A&P Time lapse video of downtown Oklahoma City from sunrise to sunset

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  1. backslide

    backslide This space for rent. Inquire inside.

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    ( Slighter higher quality version here: http://www.vimeo.com/1815080 )

    Not necessarily "photography", although the video does consist of 777 pictures taken one minute apart starting at approximately 6:30 AM until approximately 8:30 PM. More along the lines of "art" and neat stuff you can do with a sub-$200 point and shoot camera with hacked software. It was kind of ironic that I was using a point and shoot to do interval photography but using my DSLR to take quick snapshots.

    Used a Canon A570IS point and shoot with CHDK hack running Allbest build with Ultra Intervalometer script. Pictures were compiled using Avidemux and music and text were added using Corel VideoStudio 12.

    An intervalometer is just one of the scripts for the camera. I've played with motion detect with limited results. I'm hoping to eventually get better at the motion detect to be able to take lightning photos.

    Mounted the camera on a tripod, used an AC adapter that plugged into an inverter that was plugged into my car outlet. Camera was left it in aperature priority mode at 8.0 and I let the camera select the time exposure.

    And then I sat in my car for 14 hours.

    The next time I do this, I think I'll do 30 second intervals because one minute may seem short but with the way the wind blows in Oklahoma, the clouds were moving way too fast. And I'll scout out a better location to get a better closer view of the city.

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  2. iDrive

    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    damn - That's dedication right there!

    cool video bro. In for the next one with a better location
     
  3. backslide

    backslide This space for rent. Inquire inside.

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    There's a parking garage nearby the lot I was parked at that has a pretty good view that looks down onto the city. I might do it there next time. It's closer to the city as well and I think I'll get less looks from people.
     
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    very nice, one day I'm gonna go out and do this in ATL
     
  5. backslide

    backslide This space for rent. Inquire inside.

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    I'm suprised it came out as well as it did because I only did one experiment a couple of days earlier using 5 minute intervals for about 4 hours.
     
  6. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    lol @ ant on the lens @ :55
     
  7. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    That was pretty cool. One thing that would make it a little bit more interesting would be to include shadows. If you could take it from a location where you can see the shadows and how they move as well, that would be very cool.
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    haha I didn't notice that
     
  9. backslide

    backslide This space for rent. Inquire inside.

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    Yeah, the next location I choose should have a pretty good view with the sun setting and the shadows moving across the buildings.
     
  10. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    :cool:
     
  11. redna

    redna New Member

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    Holy crap man... build yourself a safe box and lock that mother bitcher to a light pole or something.

    Fuck sitting in your car for 14 hours. hahaha.... And this coming from someone that DOES timelapse.
     
  12. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    :bowdown: Nice dedication. I've only done two time lapses -- a storm rolling in (from sunny to dark) and an ice cube meltin.. First one was 30 minutes every 15 seconds and the second was like 10 minutes. I'm not patient enough for 14 hours! I love the end cause you can see the sun actually setting.
     
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    what did you do for 14 hours?
     
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    I wish i was living in the middle of no where with nothing to do so i could make cool stuff like that:mamoru:
     
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    Cool video, it'd be awesome if you had a full 24-hours and you could loop it to see the sun rise, sun set, sun rise, sun set.....
     
  16. backslide

    backslide This space for rent. Inquire inside.

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    How well does random locked boxes in random locations overlooking the city go over with the police?

    And where I was at, there were no light poles and no source of external power.
     
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    We get a lot of storms here in Oklahoma so I'm hoping to get a nice timelapse of a storm one of these days.
     
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    A lot of napping, reading and eating snack foods. Mostly napping.

    One of my friends who is into photography as well stopped by for a little bit in the afternoon to help me kill some time.
     
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    Hey, it was my day off from work. :hs:
     
  20. NOR*CAL

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    I think I'd shoot myself for being in the car for 14hours.

    Sweet ending.
     
  21. backslide

    backslide This space for rent. Inquire inside.

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    The last 30-45 minutes were torture. I just wanted to finish up, pack up and get the hell out of there.
     
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    :cool:

    I did a quick one a while back with my S3 off my balcony spaced at around 2 seconds.

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  23. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    This is my short one:

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    Haha... I suppose that depends on how paranoid the cops are in your area.
     
  25. Keegan

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    Sweet project. I would have just brought a few books and I'd be set.
    I'd love to do it looking down on Vancouver one day...
     

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