Every once in awhile we stumble across a really cool time lapse. This is the case with Urbanique Chicago by Chris Biela.
This 4K timelapse was shot in Chicago for a little over 8 months, and has amassed quite an impressive amount of footage – 65k photos and 250 clips.
While you may think that the darkness and eerie locations were the main concern, it was actually balancing the project with a full-time job and a family:
Down the road someone asked me if I’m not scared to shoot pictures at night. Now I can say it was a little scary in some places, but overall Windy City is surrounded by helpful and kind people so, I did not run in to any problems. The biggest challenge wasn’t freezing weather, snow, rain or super hot summer. Managing time between family and full time job is hard task and sometimes I feel like I loose something
Some of the footage is showing Chicago’s year round events and landmarks: ST. Patrick’s Day “river dyeing green”, the Air and Water Show, Navy Pier fireworks, Bridge lift and boat run, sunrise under the “Cloud Gate”, three times full moon during summer time, new ferries wheel and the NHL Draft Town.
While this project was not small on equipment it was not huge either. One camera, a Canon 5D Mark III, and three lenses: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM and a Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM.
[Urbanique Chicago | Chris Biela]