The Crane Life

A month ago in The Cranes and Me I posted stills from my work documenting a construction project in Manhattan. Here is a short video made from the time lapses produced that day:

I set up two cameras to shoot the time lapse sequences and they were used in two different locations. This created four sequences.

The cameras fired at five seconds intervals which was determined based on their needing to run for an hour, the image file size and the size of the compact flash cards. Due to the contrast of the scene (deep shadows, bright highlights, and white tents) the images were recorded as raw files.

In terms of post workflow – the raw files are optimized in Aperture and exported out as full res jpegs. The jpegs are then brought into Quicktime to create a 24 fps sequence and then sent to FCP X for editing.