Relive The Apple Cup Game Day - In Less Than 5 Minutes
Dec. 2, 2009
Photographer Max Waugh and UW Athletic Communications teamed up to produce a video depicting "Game Day" in Husky Stadium last Saturday. The technique used, called "tilt-shift time lapse," involves shooting still photos in one to two second intervals with a special selective focusing lens and later combining them into a video presentation. The effect makes reality appear as a miniature model in stop-motion.
The video provides a complete depiction of Game Day from the time tailgaters and boats arrive through the moment the fans leave the stadium. Waugh estimates that about 29,000 images were taken during the 13 and a half hour-long game day. In all, roughly 3,500 images make up the five minute Game Day experience.
Waugh was inspired to try out the technique after viewing the works of Keith Loutit, an Australian photographer who specializes in tilt-shift time lapse production.
"We had to map out the locations beforehand and my assistant and I were on the go from the beginning to catch it all with just two cameras," Waugh said." As this was my first time using many of the techniques, I was really learning on the fly. I am really happy with the outcome - it was a very rewarding experience."