March 6, 2011

Adam Anthony's 'The Maestro' Makes Creative Use of Time-Lapse Photography

Timelapse photography is everywhere now, but other than to show the passage of time, it's rarely used as a storytelling device. Director Adam Anthony's short "The Maestro" was a finalist at this year's Tropfest, and finds a way to integrate the effect into the story:

Cinematographer Tony Gardiner shot the short on a Canon 5D Mark II using available light at ISO 1600-3200. Lenses were reportedly the L series 24mm t1.4, 50mm t1.2, 16-35mm t2.8, 24-70mm t2.8, and 70-200mm t2.8.

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I just came.

March 6, 2011 at 6:13PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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alexander miller

I like it!

March 6, 2011 at 7:05PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Arcangelo

Brilliant..........................
Moving...........................

March 7, 2011 at 1:20AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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***No.1***

March 7, 2011 at 12:31PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Awesome. thats the first internet short ive made it all the way thru in a loooong time.

March 8, 2011 at 11:30AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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stevep

Same!!

March 8, 2011 at 2:21PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Thanks for the camera-lens details. I am impressed!

March 10, 2011 at 4:21PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Joyce

This is awesome! So well done with the blending of TL and video. The direction that we are all hopefully headed! Awesome project!

March 10, 2011 at 4:44PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Love the fairground footage.

March 10, 2011 at 9:40PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Joey

WOW, I can't believe you didn't win Tropfest with that. What a masterpiece of film making. In fact with all due respect it's quite an insult to you that the film chosen as winner was placed ahead of this wonderfully creative work of art. I am a film maker in Melbourne and very much appreciate the effort that has gone into making this.
Congrats, you are my winner by a long shot. Great work. Regards Peter

March 11, 2011 at 3:56PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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I watched it 10 times.no words left.

March 12, 2011 at 1:04PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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josh

Excellent tho i thought the make-up was a little "over the top".
Acting was excellent inspite of it.

March 12, 2011 at 2:21PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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WOW! Really nice!!!

March 15, 2011 at 8:51PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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Pedro

Once again, beautiful images, horrible film.

March 16, 2011 at 10:52AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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radrave

great work with the time-lapse storytelling. but bad direction of acting and costume: the bum's glasses should have been dirtier and the clothes more authenticly tattered. acting is comic-theatrical aka sketch-ish and wrong glances and wrong emphasis throughout.

March 26, 2011 at 3:55PM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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a new invention with 5d....

April 1, 2011 at 2:16AM, Edited September 4, 10:54AM

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luminous

Impeccable.
I am amazed how you get that perfect sharpness on the Canon 5D mark II?
Any software help to get that perfect lighting and sharpness?

Many thanks.
Raed

August 26, 2014 at 10:58PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Raed AlBanna