This was a challenging film to make at times. I had only 7 days to film and edit this video whilst battling a typical Dutch winter of rain, wind and more rain. However, I managed to get out and film on most nights and just had a great time in this awesome city.
I have to say a big thank you to the Spruits for kindly accommodating me, and a special special thank you to Christian Spruit for entertaining me so much. I also have to thank Matt Hughes for the track rodeo warriors. soundcloud.com/matt-hughes-1. TUNE!
I was incredibly fortunate to be granted access to so much of the Amsterdam skyline. There are not a huge amount of tall buildings in Amsterdam, especially in the centre. So to be able to film from the few that are dotted around the city and with such short notice given was absolutely amazing. In particular I need to thank:
The Double Tree
The City hall
The Rembrandt Tower board room
The Shard is Europe's tallest building. The Shard's architect, Renzo Piano is quoted as saying:
'Being an architect is a very dangerous job, because if you are wrong then of course everybody knows,'. Like any great artist, he is a risk taker, he bears all to more than 375,000 people daily who pass by close to The Shard, via London Bridge Station.
I have been fascinated by The Shard, ever since I worked on the London summer Olympics and had it wink at me, temptingly, each morning as I opened my hotel curtains. One day, I knew I would be back ready to time-lapse from the inside of this marvellous structure, from The View From The Shard observation deck, and from street level.
I've tried to keep things short and sweet with some additional views of London from vertigo-inducing locations. I hope you enjoy it and can one day yourself, visit this amazing crystalline-building.
5Dii and iii
Canon 24 Lii
Adobe After Effects
Avid Media Composer
Adobe Media Encoder
These time-lapse sequences were taken in and around Los Angeles between in 2013 and 2014. Stepping back and seeing the city from afar, you can see how we have filled in almost every nook and cranny between the mountains and the ocean. At night, it can be quite beautiful.