No doubt many of you have seen time lapse videos online by now. Most all are just fascinating to watch not to mention stunningly beautiful. Time lapse had always intrigued me and I've wondered if I could ever do one. Well with a few failed attempts in filming and some stumbling about through all the post production procedures just to get to the final product, I finally pulled it off.
The subject matter and location of this is of little interest. After a couple goof-ups with the camera, I tried once again just sitting the camera in the window of my study on a rainy day in order to get some footage to work with. This is a little over an hour of time compressed down to 22 seconds. I could slow it down but didn't want to bore my viewers on something unremarkable. You can just make out some cloud movement, the tree moving, plus cars and people zipping by. You don't do clouds on an overcast day but again, this was just an exercise.
I am pretty pleased with myself figuring it all out and being successful. I made notes all along the way and feel confident that I can do more with less struggle. The next challenge will be adding some music and putting multiple clips together but for now I'll stick to simple stuff like this. Hopefully while on the road, particularly in the desert, I can get some more material to work with and post another.
You will recall the little device I made for holding the iPhone on a tripod. You can see the pictures here. Later I got to thinking as to just what is out there to be had made specifically to hold a smart phone on a tripod? I ended up on Ebay and good grief, for $5.45 I could get a proper holder even with a little tripod to go with it! And so I did.
I have the phone in there turned around the wrong way but you get the idea how it works.
The holder will screw onto a standard tripod also.