People are always running around, trying to catch something which might not even exist. When you stand still, you capture “certain excitement out of what can often seem the banality of nothingness”. Is this what people like about this video?
In making timelapses, the perfect speed finds a strange and contrasting balance;- The longer you take, the more you relax and the more you meditate on a moment, the more frantic in actual-fact the pace of the final piece of work becomes. Clouds move frantically, cranes, grass, people etc move erratically.
Timelapses break the boundary between the still image and the moving. What is basically 13000 photos shot by remote, becomes undoubtedly video. I think the viewer somehow becomes trapped in this area between the 2 mediums that they are used to. Focus is both intense and lucid, you see something, it attracts your attention, you concentrate and then it is gone, out of your control.
I often think the reason people like this film is because we have become completely caught up in having our visual stimuli dictated by others, the MTV generation is transfixed on music videos and adverts. What I like about having made this is that it turns things full circle. People are attracted to this unstopping, heavily-cut piece of moving image, but if they just stopped for a while and looked around they would see the same thing, albeit at a different speed.