“Louisville In Motion” – An Incredibly Cinematic Time-Lapse Video

Apr 3, 2014

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

“Louisville In Motion” – An Incredibly Cinematic Time-Lapse Video

Apr 3, 2014

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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For nearly a year and a half, Kentucky, USA-based photographer Eric Stemen worked tirelessly on creating a beautiful time-lapse showcase of his hometown. The first time I watched this video I was immediately taken aback by its vibrant details and cinematic feel.

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For some of the longer, sweeping shots, Eric describes an approach called “hyper-lapse” in which he mounts his camera to a tripod, levels it, fixes the camera to a visual reference point (that will be focused on throughout the shot), and gathers the frames he needs before manually moving the setup further along to capture the next series of images.

Just before hitting that play button, I suggest gong full screen and pushing the volume the the end of the dial.

https://vimeo.com/76161556

As an added bonus, Eric provides an in depth article describing the behind the scenes of this project as well as explaining hyperlapse in general.

[Louisville In Motion |  Eric Stemen via dpreview]

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Allen Mowery

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Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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5 responses to ““Louisville In Motion” – An Incredibly Cinematic Time-Lapse Video”

  1. Christopher Stivala Avatar
    Christopher Stivala

    Very well done, especially like the movements and angles used.

  2. Cedric Avatar
    Cedric

    What an amazing job !

  3. Eric Stemen Avatar
    Eric Stemen

    Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback! =)

  4. ext237 Avatar
    ext237

    Wow! That’s awesome work!

  5. Jason Essig Avatar
    Jason Essig

    This just wonderful Eric!!!!!