One of my favourite timelapses ever!

Follow Me

This happened almost by accident…I have been shooting for Lucasfilm over in Italy this week and I saw some dramatic skies over the lake, put my Canon on the wall, no tripod and set it to take a photo every two seconds. The skies turned into a storm…I did grab the camera before it got wet but the resulting footage was so dramatic I had to put it together and totally go OTT with it! No dollies, no motorised action, not even a tripod! Enjoy!

Timelapsing to death from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

A beautiful Tuscany/ Umbria timelapse goes HORRIBLY wrong!

No cameras were harmed in the making of this timelapse. This is a work of fiction!

P.S. That ain’t flicker, that’s lightning


  1. The resolution on this HD timelapse is awesome. Looks far better than video footage from the camera – i guess since it originates from large jpgs.

    How do you usually sharpen you video for web since your 5D Training video suggests turning the in camera sharpening right down ?

    Ever wonder if this was God’s way of saying take a break Philip … you’re working too hard ! 🙂

    Ps – any news on the moire issue – it was my pic you used from the Cinema5D forum thread with the multi coloured roof ! Keep up the great work …

  2. Nice timelapse and funny ending, well it was funny after i read it was “fiction” 🙂 Great to read your 5D is ok. I`m getting more and more into timelapse and there`s allways this concern about how to configure the cam. How would you do that if you would like to get a few thunders? Any AV or TV settings?

  3. Oh… Beautiful and always surprising Umbria. I was there for a shoot last month, and was also caught in one hell of a thunder storm. A very impressive and awesome experience.

    By the way… I took my still camera out to the streets when I had some time off, and shot some pictures of the people there. Check it out if you feel like – who knows, one might find some inspiration 🙂


  4. She went to the great timelapse in the sky – where DSLR’s shoot 2K / HD pro-res + raw video and have phantom xlr inputs + 1080p outputs.

    Loved it how the rain / clouds came so rapidly towards the cam !

  5. I dropped my Nikon D70 in a river a few years back.. immediately took the battery out and left it to dry in a airing cabinet for 2 weeks, then low and behold she fired up and was as good as new.. no water marks on the sensor.. nothing.. However she didn’t fare too well when I took her on the tall ship Endeavour, was nowhere to keep her dry.. 🙁

  6. Wot, no speed-of-sound delay? But then I s’pose, sped-up pitch-maintained audio would shrink that delay down to unnoticeable… Anyhow, great on-the-case stuff, most indubitably.

Leave a Reply