Throughout the summer, I spent considerable time at Pier Park capturing varying aspects of life at Pier Park. Mall management was gracious enough to allow me roof access to gain some of these stunning shots. I spent over a cumulative 12 hours capturing and several hours editing to complete this timelapse of Pier Park in Panama City Beach.
The process included setting up my Canon Digital Rebel EOS Xti 10.1 on a tripod with a timer set at varying intervals between 1 to 3 seconds. In other words, every second or few, the camera would automatically take a picture while I sat with my headlamp pointing towards a good book. Often passersby would inquire as to what I was doing.
Some shots would take up to 60 minutes to capture and the final video utilizes over 6,000 still photographs. In true time-lapse fashion, some shots may seem to linger, use this time to enjoy the nuances of seeing thousands of people pass in just seconds.
I created the whole production in full HD 1080i, but the online version is a much paired down 1280×720. The full version is available for purchase on a DVD for $12. Email me at jason(at)pcbdaily.com if you would like to purchase the full-sized version.