After sharing Roy Two Thousand’s Burning Man timelapse a couple weeks ago, I decided that I could probably cut back on my timelapse addiction for a while. After all, it would be pretty hard to top the slick camerawork of R2K. At least that’s what I thought at the time. Then I happened to come across this beauty, Into The Night, which was created by Barcelona based photographer/cinematographer, Jordi de Temple and explores both, Barcelona and California. Jordi throws in some low lying clouds, a little milky way action, sweet motion blurs, some fun tilt shift scenes, multiple holy grails for good measure, and some profoundly gorgeous and cinematic wipe transitions. Even the musical arrangement was spot on.
I know I said I was trying to avoid relapsing back into a timelapse hole, but…Wow. I would have felt guilty had I not shared this one with you all. Enjoy!
This has been a photographic adventure of understanding the light and color of the night. An opportunity to observe the urban space and its density and to contemplate how these elements converge. An exercise of patience and perseverance throughout dozens of nights and dawns of cold, carrying heavy stuff.”
For Jordi, the timelapse was a project which allowed him to explore the relationship of color and light and the role both of those things play in photography. He noted that much of the timelapse was shot during blue-hour due to the vivid colors present in the sky during that time. An ephemeris app (PhotoPills) was used often as a means to calculate blue hour and the corresponding sunrise and sunsets throughout the entire filmmaking process which, during that time, Jordi accumulated 700 GB of RAW footage.
You can visit Jordi de Temple’s Flickr page where he has posted a pile of behind the scenes images where you can check out his setups and gawk at all the gear he used to make the clip.
Jordi’s Gear List
- Canon 5DMKII
- Canon 70D
- Canon EF 16-35mm 2.8L II
- Canon EF 24-70mm 2.8L
- Canon EF 50mm 1.4
- Carl Zeiss 180mm 2.8
- Ditogear OmniSlider
- Syrp Genie Motion Controller
[ via Jordi de Temple ]