Sakura time lapse 360
This is a time lapse tour of the local park where the propriator of MEIDANSHA CO lives in Osaka, Japan.
It was shot over two weeks in early Spring 2022. Each time returning to the same spot.
The camera used was a Sony α7RⅣ and the usual manual panoramic head was substituted for a DJI RSC2 gimbal, as the space was quite open and paralax issues could be kept to a minimum.
The shots were made with a standard wide-angle 20mm lens and shot in 5 bracket to make HDR (each panorama is made of a whopping 240 raw shots edited in Tiff).
The editing for Sakura time lapse 360 was performed in PTGui, Affinity Photo, and Topaz Gigapixel and then finally compressed to be able to be viewed even on mobile.
Finally the transition was made by using a feature in 3D Vista.
What I found personally most interesting about this timelapse was how the colour of the light changes as the pink petals grow. The initial scene is dull (though each scene was white balanced though a grey card), but the final scene is difussed by the effect of so many pink petals both above and below the camera making for a well balanced shot. The intervening shot is at sunset so the golden time effect that immeditately preceeds the difussed scene is an amazing juxtaposition to this.
MEIDANSHA is a virtual tour and all round photographic-videographic company based in Osaka Japan. Contact us when in need of professional multimedia productions in Japan.
If you wish to get in contact with MEIDANSHA, please note that all the staff are fluent in English and are more than happy to find a solution to your multimedia needs in Japan. Contact us we are waiting to help you!
Virtual Tour: Nara-Palace Park, Japan: (by Meidansha Co Japan.) includes a Matterport 3D tour, 360 photos and Environmental sound.
It was a a week of hot summer days shortly before the Japanese rainy season finished. Meaning the humidity was 70% or more only broken by the afternoon breaze and the occaisional lightning storm.
All these sounds and images are recorded in the tour to give you the feeling of being in Japan when this was made, right down to the droning of the Cicadas pervasive throughout the tour.
Meidansha with the help of Kevin Doyle Jr. brings the scene alive with high resolution DSLR shot 360s, environmental sound and 3D digital twins, made with the latest Lidar technology, of the reconstruction of the palace southern-gate (overseen by Shimizu Construction and comissioned by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. ). Meidansha was contracted to make the digital twin of the reconstruction of the ancient Heijo Capital gate by the Japanese advertising conglomerate Dentsu via its subsidiary “Dentsu Live” in July 2021.
The tour also includes scenes of the inside of the gate only accessible to maintenance crews shot with a Matterport made camera.
It was made with a combination of a Sony α7RⅣ using a Sanyang 12mm fish-eye lens, a Leica BLK 360 and a Matterport Pro2 Camera.
The sound was recorded by multimedia artist Kevin Doyle Jr, using Zoom made recording devices.
The software used to house the tour was 3D Vista and Matterport’s cloud based software. The Southern Gate that was still under reconstruction at the time of scanning.
This tour gives you the chance to see a gate to a Japanese palace up close and from high viewpoint and also gives you the ability to enter the inside something only ususally possible for maintenance crews.
Please enjoy this tour and when in need of 360 photographs or footage from Japan please contact MEIDANSHA (All staff speak English).