Sneak preview from my timelapse photography and video project for my housing client in South Manchester. I’ve been producing a mixture of short-term timelapse photography and general filming up until now, capturing the whole site build and progress using various HDSLR gear, sliders and the like (see my other BUILD posts on the blog here and here for more details on that score).
This is the first footage I’ve cobbled together so far, for part of the long-term timelapse feature. As suggested by the title this is around 6 months worth of stills captured by 2 of the on-site security cameras (one at each end of the build) that are set to capture approximately 10 images per day. The quality of still images from a building site security camera is, shall we say, lacking to put it mildly. It’s partly for this reason I’ve put the footage from both ends in one video above. Running so small it’s much more forgiving on the low res/ low quality of the files I’ve got to work with.
The video was made using Lightroom, After Effects and Premiere Pro, and there’s a shocking amount of work that goes into producing something so ‘short’ and seemingly simple. The plan is to work chunks of these long term videos into a final film, so lots more to come on that front. Stay tuned…
Music credit: ‘Faster than the eye can perceive’ by DJ Rkod. I kind of like the 80’s Automan vibe, and the tempo fits the footage speed nicely.
by Dan Dunkley