Jun 23
2017

Today they broke ground on the new St. Petersburg Pier and Tampa Bay video production company CMR Studios is already documenting the new construction with time lapse cameras just as they did the demolition. This will bring full circle a video project that began in August of 2015, the waterfront site was supposed to be cleared of the inverted pyramid and approach in about six months. That initial prediction was way off. As a result the three solar powered camera installations shot an image every five minutes for over a year. That totaled some 315,360 images that were edited into a dramatic time lapse video that belies the months it has been underway. The result is an edited time lapse video of just a minute and a half.

Adam Weber from Tampa Video Production company CMR

Adam Weber, the photographer and producer of the project, visited each camera on a weekly basis to perform maintenance and offload the images to create the video. That included climbing onto the roof of the Birchwood Hotel on Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg. That camera provided a dramatic elevated clear view of the entire pier. Another camera was placed at the St. Petersburg Marina for a water level view of the south side of The Pier and another at the Vinoy Marina captured the demolition on the north side. The three locations insured that all the action would be captured and shown in the final edited video.

Incrementally throughout the year the images were processed and edited to delete periods of inactivity. And even though the cameras were mounted firmly, camera shake that would not be visible in normal speed video became very apparent. So the thousands of images had to be processed and stabilized.

View the St. Pete Pier demolition time lapse video here.

Taking the process even further, Adam selected images from each camera that matched the lighting conditions and color from frame to frame and represented dramatic changes in the structure to create GIFs from each angle that are just a few seconds long.

This multi-year time lapse video will become part of the historical archives at the St. Petersburg History Museum which sits on the approach to The Pier.

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May 15
2016

Tampa Video Production High Speed Video EPIC Camera Shot of Bulb ShatteringWe had some time and a burned out bulb from our front door,  so we decided to play around and practice high-speed video techniques using the EPIC camera in our studio. Okay… breaking stuff is cool. Seeing it break at 356 frames per second is cooler. This is one of the shots. It shows a bamboo arrow shot from an air rifle shattering a large bulb that used to grace our front doorway entrance. Two previous shots with a pellet gun simply created the hole and didn’t shatter the bulb.CLICK HERE to view the high speed bulb shot

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Jul 25
2013

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duratek It takes time to build a house. But showing this unique building concept for all concrete construction only takes a few minutes after several weeks of actual work.  This video uses time-lapse to show the many benefits of building precast homes in a dramatic fashion. It was designed to be a marketing tool to persuade other homebuilders a faster and safer solution to traditional wood-frame homes.

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Mar 13
2010

Reducing traffic on Florida highways may be as simple as getting workers to just stay home. That’s the message Bay Area Commuter Services wants to send in a video being written and produced by CMR Studios. The High Definition project will feature on-camera talent Art Edmonds. Bay Area Commuter Services, Inc. (BACS) is one of the Florida Department of Transportation’s nine commuter assistance programs within the state. It is a private, non-profit organization founded and funded by the State of Florida Department of Transportation to promote transportation alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle in the Tampa Bay area and surrounding counties. The agency operates in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties. CMR has already produced two corporate videos and a series of award winning television commercials for the transportation agency.

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