New Year’s Eve - New York City (12.31.14)
Music by: Lights & Motion “We Are Ghosts (Alternate)" - (Music licensed via themusicbed.com)
The gathering of thousands of tourists and New Yorkers for the New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Times Square was captured in this amazing time-lapse video. Highlighting the 288 new Waterford triangle crystals signifying "The Gift of Fortitude" representing the inner attributes of resolve, courage and spirit necessary to triumph over adversity.
This New Year's Eve production was a follow up to last year’s NYE Times Square video, which produced 18,000 still frames, from two hotel rooftop locations. This year we returned to DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square location and added 2 new hotel rooftop locations both on 42nd Street facing the ball from the back side on 2 different avenues east and west.
The two new rooftop locations made accessible to us thankfully by (Hilton Times Square & HGI New York Times Square Central) rounded out this video with a perfect view of the NYE Ball Drop from all 3 corners. This 2015 video was produced using over 36,000 still photo frames, more than twice the year before.
The goal this year leading up to the countdown, was to capture more of the crowd on the streets gathering and to capture the beautiful essence of the NYC skyline as it faded into the last sunset of 2014.
Location 1 - DoubleTree by Hilton Suites Times Square
Crew: Brandon Cotter | Michael Villegas | Frank Villegas
Cameras - 5D Mark iii, 5D Mark ii, Rebel t4i
Lenses - Canon 24-70mm v2, 16-35mm, 18-55mm, 70-200 f/2.8
Tripods - Manfrotto 535, 536, Sachtlor, and Benro
Timelapse Equipment - Emotimo TB3 and Promote Control
Location 2 - Hilton Garden Inn New York/Times Square Central
Crew: Noel Cordero | Shiseido Ruiz
Cameras- 5D Mark iii, Canon 70d, and Panasonic GH4
Lenses - Contax Zeiss CineMod Duclos 17-35mm, Zeiss Cp.2 50mm, Zeiss 100mm f/2.0, 70-200 f/4.0, Canon 45mm Tilt Shift, Rokinon Cine 85mm, and 16mm.
Tripods- Manfrotto 536, Manfrotto 294
Timelapse Equipment - Timelapse+ remote, Emotimo TB3
Location 3 - Hilton Times Square
Crew: Hector Arrivillaga | Oscar Portillo Jr. | Craig Nisperos
Cameras - Panasonic GH4, 5D Mark iii, 5D Mark ii, Canon 7D, Rebel t3i
Lenses - Canon 24-70L v2, 70-200L f/2.8,15mm, 135, and Panasonic 12-35mm
Tripods - Manfrotto 536, and (2) Manfrotto 755
Timelapse Equipment - Emotimo tb3 and Dynamic Perception Stage Zero
Total Photos 36,809
Final Video: 2:21
Production Hours (10:30am to 1:30am) 14 Hours
Post Production Hours 33 Hours (Coloring/Processing 18 Hours) & (Editing 15 Hours)
Rendering/Exports (5 Hours)
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