“Into the Night” is a project of light and colour that tries to show Barcelona, its surroundings and some specific areas of Catalonia, from a different, unusual and cinematic point of view.
To achieve that, has been used the time-lapse technique, which allows to capture the time at specified intervals, frame-by-frame, using mostly, in this case, long exposure.
Part of the project has been made in the so-called blue hour, whose diffused light has some features that allow to capture spectacular sunrises or sunsets full of warm colors thanks to the position of the sun relative to the horizon. It is in these moments when the skies still have shades of color and the natural light is mixed with the artificial light of the city, thus being able to capture skies in detail and urban buildings illuminated simultaneously.
This has been a photographic adventure of understanding the light and color of the night. An opportunity to observe the urban space and its density and to contemplate how these elements converge. An exercise of patience and perseverance throughout dozens of nights and dawns of cold carrying heavy stuff. And of course many hours of postproduction.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the support that Miriam Morales has given me throughout the project, the help of Antonio Morales in some shots, Elisabet de Loreto for getting the access to various locations, Guillem Rejon for the excellent music composed for the occasion, Albert Pérez from Casanova fotografia, and especially Oscar Segura, who has been my right hand in this project and without whose help this would not have been possible. Thank you very much to you all! Hope you like it and thanks for watching!
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The City of Boston is a timelapse short film i created for Boston. The idea of this film started with watching alot of timelapse video from Vimeo, and i couldn't find a lot of timelapse video based on Boston. I told myself that i have a camera and a few lenses i think i should make a timalapse video for Boston. After half of a year of working on this film, looking for locations, shooting and editing, it is finally finished. The goal of this timelapse is to showcase some of the beautiful places around Boston to you. I am proudly presenting you this short film "The City of Boston". I hope you enjoy this short film
As of today, it is estimated that there are more than 7 billion humans living on Earth.
Humans have only been a glimpse in the Earth’s timeline, yet in the last 200 years the evolution of mankind has skyrocketed as well as the need for Earth’s resources.
Skyscrapers are growing taller than the next, like huge trees battling for sunlight. At night, from a higher point of view, traffic evokes lava flowing down a volcano.
Like a giant ant colony, humans have made this planet their own. But what about the Earth? Can we continue to take without consequences? The City Limits tries to show that even though we are the dominant species on the planet, there is something bigger than us.
In Carl Sagan’s own words “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.”
Human progress and technology are developing at exponential rates but at what cost?
Where is the city’s limit?
/ Technical Info
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lenses: Canon 14 II, Canon 24 II, Canon 70-200
This whole project has been an amazing experience. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time. We'd like to expand this idea to other locations and would appreciate any suggestions for a future project.
Our hearts go out to the families of Markus Praxmarer who lost his life while climbing Half Dome on September 19th, 2011 and Ranger Ryan Hiller, who was crushed by a tree January 22nd 2012. They will be missed. (A photo of Ranger Ryan Hiller can be found to the right, above the statistics counter)
As I started getting into photography, I knew from the beginning, that I wanted to get into timelapsing. So over the past few years I started collecting timelapses from various locations. No plan in mind, just shooting when I felt like it. It this point I just wanted to get a better feeling and understanding for it all. I was learning and will always be learning photography. So I wanted to touch up my skills before jumping right into timelapsing. As I am now starting to invest in a track, I realized it is finally time to put together my first edit of all my previous work. Enjoy.
Zakim Bridge in Boston, MA
July 15th Aurora at Sparks Lake in Bend, Oregon
Perseids Meteor Shower in Davenport, CA
Mount Sopris/Milky Way in Carbondale, CO
All over San Francisco and the Bay Area
Canon 5D MK III
Canon 17-40mm f/4 L
Canon 17-35mm f/2.8 L
Canon 70-200mm F/4 L
LEE Big Stopper
LEE .9 + .6 Soft Grad ND Filter
Induro CT214 Carbon Tripod
Processed all in Lightroom 4 and After Effects CS6