Over the last few weeks I’ve had a good time reacquainting myself with my timelapse photo gear in state parks close to home here in southern New Hampshire. I used several timelapse clips in my film, The Power of Place, which I released last year but which I filmed in 2013. So it had been a while since I really put my dolly and controller through the motions. I definitely forgot a few of things. First, it’s easy to screw something up and ruin three hours of work by doing something dumb like tripping over the tripod! Second, the gear is heavy. Third, the challenges are worth it!
I’m currently in the planning stages of a new short film about New Hampshire that I plan to be comprised completely of timelapse sequences. Even though the film will only be 15 – 20 minutes long, I expect the filming to take at least a year or two as I film between other projects. Each of the five clips in the 30 second sequence below took between 2 and 4 hours to set up and shoot, not to mention an hour plus of post-processing time each. Enjoy!