Motion Control – Part 1: Kickoff

Filmmaking, Photography

I’m using the common abbreviation MoCo here, which stands for motion control. It’s been a few months now that I’ve decided to build my own motion control system for timelapse photography. Back then I’d already spent some late night hours researching the different models on the market being sold pre-built as well as the most popular DIY system out there. I was too busy planning my South America & New York trip as well as traveling to some other places last fall to start the project so I decided to start it once I’m back. This is the point I’m at right now. There’s still lots of things to do, but I’m gonna start the project now.

Review: Magic Lantern

Filmmaking, Photography, Reviews

So I’ve installed Magic Lantern on my 500D / Rebel T1i / Kiss X3 last December and used it for the first time when I got to New York on Christmas Day. I really put ML on my camera because of the advantages for timelapse photography. It should be nice to have one less thing to carry with you when shooting and making your way to the spots you’re shooting at. I got the hang of the menus and the basic functionalities in a couple minutes. Of course the menus do look very different from the default Canon firmware menus, though they are designed quite user-friendly and logically. They’re packed with so many functions though. I instantly liked the firmware and its […]

Moscow in Colors

Filmmaking, Photography, Travel
Moscow in Colors

Watch my Moscow Timelapse on Vimeo Finally back in Russia, last time it was Saint Petersburg, this time it was the capital. Moscow has many faces (just like Russia)… The world-famous red square and the area around it with about a dozen of really majestic buildings are always packed with tourists. I was there to see the Young Boys win against Anzhi Makhachkala in the Europa League group stage (did not happen). Still I had enough time to take a couple hundred pictures.