NYC / NJ timelapse portfolio (2)
I’m a NYC / NJ based photographer specializing in time-lapse photography. You can see examples of my work on this page, as well as on the main page:
The kinds of time-lapse projects range from events that only last a few hours. Some a few days. Some much longer. Even years.
Time-lapse photography compresses those events to a much shorter timeline, making it visually more comprehensible as everything now unfolds in just a minute or two. You really get a sense of the scale of the event shown. And that’s the beauty and usefulness of time-lapse photography.
Please contact me for more details & pricing, and to discuss your project and see how I may be able to help you.
Neil van Niekerk
Another time-lapse video to showcase an event space being prepared over the course of 4 days. This video was created for the event planner to showcase her work and what goes into building up a set for a reception at this prestigious New York venue. From the start of getting things ready, until the final party with the guests.
I mounted four high-resolution cameras mounted in different places in the venue to give different angles for a video that shows the frenetic pace of building the entire set over the course of several days.
- For a behind-the-scenes look: Time-Lapse project: Cipriani, South St, New York
A time-lapse video to shows the final step in the rebranding transformation at NJPAC – two cranes removing the old logo, and then hoisting the new logo up, letter by letter. This project took 3 days, and the camera had to be in a weather-proof housing, since the camera would be mounted outdoors.
- For a behind-the-scenes look: Time-Lapse project: NJPAC rebranding
The smooth transition from day to night (or night to day), is one of the more challenging elements of time-lapse photography. So much so, that it is is referred to as the “holy grail” of time-lapse photography. My client here was a signage company that wanted time-lapse footage of their signs at the Jaguar / Land Rover head office, showing how they light up at dusk. Using 4 cameras here, various angles were captured, blending it all together in a way to show their product at this venue.
- For a behind-the-scenes look: Time-Lapse project: Day-to-night time-lapse transitions
A time-lapse video for a property management company, Emerge212, to show how one of their clients set up his office space here in New York. This was an interesting and challenging time-lapse project in that the area I had to shoot in, was relatively small. The behind-the-scenes page on this project will show how the cameras had to be mounted on the windows with suction cups to get a proper view of the event unfolding. The time-lapse video also includes interview audio with the designer, Robert Verdi.
- For a behind-the-scenes look: Time-Lapse project: Emerge212 New York
A time-lapse video that shows the progression as LAMY’s flagship store in New York was constructed and finished. This project was shot over an 8-week period with two cameras mounted high up on the door frame.
- For a behind-the-scenes look: Time-Lapse project: LAMY Soho store
To highlight a New York property adjacent to Bryant Park, we zoomed in towards the building during this video. This time-lapse video for a client shows the surroundings of the building – some of the bustle of New York and the beautiful park right opposite it. This kind of zoom technique is done in post-production, and working with a very high resolution, no detail is lost during the zoom effect!
- For a behind-the-scenes look: Time-Lapse project: NYC property, 40th St
The surprising thing about photographing a time-lapse project, is that often I only have an idea of the actual scope of the event afterwards when I create and edit the final video. That was partially the case here with this time-lapse photography project where a wedding reception tent was built in a client’s front yard. My brief originally was to to create a timelapse of a tent being erected in the garden for a wedding. I had no indication of the scale initially. When I changed the camera half-way through the 3-week long event, did I realize there is something larger happening here than just erecting a marquee tent!
- For a behind-the-scenes look: Time-lapse photography – Building a wedding reception venue
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