Time-lapse photography – NYC / NJ
Time-lapse photography for special effect can be highly effective for your promotional videos, and other such other use. There are various options – static viewpoint time-lapse, or rotational time-lapse, or time-lapse with a cinematic motion of the camera. That allows these kinds of clips to be fluidly integrated with other video inserts.
I’m a New Jersey / New York based photographer. Contact me for more details & pricing, and to discuss your project and see how I may be able to help you. — Neil van Niekerk.
One of the time-lapse video sequences showing the construction projects on site at Port Newark Container Terminal.
This time-lapse clip shows how a straddle carrier is built up – an event that would be too slow for video, but time-lapse shows the activity in a compressed time-frame and is a better way to depict the activity.
Time-lapse video to show off various commercial properties in a dynamic way, that isn’t possible with stills or even video.
On October 29th, 2015, the Google Photos Pumpkin Patch was constructed in Times Square. This is one of the final time-lapse sequences photographed throughout the night. Of the total of 20 time-lapse sequences shot of the entire event as they built the pumpkin patch, two were finally used as the intro to Google Photos’ promotional video.
This 180-degree view of Times Square shows the frenetic activity there at night. Here a rotational time-lapse rig was used – the movement of the camera gives a more cinematic view of the place, compared to a static camera’s viewpoint.
A sunset view of the Manhattan skyline, as seen from the Brooklyn waterfront. The moving camera (via digitally controlled movement of the dolly), gives a cinematic look to the final video clip.
This time-lapse video clip was shot with a new rig that I recently purchased – the Dynamic Perception Stage One motion controller. What makes it unusual, is that it breaks down into 20″ segments. It makes the rig quite portable. The carbon-fibre rods are also light enough to carry around in a tall backpack – just the recipe for adventures in Time-Lapse photography!