A Time Lapse of Washington, D.C.

[VIDEO]
http://tier10lab.com/2011/12/12/time-lapse-washington-dc-video/ December 7, 2011 By Joseph Olesh

Time lapse allows for a form of video story telling that captivates the viewer in a very unique way. For this particular project, I set out downtown to capture imagery for an in-house interactive display presentation. We feel time-lapse video can be utilized as a marketing device and used this video as a testing ground for the succeeding camera settings and techniques. If the goal of video is to communicate a complete story of who a client is and what they represent, then time lapse might be best utilized in communicating how it "feels" to spend time within that client's store, dealership, restaurant, etc. We'll expand on this in posts to come. For now, I've listed the locations and camera settings of each scene in the aforementioned video. Tweet any specific questions to @josepholesh.

A few tips for any aspiring time-lapser:     Gather at least 200 images per set up. You never really know what you have until you sit down in post-production. Capture all the imagery you can to allow for the greatest amount of freedom in the edit. Cover locations as you would on a film shoot. Capturing different angles of the same object will make for a much more dynamic edit. Fire off a still, with a 30-second shutter, to preview where the motion will be occurring within your composition. Adjust to accentuate the greatest amount of drama. BE PATIENT!! Time lapse is not for the anxious. Trust your composition, your camera settings, and commit to each location.

CAMERA DETAILS Canon 7D Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM B-ROLL SPECS Canon 7D 60 fps, 1280x720 MUSIC CREDIT "Eden Roc" Ludovico Einaudi Buy on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eden-roc/

LOCATION DETAILS
1. High Angle at Water - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec 2. Arlington Bridge - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 45 mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed:1/6 sec 3. Rt. 66 Intersection - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed: 1/5 sec 4. Bridge Over Potomac - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 34 mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed: 1/10 sec 5. Monument Over Field - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 42mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed: 1/13 sec 6. Monument Tree Vignette - Day ISO 200 Focal Length: 24 mm Aperture: f/10 Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec 7. Monument Tree Vignette - Day ISO 200 Focal Length: 24 mm Aperture: f/10 Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec 8. Washington Monument Center Cut - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec 9. Monument Reflection - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/18 Shutter Speed: 1/4 sec 10. WW2 Memorial With Wreaths - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec 11. WW2 Memorial - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec 12. Memorial Pathway - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 70mm Aperture: f/13 Shutter Speed: 0.3 sec 13. Back of Lincoln Memorial - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 24 mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed: 1/13 sec

14. Lincoln Memorial at 45° - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/9.0 Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec 15. Front of Lincoln Memorial - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 25 mm Aperture: f/22 Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec 16. Lincoln Seated - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 24 Aperture: f/16 Shutter Speed: 1.6 sec 17. Gold Figurine - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 52 mm Aperture: f/18 Shutter Speed: 1/80 18. Front of White House - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 40 mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed: 1/6 sec 19. Back of White House - Day ISO 100 Focal Length: 24 mm Aperture: f/20 Shutter Speed: 1/13 sec 20. Rosslyn Metro Station ISO: 100 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/4.0 Shutter Speed: 1.0 21. Metro Circle Station ISO: 100 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/4.0 Shutter Speed: 1.0 22. Down Penn Towards Capitol - Night ISO 640, 200 Focal Length: 55 mm, 46 Aperture: f/20, f/8 Shutter Speed: 1/10 sec, 3.2 sec 23. Monument Over Intersection - Night ISO 640 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/6.3 Shutter Speed: 1.0 sec 24. Monument With National Tree - Night ISO 100 Focal Length: 24mm Aperture: f/9 Shutter Speed: 13 sec

http://www.Tier10Lab.com http://www.twitter.com/Tier10Lab http://www.facebook.com/Tier10Marketing http://www.Tier10Marketing.com

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful