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.
I’ll admit it we were running late for this one so we didn’t start early enough but we really didn’t have to. This part of London is great, there were lots boats and you can see the shooting stars in the West landing at Heathrow. The rotation of the London Eye is too slow to see with the naked eye but this time lapse really speeds it up. Did I mention the Moon? @xirfan
On the day of the Lord Mayor’s Show you might think it would be difficult to get in to central London by car, find a parking space and set up tripod, camera and laptop opposite one of London’s most famous land marks. It wasn’t. The evening was clear so there wasn’t a very wide range of colours but the lighting on the dome looks fantastic in HD and those Buses don’t stop coming, not bad for a Sunday. @xirfan
The only thing in a time lapse video that’s better than amazingly lit skies and architecture is hundreds of people flitting about like laser bolts in a Star Wars battle scene. I’m not going to state a preference for the originals or the prequels, they all have their merits.
We set up for this shoot just next the Millennium Bridge and were treated to an amazing number of tourists and jogging locals who are now immortalised for a fraction of a second each in our video.
See if you can spot a strange man who is in the video for a whole second.
We are definitely going to do more videos with people in them, maybe during the day. If you have suggestions for areas that would produce an amazing result please tweet me. @xirfan