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Moving eye-candy
« on: October 13, 2011, 04:02:50 PM »
The recent discussion of the upcoming Baraka sequel got me thinking about one of my favorite categories of online videos. Not jokes, not movie clips or trailers, but this kind of "wow, would you look at that!" eye candy. Similar to Baraka and Chronos and Koyanisqatsi, there's all kinds of this thing on the internet.

What about this? Best in full-screen HD.

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Re: Moving eye-candy
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 04:27:51 PM »
Yep, that could be very good if it only had some good music to it.  :-\
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 04:30:57 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2011, 07:20:20 PM »
While not quite in the same vein, I finally watched Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" yesterday and enjoyed it immensely... aside from the pretentiousness of it all.  Beautiful cinematography, and he really captured "childhood moments" in an amazing way.  It filled me with nostalgia.
Throughout there are a number of wide, sweeping shots that reminded me of Ron Fricke's work.
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Re: Moving eye-candy
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 09:43:03 AM »
Mike,

Thanks for the Landscape vid, loved it.

The video below is my first attempt at time lapse eye candy.  Most of it was shot near where I live(except for the NYC & Super Bowl shots), with the majority shot in my front & back yards, so it does tend to look a bit the same.  I'd love to branch put & shoot most interesting locations & ideas, but who has the time for hours-long photo shoots?  But I was happy with the first experiment. 

 

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 11:13:16 AM »
Lots of cool things in that, Dave. Enjoyed it!
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Re: Moving eye-candy
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2011, 04:15:39 AM »
I agree would have liked to see somethings longer...

what camera are you using for the timelapse?

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2011, 06:15:49 AM »
Using a Nikon D5000.  I haven't shot much in the last 6 months and now with winter coming I probably won't shoot much until next spring.  It's definitely something that takes a bit of trial & error.  When I was in NYC & got the Union Station shots I also got some great street scenes but forgot to put the neutral density filter on so all the shots were overexposed.

What I really need is a year off so I can travel around the country & shoot in all sorts of cool locations so that the next video isn't all shot in my front yard. :)

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Re: Moving eye-candy
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 11:42:14 AM »
I finally watched Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" yesterday and enjoyed it immensely... aside from the pretentiousness of it all.  Beautiful cinematography, and he really captured "childhood moments" in an amazing way.

I saw this last night and was enthralled with the visual approach to the childhood/family material. But I totally lost interest when he started ladling on all the stock footage, CGI dinosaurs and imagined, romanticized computer renderings of the cosmos. It just ruined the creation of a universe in a backyard which, really was the greatest strength of the film. Let's leave the other stuff for variation of Baraka.

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2011, 06:13:35 PM »
Love this...

Metropolis II by Chris Burden (the movie)

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2011, 04:54:07 PM »
Dave,
Nice work on your timelapse experiment.  There's something so fascinating to see how it reveals details in the world around you that generally go unnoticed.

My first attempt at timelapse was back in 1999.  I set up a video camera, shot an hour of footage, and sped it up 1000-3000% depending on the content.

More recently, I've shot some timelapse with my canon dslr hooked up to a laptop for remote control.  Is that how you shot yours?
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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2011, 05:44:19 PM »
Mike,

I use a Nikon DSLR, a D5000.  It has a setting that allows up to 999 pix taken a varying intervals.  So, for many of the cloud pix it was taking one pic every 3 minutes.  Some intervals were longer some shorter.  Then I just bring it into editing software & stitch them together.  Pretty easy actually.  Not I just have to get off my butt & shoot more scenes.

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2011, 08:09:09 PM »
Not I just have to get off my butt & shoot more scenes.
I hear you on that.  I have the same problem.   ;D
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2011, 11:56:24 AM »
Nice.

I would love to compile the soundtrack for such movies.

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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2012, 07:43:38 AM »
I saw a post at Wired about a new time lapse video from the International Space Station and I realized how much I love those types of videos.  So I compiled some of the best ISS vid and put it to music.

NASA Space Station Time Lapse Collection

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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2012, 02:48:47 PM »
Very nice!  8)
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2012, 04:14:48 PM »
Neat!
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2012, 08:44:29 PM »
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Looks much better than it sounds.

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The music isn't my normal cup o' tea, but it enhances the video quite well. Maybe it's the video that enhances the music? Maybe I'm just amazed and confused.

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2012, 09:18:16 PM »

Not only is this unbelievable moving eye candy, but many of you will find this pleasing ear candy as well:

Riding the Booster with enhanced sound

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2012, 01:21:05 AM »
That was cool!   8)
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