[ Homeland ] - with my DIY motion-dolly

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by asali, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. asali

    asali New to Mu-43

    Sep 10, 2011
    [ame=http://www.vimeo.com/31413518][ Homeland ] - with my DIY motion-dolly on Vimeo[/ame]

    This is my little dream to make a timelapse short clip which is about my city -- Hong Kong .
    The whole project lasted around half a year .
    At the first step , I found that motion-dolly sells online are quite expensive .
    So I started to do researches / build up parts for the 2-axials motion dolly /
    assemble them onto the slider / adjust a better accuracy .
    It's some kinda troublesome jobs .

    But no wonder , the longest part of the project must be taking out those gears ,
    sight seeing , setting up the GH2 and waiting for the shots at different spots .

    It's a bit hard . But I'd really enjoyed .
    Hope you can share me 5mins to share my little dream .



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  2. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Excellent work! Time lapse is hard to get just right - doing it with a motion dolly adds a whole new level of "I hope this turns out ok" to it!

    And thanks for sharing the "behind the scenes" shots too.
  3. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
    Real Name:
    Wonderful, absolutely wonderful. You've inspired me to try some time-lapse with my camera now
  4. dpj

    dpj Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    Absolutely superb. Brilliant work on the DIY Motion Slider, it has added a superb element of detail to the whole video.
  5. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
  6. aznick

    aznick Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 4, 2010
    Arizona USA
    Very nice work asali.
    I thought the sights of the boats zipping around were pretty cool.
  7. Giant bubble guy

    Giant bubble guy Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    This is really nice. I particularly enjoyed watching the boats in the harbor speed around.
  8. Mellow

    Mellow Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2010
    Florida or Idaho
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    Yeah, they were great. But the clouds at 0.22 had me hooked!
  9. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Awesome video..thanks for sharing!

    The timelapse and moving shots works wonderfully. Did a great job of capturing one of the greatest cities in the world.

  10. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Wow - fantastic work! The motion really adds some emotion to the time lapse somehow... makes the city seem even more alive? Anyways, great video and thank you for sharing!
  11. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    That was amazing to watch.
    Motion time lapse >>> Ken Burns effect
  12. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 3, 2011
    One word. Wow!
  13. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    Most excellent. If I can ask, what is that song/music that you're using?
  14. Kevin

    Kevin Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 25, 2011
    Vancouver, Canada
    Very nice! How long did it take you to set up and shoot each scene?
  15. UkrainianOne

    UkrainianOne Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 29, 2011
    Long Island, New York
    Holy cow, that was some awsome, inspiring, and highest quality short i have seen in a while, the HD really stands out and made me feel like i was right there on the edge of the lens, thank you very much for this video! I will use it as an example as a perfectly executed time lapse film to my film club that i belong to!
  16. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
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    Very well done! Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed it immensely.
  17. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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    this was so great I cut myself off at around halfway through so I could have something to look forward to tomorrow. Good night......and please keep making films. This was the best thing I've seen in a LONG time!
  18. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
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    BRAVO ....BRAVO :clap2:

    Excellent work Asali.
    Thank you.
  19. macjansson

    macjansson Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 7, 2011
    Great movie at a very professional level. Also impressed by your engineering skills in building that dolly.
    The result is excellent in terms of quality, extremely impressing.