Time Lapse .. time

I was asked to do a time lapse project as part of my ongoing participation in the rebranding of Liberty Church collateral.  I spent a few days walking around the city in a few seasons building a 500 image archive of New York City.  Some really cool images, I havent even had time to process into "personal" work.  However, the archive is in its raw form for Art Director Sean Murray (who I have been working with for about 10 years now), who used them for his layouts (see below).   I had never shot timelapse, but I had all the equipment to do so, just never got around to it.  SO, I jumped on this project and with the help of Jarrod Valliere and Janice Yim we embarked on this adventure.  Getting up at 3:30 am shooting till 11:30 at night, we spent 4 days in our first effort to "test" our abilities.  I read up on the internet some tips and we all compared notes.  Jarrod was the most experienced and brought his enthusiasm for the equipment I just purchased in the way of rails, motorized computer controlled heads, etc.. Janice had the car mounted "go cam", and Sean Murray secured us some great locations.  Along with just showing up in public spaces and doing our thing; our first 4 day effort did not encounter "perfect" weather.  So a few set ups just didn't materialize any results.  However, this first video I cut together to show what we were able to make with a few days of sacrificing sleep and tutorials from the internet and the cameras, lenses and tripods we already owned.  It proved to me that I could take on the assignment with confidence.

SO...

Now that I felt confident that I could do the job, over the next 6 months I would go out and shoot with my little Canon sx260 or the 5D Mark III, and get time lapse, stop motion, miniature, tilt shift, ramp up, and seasonal footage to help tell this story.  After abut 6 more solo efforts out and about NYC, I came up with my CUT of the "welcome" video for Liberty Church.   Sean Murray then took this cut was given to Byron Slaybaugh to add graphics, flash intro and some color filters to match his brand guidelines for Liberty.

In the end .. this is the FINISHED product:  the Welcome video for Liberty Church NYC

Here are some of the stills I have taken and used by Sean in his collateral design...

A few behind the scenes photos...