dan lasota's masters in education portfolio for online innovation and design
I wanted to explore time lapse as a medium. Using my iPhone 4 and an app called Osnap along with a camera mount and flexible tripod for the iPhone, I was ready to start shooting. I went through many takes on many subjects before I started learning the intricacies of time lapse filming. Some of the things I learned about related to this were power management, camera adjustment and framing and editing techniques. This was my first project with iMovie as well.
This was placed on YouTube in 4:3 format at 480p. It was recorded at a higher resolution but I Wanted to play with the format. The music was something I put together in GarageBand.
This was placed on YouTube in 16:9 format at 1080p. The music on the video was also made in GarageBand by me. I put my GorillaPod flexible camera tripod to work, hanging my camera upside down from the rear view mirror.
I was having a hard time finding or making music of my own, until I remembered the Creative commons Music archive. There is a wide range of music out there to grab, just pay attention to the licenses so the artist’s wishes are respected.
It takes a lot more than a camera to make a movie. This assignment taught me about film editing and planning. Using time lapse as a medium also was new to me. There were many considerations like power management, safety and finding interesting subjects. I think I would like to concentrate more on dynamic things like clouds in the future.