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We did it! Bingo! Score!

Excuse Me

I have to brag a bit about my success. It’s such a sweet feeling to achieve recognition in a crowded field.

Film Festivals

As I began my incredible journey directing and producing construction time-lapse films in 2011, I laid out several goals for myself: make a living, have fun, elevate the mundane, meet new people, learn new stuff and gain recognition for the work. I can now safely say that 100% of these goals have been achieved: two of my films have been recognized and accepted for inclusion in the premiere of the worldwide Los Angeles 2016 Time Lapse Film Festival.

Lingering Clouds Peak and Syncreon’s deliverables were well-defined by my clients. These two amazing people were guided by their instincts in commissioning me, they believed in my value proposition and trusted me to deliver results. The recognition of my work bears out their trust in me and I’m very happy and excited for all of us.

Trust

Because both films were photographed and produced under ideal circumstances for a commercial artist: 100% trust from the clients and just about as close as one can get to 100% creative freedom, we came up with winners by working towards common goals. That is one of my value propositions: that of a dedicated and thorough professional, who looks around corners you don’t even know exist. I am your eyes on a project. Deliver results, not excuses.

Thank you Jim and Marjorie.

Michael

Time Lapse Photography

We saw, we became mesmerized, and then we ate.

The fourth has passed and we are definitely into summertime mode. This image is one of 646 jpegs I made of the fireworks show at the Rose Bowl. My family spent the evening at a friends home which overlooks the bowl. I shot from this vantage point last year too. But this time I altered the length of time the shutter was open (4 seconds) and the interval of time between exposures (5 seconds). My challenge now is to set the frame rate for the time-lapse movie. So far I have removed 95 frames from my take and I’m still not done.

It takes a bit of time to finesse a time lapse especially when the sequence has already been taken. As you can imagine since there are no second chances with a fireworks show I made an educated guess as to what might work, based on last years shoot. Last year I made an exposure every 2 seconds and although I was able to make a rather smooth movie, it lacked soul. I’m hoping this year I’ve made a more interesting presentation.

Stay tuned, it will be posted soon.

See ya!

Here is the link to the Rose Bowl time-lapse.