I was not planning to take any photos for Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras this year (2010) but the night before the parade, the producer told me they could get me an access to the rooftop of Oxford Hotel and I could do whatever I want up there. I could not resist the temptation to create a classic time lapse of the Mardi Gras Parade.
It was shot manually frame by frame therefore the time ratio was intentionally various on what happened on the street. For instance, The clean up in the last few seconds in the video actually took as much the same time as the parade itself.
Music “Fast Forward (Flowchart Remix)” by Lali Puna
The original plan for this shooting was to capture the moment when took the main floats apart and transport them to the location just the the day before the Mardi Gras Parade. However, they found the way to do that without dismantling the float so they were just finishing them up. But I was not a waste of time, I found that the construction is interesting enough by itself. Moreover, that day a breakfast show from a television network came in to cross promo the event. It gave me another story in the morning.
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I believe that I have covered all the aspects of Mardi Gras Parade that I wanted from this construction to, especially, the cleaning up. There are more angles to play, I am certain. But for now this is what I am quite satisfied.