Montreal Summer Time-Lapse

Québec Deluxe is a time-lapse photography project that will show the architecture, bridges, parks, city dynamics, and country side of the Québec Province located in Eastern Canada.

The first video of this project, dedicated to the city of Montréal, was shot entirely during summer of 2016.

Montréal has experienced many changes for the past 30 years. Immigrants from all over the world have chosen this city as a new home which makes it an international city full of eclecticism.

Historic buildings in Downtown surrounded by new architectural developments can look out of place for a second but to me it felt like I was in some sort of time machine.

Montréal has many spots to capture its skyline line from, which is very helpful for photography, the most notorious places are Parc Jean Drapeau, the Old Port (from the Clock Tower), and the Mount Royal hill. And for those who are not afraid of heights there is an observation deck located on the 46th floor of the Place Ville Marie building that offers 360-degree view of the city.

Using tripods at the Berri-UQAM metro station (and I guess at all metro stations) without a permit is prohibited.

Obviously, for this video we wanted to use all the experience we have after working for more than 4 years making time-lapse videos in Los Angeles, California so you may find similarities between TimeLAX and Québec Deluxe with respect to camera angles and editing style, but we also made cool things we had never done before such as a forward-backward hyperlapse photo sequence and having the #montreal hashtag mini-sculpture (created by Isabelle Gagné – misspixels.com) as part of a shot.

For more information about what we will be doing in Québec, please visit quebecdeluxe.com

Enjoy!

Ralph.

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