While I’m happy to be home visiting friends and family for a few months, putting together this little piece really made me miss life back in Medellin. The music, food, language, culture and women… I fell in love with Colombia in the 5 short months of living in Medellin and I can’t wait to get back soon.
I shot all the clips for this Medellin time-lapse video the day before returning to the States. I sat for 25 minutes at 20 different locations around Medellin and Envigado. I wish I had more footage of the housing and neighborhoods but for safety measures, I decided against. I actually ventured across town and up to one of the hoods of Medellin that afternoon to film, but with some advice from a local friend, I never took the camera out of my bag. Next time.
As you can see at the very end of the video, I attracted the attention of Medellin Policia during my shooting of Plaza Cisneros, who informed me (after they had some fun) that I will definitely get robbed if I film any longer. Fair enough.
Also, while filming, I got kicked out of the Envigado metro station and was booted from a hotel downtown where I snuck up to an open balcony to get the Plaza Botero footage.
Shots featured in the Medellin Time-lapse video:
- My bed in Envigado
- Envigado Central Market near Parque Envigado
- The outdoor gym I frequented in Envigado
- Soccer “Stadium” right in front of the outdoor gym in Envigado.
- Envigado Metro Station
- Plaza Botero
- Parque Explora and the Botanical Gardens of Medellin shot from the Universidad Metro Station.
- Children playing in the fountains at the Parque de Los Deseos (Wishes Park) near the Planetarium and University of Antioquia.
- Plaza Cisneros in central Medellin.
- One of the most popular nightlife areas in Medellin, Parque Lleras in Poblado.