Motion Projects

Milky Way Time Lapse and Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Here is a time-lapse I cranked off one restless night at Tyax Lodge.  Stars are amazing when you get away from the city.  On a clear moonless night you can see more stars than you could possibly imagine. 

Superhero astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson once said of the stars in the sky in the movie’ Titanic’,…

“There she (Kate Winslett) is looking up. There is only one sky she should have been looking at … and it was the wrong sky! Worse than that, it was not only the wrong sky; the left-half of the sky was a mirror reflection of the right-half of the sky! And I’m thinking, this is wrong.   It was not only wrong, it was lazy! “

The stars in the time-lapse above are all real, and that trumps Hollywood any day!

I hope Neil DeGrasse Tyson would be proud!

Thanks to NDT, James Cameron corrected the starry sky in the re-release of the film.

Vancouver Time Lapse at Night – Robson and Burrard Streets

Here’s a quickie Time Lapse.

     I have been working on a project for the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver, BC. During a couple of day shooting last week I set up my Nikon D2x with a wide angle lens to shoot a frame every 3 seconds for about 45 min to create a little 15 second time lapse. Shot through the glass of my hotel window at the Sutton Place. I use my older D2x for time lapse because it had a built in intervalometer, but you can always use an inexpensive one like these from an online auction site.  Use a manual settings on your camera so each exposure is the same to prevent flicker.  To prevent reflections, don’t forget to turn out the lights in your hotel room!

Set Free – A Trail Running Video

I have been working in my spare time over the past few months to produce a trail running video with my perfect partner Kristie.  Trail running is her passion, and since imaging is mine, it made sense to do a project together.  I wanted to get out and experiment with some DSLR video since I picked up an awesome Nikon D7000.  It was a great learning experience, and we are quite proud of the result, my first start to finish DSLR HD video production.

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