2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show

08 October 2011: Updated this post with beautiful B&W photos by Jose Obscura taken with a Fujifilm X100.

A selection of some of the fabulous vehicles on show at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA).

Camera: Nikon D700 + Nikkor 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 G fitted with a B+W Circular Polarizing Filter.

Tripod: Manfrotto 745B + 701RC2 video head.

Technique: Manual, ISO 200, 1/2 second exposure (“dragging the shutter”) with aperture set anywhere between f/14 and f/20. The images were shot at 1 second intervals.

Post Processing:

:: Image sets adjusted in Adobe Lightroom 3.4

:: Image sets imported into an Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 2K 24p project

:: Exported as 2048×1024 24p MP4 @ 60Mbps

Soundtrack: “Sexergetic” by MachinimaSound.com licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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Timelapse: Moby’s “Be the One”

This video was created for the Saatchi & Saatchi / Vimeo / Moby Music Video Challenge and was my interpretation of the track “Be The One” from Moby’s (then) forthcoming album, “Destroyed”.

I tried to bring to life the idea “Hello, Future” in this piece by combining highly colorful time-lapse sequences of a funfair with a mysterious, animated character with fantastic wings who some might think looks a bit like Moby himself… 😉

The time-lapse sequences were taken in early May 2011 at the Frankfurt Spring funfair (German: Frühjahrs-Dippemess). During three evenings of shooting with my Nikon D700 I generated 26,430 images (which now occupy 46GB on my hard drive). Although I had calculated to finally require only 5,040 images for this 24fps project, I found it necessary to support the dynamic nature of Moby’s song with more than 55 distinct sequences.

I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to my wife for her ideas, encouragement and support in realizing this project.

Camera: Nikon D700 + Nikkor 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 G fitted with a B+W circular polarizing filter

Tripod: Manfrotto 745B + 701RC2 video head

Settings: Manual, ISO 200, 1/2 second exposure with images shot at 1 second intervals

Post Processing:
:: Image set adjusted in Adobe Lightroom 3.4 (contrast only, no grading)
:: Image set imported into an Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 2K 24p project
:: Character animation created in Reallusion iClone 4
:: Exported as 2048×1024 24p 30Mbps MP4

Queen Mary 2: Atlantic Timelapse

Official selection, Disposable Film Festival 2011

twitter: @DFFest

Timelapse sequences taken on 20 and 21 December 2010 from the upper decks of the Queen Mary 2 as she sailed from New York towards the Caribbean.

You might also like the footage shot in the Caribbean.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix GH1 (1.32) with the kit (14-140mm) lens and B+W ND 106 or 110 filter

Tripod: Manfrotto 745B and 701RC2 video head

Settings: Manual, ISO 100, 1/2 second exposure (“dragging the shutter”). The images were shot at 1 second intervals.

Post Processing:
:: Image set adjusted in Adobe Lightroom 3.2 (contrast only, no colouration)
:: Image set imported into an Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 2K 24p project
:: Exported as 2048×1024 24p MP4

Soundtrack: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia (Aram Khachaturian, 1903-1978)