North America: timelapse in 4K
September 19, 2015 8:21 AM   Subscribe

An 8:44 long timelapse in 4K resolution on Vimeo and YouTube. Includes Yosemite, Yellowstone, Olympic, Banff, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Acadia, Rocky Mountains, Mesa Verde, Arches, Mount Rainier, Mount Revelstoke and Zion. Also Seattle, Los Angeles, Vancouver, St. Louis, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Plus Mount Rushmore, New Orleans, Toronto, Boston, Calgary, Springdale, Three Rivers, Pagosa Springs, Swift Current, New York, Niagara Falls, Lake Palourde, Keene Lake, Horseshoe Bend, White Mountains, Hobson and the Mississippi River.

Technical details: The Canon 5D MK II and 5D MK III shot more than 100,000 pictures for the journey through North America. Lenses used are the Canon EOS 24-70mm 2.8 and 24-70 2.8 II, 100mm 2.8 macro and 70-200mm 2.8 II and the Samyang 14mm 2.8. We used Lightroom and especially LR Timelapse for postproduction. Final editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Title design with Adobe After Effects.
posted by Wordshore (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
did i miss mexico?
posted by prodigalsun at 8:40 AM on September 19, 2015 [4 favorites]


I watched the first few minutes with the music provided, and then watched it again while listening to the Koyaanisqatsi soundtrack on my ipod. It was amazing.

Koyaaaaaaaanisqaaaatsiiii.
Koyaaaaaaaanisqaaaatsiiii.
posted by Elly Vortex at 8:45 AM on September 19, 2015 [5 favorites]


tl;dw:

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Calgary, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Calgary, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

(I guess they were warming up the camera on the way to Banff.)
posted by Sys Rq at 9:16 AM on September 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


I wouldn't say this was "North America", more like "places I've been in North America". What about Boston, or Washington DC or Miami or Montana or New Mexico or Dallas or Atlanta, or Alaska or Nova Scotia? Saying it's a journey implies a more comprehensive catalog.

I'd be more interested if the author would have focused on time lapses of specific places like Chicago or Los Angeles or Yosemite.
posted by CosmicRayCharles at 9:19 AM on September 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


Missed a bet with no night shots of the bowl of Mexico City or night ride on the river walk of San Antonio. Other than not being North America it was very nice.
posted by bjgeiger at 9:26 AM on September 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


I thought this was cool, thanks for posting. It's a good lesson in which scenes make for the most effective use of the timelapse -- the water flowing under the Golden Gate bridge is amazing.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:27 AM on September 19, 2015


I now know that Germans really, really, really, really love Tongue Point, Washington.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 9:27 AM on September 19, 2015


Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Calgary, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Calgary, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.


One second from Rotary Park, which is a stunning vista of our skyline that's better than whatever shithole city you live in, and another that's just an insult, but at least we made this arbitrary mess. A lot of SF cable car footage.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 9:30 AM on September 19, 2015


a stunning vista of our skyline that's better than whatever shithole city you live in

Best view of Calgary skyline: Better than a shithole.

Fair enough.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:56 AM on September 19, 2015


Niagara Falls, Ontario, thank goodness.
posted by davebush at 10:01 AM on September 19, 2015


Why is everyone in such a rush?


(Including and especially the film-makers ... I'd love it to see some of the scenes for longer than 1.5 seconds)
posted by bumpkin at 10:09 AM on September 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


Beautiful footage, but it's just kinda slapped together. I got tired after 3 minutes.
posted by spitefulcrow at 10:55 AM on September 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


The foley is super weird to me!
posted by TheCoug at 11:13 AM on September 19, 2015


It sort of makes sense that a video focusing on time compression would use quick cuts, but it almost feels disrespectful to linger so briefly on otherwise beautiful locations. Each shot was over before my eyes could even scan the entire frame.
posted by gilrain at 11:23 AM on September 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Elly Vortex: "1I watched the first few minutes with the music provided, and then watched it again while listening to the Koyaanisqatsi soundtrack on my ipod. It was amazing.

Koyaaaaaaaanisqaaaatsiiii.
Koyaaaaaaaanisqaaaatsiiii.
"

This comment prompted me to find and watch Koyaanisqatsi in its entirety. It was amazing.
posted by double block and bleed at 11:28 AM on September 19, 2015 [1 favorite]


Stunning, but a lot of those places are better viewed in person... And if you can't get to them, sometimes it's better to see the area where you are... i hear the resolution of reality is best viewed without a camera.
posted by Nanukthedog at 5:24 PM on September 19, 2015


Right, lesson #1 for when I make a time-lapse: Don't make it look frenetic.

The activity will do that for you. Slow pans, long-ish scenes — you need those counter the overdriven traffic/clouds/stars/teeming ants.
posted by Quasirandom at 8:50 AM on September 21, 2015


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