1. Chicago Timelapse Project - Windy City Nights


    from Max Wilson / Added

    Windy City Nights is the result of a two year journey through Chicago at night. I started this timelapse project back in April of 2011 after getting inspired by a video I saw posted on Vimeo titled “We are Chicago” by Ross Gerbasi. The video contained several night timelapse sequences that were captured in Chicago. Just prior to this, I had been shooting timelapses and started practicing the art on a regular basis. I had been shooting a lot of sports photography since 2005 and just really started to enjoy the art of timelapse. I have always enjoyed the challenge of night time photography and long exposures. There is something about the lights at night and the passage of time that is really captivating and what better place to capture this than the City of Chicago. Chicago is a really unique city, it has great architecture, the Chicago River and is surrounded by Lake Michigan. There is so much happening all the time and the lights at night here are truly amazing. During this project, I have shot over 200,000 exposures, of raw digital files. With the raw files, exports and renders this accumulated to about 8 Terabytes of storage data. So the process of managing the files and backing up the data was a project in itself. I also had to choose which rendered sequences were going to be in the final movie. I had so many shots which did not make it in due to trying to keep the time of the movie around 6 minutes. There were a lot of challenges with this project. The first is that I had a full time job and family. So finding the time to get down to the city and shoot was hard. About two years ago, I had scouted all the locations for my shots and wrote them down on a list. I set goals and went off my list. Navigating around Chicago can be a process when working primarily by myself and transporting a lot of gear around. When not transporting the motion control gear, it was pretty easy to get around on foot or my mountain bike I custom fit with heavy duty bags attached. When I transported my slider, I used pelican cases and a hand truck to move everything around. The gear I used in making this movie were three Canon Cameras. One 5D Mark III, one 5D Mark II and one 1DX. I used a variety of Canon lens’ including the 24mm f/1.4, 24-105mm f/4, 14mm, f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8. I used motion controlled equipment from DitoGear including the OmniSlider, both of 1 and 2 meter versions as well as the OmniHead. I also used the eMotimo TB3 which can be purchased here: http://emotimo.com/ . I would like to thank Cite Restaurant, Lake Point Tower, Wyndham Grand (Hotel 71), Willis Tower Skydeck, John Hancock Observatory, Melvin Dumanlang, Ross Gerbasi and Raj Tank for their location support and assistance as well as my family for putting up with me during my time away from home. A special thanks for Vic Garcia for providing the title work for this project. A very talented guy! http://huemanelement.com/ For licensing inquires, over the next two weeks, I will be uploading the majority of these sequences to my Nimia profile here: https://app.nimia.com/profile/apapics/p/1 More information about my timelapse work can be found here: http://www.chicagotimelapse.org/ or twitter: https://twitter.com/apapics For a more in depth reading and details of this project, check out my blog here: http://www.photoalbumarchives.com/chicago-timelapse-project-windy-city-nights/ The music in the video has been licensed from the Music Bed and the links to the audio tracks are below. http://www.themusicbed.com/#!/The-Fathers-Heart-3988/ http://www.themusicbed.com/#!/Reanimation-Instrumental-2885/ http://www.themusicbed.com/#!/Perpetual-3976/

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    • Happy Halloween


      from Amador Valenzuela / Added

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      For this year's Halloween video we developed a workflow that bridged art and technology. Mixing film, animation, and illustration we created an original style that we hope you enjoy watching half as much as we enjoyed making. Director: Amador Valenzuela Animation/Design: Amador Valenzuela, Andrew Pabon, Kyle Fletcher, Alex Friend, Sara Kopke Acting Debut: Kyle Fletcher On set production: Amador Valenzuela, Andrew Pabon, Kyle Fletcher Executive Producer: Mitch Lawin Special Thanks to Phil Rampulla for all his support. Wardrobe from the Kmart Halloween 2011 Collection Music: Shigeto / Ann Arbor pt 01 SFX support: Anthony Koerber Visual style developed by Kyle Fletcher

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      • Show Reel 2011


        from Amador Valenzuela / Added

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        This is a reel created during my time as the Director of CG/Animation at the Material Group (then acquired by Prophet). All of the animation work was created by myself and my small animation team (Andrew Pabon & Sara Kopke) The interactive work was created by the development team at the Material Group. Music: The Go! Team – “Apollo Throwdown” (Star Slinger Remix) New personal reel coming soon.

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        • Places in Time: Chicago


