What could be the best way to share the solemn beauty of a derelict, yet exceptional, protestant temple built at the end of the 18th century? Making an exceptional time-lapse video.
The Chapel pays tribute to a fantastic architectural relic designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans and built around 1796-1797 in Zeliszów, Poland. Combining impressive motion-controlled time-lapse photography with HDR (High Dynamic Range), Director Patryk Kizny of LookyCreative captured the details of the building’s interior, illuminated only by the natural light flowing through the windows and the holes in the roof. Because of the HDR process and some artistic decisions of the filmmaker, the final result sometimes looks a little too much like a 3D CGI rendition, but still has a wonderful dreamlike quality. Watch it full screen in HD.
You can see the difference between the “normal” vs HDR shots in the making of below and also learn more about the remarkable motion control time-lapse setup used to make the film.