As part of the celebrations for Marseille as the European Capital of Culture in 2013, the Municipality of Piraeus actively participated in the events held from July 28th to 31st. Our company, Mythworld Ltd., played a pivotal role in developing and organizing a diverse program of activities. One of the highlights was a captivating video projection showcasing the modern-day transformation of the city, complemented by a curated collection of historical photographs depicting Piraeus throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
Titl-shifted time-lapse makes a miniature big port city!
Mythworld’s dedicated team of experts, equipped with state-of-the-art cameras and a keen eye for detail, embarked on a remarkable journey to capture the essence of the picturesque Piraeus port and city in Greece. Over the course of their endeavor, they tirelessly snapped over 100,000 photographs, meticulously documenting every aspect of this vibrant location.
These awe-inspiring images served as the foundation for the creation of two mesmerizing time-lapse videos. Employing their expertise and artistic vision, Mythworld’s talented team skillfully applied the popular “miniature” tiny world effect, also known as the “tilt-shift effect,” to bring these videos to life. Through this remarkable technique, they masterfully transformed the bustling metropolis of Piraeus into a captivating toy-like miniature world.
The result is a visual spectacle that transports viewers into a whimsical realm, where towering buildings shrink to mere playthings, bustling streets become charming miniature boulevards, and the hustle and bustle of daily life takes on a magical quality. This innovative approach not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of the videos but also offers a fresh and unique viewing experience that captivates audiences of all ages.
With each frame carefully crafted, the time-lapse videos take viewers on a captivating journey through the rich tapestry of Piraeus, showcasing its vibrant colors, architectural wonders, and the dynamic ebb and flow of life in this historic city. The combination of Mythworld’s expertise, the stunning visuals, and the enchanting miniature effect creates a truly immersive experience that invites viewers to explore and appreciate the hidden beauty that lies within Piraeus.
Whether it’s the mesmerizing transformation of ships gliding through the port, the bustling activity of the vibrant marketplaces, or the gentle sway of palm trees against the backdrop of the azure sea, these time-lapse videos offer a fresh perspective on the charm and allure of Piraeus. They provide a window into the rich history and cultural heritage of the city, inviting viewers to embark on a visual odyssey that sparks their imagination and leaves a lasting impression.
Mythworld’s commitment to capturing the essence of Piraeus and their innovative use of the “tilt-shift effect” have resulted in two captivating time-lapse videos that celebrate the beauty of this Greek gem. These videos not only serve as a testament to the skill and creativity of Mythworld’s team but also showcase their dedication to presenting the world in a new and extraordinary light.
Director-Producer: Alexandros Leonidas Aslanis – CEO Mythworld Ltd
Title 1: “Piraeus, a port to life”
Duration: 3:59 min
Title 2: “Piraeus city”
Duration: 3:03 min
A captivating presentation featuring a rich collection of slides showcases the diverse aspects of the city’s history during the 19th and 20th centuries. These slides offer a comprehensive glimpse into the various facets that have shaped the city’s identity over time.
Within the premises of the Hall of the Town Hall of Marseille, multiple screens were strategically placed to showcase two captivating short films, each lasting approximately five minutes. These films seamlessly blend visuals with renowned musical scores, including iconic compositions such as “Zorba the Greek” and “Never on Sunday.” The harmonious fusion of captivating imagery and timeless melodies creates an immersive and unforgettable audiovisual experience.
As viewers are transported through the captivating journey depicted on the screens, they are not only presented with historical facts and milestones but are also enveloped in a sensory experience that captures the essence of the city’s vibrant past. The carefully selected musical accompaniments add an extra layer of emotion and resonance, further enhancing the overall impact of the presentation.
Through this thoughtful combination of visually stunning slides and evocative film screenings, the presentation provides an engaging and educational platform for visitors to immerse themselves in the captivating history of Marseille. It allows them to connect with the city on a deeper level, fostering a sense of appreciation for its rich cultural heritage and serving as a bridge between the past and present.
Overall, this multi-dimensional presentation offers a unique opportunity to explore the diverse narratives that have shaped Marseille’s history, engaging the senses and fostering a deeper understanding of the city’s evolution.
Director-Producer / Image Creation: Alexandros Leonidas Aslanis – CEO Mythworld Ltd
Title 1: “Piraeus in the 19th century”
Duration: 4:44 min
Title 2: “Piraeus in the 20th century”
Duration: 4:50 min
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