This is number 3 in a series of four time lapse narratives I shot, directed and produced for The Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA. The archive is a bit over 59,000 photos and spanned from mid-August of 2013 thru mid-June of 2014.
I've used a lot of fairly common time lapse techniques in this film: dolly moves, pans, tilts, hyper-lapse sequences, push ins and pull outs. (which were done in post) I kept things moving so time goes by quickly.
I'm a Canon boy with the exception of a couple of GoPros and two Sigma lenses. The Syrp Genie, eMotimo TB3, Dynamic Perception Stage 0 Dolly and the Lil' Mule are my current motion control systems but I'm working on something new...stay tuned for that.
I did a few things in post that I wouldn't have been able to do if I hadn't shot the footage correctly, namely the push ins and immediate pull backs. Can you spot them? Two near the beginning and one near the end. Fun stuff. Sound design was crucial and I spent more time than I'll admit to timing the cuts to the beat. Tough to do with licensed clips vs. a commissioned musical composition. But it works, especially during the intro.
Let me know if there are questions about my process that interest you. Always love to chat...:)
Special thanks to Jim Folsom, David MacLaren, Dan Berry, Laurie Sowd, Michelle Bailey, Joe Hale, Javier Oropza and Oscar who wasn't a grouch at all....
Music and some sound effects licensed from videoblocks.com. The rest is from my personal sound library.