Drew Geraci, The King of Time Lapse
Time-lapse is a process halfway between video and photography. This is a technique in which frequency at which film frames are captured is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.
American artist, Drew Geraci is particularly popular, he even received a call by Netflix to work on the now-famous intro of the series, House of Cards, released in 2013.
His time-lapses are quite satisfying to witness. The chosen angles and camera movements are perfectly managed, the treatment of light at different times of the day allows for the appreciation of the evolution of time in a smooth and pleasant way. The beauty of a cinematographer's time-lapse videos, as he defines himself, is also in the incredible landscapes he chooses to photograph.
A major detail we tend to forget about when it comes to time-lapse is the music! We all know by now the importance of music in a Cinematic Film. Music brings the drama and emotion to the film. Therefore, the music chosen by Drew Geraci to accompany his videos is always relevant. Their rhythm corresponds to that of the video and the instruments subtly evoke the places in which the images are shot. For example, in the video Rising China, the music is an adaptation of the soundtrack of the film Interstellar including some Asian sounds.
What is most interesting about Geraci's work is that he is extremely varied. He has us traveling to the vast landscapes of New Zealand or to the small oppressive rooms of an abandoned asylum. Even more impressive, the time-lapse showing the ultra-complex and colorful activity inside the human body at a microscopic scale. When faced with such talent, words are meaningless and its what you see and feel that matter. Set back, relax and admire the work.