A project that I started in June 2012. After a period of doing still photography with my Nikon D3100 SLR, I decided to venture out and discover what kind of shots I can get with it on video. Not only that, but time-lapsed photography such as the shots of clouds, stars, and the Moon.
== Locations: ==
Each shooting locations were in northwestern Oregon, particularly in and around Portland. The shots were taken in either my backyard (most notably the flowers and statues), an abandoned house in my neighborhood, Johnson Creek, Multnomah Falls, and Clatsop Spit. Every cloud, star shots, and the Moon were taken in my backyard.
== Dates and Time: ==
The first shots were done in June 2012, and the last just before New Years Eve of the same year. The editing and post-production started at around the same time as the project began, but were completed in February 2013. Lots of shots taken throughout this project did not make it to the final product; instead you are getting the best ones cobbled together into an entire video compilation. The Multnomah Falls footage, for example, was the result of an entire day of shooting.
== Technical Specs: ==
Editing, color correction, and image adjustments were done in Sony Vegas Pro 11. Video footages were shot in 1920 x 1080 resolutions at 23.976 fps, while the time lapse photography were all taken in 4608 x 3072, and compiled into 24 fps. The final videos were rendered in 1920 x 1080 at 23.976 (for YouTube), and 1280 x 720 of the same framerate (for Vimeo). Video formats for each shots were MOVs using the H.264 video and AAC audio codec (bitrates currently unknown), image formats for the time lapses were TIFFs. Final video format, like the one you’re currently watching, is MKV H.264 video codec with AC3 audio. Lenses used were AF-S NIKKOR 18 - 55 mm DX and AF-S NIKKOR 55 - 200 mm DX.
== Music, Copyrights, and Creative Commons: ==
The song used is “Funeral Canticle” by "John Tavener" from his "Eternity's Sunrise" album, © 1999; and "Used to Be" by "Beach House" from their "Teen Dream" album, © 2010. The visuals in this video are protected by a Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License as of 2013.
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