1. Timeless – 2010-2011, 4mins 9seconds

    This film is intended to capture the spirit and endless energy of London. We decided to shoot it in a mixture of Timelapse and slow motion. We started filming in October 2010 in Richmond upon Thames just on the western edge of the city, and then the ensuing journey took us all the way through the city and back again, ending up just a year later with a final sun rise shot in the Richmond area.

    The brilliant but temporary music score is by Rael Jones. He’s currently working on music for the new BBC Sherlock Holmes series and he will be delivering a final score for my film in a month or so. I can’t wait to hear it, and I would like to thank him for all his hard work.

    I’d like to thank everyone else involved too; particularly my camera assistants; David Mead, Dave Calub, Laurence Beck and Johana Castro. They helped me lug around equipment and of course they kept me company during the long hours of time lapse work. They braved not only windswept bridges, endless travelling, and brushes with local law enforcement, but also marauding gangs and drunken loons in the west end.

    I can’t thank my wife Johana enough. I made her stand around for hours while she was two months pregnant, and I nearly ruined our anniversary by insisting on filming some time lapse footage at the Oxo tower restaurant half way through dinner, sorry.
    Technical information:
    Camera: Canon 7D
    Lenses: 17 – 55mm f.28, 70 – 200mm f2.8
    Edited in FCP
    Graded in Magic bullet looks

    I used various shutter angles and intervals to achieve the best effect for any particular shot. At night I mostly wanted that streaky look, so most of it is either 1 or 2 second exposures with the lens stopped down to around f5.6. During the day I would shoot people shots at 1 second intervals which seemed to give that impression of frantic energy, particularly on a long lens.

    Hope you enjoy the film.
    Ed Beck, MB Films

    photography - Ed Beck
    camera assistants - David Mead, Dave Calub, Laurence Beck and Johana Castro
    editing – Ed Beck & David Mead
    music – Rael Jones

    # vimeo.com/30555090 Uploaded 411K Plays 55 Comments

    When I first moved to London a few years ago the first period of my relationship with the city wasn’t that great, I couldn’t find a connection, I felt like a stranger and I couldn’t feel any inspiration at all. But then, all of a sudden, one night I was walking on the South Bank when a glorious sunset caught my attention and I experienced that beautiful sensation of feeling like home. And at that point, it was.
    It has been exactly like when you meet someone and at first you don’t like him/her, but then you hang out for a while and, before you can realise, you’re in love! So the main idea behind this timelapse movie was simply to write a sort of visual love letter to the city that stole my heart and that gives me a lot of inspiration every single day.

    The technical stuff:

    Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II w/ TC-80N3 timer


    - Canon EF 24/105 f/4L IS USM
    - Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 2.8/20 M42
    - Zeiss Jena Flektogon MC 2.4/35 M42
    - Zeiss Jena Sonnar MC 2.8/180 M42

    Music is "This Love" by Craig Armstrong available on the iTunes Music Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/this-love/id340787499?i=340787651

    Special thanks to Ms Leah Larkin @ the London Eye Press Office for the photography permit

    # vimeo.com/28736654 Uploaded 119K Plays 122 Comments
  3. A time lapse video tribute to London, made during my final days studying abroad in that lovely city

    7,757 pictures

    Check out more of my stuff at thisisproductions.com

    Music: You've Got the Love by Florence and the Machine


    # vimeo.com/12816238 Uploaded 237K Plays 60 Comments
  4. An experimental Time Lapse film exploring rush hour in London. Inspired by Koyaanisqatsi, the film uses time lapse photography techniques to create the visuals. A DSLR was set up to take a frame every 2 secs with a shutter speed of around 0.3 - 2 secs with an ND8 filter was used to create a motion blur which helps to increase the sense of rush and movement within the film.

    # vimeo.com/6017188 Uploaded 67.8K Plays 95 Comments
  5. London is the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. A leading global city with a diverse range of people, cultures and religions. More than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. A city that lives.
    London is Funky!

    This is a full London timelapse sequence, shot in early December 2010, and re-edited in 2014, in an attempt to draw a Christmas Cityscape.


    Copyright © 2014, All rights reserved.

    Short teaser here: vimeo.com/kpetsas/enjoy-the-city

    Soundtrack “Funky Rullz” by Minasuev Vladislav is provided by BJIaducJIaB / Pond5.com

    Intro “New School Countdown Grungey” by SnowmanDigital

    Sound effects from the Free Sound Project freesound.org
    The following effects are licenced under Creative Commons Attribution licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
    - places_with_echo.wav by sinatra314
    - London underground 06 train arriving.wav by WIM
    - Cheap Electric Typewriter Chatter + Quiet Bell.wav by lonemonk
    - przelot.wav by laffik
    - Bus Road Noise by rayprice
    - london bus approaches & leaves.wav by icmusic
    - pedestrian zone (Knez-Mihajlova street).aif by Tomlija
    - crossroad Jukova st. - Dumskaya st. (Omsk).wav by Zabuhailo
    - ice skating.WAV by inchadney
    - LondonRadio.wav by dangerbabe
    - Crow in Hyde park.wav by E330
    - Opera Street Performer London.wav by Motion_S
    - pigeon.wings.00.WAV by dobroide
    - London underground 04 keep your belongings.wav by WIM
    - Stand Clear Of Doors Train Announcement.wav by Motion_S
    - Early Morning on Yaquina Bay.mp3 by daveincamas
    - portobetter.mp3 by barredowl
    - Escalator, looped by sittstav
    - Big Ben at 6.wav by Noise Cuisine
    - fountain1.wav by reinsamba
    - London Underground by GaryEdstrom

    # vimeo.com/20438354 Uploaded 40.8K Plays 57 Comments



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