Several weeks ago I did post on Michael Thompson's listing in Orlinda, CA. I mentioned that the still photography was done by Scott Hargis and the video was done by Quentin Bacon but I neglected to point out that that the extensive time-lapse in this video was done by Thomas Sidney McCallum and his team at seventhmovement.com. The vimeo video to the right is a compilation that Thomas sent me of all the time-lapse sequences from the 95sandhill.com property video.
Thomas describes seventhmovement.com's work as follows:
Time-lapse is one of our specialties. The Seventh Movement started out shooting non-commercial timelapse. Our first passion project, Paris, inspired us to explore other avenues and bring it to commercial audiences. From there, we marketed to clients as an visually stimulating element to supplement the work we were already doing (photography, video, design). We believe that the experience in owning a home extends beyond capturing 10 second video clips and still imagery. Time-lapse gives potential homeowners a glimpse into a day in the life of the property.
We shoot with Canon 5D Mark II's and Canon 1D Mark IV's because of their dynamic range and compatibility with our motion control systems. Our support includes Induro and Gitzo tripods, a Dynamic Perception dolly with a 12 foot rail system, and a Kessler Crane slider.
We tour the house and shoot still images to get a basic storyboard of where and when we need to be in order to capture the best light as it travels throughout the property. For us, it comes down to Location, Light and Luck. Those are the three basic keys to shooting time-lapse. You never know what you will get when storm clouds brutally rush your near perfect sunset. This can destroy or make any project but that is why we love it.
I think you'll agree the time-lapse sequences make a huge contribution to this video and demonstrate how time-lapse sequences can give a visually stimulating feel to a property video.
See our guide on picking the right flash for your Canon 5D Mark III.
For those of you not familiar with the details of how time-lapse video is created here is a brief summary:
So add some time-lapse sequences to your property videos to give them a sophisticated, dramatic look.