Views from the Apartment in Time Lapse

I’ve been in Medellin for nearly 2 months now, and I can’t believe how fast time has flown by.  It seems like just yesterday I completed my 80 bus hour journey from the border of Guyana and Brazil to here in Central Colombia.  While in Medellin I’ve been staying at the apartment of Marcello from Wandering Trader’s Travel.  The apartment is blessed with some absolutely spectacular views over the city and the valley that it sits in.  With the opportunity for an elevated view, and some time as well, I decided to make a time lapse video of views from the apartment.  If you’re interested in the making of this video read on below. Otherwise, just turn on the full screen and enjoy.  However, if you like the video I would love if you went over there and gave it a “like.”

Views from the Apartment in Time lapse from Brendan van Son on Vimeo.

About the video.  Over 1500 photos have gone into the making of his 2 minute time lapse video. I shot the scenes over a period of about a week.  I wired my camera to remote shoot through my computer and then I have created the video format via the windows movie maker program which was painfully slow, yet effective.  The shots of the street below and the park have all been tilt-shift edited, which means that I had to go into each and every image and edit them to give them that miniature look, a process which took about 5 hours in total.  The shots of the clouds were 600 in total and at two points caught airplanes in flight, see if you can spot them  No fancy equipment was used in the creation of this video, just my camera, my computer and the EOS Utility software that came with the camera.

Medellin

Medellin

 

Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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16 Comments

  1. That was an excellent video of Medellin from the apartment. Great video editing too.

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  2. Love this place!

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  3. Brendan: this was amazing!! Great work…the music makes it!

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  4. Thats awesome… I wanna be able to do that 🙁 Ahhh one day~

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    • Thanks Jamie! Much easier than it looks, if we ever cross paths I’ll give you a lesson.

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  5. Love the video, super amazing

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  6. Very cool Brendan – it might have been ‘simple equipment’, but you created an incredibly hi-tech piece of work!!

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    • Thanks guys, appreciate it!

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  7. Cool video! Bonus points for using my favorite Juanes song, “La Paga”! He rocks. I had a great time in Medellin and this brought back memories 🙂

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    • Great song isn’t it Leslie? I probably should have used a worse song though as Juanes is once again overshadowing my work haha

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    • Thanks Cam! You get bonus points for noting the photography work and not the music haha.

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  8. Great video of a nice city. I hope you enjoy the rest of my country.

    M

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