"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" ~ Robin Williams
Whilst Sydney is an incredible city to live in all year round, it is Spring that truly shows how amazing this place is. This video, which was shot in the first few weeks of Spring 2014, aims to convince you that there's nothing quite like spring in Sydney. I hope it inspires people to make a visit down under!
The video was shot in locations all over the city including; Bondi Beach, Freshwater Beach, North Head, West Head, NSW Golf Club, Spotless Stadium, Circular Quay, Sydney Pylon, Bronte Beach, Tamarama Beach, Milsons Point, Luna Park, Observatory Hill and Mrs Macquarie's Chair in the Royal Botanic Gardens.
A huge thanks to everyone who gave up their time and weekends to help me complete the video; Jackie Holt, Annabel Gotfried, Les Randall, Phil Limage, Paul Goldie, Mike Goldie, Lauren Kontus, Scott Miller. You guys are awesome!
THE CITY OF BARCELONA LIKE YOU NEVER SEE: WITHOUT PEOPLE AND WITHOUT TRAFFIC
Describes a specialty within the timelapse technique which consists in shooting different areas of a city which it is very difficult to avoid people or vehicle traffic.
In the post production process, all persons and vehicles are cleared, revealing elements that give the appearance of a video like clouds, trees' movements, blinking traffic lights etc.
Dícese de la especialidad dentro de la técnica del timelapse que consiste en hacer tomas de distintos espacios de una ciudad en los que sea muy difícil que no aparezcan personas o tráfico de vehículos.
En la postproducción se borrarán todas las personas y vehículos, dejando ver elementos que den a la toma un aspecto de video, como las nubes, movimiento de los árboles, parpadeo de los semáforos etc.
This is short film captured in Palma de Mallorca. I flew there specially to film it, but it was all of sudden and I didn't have time to prepare for trip, even didn't have map and got lost few times there trying to find way to main hill (Never found tho, reason to come back:). Wonderfull and silent place. I felt there convenient, even at very late evening walking with my gear alone.
Film is really short, so I may call it teaser for upcoming another one I'm working on now. Used different way to grade this time. Slightly added film grain by VisionColor, but I guess it will be cut by Vimeo's compression.
Additional gear used: Varavon slider + Giottos ballhead (light travel version), Kamerar QV-1, VAF, Nikon 105/2.5
Magic Lantern RAW 14bit video.
Graded in Davinci Resolve + story in Sony Vegas.
Music by Tomandandy.
PS: video converted to 720p to fit vimeo's rules. Please, do not watch it full screen on fullHD monitor :)
In June/July 2014 i visited good friends in the US for two weeks. I did a lot of spontaneous shots during our roadtrip along the east coast. I did not bring a ton of gear, so all footage was filmed hand-held.
All footage was recorded in Magic Lantern 14-bit RAW 50fps in 1852x646 and stretched x 1.6
Canon 5D Mark III (Magic Lantern RAW Mode)
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L
Graded in Davinci Resolve (OSIRIS LUTs)
Cut in Final Cut Pro X
If you've got four minutes, I'd love to give you a timelapse tour of all of the most visually stunning places California has to offer, filmed over four years, from coastline to mountains to deserts, from cities to agriculture to national parks.
California is the most populated state in the United States, and the third largest. It's almost double the size of the United Kingdom and slightly larger than Japan. If it was it's own independent country (as it was briefly for a few weeks in 1846), it would have the 8th largest economy in the world by GDP. It contains the highest summit and the lowest desert in the Contiguous United States (and the second-lowest point in the world), both of which are in the same county. It's most known for movies, technology, wine, and national parks, but also grows more than a third of the vegetables consumed in the US, two-thirds of the fruits and nuts, and an unknown but presumably huge percentage of marijuana. It contains every major climatological biome except tundra. More important than those facts, to me, is that I was born and spent most of my life here.
The average clip took 1-3 hours to film and another 3-10 hours to edit. Several cuts are from clips more than 24 hours long. I shot 423 clips over four years to make this, but the majority of the 67 clips ultimately used were shot in the last 12 months.
The music is "Intense Rocks" by Sebastian Watzinger, licensed from Audiosocket.
If you'd like some background on my process, Dissolve did an interview with me about that: bit.ly/meethal
I did an interview with Fstoppers, where I discuss technical details, cameras used, and workflow: bit.ly/1wfrWPo
Most of the individual clips are available for license via Getty Images, Dissolve, or directly. Many of them feature in the Magic Window timelapse screensaver for Mac. Links are now at the top.
(If you got this far down, thank you! I'd like to add that I'm available for hire. I specialize in still photography and timelapse photography for travel, architecture, and industry.)
Full list of locations used:
Death Valley National Park
Inyo National Forest
Mono Lake South Tufa Reserve
San Luis Obispo
Sequoia National Forest
Yosemite National Park