Happy Monday everybody!
So I am going to assume that many reading this have already seen the beauty that is The Mountain – a gorgeous time-lapse on top of a mountain in Barcelona, Spain by TSO Photography. As an avid time-lapse photographer, I would like to present you with a beautiful contrast to this video. Mindrelic has created a mind-blowing, sense-tingling, goose-bumping lapse of Manhattan. He brought his camera equipment to the top of a dozen buildings to capture the duality between serenity and chaos that is New York City, and he does so better than I have ever seen. Check it out -
With stunning transitions between night and day, and unreal movement in the image, I was inspired to write about his brilliance. To create the effect of “moving” while the world flashes by, he used a time-lapse rig made by Dynamic Perception that moves the camera very slowly along a track controlled by a small onboard computer. At a mere $900, you can [easily] create time-lapses that seem to glide across the image, giving your video a whole new perspective and a distinguished look that is so valued these days in the production industry. The only difficulty is finding that perfect shot – one that will leave your viewers inspired to create something in your spirit. All it takes is some trial and error! Practice makes better, and this guy has most certainly been around the block a few times.
Feel free to comment about your favorite time-lapse tips and tricks! I would love to hear about some DIY set ups, or some alternate ways to go about shooting.
Have a good one!