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VIDEO: False Creek

In Explore: 3rd position on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

 

FALSE CREEK

by Jim Hejl

 

This is a view over False Creek in Yaletown (in Vancouver, BC)

Posted on Sunday, April 20th, 2008.

 

-- VIDEO --

 

Equipment:

- 5D still camera (it captured 2263 images over 5 hours)

- Images remotely captured with "Remote DSLR Pro" on a WinXP machine

- Cropped, batch adjusted, and batch exported in Aperture

- Combined images with QuickTime PRO

- All post work done in FinalCut Pro 5

 

If you want to have some fun, "scrub" the video forward and backward (using the timeline), and watch the water level change (and the entire dock move!). Pretty entertaining :)

 

The technical challenge here is to expose each frame properly, without getting horrible flicker. The daytime shots were shuttered arround 1/250th, while the night shots were often 7 second exposures (or more). This variable exposure is difficult, because any SLIGHT difference between any 2 frames will cause a flicker (and the human brain is very sensitive to flicker). So, the magic trick is to go from 1/250th to 7 second exposures smoothly. If you've done time-lapse over varying illumination conditions, you know what I'm talking about. it isn't an easy problem.

 

-- SOUNDTRACK --

 

Artist: Radiohead

Album: Radiohead - Me & This Army: Radiohead Remixes (2005)

Track: You & What Army (bonus beats to bust rhymes to in the shower)

 

If you have Quicktime 7, you can view a less-compressed version on my site:

hejl.com/portfolio/video/False_Creek_NTSC_3ivx.mov

 

Cheers,

 

Jim Hejl

hejl.com/

 

(the first few frames of video are needed b/c Flickr uses the "first frame" to generate the thumbnail ----- not the marked Poster Frame in the stream. Grrrrrrrr........)

 

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Taken on April 20, 2008