18 inches of snow in time lapse

Edit: I sped it up so it runs a little over 2 minutes. See full post for original slower version.

Two Parts.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted 6 Feb 2010 at 20:09 | Permalink

    These are awesome. I wanna do something like this myself now. Too bad I don’t have a webcam that I can move around; mine’s built into my computer.

  2. Posted 7 Feb 2010 at 13:21 | Permalink

    I think these should be sped up 8x or so… Still fun to watch, though.

    • Posted 7 Feb 2010 at 17:40 | Permalink

      Yeah, that would definitely make the transition more noticeable. Maybe I’ll put another version together.

  3. farkle-farkle
    Posted 7 Feb 2010 at 21:30 | Permalink

    I really like these! But I agree with the speeding up idea. Also it was cool how at one point the window became completely obscured on the first part of the video.

    • Posted 7 Feb 2010 at 23:05 | Permalink

      Hey, thanks for the input!

      When I set the camera up originally I failed to realize that the snow would pile up so much on the windowsill. I cleared it off twice, then I went for a walk. I tried to make a cameo appearance outside at the end of my walk only to later find that it had been covered up. So after that I just propped it up high enough that it wouldn’t get covered.

      Of course each time I moved the camera at all I had to recenter the frame, which was not fun because the camera is 10 feet away from my computer. I had to physically adjust the camera then walk over to my monitor to compare it frame-by frame, and then repeat the process until I got it acceptably close.

      I edited all of the re-adjustment parts out and tried to transition it to flow smoothly between shifting the camera. If I learned one thing from this, it’s that you want to just put the camera in one place where it won’t get moved/blocked and not touch it again until you’re done shooting.

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