I have a shoot coming up where the director wants to do a timelapse of a brick wall being built. It's a pretty tight shot but he wants a lot of movement (probably close to 90 degree turn). We will be shooting on a stage with a green screen and there will be a lighting change going from sunny to overcast to rain to sunny again.
Now we aren't going to be building an entire wall just a small section. The director's plan is to have the builder work for about 10 or 15 minutes while the camera dollies on a curve around him and the lighting change happens. The camera will be moving very slowly and then he is going to speed the shot up considerably to get the timelapse look. I will be experimenting with actually shooting timelapse as well and my guess is that will work better.
This will be a one take shot so motion control isn't absolutely necessary. We are looking at a Kessler option but I think the move it's capable of will be too short. So, has anyone done a dolly move like this for timelapse? I've done some hyperlapse stuff and it almost feels like that. However, I'm worried the speed will be too inconsistent and once sped up it will look dumb. Any help is appreciated.