Last week marked the beginning of an exciting two year project with Bloor Homes. We’re going to be in Sandhurst filming every 3 months to showcase the sites development from start to finish.
There’s lots of different ways to approach a project like this, but with budget in mind we settled on aerial work to efficiently capture the site from above. We’re using 3 important techniques, waypoints, hyperlapses (around a point of interest) and free flight. The technique we want to highlight in this blog is the hyperlapse – you can see a snippet of this in our instagram post below.
How does it work and why are we using it?
Well, a hyperlapse is a technique in photography that allows the photographer to create motion in shots. In it’s simplest form, a hyperlapse is achieved by manually moving the camera a short distance between each shot. In the instance above, the drone is set to continuously orbit a ‘point of interest’ while simultaneously taking a picture every 2 seconds, when these pictures are stitched together in post production they create the video you can see.
Why not film a clip and speed it up?
There’s nothing wrong with that approach, but the reason we’re taking photos and stitching them together is for a number of key reasons. Firstly it means we can capture more footage, for a longer duration of time. Secondly, the file size will be much smaller because we’re only capturing 1 frame every 2 seconds, rather than a 25 frames per second video clip. Thirdly and most crucially, photos are higher resolution, providing more detail and scope to zoom in and out of the image while retaining quality.
Over the next 2 years we will create a hyperlapse at the same spot every 3 months, at the end of the project we can stitch all the hyperlapses together for a really impressive effect. This approach in combination with waypoint and free flying will allow us to efficiently and accurately capture the progress of the site.
If you have any video requirements you’d like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.