Time Lapse Carival Rides

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:40 PM


Anyone want to venture a guess as to where this is? Memphis?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 1:20 PM

That's really awesome. I love BoingBoing.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 2:04 PM

^^ My guess is Portland, OR.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 3:36 PM

You know, what's really cool in that is the subtle movement. I assume the photographer had a machine to do that, because it's so smooth.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 3:38 PM

Probably unlikely, but another way to "move" the camera like that is in post production. He could have used a very wide angle and edited in the movements.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 3:48 PM

The segment I found most intriguing was the one taken from the ferris wheel.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 3:58 PM

He uses this setup, http://www.timescapes.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17 and Moosh is right, the carnival is in Portland.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 4:02 PM

There you go. That's pretty cool.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 4:16 PM

Considering the guy lives in Portland it was a pretty easy guess ;)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 5:16 PM

For a good example of this technique, see the movie Chronos. Stunning!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:42 PM

That's my favorite IMAX fim (actually one of my favorite filmes period)! I saw it well over a dozen times when it played at the LA Space Museum and own it on DVD. In fact I just showed it to David the other week as he has a love of old Europe.

My favorite single scene is the timelapse tide rising up to surround Mount Ste Michelle, France (I'll see if I can find it on youtube) however it was always this sequence, in which both the music and the footage speeds into a dizzying blur, that made me hold on to my chair:


EDIT - found it! See a ground-level shot followed by an aerial shot at the 5:00 mark here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zX1F2-UhA8w

Last edited by Mamoosh, Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:50 PM
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 11:30 AM

Hmmm...a coaster enthusiast liking this film?! ;) It is indeed very much like riding a coaster. And yah, that great musical slow synthy rise as the tide rises does make you clutch the chair and raises the hairs on the back of your neck.

My only hang-up is that I wish they showed more of the train sequences. :)

Anyway, I just showed it to my son for the first time the other day.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 1:32 PM

The tide scene never made me clutch the chair, it was the train scene. But yeah very much like a ride at times. Good stuff!

Sunday, May 10, 2009 4:20 AM

I love it! Actually it's kind of relaxing just watching it. :) Am I the only one that finds this soothing? :)


Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:10 AM

The movie starts out with scenes of the Pyramids and Egypt and ends with modern day Los Angeles & Paris. It begins very soothing with slow timelaspse. As it travels through various eras of history and time and the time lapse picks up speed, ending in a dizzying blur. Overall it is a very relaxing film but there are moments, such as when the POV is from a moving train, that (at least when viewed in an IMAX theatre) make you feel dizzy and grab your armrest.

Tina - if you want to borrow my DVD I'll send it out to you. Or I can give it to you at HWN and you can mail it back to me.

Last edited by Mamoosh, Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:12 AM
Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:31 AM

Awesome! You can bring it to HWN. Thanks, hun! :)


Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Sunday, May 10, 2009 10:39 AM
Sunday, May 10, 2009 8:44 PM

You got it!


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