New York City is at the top of the list when it comes to New Year's eve celebrations around the country. Nothing beats the magical 12 foot sparkling Waterford crystal ball descent at the stroke of midnight. Times Square is arguably one of the most electrifying places to bring in the new year, which is why it is no surprise that it has become the global celebration with millions of broadcast viewers.
This New Year's Eve timelapse production was produced using more than 18,000 still frames, shot over the course of 12 hours from two hotel rooftop locations ( DoubleTree Suites by Hilton New York City - Times Square and Manhattan Times Square ) led by Noel Cordero, Brandon Cotter & Hector Arrivillaga of the Timelapse Group. Objective of the project was to grab b-roll footage of regular video, time-lapse, & slow-motion clips of the ball drop, for next years NYE promotional video for the client.
A special thanks to the production crew (by location assigned):
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton-TSQ (http://ow.ly/shDFO)
Matt Mateiescu, Michael Villegas, George Benitiz
Manhattan Times Square (http://ow.ly/shDIW )
Lesley Davis, Augie Ciambriello, Avery L.. Cooper, Carolyn V. Moritz, Zach Smart
Also to our Producer Shiseido Ruiz (same producer of Manhattan in Motion) for working with Times Square Alliance/NYPD to secure clearances from the hotel rooftop locations and ground level access. We were also fortunate to work with both Adrian Cabezas and Brian Dohn of Switronix who oversaw the battery solutions for all our DSLR cameras and 2 Red Epics.
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Gear List Used On Both Locations:
(3) Canon 5d Mark III's, (3) Canon 7D's, (2) 60D's, T3i, T4i
(2) Red Epics
(2) Canon 24-70 II's, (2) 16-35mm II's, (2) 70-200mm II's, 24mm Tilt Shift II, and 10-22 EF-S