Experimental music, photography, and adventures

Archive for the 'Time Lapse' Category

Time lapse experiments

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Lately, I’ve done a couple of experiments with time lapse photography. ┬áIn the first case, I used Sarah’s camera, put it on a tripod, and set it to take a shot every five seconds. Then, I stitched the frames together in a video. I was shooting the sky and it’s really crazy to see how different it looks this way. As I looked up at the sky it appeared the clouds were barely moving at all. This technique effectively speeds things up quite a lot, and now you can watch the clouds churn, morph, blow across the sky, and dissipate.

I also did an experiment while riding. My helmet cam has an option to take a photo every two seconds, or every five seconds. I set it to two seconds and again, stitched the photos together into a video. I had to use a much lower framerate, though, and the result is a very choppy — but still interesting — video. The example below contains probably 30-40 minutes of riding, condensed into just over 2 1/2 minutes.

I like the results of the first example much more. I hope to do some extended experiments — I had time constraints when doing this one.

Ear to the Breeze is proudly powered by WordPress
Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS).