[Video] Timelapse with Real Time

At first I thought this was just another time lapse video with a few skating shots mixed in. Then I realized the shots really were mixed. Although the combination isn't present in every shot it's a pretty cool effect to watch. Anyone want to guess how he did it?

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Jason Bosch's picture

My guess on how he did it is a lot of masking. It's pretty simple, but very time consuming. 

Very interesting

Roto brush with an automated dolly/pan tilt. 

sky replacement of course, the videocopilot style. pretty impressive work!

Tons of rotoscoping!

BrighterLightsMedia's picture

He's got a motorized slider that pans/tilts. You film the timelapse first and that's your background plate, then you film the skater boi doing his trick using the same exact calculated path from the timelapse move. Just garbage mask around the skater or the sky.

JimmySchaefer's picture

I don't know, it just seems pretty random to me. Good don't get me wrong, but really random...  :-)

Not that random for the skate culture, check out any video by Transworld Skateboarding, the skate videos often incorporate timelapse into the videos, as a means of showing some of the lifestyle, this guy just took it a bit farther by masking it into the background of shots and cutting it with the night time star shots. 

I hate to say it but isn't it obvious? The timelapse footage symbolizes their constant skating, they do it all day and all night as it is their life. It's a great choice.

I think they are just 

Awesome! Really good work! And great skating! ;)

//CZ
www.zayaphotography.com

I would have liked to see him give credit to those skaters, the feeble frontboard and the back noseblunt to the bank was sick. 

Anthony Allison's picture

Most skaters will already know who they are, and most nonskaters wouldn't care.

Well, I'm a skater and I don't know who they are. It's fairly common practice in the skate culture to post the name of the skater to either A: give him credit or B: help him get exposure if he's not yet pro.

there is credit in the full length video this was taken from.  It's called The Cinematographers Project from Transworld Skateboarding.

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