Watch This Stunning Timelapse of Scenes in Paris

Paul Richardson spent three weeks in Paris recently and tried to capture the city’s classic sights as well as the modern business side. While he captured some fantastic scenes, his editing really made this timelapse stand out.

He spent three weeks shooting, followed by 5 weeks of editing the images and footage for a grand total of about 400 hours on this project. That is 2.5 hours for every second of this video, which was entirely self-funded and shot purely out of his love for timelapse.

He shot the video using a Canon 6D, EF 17-40mm f/4 lens, 50mm f/1.8 lens and 70-200mm f/4 L lens. He used a homemade dolly coupled to an eMotimo TB3 for the motion control sequences.

I’m pretty sure that I said “holy crap” out loud at the 1:10-1:20 mark on my first time through. Solid work Paul.

You can find Paul here on his Facebook page.

Paris in Motion (Part 4) Epic Timelapse

Photography Bay reader Mayeul Akpovi has been creating fantastic timelapse projects of Paris, France since 2012. His painstaking work has paid off yet again in a fourth video released last week.

His gear used in this video includes:

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 24-70mm f2.8 L USM
Canon 17-40mm f4 L USM
Canon 70-300mm
Filters: ND2 to ND400

If you liked this one, also watch Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

You can find more of Mayeul’s work here on his website.

‘From Bump to Buzz’ Combines Live Action and Timelapse for a Great Music Video

This adorable birth announcement video combines live action video with a time lapse shot over a 9 month period. In the 2 days since the video was uploaded, it has over 2.4 million views and counting.

Tom Fletcher notes on his YouTube channel that they took photos every day through the 9 months of their pregnancy to create this fantastic three minute multimedia piece. Additionally, Tom wrote and performed the song “Something New” to go along with their presentation of the new addition to the family.

‘Adrift’ Timelapse is Mesmerizing View of the Fog of the San Francisco Bay Area

This gorgeous timelapse film was created from footage captured over the course of 2 years around the San Francisco Bay area. Simon Christen spent many mornings on the Marin Headlands capturing scene by scene of what he calls “a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area.”

He shot these images with the Canon 7D and Canon 4oD in raw format with exposures generally occurring every 2-10 seconds. Exposure was set in manual mode. On the last shot with the fog engulfing the camera, both the he and camera got pretty well soaked due to all of the moisture from the dense fog.

He uses a sturdy Really Right Stuff tripods for keeping the shots steady and, when necessary, uses software stabilization in After Effects to smooth out some shots.

You can view more of Simon’s work here on his website.

[via John Nack]

Paris In Motion (Part III) Features Motion-Packed Timelapse Shots

Photography Bay reader Mayeul Akpovi just cranked out another solid timelapse video of Paris. As you may have seen in Part I and Part II, Akpovi produces an incredible sense of motion in his timelapse work.

He uses a variety of gear to accomplish these shots:

Akpovi accomplishes those surreal camera movements not with a large dolly, jib or mechanized slider, but with a simple tripod and some camera shake reduction in post processing. You can get a glimpse of this technique in an earlier behind-the-scenes video below.

You can see more of Akpovi’s work here on his Vimeo account.

Vello Shutterboss DSLR Remotes for $34.50 – Deal Alert

Vello ShutterBoss remotes for most Canon, Nikon and Pentax DSLRs are available for $34.50 right now (normally $52.50).  These remotes serve as interval timers and remote shutter releases, which are essential for timelapse recording on Canon DSLRs.  As a result, these are a cheaper alternative to Canon’s own $130 TC-80N3 remote.

Real World Content-Aware Fill in Ford Fusion Ad Campaign

2013 Ford Fusion Ad

Rather than using Photoshop trickery, Ford commissioned master of disguise Liu Bolin to paint cars into the background to convey the message that the new Fusion makes other midsize sedans disappear as part of the 2013 Ford Fusion ad campaign.

Check out the timelapse BTS video below to see how the real world content-aware fill was put together. [Read more...]

Amazing Timelapse: Paris in Motion (Part II) & BTS Video Shows How it Was Done

Photography Bay reader Mayeul Akpovi is at it again with the second part to his solid timelapse work in Paris.  Paris in Motion (Part II) continues with the stunning scenery we showed you in Part I back in August.

He moved the tripod by hand for 3500 shots that made up this video.  And, in some cases, he handheld the camera and moved himself in as straight a line as possible to create the moving timelapse effect.

As you can see in the below video, this movement resulted in some very shaky timelapse footage.  However, it was easily saved by stabilizing the timelapse in Adobe After Effects for some stunning results.  The large files from the 5D Mark II make it easy to apply stabilizing filters like Adobe’s warp stabilizer thanks to plenty of look-around space provided by the 5K+ resolution.

For those curious, Mayeul used the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L and 17-40mm f/4L for the shots that built this timelapse.

Thanks for sending this in Mayeul.  You can check out more of Mayeul’s work here on Vimeo.