GoPro: Fenway Park Time Lapse

I was in Boston earlier this month and went to Fenway Park to watch a Yankees vs Red Sox game. I used to be a much bigger baseball fan than I am now, but I still felt like it was a must-do activity while I was in the city, so I went for it and snagged some tickets. I bought tickets along the first base line to get a good view of the Green Monster. I wrapped my flexible Joby tripod to a railing behind my seat and and set my GoPro up for a time lapse.

The battery lasted pretty long, I was expecting it crap out much earlier in the game. It took a picture every 10 seconds for a couple of hours. Overall the image came out alright, there’s some things I like about it. Having lots of people bustling about in the scene makes the time lapse more effective. I also enjoy the daylight disappearing into night over the length of the video. I think the framing is nice. I set the camera to use Spot Metering, so the brightly lit stadium was what the camera is blackened towards. The dark crowd and overhang create a sort of natural letterbox and negative space for the image.

I have some more ideas for time lapses, this was a good first attempt with my new camera.

Cinema 4D Tutorial: Baseball Wall Title Sequence Part 2

Here is part 1 of my Baseball Wall Title Sequence tutorial in Cinema 4D, also with compositing and post effects in After Effects. This tutorial shows you how to recreate the titles seen on ESPN this year promoting their baseball broadcasts. All of the elements in the scene are generated in Cinema 4D to create a portion of a stadium in 3D, and then you import this into After Effects and add your own titles onto the wall.

Cinema 4D Tutorial: Baseball Wall Title Sequence Part 1

Here is part 1 of my Baseball Wall Title Sequence tutorial in Cinema 4D, also with compositing and post effects in After Effects. This tutorial shows you how to recreate the titles seen on ESPN this year promoting their baseball broadcasts. All of the elements in the scene are generated in Cinema 4D to create a portion of a stadium in 3D, and then you import this into After Effects and add your own titles onto the wall.

ESPN Style Baseball Promo Titles

I recreated the baseball promos I’ve seen this season on ESPN. I modeled the whole scene in Cinema 4D and did the compositing in After Effects. This scene relies on the camera position being parallel to the wall to recreate the simple and smooth pan along the warning track. I used Mograph to create the wall by cloning the padded panel, and once I modeled one seat I simply used cloners to create the rows. The grass is made with Hair; it really slows the render down but it creates the best looking 3D grass in Cinema 4D. I added the titles that I created in Photoshop to look like they were painted on the wall, and did some color correcting and added some grunge to enhance the scene.

They look very similar to the commercials you see on ESPN, and the best part is that once you create in in Cinema 4D, you can simply swap out the titles to change the teams and games to say whatever you want.

The Red Jays beat the Blue Sox that night 6-4.

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