Five years ago, when the fevers swept through town, so did the rituals, so did the fear. The fevers were bad. It took most of the towns folk. The towns and villages were much bigger then. Those that survived have started a ritual to prove their bravery. They gather every year, the night before the harvest, offering blood and courage to satiate the fear. A fear they call the White Sparrow.
March 2015 - Cyprus Motion Festival (Greece)
September 2014 - Red Dirt Film Festival, Oklahoma
August 2014 - Sacramento Film and Music Festival
June 2014 - Salt Lake City FilmQuest
May 2014 - Seattle True Independant Film Festival
April 2014 - London Independant Film Festival
December 2013 - RIP Horror Film Festival (Los Angeles)
November 2013 - Epic Short Films
October 2013 - Film Shortage
October 2013 - Vimeo Halloween Select
I had a free weekend (weekend just gone) and given that the weather was not going to be good - it was going to be cloudy and grey - I thought I would make good use of the situation.
So I set out to do a time lapse, making use of the high winds and cloud to exaggerate the movement, and because of the weather, decided to shoot it in black and white as the natural colours were washed out. I shot six sequences on Friday evening in Dublin Bay and at bridges along the River Liffey, then on Saturday I spent the day at Dun Laoghaire harbour shooting the lighthouse and boats. On Sunday morning I shot the sequences at Grand Canal Dock, St Stephens Green and Trinity College. Finally, I spent Sunday night in the bay doing a sequence with a near cloud free sky and managed to capture the movement of the stars.
I used a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 17-40mm lens, and edited on Final Cut Pro.
This is my third attempt at doing a time lapse, and through practice I am learning more about the art and the technique. It makes you really think about how you use your camera. It is the creative challenge I enjoy.
Hope you enjoy the time lapse sequences... and let me know what you think!