Careful Positioning of Cameras Makes Time Lapse Videos Move
When shooting time lapse video of a large construction site, it’s most common to see a long static wide shot of the site. Unfortunately you miss seeing the details of what work is going on. The solution is to use multiple camera positions and angles that selected for maximum view, action and details. This video we shot for Alstom Power and Tampa Electric Company. It really lets you appreciate the skill it takes to set into place pieces that weigh almost two million pounds each.
This video won an ADDY award for cinematography
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Nationally Distributed MOVIE Clips CD-ROM Campaign Wins GOLD
A virtual movie theater on CD created by Tampa video and integrated media production company CMR Studios won two ADDY® awards including a Gold for interactive campaigns in the Tampa Bay Ad Fed competition. The CMR Studios staff created all of the content and programmed the interactive disc, designed and modeled virtual sets that included a highly interactive movie theater lobby, theater, arcade, screening rooms, a studio backlot and even the rooftop skyline of Batman’s Gotham City. One disc in the series also contained exclusive content for the High School Musical films created by CMR for Walt Disney Studios.
Host Debra Schrils was shot in the CMR Tampa Bay green screen studio using the RED ONE digital cinema camera then composited into all of the locations and guide viewers through the many entertainment options and disc interactivity.
Over a million of the CD-ROMs were distributed nationwide in theater lobbies by Capitol Color Mail. Released seasonally, the interactive program features previews for upcoming features from all of the major motion picture studios, advance screenings, movie themed games, exclusive behind the scene features, and even a virtual Batman comic series by DC Comics.
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Reach for the Times
A look at the Tampa/St. Petersburg market using helicopter footage, lots of locations and graphics. To show the wide presence of The St. Petersburg Times we visited all of their sponsorship locations. This meant even doing sports coverage of baseball, basketball and hockey. Full access was great, but the most fun was getting the helicopter shots!
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8 Months in 5 Minutes
This is our longest single location shoot to date. We shot footage over an eight month period at the Port of Tampa to capture this unique detailed look at shipbuilding.
Over an eight month construction and shooting schedule we captured all the milestone events to detail the patented process used by this multi-national company. First they cut the ship in half to add an entire section in the middle. Then the ship was dissected to remove the deck and structures underneath. A new second hull was added to create an inner liner to hold crude oil. Then the deck section previously removed was put back in place. We shot simultaneous time-lapse with multiple camera positions. On location several days a week we also shot in all areas of the ship including being in the bilge when massive sections were set on top of us. The images had to tell the story. There is no narration so the video could be used internationally without translations. Our work was awarded two ADDY awards for cinematography.
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A time-lapse film for ship-builder Maritrans by St. Petersburg video production company CMR Studios was awarded two Silver ADDYs for Cinematography at the Tampa Bay Advertising Federation ADDY Awards and the 4th District Advertising Federation ADDY Awards. “Eight Months in Five Minutes” documented the double hulling of the fuel barge “Ocean States.” Director of Photography Mike Weber utilized multiple synchronized cameras at the Port of Tampa to capture the disassembly and rebuilding of the ship last year. Camera positions varied from high on the catwalks of the dry dock to the bottom of the bilge inside the hull. CMR utilized their proprietary time-lapse techniques to turn the eight months of footage into a dramatic five minute show that Maritrans uses at trade shows and for web marketing.