Timeless – 2010-2011, 4mins 9seconds
This film is intended to capture the spirit and endless energy of London. We decided to shoot it in a mixture of Timelapse and slow motion. We started filming in October 2010 in Richmond upon Thames just on the western edge of the city, and then the ensuing journey took us all the way through the city and back again, ending up just a year later with a final sun rise shot in the Richmond area.
The brilliant but temporary music score is by Rael Jones. He’s currently working on music for the new BBC Sherlock Holmes series and he will be delivering a final score for my film in a month or so. I can’t wait to hear it, and I would like to thank him for all his hard work.
I’d like to thank everyone else involved too; particularly my camera assistants; David Mead, Dave Calub, Laurence Beck and Johana Castro. They helped me lug around equipment and of course they kept me company during the long hours of time lapse work. They braved not only windswept bridges, endless travelling, and brushes with local law enforcement, but also marauding gangs and drunken loons in the west end.
I can’t thank my wife Johana enough. I made her stand around for hours while she was two months pregnant, and I nearly ruined our anniversary by insisting on filming some time lapse footage at the Oxo tower restaurant half way through dinner, sorry.
Camera: Canon 7D
Lenses: 17 – 55mm f.28, 70 – 200mm f2.8
Edited in FCP
Graded in Magic bullet looks
I used various shutter angles and intervals to achieve the best effect for any particular shot. At night I mostly wanted that streaky look, so most of it is either 1 or 2 second exposures with the lens stopped down to around f5.6. During the day I would shoot people shots at 1 second intervals which seemed to give that impression of frantic energy, particularly on a long lens.
Hope you enjoy the film.
Ed Beck, MB Films
photography - Ed Beck
camera assistants - David Mead, Dave Calub, Laurence Beck and Johana Castro
editing – Ed Beck & David Mead
music – Rael Jones
ABOUT A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF LONDON:
When I first moved to London two years ago the first period of my relationship with the city wasn’t that great, I couldn’t find a connection, I felt like a stranger and I couldn’t feel any inspiration at all. But then, all of a sudden, one night I was walking on the South Bank when a glorious sunset caught my attention and I experienced that beautiful sensation of feeling like home. And at that point, it was.
It has been exactly like when you meet someone and at first you don’t like him/her, but then you hang out for a while and, before you can realise, you’re in love! So the main idea behind this timelapse movie was simply to write a sort of visual love letter to the city that stole my heart and that gives me a lot of inspiration every single day.
The technical stuff:
Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II w/ TC-80N3 timer
- Canon EF 24/105 f/4L IS USM
- Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 2.8/20 M42
- Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 2.4/35 M42
- Zeiss Jena Sonnar MC 2.8/180 M42
Music is "This Love" by Craig Armstrong available on the iTunes Music Store: itunes.apple.com/gb/album/this-love/id340787499?i=340787651
Special thanks to Ms Leah Larkin @ the London Eye Press Office for the photography permit
A time lapse video tribute to London, made during my final days studying abroad in that lovely city
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Music: You've Got the Love by Florence and the Machine
An experimental Time Lapse film exploring rush hour in London. Inspired by Koyaanisqatsi, the film uses time lapse photography techniques to create the visuals. A DSLR was set up to take a frame every 2 secs with a shutter speed of around 0.3 - 2 secs with an ND8 filter was used to create a motion blur which helps to increase the sense of rush and movement within the film.
London is the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. A leading global city with a diverse range of peoples, cultures and religions. More than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. A city that lives.
London is Funky!
This is my full London timelapse sequence, shot in early December 2010, in an attempt to draw a Christmas Cityscape.
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- Music: "Plan your escape" by gmz ccmixter.org/files/gmz/23301
is licensed under a Creative Commons license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
- Short teaser here: vimeo.com/kpetsas/enjoy-the-city
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