( Sittin' On ) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Lights - Journey
Frisco Blues - John Lee Hooker
San Francisco ( Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair ) - Scott McKenzie
I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett
If you didn't understand what was happening, you should probably watch it again.
This has been a Seventh Movement effort.
This timelapse is about a year in the making. I started sometime in June of 2010 and finished it on August 19, 2011. It wasn't constant work of course, just working on it every now and then. I'd estimate I have invested anywhere between 250 and 300 hours on it. Most of this was time I spent walking, biking, or riding the bus to locations I was shooting. There are very few locations I used a car to get to. Total frame count is about 28,000 frames and 85 different shots. All the frames weren't used in the final product as I edited down the clips. You will notice that some of the shots were shaky. San Francisco is a very windy city and even my heavy tripod couldn't remain still. In hindsight I should have bought a different head. All photos were shot in JPEG and then some light editing in Lightroom. Compiled into .mov clips in Quicktime Pro and then all brought together in Final Cut Pro.
I started this project because there are so many people photographing the city that I wanted to capture it in a different way that most were not. Between the time I started and the time I finished, timelapses have become huge. It's amazing to see what fellow artists can make with even the most basic equipment.
Canon 5D and 5D Mark II
Canon 16-35mm L
Canon 70-200mm L IS
Canon 15mm Fisheye
Satechi TR-A Timer Remote Control
Slik Pro 700DX Tripod
Manfrotto 322RC2 Tripod Head
Soundtrack: Happiness - Riceboy Sleeps. Performed live by Jónsi & Alex with the Hilliard Ensemble, Latvian National Choir, Wordless Music Orchestra, and Jeffrey Milarsky (Conductor). More info about the music: jonsiandalex.com/music
Get updates about my film and download my other 1080p videos: timescapes.org
Shot entirely in California this summer on my Canon 350D DSLR.
You can download the 720p version in the bottom right-hand corner from Vimeo, or download a 170MB 1080p H.264 MOV by saving the direct link below to your harddrive, then viewing. Keep in mind that it takes a powerful computer and a 1920x1080 screen to view it...