Even after living here for 21 years, Manchester is still my favourite city. I wanted to capture the dynamic nature of the city, and knew that timelapse would be the perfect medium. I think it's important to take a step back every now and again, and watch what is unfolding around you. Timelapse is the perfect excuse, you can spend anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 hours in a single location.
Over 100 hours of work went into this video, combining 20,000 photos over the course of 2 months. The video was shot across the city centre, with a small dash into Salford Quays.
Various techniques and equipment were used to capture the footage, including a home-built motion controlled dolly. The long sweeping moves were captured by moving the camera after each photo. This can be a very time consuming process, but the results are certainly worth it. More information about the technique can be found here: observingtime.com/timelapse/hyperlapse/
It has been my first full timelapse movie, and I have plenty of ideas for my next work. If you want to keep track of my work, please follow me on the usual social media channels:
If you're interested in learning how to shoot timelapses like these, there is a full guide to the basics of timelapse photography, available on my website observingtime.com/ just click 'Timelapse Guide' at the top.
The music is 'More Than This' by Electric Joy Ride, you can find them at: facebook.com/ElectricJoyRide
For any inquiries, contact me at paul[A-T]agour.co.uk
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