Time lapse set up: Dynamic Perception Stage Zero, The Chronos Project Lens Apparatus.
Camera set up: Canon 5D Markii, Canon L series 70-200mm 2.8f ii IS.
Two axis time lapse, linear track and focus pull. This marks the first field test since receiving the lens apparatus and I have to say it does not disappoint, it is a fabulous piece of kit. True value for money.
This timelapse is about a year in the making. I started sometime in June of 2010 and finished it on August 19, 2011. It wasn't constant work of course, just working on it every now and then. I'd estimate I have invested anywhere between 250 and 300 hours on it. Most of this was time I spent walking, biking, or riding the bus to locations I was shooting. There are very few locations I used a car to get to. Total frame count is about 28,000 frames and 85 different shots. All the frames weren't used in the final product as I edited down the clips. You will notice that some of the shots were shaky. San Francisco is a very windy city and even my heavy tripod couldn't remain still. In hindsight I should have bought a different head. All photos were shot in JPEG and then some light editing in Lightroom. Compiled into .mov clips in Quicktime Pro and then all brought together in Final Cut Pro.
I started this project because there are so many people photographing the city that I wanted to capture it in a different way that most were not. Between the time I started and the time I finished, timelapses have become huge. It's amazing to see what fellow artists can make with even the most basic equipment.
Canon 5D and 5D Mark II
Canon 16-35mm L
Canon 70-200mm L IS
Canon 15mm Fisheye
Satechi TR-A Timer Remote Control
Slik Pro 700DX Tripod
Manfrotto 322RC2 Tripod Head
Music is "Dayvan Cowboy" by Boards of Canada
It was one hell of a journey during the fourteen months making Wyoming Wildscapes II, my second and final Wyoming related time lapse project. Had plenty of adventures while working on this. Lightning almost got me a couple of times this summer, gear froze up in the winter (literally), and broke a few times (don't think most of the time lapse gear was meant for extended wilderness backpacking), all that fun stuff. Despite any minor set backs, this was without a doubt one of the most fulfilling personal projects I've ever undertaken. Saw some pretty amazing stuff along the way, this part of the country never ceases to amaze and surprise me.
Song is 'Dance of the Seven Sisters' - by Ghost Kollective
Thanks for watching!
Ghost Kollective did an absolutely amazing job on the custom track. I've enabled the tip jar and any tips given will be sent to Ghost K (through my lightalivephotography paypal) for creating this track without seeking payment. Or you can cut out the middle man, do one better, and buy some of their music! itunes.apple.com/us/album/stop-ep/id661261808
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Some long winded stuff here for anyone interested in reading more about Wyoming Wildscapes II, including a bit about licensing.
Awesome Timelapse Showcase
Anyone can stick a Go-Pro on a tripod and make a timelapse. NOT everyone can produce timelapses like these. In recognition of the extra skill required to expertly shoot, de-flicker, stabilise, cut to music, add dynamic movement and generally create something awesome, this channel to showcases those awesome timelapses that really are a cut above the rest.
Check out photoSentinel long term time-lapse gear for the pro: photosentinel.com
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My last work vimeo.com/88469601
A retrospective movie of the year 2013 in Marseilles, south of France, when the city was the european capital for culture. We tried to bring life to the timelapse shots using sounds and working hard on the sound design. Hope you like it. vimeo.com/85152643
If you like storms :)