A short film realised by the Italian Filmmaker Giovanni Antico for the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley. It gives a glimpse of its instruments and activities, from a typical guided visit for the public to scientific research.
The first edition of the workshop Dolomiti Timelapse di FotoCorsi was held on 25 to September 28, 2014 in the beautiful Val di Fassa (Italy).
The main purpose of the workshop was to teach the best techniques for shooting and post-production to create a timelapse video of professional quality.
This project took almost one year to complete and more than 50.000 shots, mostly with two Nikon cameras, D600 and D7000, and ShooTools Camera Slider One. I used wide angle lenses with a very fast aperture (Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, Samyang 24 f/1.4, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6) and a couple of longer lenses (Nikkor 50 f/1.4 MF and 105 f/2).In some of the sequences I used a B+W ND110 filter to get a smooth water.
The biggest risk you run during the shooting of a video clip in a forest is to be obvious and to propose something already seen. Trying not to be completely didactic I decided to use different shots and different camera movements in this way i would be able to keep a little rhythm during editing.
We decided to create a series of videorecipes in order to promote De Longhi’s new product.
For our creative proposition we used a minimal scenography with a main angle of shot, the plongè; we chose not to show the chef, but just her hands working on the main steps of the preparation.
“I thought I’d upload a short Showreel of some of my timelapse photography I’ve done over the last year. The video is quite short as I didn’t want to put too much footage into it as I will be showing it next year when I release my film on the Scotland’s beautiful Galloway Forest. Most of the footage was taken in the Galloway Forest and surrounding areas but I’ve also added a few shots from trip to Iceland in May.”
The Time Lapse techniques, by using interval picture capture, makes it easy to compress the time of common events from their realtime to seconds. The rapid growth of a flower; the sky from sunrise to sunset; a building being built over months, the only limit is the human creativity! By adding fast camera motion during time lapse it is also possible to obtain hyper lapses.
In architectural and building videos it is very important to mix properly different types of filming techniques, to obtain a “story” that is both technical and creative. The use of motorized sliders and heads, together with handheld shoots creates a proper “variation” that becomes crucial to the success of the video. More…
DSLR cameras are being used more often in video productions thanks to the their high quality. Both the interchangeable lenses and the width of the sensor make possible to create incredible videos to the point that they begin to be commonly used on cinema. Yes, that tiny camera you normally use to take pictures is an incredible videocamera with powerful capabilities! More…
Although a lot of videomakers nowadays are self-made men who studied in the “field”, having a strong knowledge on video is the best starting point for a successful career in video and filming.
We at ShooTools believe strongly in that, and decided to become partner of one of the most interesting creative schools in Italy: ISIA Urbino