Even after living here for 21 years, Manchester is still my favourite city. I wanted to capture the dynamic nature of the city, and knew that timelapse would be the perfect medium. I think it's important to take a step back every now and again, and watch what is unfolding around you. Timelapse is the perfect excuse, you can spend anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 hours in a single location.
Over 100 hours of work went into this video, combining 20,000 photos over the course of 2 months. The video was shot across the city centre, with a small dash into Salford Quays.
Various techniques and equipment were used to capture the footage, including a home-built motion controlled dolly. The long sweeping moves were captured by moving the camera after each photo. This can be a very time consuming process, but the results are certainly worth it.
The music is 'More Than This' by Electric Joy Ride, you can find them at: https://www.facebook.com/ElectricJoyRide
For any inquiries, contact me at paul[A-T]paulrichardson.net