This time-lapse was inspired by the “Empty America Series” by Ross Ching and the Nibiran jungle scene in Star Trek Into Darkness. When I first saw the scene in Star Trek, it made me wonder how color infrared would look if we could see it with our own eyes, unaided by IR filters. After seeing the movie and watching Ross’s series I thought about how a totally empty city (such as Philadelphia) would look in Kodak EIR style infrared.
Hope you all enjoy and thanks for viewing!
All scenes were shot around Philadelphia using my full-spectrum digital camera and a yellow filter. A full spectrum camera is a camera that has had it's IR blocking filter removed, allowing the camera to see into the infrared. The yellow filter blocks all visible light up to yellow and allows infrared to pass through. The first scene and time-lapse title was prompted by an infrared series that I’ve been shooting over the years called “Wonderland”. If you are interested in seeing some of the photos from this series check out the link below:
Music: "To The Hills" composed & performed by “Ben Lukas Boysen”.
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Got inspired by the "Empty America" -series by Ross Ching so I thought I might have a go at doing something similar in my hometown of Oulu, Finland.
The song in the background is "Nightingale" by Matti Paalanen. Available under Creative commons licence.
NYE - Times Square (12.31.13)
Music by: Ryan Taubert "Kings" - (Music licensed via themusicbed.com)
New York City is at the top of the list when it comes to New Year's eve celebrations around the country. Nothing beats the magical 12 foot sparkling Waterford crystal ball descent at the stroke of midnight. Times Square is arguably one of the most electrifying places to bring in the new year, which is why it is no surprise that it has become the global celebration with millions of broadcast viewers.
This New Year's Eve timelapse production was produced using more than 18,000 still frames, shot over the course of 12 hours from two hotel rooftop locations ( DoubleTree Suites by Hilton New York City - Times Square and Manhattan Times Square ) led by Noel Cordero, Brandon Cotter & Hector Arrivillaga of the Timelapse Group. Objective of the project was to grab b-roll footage of regular video, time-lapse, & slow-motion clips of the ball drop, for next years NYE promotional video for the client.
A special thanks to the production crew (by location assigned):
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton-TSQ (ow.ly/shDFO)
Matt Mateiescu, Michael Villegas, George Benitiz
Manhattan Times Square (ow.ly/shDIW )
Lesley Davis, Augie Ciambriello, Avery L.. Cooper, Carolyn V. Moritz, Zach Smart
Also to our Producer Shiseido Ruiz (same producer of Manhattan in Motion) for working with Times Square Alliance/NYPD to secure clearances from the hotel rooftop locations and ground level access. We were also fortunate to work with both Adrian Cabezas and Brian Dohn of Switronix who oversaw the battery solutions for all our DSLR cameras and 2 Red Epics.
If you are interested in licensing non-exclusive material please contact (Noel Cordero) at email@example.com
Gear List Used On Both Locations:
(3) Canon 5d Mark III's, (3) Canon 7D's, (2) 60D's, T3i, T4i
(2) Red Epics
(2) Canon 24-70 II's, (2) 16-35mm II's, (2) 70-200mm II's, 24mm Tilt Shift II, and 10-22 EF-S
Cp.2 35mm, Cp.2 50mm, Makro 100mm F/2.0
Special Thanks to Switronix for sponsoring all battery solutions for this project:
-Power Base 70 for DSLR's
-V-Mount Batteries (Epic)
-V-Mount Charger (GP-2LSJ)
Blog Post: switronix.com/blog/327-new-years-eve-presented-by-the-timelapse-group-powered-by-switronix
(2) Dynamic Perception Stage Zero's dynamicperception.com
(3) Promote Controls for Bramping
(3) Emotimo TB3 - Black emotimo.com w/Stepper Motor for Dynamic Perception
Manfrotto's (2) 536, (2) 528XB, (1) 535, (1) 546B (1) 190cx3, (1) Sachtler Ace and (2) Travel Benros
Kessler Kwik Release Plates kesslercrane.com , Low Profile Heads, and Hercules 2.0 Head
Special Thank You to:
The Hilton Family New York City: hiltonnyc.com/
The Manhattan Times Square Hotel: manhattanhoteltimessquare.com/
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton New York City - Times Square: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/doubletree-suites-by-hilton-hotel-new-york-city-times-square-LGASFDT/accommodations/index.html
©2014 The Timelapse Group All Rights Reserved. No images, video or parts of this production may be used without authorization. This production is for portfolio use only.
A compilation of the aurora borealis from late August to mid-November 2013.
The scenes where mainly captured in the areas near Nordreisa, Troms, Norway.
Music licensed by Extreme Music
Track: Thomas Bergersen - Promise.
'City Lights' is the final chapter from my "Trilogy of Light" series that began a couple years ago with 'LA Light' and then followed up with 'Nightfall'. It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles. It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light. An understanding of what it is to live amongst each other and to understand the system and order of a city, the seemingly complex organics that make it up and the life form that the city truly is. A visualization of sonder. It was a daily jaunt to watch the arterial freeway systems pump car cells through its body and channel them to the capillaric avenues that are our neighborhoods and homes. It was a chance to break away from the 70mph freeway perspective and to observe the sun slip from view and watch the electric dance of nightfall begin. It was challenging. It was frustrating. Definitely dangerous at times. Sometimes it hurt. I was chased. Yelled at. Warned. But the overall context of things learned, people met, things seen, and places discovered over the past three years shaped who I am today. I didn't always love Los Angeles but I learned to and discovered that this city is much more than temperate weather, palm trees, pretty girls, and beaches; to me the true beauty behind the city lies hidden on the other end of a rusted fire escape to a view no one else has seen.
I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my film making career where I will be concentrating on narrative and documentary films.
Thanks for watching, reading, and supporting my films.
I will be running a limited series of high quality Kodak Endura VC metallic prints based on each series of shots. If you are interested in purchasing them, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the shot (timecode).
Special thanks to:
Mom and Dad (always with the support and encouragement)
M83 (Anthony and D-E-F- Management)
Matthews MSE (Ed, Tyler, and Bob)
Dynamic Perception (Jay Burlage)