I imagine you’ve all heard of a Time Lapse? Well if you haven’t it’s pretty simple, really long video of anything you want and then sped up so things happen at super sonic speeds.
So my assignment for today is to create multiple Time Lapses and edit them together.
“Take multiple 1-2 second clips of a single location throughout the day (try and get as many as you can), combine the clips together so that you can see the difference in the location throughout the day.”
HOWEVER! I know what you’re thinking, you’re going to get to watch a video of Time Lapses of the view from my flat, (a building) or my garden, (I don’t have one, i live in a flat…). I hate to disappoint you, but I’m afraid you’re not. I’ve put a bit of my own twist on this to create something a bit more fun and personal to me.
This is personal to me because, i don’t know if you know this already, but i love travelling. I’ve loved the idea of travelling from a young age, I’ve been brought up in a very active family, where we would go to Africa and go on Safari’s or go to Sri Lanka and ride elephants. I’ve seen so much but so little of the world. I love how each corner of the world looks different, and how it looks different at each time of the day, as well as the different memories those views bring to each person.
This is a very new media that’s starting to grow more and more everyday, more people are buying go-pro’s and more people are travelling while posting their experiences all over Facebook and Youtube. Media and technology have advanced so much in this way because 20 years ago it would be to take a disposable camera away with you and write your mum and dad a post card when you can, and even that would take weeks to deliver. Now, take a video and upload it to social media in seconds. It’s simple.
So this was a fun video to make that unfortunately it doesn’t include my ‘back garden’ but does include video’s taken from all over the world.
To create my video i used Imovie, just because i find it easy to use and it has some cool ‘movie effects’, however you can use Adobe Premier and any other video editing software.
After importing all the clips into Imovie i could then begin slotting them in place, i tried to make it so similar clips would be next to each other, also some clips were a little long so i had to cut them down by a few seconds.
Sometimes the clips were either too fast or slow, so I had to speed them up, I was able to do this in Imovie by choosing whether to have to it normal, slow, fast and so on…
Once everything was in place and i was happy with all the effects and the sound, it was time to upload to Youtube, and share my video with everybody else.