Everyone has a story to share from 2020, and this mine: I’m driven by the passion to create images that tell stories. Each moment, or photograph, represents a tangible piece of our memories as time passes.
Time-Lapse Video Production
Time-lapse photography is a technique that enables photographers to capture changes or movements that occur over a long period. To create a time-lapse video of, for example, a day-to-night transition, we set up a camera in a fixed location and takes photos at regular intervals. When these photos are played back in rapid succession, you can see the gradual change of the photographed scenery or process.
During the final stage of creating a time-lapse video, known as post-production, it is essential to pay close attention to detail. We meticulously sort through all the captured images and handpick the ones that will make the final video more appealing. Then, using specialized post-production software, we retouch and enhance these images to create a visually stunning time-lapse video that captivates and engages viewers. Check out our portfolio:
I have to start by saying that the title of this video doesn’t mean that we covered the entire Montreal metropolitan area. We call it “Montréal Total” because this video has photo sequences of the city made during different seasons, from Winter 2012 to Fall 2017.
Los Angeles is internationally known for its traffic. There are so many cars in this city that traffic violation statistics seem a little bit crazy year after year, no matter what authorities do to enforce good behavior behind the wheel.
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.
This iconic bridge built in 1932 and considered a monument in Los Angeles is no longer part of the LA landscape. The steel arches and concrete have been suffering “the test of time” and therefore the viaduct has been demolished.
There is so much history in this area of Los Angeles that you wouldn’t believe it! Both Santa Monica and Venice Beach have been used as the set for many TV shows and feature films including “Cobra” (1986), “Pacific Blue” (1996-2000), “Point of No Return” (1993), and “The Net (1995)” just to name a few.
This video includes photo sequences from the Hollywood Boulevard, the Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Hills but we also included the Hollywood Tower, which was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1988. Each one of the areas came with its own set of difficulties.
It has been two and a half years since I embarked on this adventurous and ever-challenging project of documenting Los Angeles using the time-lapse photography technique. From scouting locations, planning, waiting for perfect weather conditions (which are rare in LA) to hiking and driving so many miles throughout the city always looking for a good photography spot, the whole experience has been just amazing.