Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yarden time lapse - 365

I WAS directed to this brilliant time lapse video on Flickr by Hugh, do check it out as its fantastic. So I decided to try my own, I've seen others and wanted to try it for a while and as my new camera allows me to set it so it will automatically snap away over a particular period of time, there's no time like the present.

I basically set up the camera on a tripod, set it to take pics at two minute intervals over about an hour and a half. While its hard to see at this size you can watch the light move over the chimney as the sun set last night and in the last frames next door's cat makes an appearance in the middle of the video.

Once the pics were taken, I resized them down and then imported them into a quicktime movie at the rate of two pics a second. The music is a piece called Freedom by Ken Bonfield which I also added to the movie. I then uploaded it to iMovie to add a fade to the end, and I think the picture quality suffers for that, so I probably won't do that again the next time. I think I might try this again in the rain today. You should probably brace yourself for more of these, I'm just saying like.

Anyway this is my 365 for yesterday, my first time lapse attempt (April 14th).


Phil said...

Really nice - especially for first attempt. Look forward to more.

Red Mum said...

I'll have to come up with something more interesting than over my back wall! its a bit of fun though/