Meet a Fort Worth visual artist who’s made time-lapses his life’s passion.
On a bright and sunny day, videographer Jordan Mathis sets up for a shot at Fort Worth Water Gardens. His eight-foot-long, motion-controlled camera-tracking system sits precariously on a high ledge and extends out over the cascading water. His rig costs thousands of dollars, and it looks like it could teeter over at any moment. He shouts over the sound of the rushing water.
“I still kinda want the tilt to be the same,” Mathis says. “The problem is, my pan is off.”
“Yeah, that’s cool. I like what I’m looking at, I’m gonna turn this real-time move into a time lapse.”
His goal today: to capture the setting sun, and the visitors as they explore all the ledges and waterfalls in the sunken fountain.