Tal Volk and Bret Lorimore are two students from Riverdale school who are interested in timelapse photography. Check out their newest love letter to Portland and read the explanation below about how it works.
Timelapse photography is a process where individual photos are captured at specific intervals and then assembled into a video file. This creates the illusion that time is moving faster.
Our shots vary in interval time from once every second, to once every 30 seconds depending on the subject and what we were trying to achieve. Then, in post production, we would stitch 30 photos into one second of footage. As our sequence grew, the data accumulated fast and our project began looking more and more refined.
We went through many changes- removing, cutting, shortening and lengthening clips until we were satisfied with what we had. Every week, we would render out the sequence, and figure out what we needed next.
We started this project with no prior experience with timelapse, and taught ourselves as we went. We learned more than we could have ever imagined in the making of this film.
In total, we spent about 3 and a half months on the project, which we are guessing works out to something between 50 and 100 hours in class, out of school, and in the middle of the night. Many of our best shots were taken in the cold in the middle of the night.