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#1 Federico Prieto

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 10:03 AM

Hello.... I have the opportunnity for to film a building construction :unsure: . This works requires to film from the begginning to the end because the owner wants to see in the movie and in a rapid way, how it grew....(sorry for my bad english :rolleyes: ).... So I want to know what i need to consider for to make this works in an adequate way: By example: must the camera and tripod be colocated in the same place from the beginning to the end? Or exist other form for colocate the equipment in the same place ever without appreciable error? If the works take 10 months, need I to film a little every day? every three? once a week? How much need I to film every time? 1 minute?...more? Is there any place where I can learn all technniques about? :P

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#2 Gary Lemson

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:52 AM

There was an interesting article in Smallformat magazine (Issue 4/2006) about a multi-year timelapse project filmed using a modified Bolex in Berlin.

Smallformat might still be able to provide the back issue.
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#3 Robert Costello

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:54 PM

Look on youtube for some examples.

you should keep the camera in the same spot everyday,
up high as a bird's eye view is best. starting with the site work , to foundation, structure,
cladding, glazing, etc...from beginning to end
the effect looks best when the camera is in the same spot.

I would talk to the Construction Administrator to see what days
they will be doing a lot of more "visually interesting" work...

you might find answers on construction websites or you can email the person who posted the
video on youtube...
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