To say that time-lapse video and drone footage is everywhere would be an understatement. YouTube is chalk full of amateur aerial video with the recent abundance of inexpensive drones, and time-lapse clips are everywhere. If they are a fad remains to be seen but sometimes we get to see some really innovative videos showcasing some true creativity.
The creative minds over at Little Big World posted a new time-lapse video flying around Detroit. But instead of just your run-of-the-mill time-lapse video filled with beautiful cityscapes, this film takes it further, incorporating the use of a drone and tilt-shift lenses. The result is a tour through Detroit that makes the recovering city look like busting train set inside Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood.
The film was shot throughout Detroit including the Michigan Theater, Packard Plant, Michigan Central Station, Lee Plaza Hotel, around the Masonic Temple and the Heidelberg Project, and many other abandoned buildings and locations around Downtown. The filmmaker, Joerg Daiber, used both a Lumix GH2 and GH4, 14-140mm and 7-14mm Lumix lenses to capture the beautiful decay of the city.
This isn't the first film made by Little Big World featuring a major U.S. city. A few months prior, Diaber gave Chicago the same time lapse, tilt-shift treatment featured in the video below.
With all the FAA and privacy debates going on about drones, will videos like this soon become impossible to create? Our skies are yet to be infested with buzzing drones carrying expensive and powerful camera equipment, but the day might soon be coming when our creativity gets grounded.