Late last year, I realized that over 15 years had passed since I shot my first timelapse. I love setting a shot up—whether outside or in the studio—and watching the magic unfold. It’s something I enjoy so much that I’ve decided to narrow my focus and rebrand my company from Coyopa Productions to 215 Timelapse.
I’ve always been fascinated by timelapse’s ability to compress time and transport the viewer to a different realm. From building a house in a snap to peeking into the secret daily lives of plants, timelapse reveals changes to the world in a way that is very difficult to perceive in real time.
Back in my early days as a stock footage editor in New York City in the mid-1990s, I spent countless hours scanning through the masters of the art form that shot on 35 mm film. I later conducted my own low-budget experiments on sped-up video in the early 2000s, but it wasn’t until later in the decade that digital still cameras made film-quality timelapse affordable.
In 2006, I made my short film “Fridays at the Farm” entirely with a DSLR camera, shooting still photos and timelapse. I went on to make a number of other personal films with this technique, learning from my mistakes and discovering new tricks along the way. I’ve also worked timelapse into many of my clients’ projects, shooting clips that lasted as short as one day or as long as 2–3 years.
While I am shifting my overall focus to timelapse, I may continue to take on other projects that inspire me. I encourage any potential clients to reach out with ideas. We might even find a way to work timelapse into your finished product!
I’ve already got some great projects in the works that I’ll be sharing in the coming months on this blog. If we’ve ever collaborated on a project, or you’re a fan of my work, please follow 215 Timelapse on Facebook or Instagram, connect with me on LinkedIn, or join my mailing list! You may want to update your email for me to firstname.lastname@example.org, as well.
Peace, love, and cheers to a new beginning,