This timelapse has been ten years in the making

Aug 8, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This timelapse has been ten years in the making

Aug 8, 2023

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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We don’t often highlight showreels here on DIYP, but this one is pretty exceptional. It covers the ten-year journey of Matthew Vandeputte’s adventure into timelapse and hyperlapse so far, and it’s 3:45 of non-stop visual beauty.

It takes us on a journey around the world in epic fashion. We see all kinds of weather and different sequences were shot with a wide variety of timelapse techniques, many of which Matthew’s made tutorials about.

Matthew writes about his latest showreel covering a 10-year body of work, that there was not much planning involved in the timelapse. But when you’re shooting timelapses pretty much non-stop for a decade, you pick up a lot of footage. The trick was in the editing of it.

As elements of it were shot over different periods – and very different parts of the world – there’s a wide variety of gear used for this video. Cameras include the Canon 1DX Mark II, 6D Mark II and 5D Mark III, as well as the Panasonic Lumix S1 (buy here), S5 II (buy here) and S5 IIx (buy here).

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the subgenre of timelapse photography holds many different styles of shooting as well.

After shooting – which was done using a variety of techniques – files are colour graded in Adobe Lightroom. From here, LRTimelapse is used to smooth things out, followed by Adobe After Effects or DaVinci Resolve to convert the image sequences into video.

When it comes to timelapse and hyperlapse inspiration, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Matthew has posted more information about how he made his new showreel on his website.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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2 responses to “This timelapse has been ten years in the making”

  1. Matthew Vandeputte Avatar
    Matthew Vandeputte

    John, I just opened DIYP to see if I could submit my video anywhere and there it was at the top of the page already!
    I very much appreciate your support in sharing my work with your readers 🙏🏻

    1. Kaouthia Avatar
      Kaouthia

      I very much appreciate you continually making work worth sharing! haha :)