So, after completing my first ever time lapse (!!), I’m really interested in doing more and figuring out what the best sort of flow is. Yesterday, I set it up at intervals of one photograph per minute - which I think was a bit too long. Overall, the time lapse came out okay, but I think I need a smoother transition. I ended up shortening each clip to only last 1 second in the final edit, and it came out… not bad, but I needed to experiment a bit more to figure it out. This blog has, at times, felt like a bit of a chore.There are mornings when I walk out of the house and don’t even want to take a photograph. Which seems so ridiculous and it annoys me so much but when I drive the same route everyday, I see the same things. On top it, it’s a pain to be photographing things when you’re driving in stop and go traffic. BUT - I can already tell that this blog is helping my creativity. Like the book, Big Magic, you need to just BE creative. I never would have taken time to do time lapses or put them together - they would just sit on my camera for weeks on end. On top of it, after I write these posts and edit some photographs or put together a time lapse, I just feel so much better. It feels so good to get this out and write about my process and trial and error and everything. I’m thinking about actually going back to a few series that I’ve worked on continuously and writing up some artists statements. But anyway - here’s what happened tonight —
Tonight I did it at intervals of one photograph every 15 seconds, one photograph every 2 seconds, and one photograph per second. I’m currently putting them together and will figure out which seems to work best in the end.
And honestly, I think 95% of my inspiration comes from Casey Neistat’s videos.