City of Lights indeed! The sequence leading up to the Arc de Triomphe is very unique.
I recently embarked on a three week trip to Paris, to try and capture the city in all its glory. I had never visited the city before, and was quickly struck with how beautiful it is. My aim was to capture the classic sights; ornate buildings and typical Parisian activities, and contrast that to the modern business side, towering glass glad skyscrapers and fast paced life.
I felt very lucky to have been in Paris when the massive thunderstorm started. I had seen the weather forecast, and made sure to position myself in among the skyscrapers. The storm started off slow, but very quickly built up to be absolutely ferocious. The lightning was hitting almost every other second, and some bolts were taking up the entire sky. The following night another huge storm hit Paris, and I spent the night furiously cycling around whilst grabbing as many shots as possible. I would set up, grab a sequence and as soon as the lightning moved away I gave it warp nine and cycled to my next spot as quickly as possible. By the end of the night I was freezing cold and completely soaked.. but content with what I had managed to capture.
Cue three weeks of shooting, followed by roughly 5 weeks of editing.. I think in total I spent over 400 hours working on this project, which means that every single second of video took two and a half hours to produce. The video was entirely self-funded, and shot purely out of my love for timelapse. If you enjoyed the video, please pass it along to a friend.
Brazil is a gorgeous place. Here’s a warm, spring and summery video to remind you of what we can look forward to after fall and winter.
Have you ever wanted to explore Brazil? Have you wondered if there is more than the beautiful Rio de Janeiro or the expansive Amazon Jungle? In this short timelapse video, we’ll stand above the largest city in South America, and 7th largest in the world- Sao Paulo; catch a sunset from the famous Sugarloaf above Rio de Janeiro, dip our toes into the warm sand of Natal, explore the architectural genius of the capital Brasilia, stretch out on a mountaintop of Chapada Diamantia State Park to watch the Milky Way turn above, and listen to the waves on the remote island fishing village of Bonete. And that’s just for starters…
Big thank you to all the warm, welcoming and supportive Brazilians that helped us bumbling Americans capture so much of their wonderful country. The whole team at Versa Beta, Lado de Dentro, Stella Artois, Leopoldo Canale, Juli Azevedo, and many more made this effort possible.
Gorgeous video. I’ve always thought it would be an amazing place to visit.
In October 2012 we embarked on an epic project to capture Australia through the mediums of timelapse photography and slow motion. The journey has been dedicated to this purpose. We’ve travelled by car, sea and air in excess of 43,000 kilometres, taking more than 300,000 photos. The hours have been long, the distances travelled have been vast but the landscapes have been inspirational. I’m thrilled to show you MADE IN AUSTRALIA in a way that is rarely captured.
I’m also thrilled that BOY ROBOT has graciously given me permission to use their soundtrack, LIVE IN VANILLA, as the score for this short film. I think that it complements the Australian landscapes perfectly. The music can be purchased atitunes.apple.com/album/rotten-cocktails/id69903493
Many people and businesses need to be thanked for their invaluable contribution to the project.
Most importantly, I’d like to say a huge thank you to my assistant, Sarah. Her contribution has been immeasurable. To the many hotels, motels, friends and relatives that provided accommodation along the way, thank you. To the businesses that welcomed us, thank you. I urge you to support them in your own travels. Their details are listed on my website.
To the providers of photographic equipment, thank you. In particular, Western Digital, Lexar Professional, Lensbaby, Lowepro, Joby, Velbon and Rode.