Client: Self | Role: Photographer, Animator

This morning prayer is heard daily throughout the city from a nearby mosque in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.
The mosque serves as a place where Muslims can come together for salat (prayer) (Arabic: صلاة‎, ṣalāt) as well as a center for information, education, and dispute settlement. The Imam leads the prayer.



This photo-mation image sequence was shot at sunrise.
Photoshop was used to stitch the series into one panoramic view.
After Effects was then used to animate the pan, create the depth of field, color correct and composite and animate the birds, which were created using Trapcode Particular.

The images and audio were captured using a Canon 5D Mark ii with a mini hot shoe shotgun mic.