See Los Angeles like you never done before.
Thanks to a 100 megapixel Phase One XF iQ3 camera Joe Capra once again made a fantastic film.
Incredible film Project.
This time it’s Los Angeles that is more beautiful than ever thanks to high-resolution images and extreme zoom showing how beautiful the city is in the evenings.
But always when one crosses borders as in this case, there were challenges with the project, heat, from a surprising source: the city itself.
LA’s heat a problem.
“By filming so far away when zooming, the heat waves results in a dramatic reduction in details and clarity,” explains Capra to The Verge.
“This is normally not a problem with traditional DLSR cameras, or still, but with such a high resolution in combination with Zoom, you get the actual problems.”
It is rarely below 25 degrees all summer during daytime in the city with 13 million residents.
32 TB storage
When Capra was finished he had made 50,000 images. Each snapshot is incredible 100 megapixels, which means they are 160 to 180MB each.
Totally this Project “Phased LA” required 32 terabytes of storage.
“I managed to edit the film on my four year old home-built PC.” Each scene took 6 to 8 hours to draw, which meant frequent crashes, he told to The Verge.