Cinematic Time Lapse Video Photography – Landscape, Green Energy, Windmills & Industry
| by JP Danko | blurMEDIA Photography | Toronto Commercial Photographer |
There is something inherently captivating about time lapse films.
Check out our recent sample reel and let me know if you agree.
Time Lapse Video Production Challenges
Producing cinema quality time lapse video is a pretty big artistic and technical challenge.
Artistically, you have to start with a scene that is a stand alone spectacular. Technically, you have to figure out how to animate that scene.
Then of course there is the time. It takes a lot of time to create top quality time lapse video!
(Or is it time lapse photography? – I’ve never really been sure. And is it time lapse or timelapse or time-lapse….or am I just dropping keywords at this point…).
Over the last year, I’ve spent a lot of time lying awake at night wondering if my camera is still clicking away wherever I happen to have left it for the night.
For the most part, I have solved my power issues for long time lapse sequences by using this handy little DSLR battery hack. But you still never know if its going to rain in the middle of the night, or worse yet, your camera is discovered and goes for a walk.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m really excited about the time lapse video sequences that blurMEDIA has been able to put together over the year.
Security Guards And Other Pests
To get these time lapse sequences, I’ve been assailed by overzealous security guards.
I’ve left my cameras running for hours on end in some pretty precarious locations.
I’ve had nightmares about torrential rain that turned out to be a ceiling fan (this is a recurring theme…).
I’ve spent way too much time way too early in the morning setting up and monitoring time lapse camera rigs.
I’ve spent a lot of time in fields of windmills, miraculously escaping the ravages of wind turbine syndrome (insert sarcastic tone here…).
I’ve accidentally buried my camera waist deep in poison ivy.
And finally, I’ve drunk a lot of wine sitting in front of a computer late at night, painstakingly editing time lapse video footage – down to each individual frame.
blurMEDIA Photography – Cinematic Time Lapse Video Sample Reel
So if you want to see how all of that cumulates into a time lapse film – please check out our sample reel (click above).
So What Do You Think?
Leave a comment below – please let me know if you have any questions about equipment, locations, technical details etc.
And of course – if you see something you like, all of the cinematic time lapse sequences included in the sample reel are available for licensing. Most of the individual clips are available in lengths of 30 or 45 seconds.