links // 2010.03.17 08:10:04 [hh]

"The Sandpit": urbanes Leben im Zeitraffer und aus der Vogelperspektive als Miniatur-Wunderland

Der amerikanische Videoeffects-Spezialist Sam O'Hare hat über 35000 Nikon-D3-Spiegelreflex-Rohdaten-Aufnahmen an fünf Tagen im August 2009 aufgenommen, farbkorrigiert und zum Schluß in Form eines Tilt-Shift-Time-Lapse-Videos montiert. Hot Time, Summer in the City. Das Ergebnis "The Sandpit" (übersetzt: "Der Sandkasten") ist ein wirklich schöner Miniatur-Wunderland-Kurzfilm, den man gesehen haben muß.

Sam O'Hare in einem Interview: "It is shot on a Nikon D3 (and one shot on a D80), as a series of stills. I used my Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 lenses for all of these shots. Most were shot at 4fps in DX crop mode, which is the fastest the D3 could continuously write out to the memory card. The boats had slower frame rates, and the night shots used exposures up to two seconds each. The camera actually has an automatic cut off after 130 shots, so for longer shots I counted each click and quickly released and re-pressed the shutter release after 130 to keep shooting.

I did some initial tests a while back using a rented 24mm tilt-shift lens, which is the standard way to do this. However, after my tests, I found it made much more sense to do this effect in post, rather than in camera. Shooting tilt-shift requires a tripod, as it is very hard to stabilise afterwards, and gives less flexibility in the final look. I opted to shoot it on normal lenses, which allowed me options in the depth of field and shot movement in post. I used a tripod for the night shots, and my Gorillapod (which is much more portable) where possible, but many locations—like hanging over the edge of a roof or through a gap in fencing on a bridge-- had to be shot hand held, and the inevitable wobble removed afterwards."

Direkter Link zu Vimeo: 9679622