"The District" is a Washington D.C. based timelapse project I decided to take on since I've lived in the area my entire life and I think it has beauty and architecture that needs to be seen.
While shooting "The District" of course I ran into a few issues. Weather is typically the most important aspect of any timelapse project but parking and tourists were the biggest speed bumps while filming from April-August. Most major cities have high rise / skyscrapers but D.C. is very limited to the height of buildings which makes you think more and get more creative with your shots. You do have to map every little shot so you can execute it properly. Most shots in "The District" were shot 2-4 separate times due to weather or bad research on my end.
A lot of people message me about permits or Park / Federal police that may have issues with me shooting. When you have a lot of motion controlled gear set up next to monuments / parks you have to expect some attention. I never really had any of those things. I've run into some situations in the past but nothing major like getting arrested or ticketed.
Canon 5d Mark3
Canon 16-35 2.8L II
Canon 70-200 2.8L II
Canon 14mm 2.8L
Canon 24-70 2.8L II
elektraDRIVE 500 Series Motor Pod
For 1080p see youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-q1wZcUHhk.
WARSAW 24H is the final effect of the timelapse project I started in November 2012. I wanted to show Warsaw as it can be seen from its highest skyscrapers - as a majestic, beautiful city - not the one we get used to every day. I wanted to show Warsaw the way I love it.
During the production I was able to visit rooftops of buildings such as Cosmopolitan, Złota 44, Marriott, Millenium Plaza, Rondo 1, and the tower of the st. Augustine's Church. And also some other places. I would like to thank all the people who were willing to help me, even though in some cases I didn't manage to use what they kindly offered.
I would also like to thank Sebastian Nibisz who allowed me to use his program for post-processing HDR photos - SNS HDR PRO, http://www.sns-hdr.com/. I strongly recommend his work.
// edit: The movie is shown on the internet as the 'HDR timelapse' which is not true :) The fact I could use the program for my work doesn't mean i always did it...
And last but not least, my gratitude goes to all those on whom I could rely on during the shooting. You were my company and contributors. If it hadn't been for you, I would have died of boredom ;)