Video: Photog Accidentally Captures Montreal 3 Alarm Fire in His First Time-Lapse

A photographer,  Evan Kitaljevich, caught a 3 alarm Monreal fire in his footage while attempting time-lapse photography for the first time. The fire occurred November 8th.

Montreal Gazette:

A spectacular fire consumed the upper levels of a St. Jacques St. building Thursday evening, forcing the evacuation of the city’s largest newsroom and creating temporary traffic bedlam in Old Montreal.

The blaze, which sent plumes of smoke and balls of sparks rolling into the night sky, started shortly after 6 p.m.

According to Wikipedia:

Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 30 frames per second. The result is an apparent 30-times speed increase. Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion.

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Evan Kitaljevich / The Canadian Press via AP