I was brought on board by Strawberry Frog, a creative agency based in NY, and LG to make a music video for Pretty Lights. I worked closely with Derek (Pretty Lights) on the idea and aesthetic. We both wanted to revisit some of my well versed camera techniques as well as try out some new ones. It was a real pleasure spending time with him, cruising around Brooklyn, shooting elements and meeting people involved in the making of the record. We both liked the fact that our creative processes had certain analogue parallels and i feel like this video shows the success of that shared outlook. I hope you enjoy!
Here is an overview on the new January 23rd file, the changes made, the reasons for those changes, and how to calibrate the controller. This will make it easier to use the ChronoController with other systems such as belt drives or whatnot.
I decided I wanted to make an automated slider/timelapse rig, but didn't want to pay the hefty cost that some of the manufacturers charge. I did some reasearch and found all the parts I would need to create my own. Here is a list of parts you will need if you decide that you want to make your own as well.
A big thanks to Jay/MiLapse from Dynamic Perception for all the help and guidance on the project. To see their products or to buy one of their awesome timelapse kits visit dynamicperception.com/
The top plate is a rectangular piece of aluminum with a hole cut out to mount the ball head, and the platform that the rail is bolted to is a saw horse from home depot that I cut the top off of. The two idler bearings are just skateboard wheel bearings that are spaced out with washers. The end pieces are square tubing.