The superb timelapse video below is of the installation of Janet Echelman’s Tsunami 1.26. A giant lace net sculpture bathed in light that was hung across the centre of the Sydney CBD. The sculpture is part of the Love Lace exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum and the video timelapse was produced by Leonie Jones and photographed by Marinco Kojdanovski.
There’s something truly compelling about the simplicity of depicting time, shape and colour. Though whilst it might seem like a straight forward process to kick of a few cameras on automatic time releases - set and forget - the process of making such a video is not nearly so easy. Processing, sequencing, synching, editing, keyframing and rendering some 7000 high-res DSLR stills in multiple nested sequences is no mean feat.
The video was shot with 3 canon DSLRs - a 5D, a 1D and a 1Ds. Two 14mm primes and 1 zoom lens. ISO 1000 and exposed at between f7 and f9. The images were processed and batch renamed through Adobe Bridge, sequenced and edited in Premiere Pro CS5.5 using Avid DNxHD intermediates files from the original still image sequences.