Good, True & Beautiful

The definitive version of 'Abu Dhabi - 2011' time lapse film.
It features the phenomenal original score by Vladimir Persan.

Do yourself a favour and watch this film with high quality speakers because the music Vlad composed truly deserves to be heard in all of its glory.
Hook your computer to multi-media speakers, home stereo, TV or headphones but DO NOT, for the sake of all that is holy, listen to the sound on the laptop's crappy built-in speaker or just as unforgivably; muted!!

UPDATE - 12 March 2012 - Vladimir Persan's Original Soundtrack wins the nomination for 'BEST ORCHESTRAL/INSTRUMENTAL SONG at Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2012' !!!!

UPDATE - April 2012 - Portions of 'Abu Dhabi 2011' are featured in the 3rd episode of BBC's 'Wild Arabia' documentary Series

UPDATE - Aug 2013 - 'Abu Dhabi 2011' is entered into Encyclopaedia Britannica 'Project Time-Lapse'. Very honored to have my work featured there!!

I’d like to thank Timesand Studios for their support on this project. I absolutely must thank Vladimir Persan for his help and the time and efforts he invested into creating the amazing original score. I would also like to extend my gratitude to the obliging staff of Arabian Construction Company and Arabtec - their management was very helpful and understanding - and all the safety staff that catered to my every need throughout the shoot. Lastly, I want to extend my super-special thanks to Mr. Ousama Ghannoum, Marketing and Media Director of Aldar. Without his help, this film would’ve never seen the light.
There was quite a media frenzy about this film; below are some of the newspapers, magazines and even TV networks that interviewed me:

en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/uae-capital-time-lapse-video-sensation-122900219.html (Yahoo! Arabia)
thenational.ae/news/uae-news/time-lapse-a-different-view-of-abu-dhabi
timeoutabudhabi.com/films/features/24660-beno-saradzic-interviewed
arabianbusiness.com/four-minute-film-on-abu-dhabi-goes-viral--403544.html
gulftoday.ae/portal/29b54228-183c-4956-811e-b9321948ae85.aspx
urbantimes.co/magazine/2013/06/the-10-most-striking-city-timelapses/
khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?section=theuae&xfile=data/theuae/2011/may/theuae_may696.xml
theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2011/12/best-city-time-lapse-videos-2011/799/
constructionweekonline.com/article-12706-video-four-minute-film-on-abu-dhabi-goes-viral/
youtube.com/watch?v=jC3ZFGLGdpo (Interview on Abu Dhabi TV)
emirates247.com/entertainment/social-media-sees-abu-dhabi-film-go-viral-2011-06-16-1.403136
timelapseitalia.com/interviste-e-consigli/success-story-beno-saradzic-talks-multiawarded-tl-video-reveals-secrets/
bbc.co.uk/programmes/p014yv4z
corporate.britannica.com/project-time-lapse/

Cameras: Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 60D, Canon PowerShot G11
Lens: Nikon 14-24mm, Canon 100mm Macro f2.8L, Canon 24-105mm f4.0L, Canon 70-300mm f4-5.6 L, Canon 18-135mm, Canon TS-E 17mm f4.0L

Extra special thanks to Gunther Wegner and his indispensable 'LR TIMELAPSE' application, best deflickering and colour grading software for timelapse sequences in the world!!

lrtimelapse.com

Timesand Studios
timesand.ae

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Original score by Vladimir Persan vladimirpersan.com. All rights reserved.

all rights reserved, Beno Saradzic
Usage of this footage and soundtrack in its entirety or in part is strictly prohibited. Cross the line and we will hunt you down.

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