Art Director Jacinta Leong Shares
Her Time Lapse Techniques
A few weeks ago, Jacinta Leong was interviewed on Jasin Boland’s YouTube channel about her experience using time lapse to document the large scale film sets that she designs for big-budget films in Australia. Jasin is a Nikon ambassador and is also in the Australian film industry as a motion picture still photographer.
Over the past 10 years, Jacinta has used Brinnotime lapse cameras to document her set designs come to life in some of Hollywood’s biggest franchises including Alien, Pacific Rim, Pirates of the Caribbean, and X-men. She originally received a Brinno camera as a gift to document the changes in her garden, but quickly discovered how great they were as professional tools in documenting the construction of her film set designs.
Jacinta also shared a few tips from her experiences. Her default capture interval is 2 minutes however if set construction extends for longer periods of time then she will increase the interval to 5 minutes. When capturing high-speed processes like painting or spreading soil on the ground, she will use either a 10 or 20 second interval.
To learn more about Jacinta and her work please check out the other articles we have written about her:
- Utilizing TimeLapse Photography Off Camera: Creating A Behind the Scenes Glimpse into the Magical World of Film Production
- Content CreatorSpotlight: “Pacific Rim: Uprising” Art Director Jacinta Leong
- “San Andreas” Hollywood Film Set Construction Documented By BCC200