In the last six months DP Dustin Farrell’s time lapse services have been requested for two films. “Ripple Effect,” a movie directed by Velvet Andrews Smith, needed a sunset time-lapse that resembled Afghanistan. Dustin was able to attend the screening of “Ripple Effect” in Hollywood at the AFI Directing Workshop for Women annual showcase. Dustin said afterwards, “Seeing a time lapse that I shot on a movie screen for the first time gave me goose bumps!” Most recently director Marty Thomas contacted Crew West for a couple of desert timelapses for transtions in his upcoming thriller “Killer Holiday“. The final output of the RAW image sequences taken from the Canon 5D Mark 2 is very desireable to movie producers because the quality rivals or even excedes that of typical movie cameras. Resolutions of 4K plus at ANY frame rate can be achieved with DSLR timelapse. Thus, integration onto the big screen is simple. Dustin has become one of the most knowledgeable and versatile timelapse shooters in the country and film makers are starting to take notice.
Crew West was recently hired to shoot a time lapse of the remodeling of a Taco Bell. The timelapse was shot over a period of six weeks at a Taco Bell in Phoenix. The client wanted to have two cameras documenting the remodel of the interior and one camera shooting the exterior remodel. The exterior time-lapse camera was kept in a weatherproof solar powered housing from Harbortronics. The final product was a fantastic construction time lapse of the entire remodel that cut between all three cameras. In addition to shooting beautiful landscape time-lapse Crew West is happy to help our clients with any of their long term or construction timelapse needs.