I shot these sequences as an exercise to acquaint myself with time lapse photography - and I made a rather quick assembly with a music track - also experimenting a bit with freeze frames and some simple moves in After Effects.
The shots were photographed over the course of several nights in Shibuya Crossing, one of the busiest intersections in Tokyo.
As a short film it does not really stand on its own merits, but I learned a few things about night exposures and TL shutter speeds (in this brightly lit area the best seemed to be about 1 second exposures at ASA 100).
I also learned the basics of using After Effects to assemble the stills into a motion sequence, and how to create pans and zooms. The original photos were just over 4000 pixels wide, so I was able to move in quite a bit and still keep the HD format of 1920 x 1080.
I photographed these scenes while in Tokyo directing a documentary for the History Channel. And some of these shots will be used in that project.
Camera: Lumix GF1, Lumix lenses, post processing on After Effects and edited on Final Cut Express on my Mac Book Pro.
The Lumix is a very nice camera, and the lenses are excellent. But for larger files and more resolution I just bought a Canon 5D - and I'm looking forward to seeing what I can do with that..thanks for watching and reading!