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.
“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.
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