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By: Awayn Media

INTRODUCTIONS

Kirill Neiezhmakov is definitely one of the most promising timelapsers, and probably the youngest among those who we have seen until now. It’s a pleasure to host him and chat about his work!

How did you originally got into photograph specificity? Were you following any particular photographers at the time?

I just bought my first compact camera Canon sx210 in 2010 and tried to make some photos of my city. When I learned everything in my camera I tried extend possibilities of this camera. And finally found some additional Firmware called CHDK which added a lot of new features to my camera like intervalometer, HDR and other. While I learned how to use it on forum I found some timelapse video and it was very impressive for me. I tried to make something similar with my camera. Then I found hyperlapse video about Minsk by Artem Pryadko (Zweizwei) and decided to make some video like this about my city. After 5 month of shooting and practice I finished my first video  "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wv1v0wVqfo"

And I became famous in my city. Even one local TV channel invited me for an interview.

Tell us a bit about your process, how long does it take to make a time-lapse video from your photographies?

Normally it’s take from 5 days to 2 weeks for shooting and 2-4 weeks for processing and edit. But a lot of time takes searching a right music for my video.

 

When you’re presented with a less than ideal situation, how do you find your subjects and produce that you would be happy with?

I learn some info about a place where I plan to shoot and try to find something special here and show it in my videos. Sometimes I can find it only during shooting process.

 

What was your most memorable shoot?

I think it was after shooting a day-to-night transition before the New Year’s (2016) fireworks in downtown Dubai. This was the last shot where you can see the lights on the Address Downtown hotel; on this New Year’s Eve, the hotel was damaged by a fire. And shooting a timeapse of this fire was the most memorable.

 

Travel is a large part of any successful photographers' life, what have been your fondest memories from your travels so far?

Of course it’s new impressions. Especially when I meet some local friends who can show me most interesting places and give good recommendation about this place.

What equipment do you use to captures your footage? What are some of the challenges of using them?

Canon 2x60d, 70d
Tokina 11-16 mm 2.8
Canon 17-55 mm 2.8
Canon 70-200 mm 4L
Canon 16-35 mm 2.8L
Samyang 8 mm 3.5
Manfrotto 190 carbon tripod
Software:
Adobe After Effects, Lightroom, LRTimelapse

 

This is list of my equipment. Sometimes it’s very difficult make some shots with tripod. Because all security think that you make some commercial shooting and don’t allow you do this. This is a big problem because I can’t make a timelapse without my tripod. In some situations I use a clamp mount.

Closing Thoughts … What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to someone who’s looking to get into photography, or time-lapse photography?

For timelapse is very important to be patient because it takes a lot of time before you can get a final result. And of course you need a lot of practice for getting excellent result. Try to watch videos of famous photographers who are the best in this field. And learn some new technics. Don’t forget about preparation before start shooting, planning is very important for smooth result. 

 

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Kirill Neiezhmakov. Timelapse travel

Awayn


Kirill Neiezhmakov is definitely one of the most promising timelapsers, and probably the youngest among those who we have seen until now. It’s a pleasure to host him and chat about his work!

How did you originally got into photograph specificity? Were you following any particular photographers at the time?

I just bought my first compact camera Canon sx210 in 2010 and tried to make some photos of my city. When I learned everything in my camera I tried extend possibilities of this camera. And finally found some additional Firmware called CHDK which added a lot of new features to my camera like intervalometer, HDR and other. While I learned how to use it on forum I found some timelapse video and it was very impressive for me. I tried to make something similar with my camera. Then I found hyperlapse video about Minsk by Artem Pryadko (Zweizwei) and decided to make some video like this about my city. After 5 month of shooting and practice I finished my first video  "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wv1v0wVqfo"

And I became famous in my city. Even one local TV channel invited me for an interview.


Tell us a bit about your process, how long does it take to make a time-lapse video from your photographies?

I learn some info about a place where I plan to shoot and try to find something special here and show it in my videos. Sometimes I can find it only during shooting process.

 


When you’re presented with a less than ideal situation, how do you find your subjects and produce that you would be happy with?

I learn some info about a place where I plan to shoot and try to find something special here and show it in my videos. Sometimes I can find it only during shooting process.

 

What was your most memorable shoot?

I think it was after shooting a day-to-night transition before the New Year’s (2016) fireworks in downtown Dubai. This was the last shot where you can see the lights on the Address Downtown hotel; on this New Year’s Eve, the hotel was damaged by a fire. And shooting a timeapse of this fire was the most memorable.

 

Travel is a large part of any successful photographers' life, what have been your fondest memories from your travels so far?

Of course it’s new impressions. Especially when I meet some local friends who can show me most interesting places and give good recommendation about this place.

What equipment do you use to captures your footage? What are some of the challenges of using them?

Canon 2x60d, 70d
Tokina 11-16 mm 2.8
Canon 17-55 mm 2.8
Canon 70-200 mm 4L
Canon 16-35 mm 2.8L
Samyang 8 mm 3.5
Manfrotto 190 carbon tripod
Software:
Adobe After Effects, Lightroom, LRTimelapse

 

This is list of my equipment. Sometimes it’s very difficult make some shots with tripod. Because all security think that you make some commercial shooting and don’t allow you do this. This is a big problem because I can’t make a timelapse without my tripod. In some situations I use a clamp mount.

Closing Thoughts … What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to someone who’s looking to get into photography, or time-lapse photography?

For timelapse is very important to be patient because it takes a lot of time before you can get a final result. And of course you need a lot of practice for getting excellent result. Try to watch videos of famous photographers who are the best in this field. And learn some new technics. Don’t forget about preparation before start shooting, planning is very important for smooth result. 

 

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