This video shows the result of a photographic journey to berlin
from 12 may - 18 may 2012.
I´ve spent 6 days in Berlin with excessive work, but the last 4 months
were even harder. Whenever I had some time,
I had to import and customize the NEF files before I
equalized them with the great LR-TIMELAPSE from Gunther Wegner. (lrtimelapse.com)
(Adobe Lightroom is necessary)
The observed jpeg had then to be droped into virtual dub and were rendered as avi.
When this was done, I had to stabilize the sequenzes manually frame by frame (AE motion tracker) and rendered each of them in 3 different sizes: (4928x3264 pixels, 1920x1080 pixels, 1024x768 pixels)
Last but not least the snippets were edited fitting to the beautiful title "Diving Through The Blue" by
the respectable composer and musician Valentin Boomes.
Dieses Video zeigt das Resultat einer Fotoreise nach Berlin
vom 12.Mai - 18.Mai 2012.
Ich verbrachte dort 6 Tage mit intensiver Arbeit,
jedoch waren die letzten 4 Monate sogar noch härter.
Immer wenn Zeit war, galt es die NEF Dateien zu importieren und zu bearbeiten,
und mit dem wunderbaren LR-TIMELAPSE von Gunther Wegner anzugleichen, (lrtimelapse.com)
(Adobe Lightroom notwendig)
anschließend als jpeg rauszurechnen, die jpeg danach in VIRTUAL DUB zu laden,
die Sequenzen als avi rauszurendern, die avis manuell frame für frame noch zusätzlich zu stabilisieren, (AE motion tracker)
dann jeweils in 3 Auflösungen (4928x3264 pixel, 1920x1080 pixel, 1024x768 pixel)
rauszurendern um sie dann zu guter Letzt auf den schönen
Titel "Diving Through The Blue" vom ehrenwerten Komponisten Valentin Boomes zu schneiden..
For 'The Lion City', the idea behind the extension of the tilt shift technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. It also doubles to communicate the constant heat and humidity that hits you whenever you leave the comfort of air conditioning in Singapore.
Thanks to the following people who helped with this film:
Yan Szu Ong, Singapore National Parks Board;
April Tan, Juliana Tan, Irin Lin & Belle Tan - Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority;
Cheryl Ng, The Ritz Carlton Millennia Singapore;
Jing Han Foo, Singapore Housing & Development Board;
Fulvia Wong, Singapore Flyer;
Ong Jun Wei, National Day 2011;
Steven Tan, Shaw Organisation;
David Phan, P&G Photographic.
A big thanks to Matthews MSE (msegrip.com) especially to Bob Kulesh, Tyler & Ed Phillips for their generous support and patience of this lengthy endeavor. Most of the linear motion control shots were captured using their FloatCam DC Slider, a wonderful piece of engineering for the time lapse world.
'Nightfall' is a three minute tour of light through the City of Angels.
I shot "Nightfall" in an attempt to capture Los Angeles as it transitioned from day to night. As you probably know, LA is an expansive city so shooting it from many different angles was critical. Usually I was able to capture just one shot per day with a lot of driving, exploring, and scouting in between but the times sitting in traffic or a "sketchy" neighborhood often lead to new adventures and interesting places.
Nightfall in particular is my favorite time to shoot time lapse. Capturing the transition from day to night while looking back at the city as the purple shadow of Earth envelopes the eastern skyline and the warm distant twinkling halogen lights spark to life and give the fading sun a run for her money- this will never grow old or boring to me.
In this piece, it was important to me for the shots to both capture and accentuate the movement of light through the day and night and the use of multiple motion control techniques allowed me to do so.
I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
An English translation of the lyrics-
"It is late. I am looking for my other home, taking an unfamiliar path: a small trail near the factories and the city, cutting through the forest. I can barely see nature when suddenly, night falls. I am engulfed by a world of silence, yet I am not afraid. I fall asleep for a few minutes at the most, and when I wake up, the sun is there and the forest is shining with a bright light.
I recognize this forest. It is not an ordinary forest, it is a forest of memories. My memories. The white and noisy river, my adolescence. The tall trees, the men I have loved. The birds in flight, and in the distance, my lost father.
My memories aren't memories anymore. They are there, with me, dancing and embracing, singing and smiling at me.
I look at my hands. I caress my face, and I am 20 years old. And I love like I have never loved before."
The world has conspired against poor Timothy Higgins and he has no choice but to hang himself. Always the dramatist, he chooses his own 9th birthday party as his stage. If you find this funny, good. If you're offended, it's okay—our paths were never meant to cross.
The Torontoist said: "A miniature masterpiece. The self-explanatory story is a wonder, and if Jamie Travis isn't the next big thing we'll be entirely gutted."