From Sunrise to Sunset – Frankfurt Timelapse Film

From a technical point of view, it’s rather boring. Our latest timelapse film “From Sunrise to Sunset” is a selection of fast motion videos that we shot mostly during dusk and dawn. The film shows the city of Frankfurt through the course of a day.
Except for two hyperlapse shots at the beginning, which were photographed hand-held, the sequences were mostly static with the camera simply mounted on a tripod. Some subtle motion was added in post. We also used a pan-and-tilt head from SYRP for some establishing shots.

The cameras that I used to take thousands of pictures include the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm X-H1 and the Panasonic FZ2000 (Lumix FZ2500). Why not just one camera? Because the film was recorded between September 2017 and January 2020. There’s also a difference in style: Some sequences were exposed long with heavy ND filters, others weren’t.

As usual the time lapse sequences were captured internally as raw photos and edited in CameraRaw/Photoshop and finalized in After Effects CC 2020. This includes stabilization, de-flickering and color correction. You can now purchase our that include many color grading presets to improve your videos. The film was mastered in Ultra HD (3840×2160).

You can now purchase our filmmaking presets that include timelapse sequences as well as color grading presets!

The difference between this film and our other timelapse productions is the pacing and speed. I decided to focus on the beauty shots and show them longer, rather than cutting every one or two seconds to another fast motion clip. So, this is a rather calm and relaxing piece and not a pure hyperlapse film that needs a 100% attention from the audience.

Written by filmmaker Moritz Janisch on June 8, 2020

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