I refer to this example as a commercial, even though I never intended for it to be so. I wanted to explore/learn Adobe After Effects as well as write music for some visual purpose.
This timelapse was created using a Nikon D7100 DSLR with a Nikkor 10-24mm lens. The twin spires are of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick, MD. I was on top of the Church Street parking garage for this shoot.
I put the D7100 into 1.3x crop mode and shot with 12-bit raw instead of 14-bit. With these two settings, I felt that was a good compromise between JPEGs and full raw files (which can be quite large). I prefer the editability of raw files, but I wouldn’t have been able to fit them all on my cards. I shot about a thousand images at three-second intervals. The playback is at 24 fps.
After developing the raw files in Adobe Camera Raw, I saved them all as JPEGs for importing into the NLE. I assembled the timelapse using Adobe After Effects so that I could add a slight camera move during playback.
The music was written using Apple Logic, supplemented by Propellerhead Reason and Native Instruments Battery. I also used my Moog Minitaur bass synth. Normally, I would mix in Avid Pro Tools, but since the song is so short, I didn’t think it was worth the hassle. However, I did the mastering in Pro Tools.I used the YouTube version here because my basic Vimeo account limits the video resolution to 720p, and I wanted the 1080p version in this case.