So as you know over the Holidays I travelled with my family & friends down to mexico to build a new home for a family living in poverty. It was a very interesting project for me, I wanted to film and timelapse the entire week because there was so much to see, while still being able to help build the house on time. Before we arrived the foundation was already in the ground and then we had less than a week to complete the house. It was quite a tight schedule trying to balance it all, but if you want to read more about that experience we did a blog post in early january about it. Check it out here: timedropsmedia.com/mexicotrip/
The challenge with this film was trying to decide the message we wanted to bring with it. We had a ton of footage to work with and a quite a bit of timelapse too (of course!). So when I was shooting the plan was always to make a simple timelapse film showing off the stages of building the house, but once the week started to progress I found myself shooting more and more video. There was so much I wanted to capture of the village and the cute kids, everyone was so friendly! However with only 1 camera this made things really difficult and frustrating at times, but overall I believe it really came together in the editing room.
We did the initial edit without any music to really establish a nice flow with the mixture of video and timelapse. Once we had our sections in place and rendered out a rough draft, it was time to start thinking about the music. It was at this time we happened to receive a Twitter message from @Vitchub asking if we wanted some authentic Mexican music for the video. We thought it would be a great fit with the footage so we went ahead with it and sent off the rough draft. It was one of his friends, Jorge Arturo Lopez that sent us some tracks to use which was really appreciated!
Hope you enjoyed the video and thanks for reading. Have a great week!
Till next time,