"Travel around Bristol and enjoy a unique perspective on this historical, culturally rich, vibrant British city. You'll see some epic views, journey through the beautiful surroundings, check out some some of the city's cool events, and see the place come alive as day turns to night."
I've been working on this project in my spare time between March 2013 and March 2014. One of the goals in the edit was to tell little stories using subtle interplays between shots, sometimes spanning over several shots. I love the richness and depth that time-lapse photography filmmaking provides, you always notice different things on subsequent viewings.
The project has been a real labour of love and features over 100 location shoots, with around 9000 separate images used for the final edit. I spent countless hours in pre-production, location shooting, and post production. From travelling around locations with lots of motion control equipment – to fine tuning, finessing, and polishing sequences to arrive at the final edit. Time-lapse filmmaking takes a great deal of patience and determination.
If you enjoy the film and appreciate the time and effort, please show some love by giving it a like / social share (you can also find it on YouTube here: youtu.be/lr5qy0GSxNk if you haven't got a Vimeo account). Please share it with your friends and family : )
Big thanks to Bristol's own Phaeleh for producing incredible music such as 'Journey' featured on this film. You can buy his latest album 'Tides' over on iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/phaeleh/id330975339
Time-lapse and video techniques:
Motion controlled; pan and tilt, dolly rail, focus-pulls, skater dolly. Day/night transitions processed with 'LR Timelpase'. 14bit RAW video captured using Magic Lantern. Ariel footage captured with a Phantom 2.
Canon 6D / 60D, Canon L 24-105mm, Canon L 16-35mm, Tokina 11-16mm, Canon 17-85mm, eMotimo TB3, DP Stage One (custom rails), Skater dolly (custom built), Stepper motor focus-pull rig (custom built), DJI Phantom 2, GoPro Hero 3+ Black.
Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Lightroom 5, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, LRTimelapse, Magic Lantern.
Ashton Court, Brandon Hill, Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Bristol City Centre, Bristol Harbour, Bristol Marina, Cabot Circus, Cabot Tower, Castle Park, Clifton Down, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Dundry, Harbourside, Park Street, Portishead, Queens Square, River Avon, SS Great Britain, Stokes Croft, St.Pauls Carnival, Vertigo Tower.
©2014 Jamie Brightmore