Syncreon is an international corporate presence specializing in logistics. Working for companies across the globe, they commissioned me to produce this time lapse narrative depicting their process for converting an empty warehouse into a functioning facility. The space was almost 400,000 square feet in size. I had four cameras locked down for the twelve week shoot, interior video footage was capture by a small drone and the motion control shots were done with a variety of gear: eMotimo TB3, eMotimo Cart, Lil Mule, Syrp Genie and Dynamic Perception.

  • Michael e. Stern
  • Michael e. Stern
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 44 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    35mm DSLR's
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Director Biography - Michael e. Stern

Michael e. Stern is an award-winning Los Angeles-based photographer specializing in industrial and construction time-lapse film production and corporate portraiture. His clients have included: The Madison Square Garden Company, The Huntington Library, The Rose Bowl, The Walt Disney Company, Pixar Studios, ABC Television, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, USC, The Port of Long Beach and Syncreon.. Michael’s still photographs have been published in more than a dozen books published by Disney Press, in addition to catalogs for Sotheby’s, Cinema Secrets & Sid & Marty Kroft. Michael has taught at community colleges, private colleges, online and one-on-one tutoring. His first book is: Build A Better Photograph, A Disciplined Approach To Creativity. His podcast: “Build A Better Photograph” is aimed at advanced amateurs, college students and early career professionals. Podcasts are available @ iTunes.

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I was first contacted for this project by the marketing director at the US headquarters. We hit if off very quickly as she shared her company’s vision of what they were looking for. After a site survey I submitted my proposal. A few rounds of negotiating later, the shoot was on. Ironically a few months before their initial inquiry I had been mulling over how I would make the move into industrial time-lapse films to compliment my construction time-lapse portfolio. This was my first entree into this world and both the client and myself were satisfied with the end product. Enjoy.