake is meant to be reminiscent of the entrance to a mine tunnel (the literal meaning of Stollen) reflecting the area's silver and tin mining history.

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novalapse.com/2011/12/30/striezelmarkt-dresden-2011-in-hdr/

for people who ask us wich gear and software we used for this video:

Canon EOS 7D
Kessler Crane Cineslider, 12ft Shuttle Pod with Revolution Pan / Tilt head, Turntable, Oracle Controller
Tokina 11-16mm
Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye
Canon EF-S 15-85mm IS
Manfrotto Magic Arm

Software:

SNS-HDR Pro
Adobe After Effects CS5.5
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5

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