Timelapse of the Day – August 19, 2012
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like this before. The simulated handheld movements make this timelapse an entirely different thing all together. Lance writes:
Early this year, when I set out to do another Portland time-lapse project, I wanted to add an element of production that I had never seen before, that is, making the time-lapse footage appear as if it were captured in realtime with the camera being handheld or using “documentary” style cinematography. This is done by first producing a conventional static or motion controlled time-lapse clip then applying handheld movement to the clip in post using actual handheld footage and motion trackers in After Effects. This was a stylistic choice that makes for a more frantic and gritty look. It also allowed for more movement of the camera in many different directions during production which would otherwise look robotic and unnatural.
Check out his site for more on how he did it!
Note – this video was originally added on July 14, 2012. It was republished as the Timelapse of the Day on August 19, 2012.