Most of us are familiar with Drew Geraci’s work even if we don't recognize his name. Geraci is the owner of District 7 Media and is the man behind the time-lapse material seen in the opening sequences of Netflix’s House of Cards, PBS's Frontline, and three NFL's Superbowls. As one of the most talented and influential time-lapse producers in the industry, Geraci again pushes boundaries with “China: A Prisma Tale,” a motion time-lapse processed within the Prisma App.
Using an iPad and a wealth of patience, Geraci painstakingly reshot an original time-lapse video as it was displayed on his 4k monitor. Nearly 2,500 images were processed in Prisma and then saved. Geraci ripped the images off of the iPad and finished processing the video on his PC. In total, Geraci spent eighty grueling hours behind the console to create a project that visually strikes more as an animation than a photographic project.
While the rest of us are still using the relatively new Prisma App to create selfies, photographers and videographers like Geraci are utilizing the painterly app to create content that makes us ask what else is possible with Prisma. To go further behind the scenes, check out a side-by-side comparison of "China: A Prisma Tale" and the original motion time-lapse here.