A behind-the-scenes look at the process used to create a skateboarding time-collapse video of professional skater Cory Juneau.
Credits:
Directed by: Cy Kuckenbaker
Written by: Melissa Cabral and Cy Kuckenbaker
Edited by: Dave Gallegos
Producer: Melissa Cabral and Cy Kuckenbaker
Director of Photography: Alex Graham and Cy Kuckenbaker
Sound mix: Preston Swirnoff

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Just as filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker collapses several skaters into a single frame, the Nokia Lumia 930 packs all the things that matter most into one fluid Windows experience on mobile, Xbox, or PC. Exclusive LiveTiles keep you up to speed with the world's…


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Just as filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker collapses several skaters into a single frame, the Nokia Lumia 930 packs all the things that matter most into one fluid Windows experience on mobile, Xbox, or PC. Exclusive LiveTiles keep you up to speed with the world's goings-on, and new customizable home screens help you make Windows Phone 8.1 your very own.

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Andreas Almkvist

Andreas Almkvist Plus

Why did they have to make over 50.000 edits?! Or am I hearing it wrong?! The video is awesome!

sufi

sufi

15.000

theavenogfilm

theavenogfilm

Why not use a motion matte rather than roto if the footage is locked down? Just my $.02. Nice work!

Gui T

Gui T

Howdie do Datt? Sweet

Denny Rowland

Denny Rowland Plus

I think the next generation will be integration of camera motion control.

PATIKART

PATIKART

this is very cool video

Sebastian Both

Sebastian Both Plus

I believe there are software-plugins, that could automaticly key it all together.

SNITT

SNITT Plus

Agree. Not sure if this should take 6 weeks and 2 editors....

flatland

flatland Plus

Looks like the phone takes nice footage, but why showcase a "time collapse" as though it had anything to do with the phone? Also, six weeks full time with two editors? I know rotoscoping sucks, but c'mon. Sounds to me like Microsoft got ripped off.

Joachim Guanzon

Joachim Guanzon

very cool effect... i was kind of bummed that it was all done in post though... meaning, i can shoot footage like this on the iphone 3gs and get a similar effect on post.... may not be the same quality... but you get the idea.

Mike S

Mike S Plus

We are left to wonder if he did it all on the camera or took his files to another editing program to construct what we see. if done completely within the camera that would be incredible. If other editing programs were used it would be helpful to know what he used.

Kevin Stolz

Kevin Stolz

I am sure that kind of editing was not done "on phone" as I don't know any phone that does "rotoscoping" and of course since we are talking about microsoft I imagine that they have the budget to pay 2 editors full time for 2 weeks to show the quality of the images that the Lumia que shoot. I would imagine that the reason they don't mention the editing software it wasn't microsoft movie maker (am I correct Cy?).
Excellent work all the way around.

Will Thwaites

Will Thwaites Plus

Weird to show off the video capabilities of a $500 phone, with editing that they openly admit took 6 weeks and probably $15,000 of labor.

Skate Martin

Skate Martin

blurring out stuff makes me hate this phone

Rich Beach

Rich Beach Plus

Hmmm... I'm very disappointed at Vimeo sending me an email and tricking me into watching an ad. The Lumia wasn't the perfect choice, it was just that MS commissioned him to make a film with it. I feel dirty.

Anatoly Petrenko

Anatoly Petrenko

A beautiful product with a tightly woven commercial interest in it. This needs to understood as a glory to the editors and a director, not the ability of the Lumia phone.

Drums

Drums

Brilliant proyect !

Selvin Walker

Selvin Walker PRO

Beautiful! I can only imagine the grind required to hit 50,000 edits for 90 secs.

dean berdusis

dean berdusis Plus

It's amusing as an effect, But am I missing something here? The footage was taken and then an enormous amount of time and resources were spent rotoscoping it to create the final piece. Okay, cool. But what is the selling point of the phone or the video? And, if it took that much time, money, and resources to produce it in post, I really don't see the value in it.
I don't mean to be a killjoy, but I thought this was going to be a piece showcasing a technology that liberated the need for a traditionally labor-intensive visual effect. Instead, what I took away from it was any smart phone could be used to do this, there's nothing about the lumia that is proprietary to this process. What am I missing?

Colum nolan

Colum nolan

Really cool. Well done on a great idea, i love it. Thanks for the info on how you did it, very interesting and that kid is an awesome skateboarder...

Clive Davis

Clive Davis Plus

I was thinking a difference key from clean plates would have automated a lot of the matte separation needed.
There are also some very refined and more automated rotoscoping tools out there that can be used in conjunction with a difference key.
...for next time perhaps. Shouldn't be as pain staking as you have suffered.
Also there is no angle that couldn't be achieved with a DSLR and field monitor, but your method is certainly cheaper.
What resolution did you shoot at (2k?) I was wondering what the upload time would be, as opposed to a desktop transfer from a CF card to one system that could do it all, with one compositing artist. I would think one week with one CG artist.

Layth Shasha

Layth Shasha

Nice video, and sorry I am new to this but what software was used for the video editing please?

Mephistocracy

Mephistocracy Plus

Very nice. Such tedious work doing this frame by frame, as I have come to find out. I long for the day when a software package can spit out this level of quality in a few minutes. Rotoscoping is tedious too. Do not think you would get this level of quality with a rotoscope.

duncan

duncan

Even though I don't see the point of skateboarding, this video is excellent!

Paul D

Paul D

Beautiful production, well done! Seems like the commentary emphasizing the massive amount of PP labor really designed to be a turn-off to discourage the everyday joe 'pro-sumer' shooter from wanting to take on a time collapse project of any sort. I would have liked for you to suggest how someone might get started learning to crawl with this technique. Inspiring nonetheless.

Krzysztof Chowaniak Krzysztof

Krzysztof Chowaniak Krzysztof

i saw some time ago was a contest in 3d skate park structure modeling used later in spot or commercial of real event. that is interesting about for me. in fact every part of reality can be found in modeled space so maybe is not exotic for someone other thing i see this kind of possible creations (3d objects and soft writing) everywhere. sorry for focusing;\

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