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Serenity - Albatross

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This is the first piece of what I hope to be a series this year of time-lapse photography based on Darryl Chutes piano album "Serenity". All shots in this video were taken around Rock Valley and Lennox Head on the Northern Rivers in New South Wales Australia.

For those who dont know time-lapse photography is similar to stop motion, where you take a large number of photos, covering a large space of time and then speed them up to 24fps to make it look like time is passing at an increased rate.

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great job! cheers!

Gerkinman responds:

Thanks =D

Despite what some people are saying about the waves, I may other way to understand your message here: I think that you were trying to show us the greatness of the world, that makes all of us look like ants, and the planet is calm and gentle compared to us.I might be wrong, but I liked your video very much, great music too.

I agree with what some of the other reviewers are saying. The scenes at the beach are too frantic to fit the music. The waves are crashing at super speed. There's nothing serene about it. You might as well have used one of those city time lapses where the cars form streams of light. The cloud scenes were much more suitable.

I think I would like to see more like this on newgrounds... makes the place seem more classy and much less annoying and trollish.

I like it. Great visuals and beautiful music. It was nice to see the shadows of the smaller clouds zip by and the animals running around in the fields :)

If I had edited the video, I would've made a few changes.
1) As the music started to speed up around 1 minute, I liked the addition of scenes with more activity (i.e. people) but then as the music slowed down, the activity level on the screen remained high and that created a certain "separation" between visuals and sound.
2) Near the very end, as the music comes to a stop, it might be more fitting to have the video speed also return to normal level, to "bring us back" to normal life.

What is the time difference between each shot? My guess is that the video is around 10x normal speed?

For those saying this is not an "animation" ... It says "movies" near the top of the page doesn't it? And the title bar? "Everything by Everyone". Maybe not everyone's cut of tea but based on the feedback so far many do enjoy it :)

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Jan 16, 2013
2:50 AM EST
  • Daily 3rd Place January 17, 2013