Just a couple of days ago, I have been documenting a festival called Access Through Tools organised and curated by London College of Communication’s graphic design students. I had a lovely time observing the designers and the participants come together to use processes to develop their craft.
I have been wanting to do a time-lapse video and thought it would be a good addition to the photographs which I have taken during the festival. Below is a first attempt using an intervalometer to take the images before processing them in Lightroom with a plugin. Never thought it would be this easy. Still have some editing of the music to do but here it is.
Video by Wendy Lee-Warne
Music by Jazzy Frenchy by Ben Sound
Another quick video which I did during the festival was a printing process lead by Richard Ardagh of New North Press using my iPhone 6 which has this time-lapse mode. I really like the ease of use on the iPhone. If you are creating your first time-lapse video for instagram, you do need to note that it is a minimum of 3 seconds video which means that you do need to shoot for a period of time.
On the camera, you can use your intervalometer to calculate the number of images you need to take. For the iPhone 6, Apple’s website states that “iOS 8 does all the work, snapping photos at dynamically selected intervals.” After a quick google search, Studio Neat did a couple of tests and found out that ‘What Apple means by “dynamically selected intervals” is they are doubling the speed of the time-lapse and taking half as many pictures per second as the recording duration doubles….’ You can read up more about that here.