The short was shot partially during the Jodlow Star Party 2010 in the middle of September, where we did serious testing of DitoGear™ Slider pre-production units and also during a few recent days at surprising surroundings of Wrocław, Poland.
What I love about this slider is that it works either in horizontal and vertical mode giving the option for crane-like shots. It adds a lot to your shooting style being very compact and portable at the same time.
Needless to say it works not only as a time-lapse dolly, but also as a video slider at higher speeds. The short, however, features only timelapse shots.
As you get more and more gear it is sometimes difficult to keep focused on shooting. The slider is very easy and quick to setup and provides a really intuitive and convenient user interface. I can virtually start shooting within 3 minutes on a location. It is a huge step forward comparing to my previous DIY timelapse dolly which took ma about an hour to setup.
If you're interested in the DitoGear™ Slider you'll find more details at ditogear.com
I am also planning on writing a more detailed product review on lookycreative.com. Stay tuned.
Enjoy the film!
Tricity is an urban area consisting of three Polish cities - Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot - on the coast of the Baltic Sea. Inspired by Keith Loutit's "Small Worlds" we decided to make a tilt-shift timelapse, that will open Gazeta Wyborcza Photo Exhibition in Sopot city.
Special thanks to: SEA TOWERS, BALTIC CONTAINER TERMINAL, GDYNIA MARITIMIE UNIVERSITY, GDAŃSK HISTORY MUSEUM, HOTEL REZYDENT.
PRODUCTION: Patryk Larwiński & Grzegorz Gospodarek / Gazeta Wyborcza
MUSIC: COLD CAVE - Life Magazine (An Optimo (Espacio) Mix)