Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Observations on Art 8.7

You know by now that I love timelapses and this one is just stunning. I probably use the word stunning too much but I can't think of a better way to describe this film. Nightvision was created by Luke Shepard, an American student videographer studying at American University of Paris. He raised the money to do it with a kickstarter campaign last year. I'm not sure what does it for me, the song, the simple beauty, or the fact that I studied a few of the buildings. The buildings themselves range from the most modern through gothic and baroque to almost ancient. It really is stunning.

The bigger you watch it the better.

NIGHTVISION from Luke Shepard on Vimeo.

"Nightvision is a celebration of the brilliance and diversity of architecture found across Europe. Over the course of three months I journeyed with a friend through 36 cities in 21 countries with the ambition of capturing some of the greatest European structures in a new and unique way. Comprised of thousands of carefully taken photographs, strung together and stabilized in post-production, Nightvision aims to inspire appreciation for these man-made landmarks.

Nightvision would not have been possible without my Kickstarter backers, the support of the American University of Paris community, everyone who helped along the way, and of course, those who designed and built these architectural masterpieces."

Director: Luke Shepard

AD: Henry Farrow Miller
Music: "Outro" by M83
Equipment: Canon 5D Mark III, Zeiss 18mm f/3.5, Zeiss 21mm f/2.8, Zeiss 25mm f/2, Zeiss 35mm f/1.4, Canon 8-15mm Fisheye f/4, and Canon 24-105mm f/4
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Bridge

update - I just wanted to add this link to Luke Shepard's website which has a list of the buildings and cities of Nightvision. Personally I like the sweeping shot of Rome's Trevi Fountain best. Anyway, I know you were guessing, now see how many you had right.

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