Apparatus : Canon 7D / Canon 60 D / Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens / Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Software : After Effects Cs6 / Premier Pro Cs6.
Director statement :
This piece is based on the idea of time perception and the fact that our inner clock is constantly distorted by temporal and spacial illusion with emotion having a huge role ...
A simple car journey of a set length can take extremely different measures of perceived time depending on the attributes of the trip the individual associates with.
Funny to think how Emotion can change our lifespan....
This video is a result of countless experiments in a similar vein.
All footage/photographs were shot from the inside of a car.The most prominent effect is generated from the 50mm's depth of field,the use of 'echo' effects or 'mirror' effects were were not employed with the exception of less than 25 seconds...
For my time-lapse sequences......I first shot long exposure time lapse's of a car journey . I then spread the photographs out in 3d space and flew a virtual camera through them , tracking the camera to a real camera on a separate car trip.
For the footage sequences.....I shot various city lights , constantly shifting the depth of field,and pieced them together in a seamless video, I then set this video out in 3d space duplicating the clip multiple times and spreading them out ,playing each video 1 frame later than the video previous.(this gave the illusion of moving forward) I then set up a virtual camera and re - shot the scenes from new perspectives with an additional depth of field.
For the morphing parts..this was a regular 2d time-lapse using pixel motion and time remap to generate a morph.
This video is interesting to me because of one reason.
The last clip uses what is in fact
10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 videos playing simultaneously.(One Googol)
If you attempted to write this number out from 1,2,3,4, etc , you would run out of material in the known universe to write it on...It would also take more time to watch all the videos contained in the last clip than time has past since the Big Bang....
It is an Insanely large number...
My method was such that there wasn't intense render times and for the entire googol videos I only ever had to manage 10 layers of video footage.
It was a really Simple task, just very Tedious and precise.
To see my method please follow the below link to the CreatorsProject were Beckett Mufson talks about the video.
50.8 x 50.8 cm (1920 x 1920 )
This video is made entirely from photographs and video footage.
Various techniques in time-lapse photography and long exposure photography are incorporated with real time footage.
The variety of images were later digitally manipulated and stacked in a 3d environment.
Music, 'Fireweight', composed by Pearse McGloughlin
Please watch in HD and fullscreen.
This piece is an entry to the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2015.