I recently made this little film, ‘Memory Wheel Timelapse’, for an Alliance Francaise competition here in Australia. The requirements were a video about motion and emotion, with an element of France in it and under 1 minute in duration. As the prize was a trip to Paris I thought it was an excellent challenge, even though I had only a few days left to enter.
The word ‘motion’ made me think of timelapse and I thought it would be interesting to weave emotion into that motion. When I looked at some footage I had from a family holiday a few years before in Paris I decided on the wheel motif and went out and shot some timelapse at Luna Park, next to Sydney Harbour.
The Sydney sequences were shot on a Canon 5DMk3 and an iPhone for the hyperlapse bits. In Paris I had used a Canon 60D. I left the Paris footage ungraded as I liked the wintry look.
I didn’t win the competition but I loved doing the project and thinking a bit about motion and emotion, memory and time. Besides, it’s always great to get out there and shoot some timelapse! At my instagram account you’ll find a 15-second version I did in square format, utilising the Upright repair tool in Lightroom 5. It turned out well I think. I’m really loving doing video on Instagram.