Weathering Spring – another look

Timelapse of the Day – April 5, 2013

In just three days we’ll be at NAB to look for interesting products and services that timelapse creators might find interesting and useful. And to meet with industry people to spread the word about the site and the incredible work from people around the world that we feature hear.  Here’s a look back at one of our favorite timelapse of the past year.

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!

This timelapse was a 2012 Timelapse of the Year selection!