          from Chris Pritchard / Added

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          Follow me at - Blog post: http://chrispzero.com/blog/2012/04/09/places-in-time-chicago Instagram: http://instagram.com/chrispzero | Facebook: http://facebook.com/chrispzero | Twitter: http://twitter.com/chrispzero Check out my newest film, Above LA, at http://vimeo.com/97726387 For info, licensing, projects, please see: http://chrispzero.com UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for your support of this video and all of your messages and comments! I've posted some of my thoughts on the video and its success at http://on.fb.me/HzgMtY and http://facebook.com/chrispzero Watch in HD with sound on! Chicago is the first destination for my new series, Places in Time. This piece focuses specifically on downtown Chicago, which was my home for over 6 years until late 2010. Downtown Chicago has long been an active area - a financial and transportation hub flanked by the lakefront, Grant Park, residential districts and shopping, but the area has evolved rapidly during the last decade and is now more than ever a major residential and tourism center. Between the world class skyline, lakefront, and park space, downtown Chicago offers scenery and an environment not found anywhere else in the non-coastal USA. The central city on an average day contains a blend of office workers, residents, commuters, and a mesh of locals, suburbanites, and tourists who venture in to enjoy the great restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. When I first moved to downtown Chicago in 2003, I lived in one of the only residential buildings in the Chicago Loop. Most businesses shut down after the workday and the area was very quiet at night. Since that time, the number of residents, and all the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment that support them, has grown rapidly in the Loop, South Loop, and West Loop neighborhoods. Living in a rapidly gentrifying area can be frustrating at times, but the transformation of the area in such a short period was nothing short of amazing to witness. Chicago as a whole has a great energy - one of America's few dense urban environments where people are forced to step out of their isolating cars and experience life alongside one another. The people are mostly genuine, hard working, and friendly. There are countless vibrant neighborhoods with a dramatic range of uniqueness and character. The city changes and transforms during each of the four seasons, but never ceases to be active and full of life. All footage for this piece was shot between 2010 and now. My goal was to provide a glimpse into the energy and fast paced life of an average day in downtown Chicago, enhanced through fast motion timelapse. Some of the viewpoints and locations may seem familiar, but I've also tried to showcase the city from a number of different and less common vantage points. Music: The Cinematic Orchestra - Ent'racte. An amazing 20+ minute piece. Please buy it at one of these links (with video!): http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/entracte-single/id457827848 http://ninjatune.net/release/the-cinematic-orchestra/entracte The Places in Time series will be an ongoing series exploring different locations that I visit. I travel America and the world to create stock photography, timelapses, and other video. Most of my trips have very tight schedules that don't allow me the time to thoroughly explore, but I will be using this series as a reason to delve deeper into destinations and try to capture the real energy and atmosphere of the cities, areas, and countries that I visit. All images and footage © 2010-2012 Chris Pritchard, all rights reserved.

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          • Joy Ride - Behind the Scenes


            from Sandro / Added

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            Behind the Scenes video of "Joy Ride" directed by Sandro for the Nikon D800. View "Joy Ride" here: http://vimeo.com/36305675 Video & Photography - Lindsay Silverman & Michael Corrado Editing & Graphics - Steve Heiner

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            • From Chicago to the Moon


              from Philip Bloom / Added

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              Read in depth about this film, the glass, how it came about, the post and how I used 4K to creative effect: http://wp.me/p3ggTR-7Tu Is this simply a piece to take in and marvel at the beauty of the moon and the eerines of the submerged city...or is there a simple story about how the two are linked. Sitting there above us, controlling the water, keeping it at bay... Up to you! It doesn't matter! Either way just enjoy watching it as I enjoyed making it! :) Filmed on the Canon 1DC and Sony F55 with up to 1600mm of glass at Lake Michigan in New Buffalo USA. Music: The Echelon Effect "Call to ground" Courtesy of The Music Bed gopb.co/musicbed Graded with FilmConvert 10% with code bloom at gopb.co/filmconvert

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              • The Absent Column


                from Nathan Eddy / Added

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                Modern architecture, and the fight for its value in the world, is brought into sharp focus in this documentary examining the battle over the preservation of former Prentice Women’s Hospital in downtown Chicago, designed by master modern architect Betrand Goldberg. The owner of the building is Chicago institution Northwestern University, which intends to demolish the unique brutalist building, composed of a nine-story concrete cloverleaf tower cantilevered over a rectangular five-story podium. The stage is set for what some preservationists believe will be a defining moment in the battle to preserve modern architecture, and poses the question, Who determines the future of the past? Directed by journalist and Northwestern alumnus Nathan Eddy, the film made its world premiere at the Durban Film Festival in South Africa and subsequently screened at the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam and the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York.

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                • Tommy


                  from John Merizalde / Added

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                  A portrait of Tommy Nease - http://tommynease.com/ Premiered on DAZED - http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/21001/1/tommy Directed by John Merizalde Shot by Andrew Litten Edited by Andrew Litten and Chad Sarahina Color by David Torcivia Music by Hanetration (http://hanetration.bandcamp.com/) Additional Footage from Tim Herold, Andrue Herring, Will Govus, and Luke Siddons Special Thanks to Chris Black and Jake Ures

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                  • Chicago toccata & fugue


                    from geoff tompkinson / Added

                    The City of Chicago becomes a light show to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.Toccata and fugue in D-minor. For current timelapse and hyperlapse WORKSHOP PROGRAM see http://www.geofftompkinson.com/workshops For day to night lapses and HDR I use Promote Control see - tinyurl.com/promotecontrol For motion control I use Emotimo (tinyurl.com/emotimo ) & Rhino Camera Gear (http://rhinocameragear.com/)

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                    • LVTHN - Hello World


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                      Define the future by creating your own. The collision of art and technology breeds the new visual experience through a powerfully inventive and collaborative mix. World, meet Leviathan. Editor: Mike LaHood Motion Design: David Brodeur // Gareth Fewel Producer: Cecelia Worthington Executive Producer: Chad Hutson Executive Creative Director: Jason White Chief Scientist: Matt Daly Produced by: Leviathan www.lvthn.com Sound Design/Mix: Joel Corelitz // Waveplant www.waveplantstudios.com Music: Crystal Castles "Empathy" // Last Gang Records // www.crystalcastles.com Amon Tobin "At Work" // Ninja Tune // www.amontobin.com Two Fingers "Razorback" // Ninja Tune // www.ninjatune.net/artist/two-fingers

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