This is a short travel video of my 2 1/2 week trip around Japan in late November 2016. Japan is an amazing country with a unique coexistence between the old and the new that sometimes boggles the mind of a foreigner. At its heart lies a beautiful country, filled with generous and polite people always willing to help a lost stranger with map reading issues.
During my brief visit, i passed through Tokyo, Shirahama, Kumano Kodo, Koya San, Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and some strange and wonderful places in between. I hope you enjoy the video i've made of this little journey and many thanks to all the people i met along the way!
From Christmas markets to ice skating and fair rides, it almost seems like London turns into a giant Christmas playground filled with bright lights, loud sounds and chattering adults drinking (too much) mulled wine. This clip was put together over the 2015 Christmas Period, and hopes to show this happy and playful side to London during the festive season.
The Tower of London Ice Rink
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
Various Christmas Markets at Southbank, Tate Modern, Kingston and on and on and on.
St Pancras Train Station
Battersea Park Fireworks
Views of the city were shot from The Shard and The Walkie Talkie Building
London River Bus at Canary Warf
Sony A6000 with Playmemories Timelapse App and, importantly, Triggertrap (as it let me trigger the shutter on the A6000 faster than the native Sony Timelapse App would even let me!)
Various Tripods and a Gorilla Pod
Sony 20mm and 55-210mm
Tilt-Shift Effect added using Adobe After Effects 'Camera Lens Blur' effect and and Key Framed Deph Pass
Timelapses shot at 1 frame every 1-2 seconds - Our equipment struggled to shoot faster due to camera processing speed.
Workflow was RAW-Lightroom-After Effects (for stabilisation on Handheld shots, output .MOV)- Premier Pro with Dynamic Link to After Effects for Tilt-Shift Effect - Final Output with Media Encoder in H264