WE'VE dabbled with timelapse filming techniques for a few years, using a number of techniques.
Simplest are probably the timelapse settings on our Panasonic cameras, which have delivered excellent results over shorter time spans. These work very well for subjects like conference venues filling up and cityscapes at dusk.
Our best results over the sunset period were shot on a Nikon D90 with an app on a phone. We got great day-to-night transition and by shooting big photos before compiling the movie in Quicktime, we were able to move around within the frame in Premiere Pro. This gives the impression of panning, tilting and zooming as we move the 1920 x 1080 frame around within the 3000-pixel wide photo frame.
But this month we have been asked to take our timelapse operation to a whole new level. We've got an 18-month construction project to capture.
Our new camera, cabling, a dedicated computer and its special software are all heading out to the remote rural site this week. We have learned a lot and tested the rig for days. All we need to do now is install it and start harvesting images.
We're very excited and would like to offer this service to all builders. Having built the rig once, it will take just a few hours and an investment of a few hundred pounds to do it all again. We can also offer remote access and security functions if the client needs it. Ideally, we'd like three or four rigs all out on-site and collecting data.
So if you'd like us to come to your location and play around with time, call 07768 261276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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