This year unfortunately we were unable to get close up access to the regatta launch. We decided to set up across the City Airport runway and use long lenses to shoot. After being quizzed by land and water police due to warships in the area (seriously) we still managed to get a great timelapse.
This is our first timelapse with music and some sound recorded on site during the shoot, audio mixing isn’t my strong point (timelapses are!) so I would appreciate your feedback on this video. During the last two weeks of January the Winter Lights festival is graciously hosted by Canary Wharf and enjoyed by thousands of people. It wasn’t easy to compress hours of shooting down to just one minute but I think you’ll enjoy this video, even if it is just for 60 seconds. @xirfan
If you’re familiar with our videos you will have noticed that we aim to keep our style realistic without too much post production. However there are ways to accentuate the colours of a sunset by exposing for the sky and not the iconic Tower Bridge in the foreground. In this timelapse the bridge is just a silhouette against the beautiful sky until the sky is too dark to capture. @xirfan
I’m going to keep this short because I haven’t sleep for 24 hours and I can see that I am starting to make silly mistakes. Frequently. Today we were out the door at 3am and were shooting from 4am to 5am. Then editing until a lot later.