Last week I saw a video called "24 Hours of Neon" being passed around twitter. After seeing the link one too many times I decided to see what the hubub was about and was pleasantly surprised by this HDR and time lapse video of Las Vegas. It's really pretty and worth the 3+ minute investment of time if you like Vegas as much as I do.
Before getting to the video make you make expand the view to full screen and what the creator of the video has to say.
My first attempt at HDR tone mapping timelapse.
We start off with normal timelapse and then go into the 3 and 7 bracket tone mapped HDR timelapses.
I wanted to create a sense of colour and insanity that Las Vegas gives you. All from one view point. My balcony. With that restriction can you do it? Well I did it before in my two previous timelapses...
This was harder in a way as there was no single focal point like in the Sydney Harbour piece or the Space Needle piece.
I made a virtue of the HDR tone mapping with the change of pace in the music and also my use of bookends which I love.
There is a very detailed commentary on my website which goes into each shot in detail. It's worth a listen. philipbloom.net/?p=13307
Music is from "Moon" by the brilliant Clint Mansell
Shot with a Gh2, T2i, T3i, 5Dmk2
24 Hours of Neon from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.
Originally on AC2LV