2018 was another crazy year here at timelapse towers and as usual, it’s time to round it up with some of my favourite shoots from the year! There’s also something special happening today…
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If you follow my stories on instagram you’ll have seen I was in Hyde Park in London filming a very special (to me) and temporary art installation. But what of it, you ask? I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about inspiration.
Apart from the odd sunrise or sunset, I normally only get one shot at capturing each timelapse I undertake whilst shooting on location. Unlike traditional filming, there's no 'cut' and start over from the director - there's often no director with me so I'm left to my own devices to get the shot in the can. This task however, was a bit more of a rare occurance. We're not talking solar eclipse rare; more of a couple of month's wait and by that time, I would have missed the transmission date anyway!
In late 2015 I was given the opportunity to capture seasonal change of Grow Wild's four flagship sites dotted around Great Britain covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The idea was to start filming in April 2016 and re-visit each site to capture the change in growth over a couple of seasons or so.
Renowned for it's islands poking out of the Adriatic sea as if they were coming up for air, Croatia is a beautiful spot for touring around on a boat but for this assignment, we were bound for a mainland-only tour to capture it's equally beautiful land based areas! With a rainy start, would we get what we needed in time?
My previous post 'Timelapse mistakes and how to make them' proved to be pretty popular (even though people were still leaving their camera strap on for some unknown reason) so I decided to add another ten! Again, I firmly stand by making mistakes as it's the only way to learn in a practical environment so feel free to make them, as I have done so...
Wait what? You want me to actually make mistakes? Yes - an unusual title for some to comprehend maybe and if you've not done them already, you probably will at some point. We all make mistakes and it's the only way to learn in my view - practical knowledge is what gives us the experience. In this post, I'll be looking at how you can make mistakes to improve your technique.
Are you feeling lost in the continuing expanse that is Creativity? Have you just witnessed the most epic / stunning / must see / amazing timelapse you've ever laid your eyes upon but didn't capture it as you thought? At some stage or another a little voice in the back of your head will place doubt into your mind as to whether you're pursuing the right path in your career. Let me explain...