When it comes to time-lapse videos, I must say that Uncage the Soul Productions is one of the best out there. In late November of 2011, they published a video called “Finding Oregon” that has racked up more than half a million views. Today, they just released another amazing time-lapse called “Finding Portland”. First. they found the state; now they’ve found the city. I’m thinking their next time-lapse video would be in someone’s neighborhood, no?
Finding Portland was produced, shot, and edited in 51 days during March and April at the invitation of TEDx Portland, where the video was unveiled to a sell out crowd of 650 and met with a standing ovation. Filmed in Portland and the Columbia Gorge, this time-lapse piece offers a new perspective to the City of Roses. From a Portland Timbers season opening soccer game, to the top of the Fremont Bridge, to an aerial shot of Oneonta Gorge, Finding Portland tells the story of a city and its many faces.
Comprised of 308, 829 photographs taken from over 50 unique locations, it took an average of 3.8 hours to make each second of this film. The intent of the project was to place our cameras in unique locations across the city, achieve significant ranges of dynamic camera motion, and pursue cutting edge time-lapse techniques.
Behind the scenes video and photos are posted at uncagethesoul.com/news/finding-portland-timelapse
You can see some of the still images HERE.