David Trood, whom you might remember from the impressive video showing the construction of the world’s largest ethane gas carrier, has completed another amazing project - this time utilizing our Blink controller. He’s created a video illustrating the construction and features of Experimentarium - the new Danish Science Center in Copenhagen, Denmark in a unique way. Check out the video below.
Trood has a knack for injecting creativity into his projects, always ensuring the overall tone of his videos reflects the tone of the client’s brand. In the Danish Science Center’s case, they’re known to be imaginative and experimental.
“With their DNA in mind, I wanted to combine the building process with the idea of experimenting with time - going back and forth in time,” said Trood.
We’d say he nailed it.
As most photographers know, the final video typically incorporates only a small portion of the footage captured. In a bit of a different twist than we typically see, Trood also created a series of short in-progress videos that were posted as the construction occurred to give the public a peek of the progress.
And the significance of the red ball? Not only did it make it easier for Trood to move his shots throughout the building by following the ball, but it was a fun little element that brought it all to life, keeping viewers engaged with the process. As an added promotional element, viewers were asked to comment how many times they saw the ball in the film in order to win free tickets to the Science Center once it was completed.
Trood says that one of the most challenging aspects about this project was plotting out needs ahead of time to ensure he captured enough images to achieve his initial vision.
“Working on a project like this, it is important to think of what you want out of it. If you want a film of one minute, you will need 1500 images. If the construction process is six months and the workers are on site from 8am until 4pm from Monday to Friday, then you would assume that you would need to shoot one image every 45 minutes. But it is not that simple. I decided to take a picture every five minutes and from them selected just a few frames for the few seconds I needed for the film. You never know when the workers will be doing what, so it was best for me to capture almost everything and spend a lot of time editing,” Trood said.
In his last project we featured, Trood used our Intervalometer and Programmable Scheduler. In this project, he used the much-improved Blink controller for the first time. His thoughts?
“The Blink system is great, smart and easy to manage. I can´t wait to set some cameras up in a forest for a year and see what it will look like.”
We can’t wait either!
David Trood is a photographer/videographer/cinematographer residing in Copenhagen, Denmark. He’s commissioned by clients for a wide array of projects. He was awarded the title “Hasselblad Master” in 2006 and has contributed to Getty Images for the last 10 years between client projects. For more information and to see his work, visit his website or Vimeo page.