un giorno a melara | a day in melara
Timelapse shot in Rozzol Melara (Trieste / ITALY) from 6:00 A.M. to 10:15 P.M. Shooting has been divided in three days with 3-hour intervals from one location to another. Every scene lasts 3 hours and it contains 3600 single images (one image shot every 3 seconds). The corridor scene has been divided in two: 1.5 hours for the blue corridor and 1.5 hours for the yellow one. The last scene had to last 3 hours till midnight but, because nothing interesting was happening and because it got dark so fast, we decided to interrupt the shooting approximately at 10:15 P.M, so the last scene contains "only" 1440 single images instead of 3600. In the 3 hours pause between different spots, we had to get back home and recharge notebook and camera batteries because we had no electricity available at Melara.
Melara is a residential object situated on a hill named Rozzol distant 4 kilometers from Trieste's city center. It has been built between 1969 and 1982 and it contains 468 flats for an estimated 2500 inhabitants. It is also known as "Alcatraz" (you could imagine why) and "The Quad" (because of the two big L-shaped buildings forming a square).
The entire complex has been realized by a cooperative of architects and engineers from Trieste called "Studio Celli" led by architect Carlo Celli.
This enormous public residential building has been commissioned by the ATER ( "Azienda Territoriale per l’Edilizia Residenziale" ) which could be translated to "Territorial Company for Residential Housing". It belongs to the city of Trieste.
Location: Rozzol Melara | Trieste | Italy
Date: 14-15-16 July 2010
Interval between every single image: 3.0 s
Total number of single images per location: 3600 (except the last one)
Total number of single images in the video: 19440
Frame-rate: 48 fps (48 images every second)
Photo camera: Nikon D70 S + tripod
Notebook: Apple MacBook Pro 17" + USB cable
Program: SofortBild for Mac (freeware)
Soundtrack: Moby | Porcelain + cricket sound effect
Programs used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Sony Vegas
This video was realized for an exam at the University of Trieste | College of Architecture | Theory and Plan of the Public Space | Professor Paola Di Biagi.
A second video is going to follow soon with the addition of a few pics of Melara from the sky and some minor changes.
Authors: Boggia Achille + Urbac Marko
Editing: Urbac Luka
Special thanks to Christoph Kalck & Jascha Vick for their help and their astonishing stuttgart24h video which influenced our work. Many thanks guys!
Link to the stuttgart24h video: vimeo.com/9090369