Timelapse Photography

Here I will post all my tests, thoughts and behind scenes clips of my timelapse making. I find this field of filming very interesting and I´m constantly thinking of new timelapse shots and moves. A few shots of my newest DIY project: The V3 Motion Timelapse Rig [cincopa A4HAmr65uay2] 10 A quick paning timelapse test with my new Canon 5D Mark II 10 A clip where I´m trying to pull focus while timelapsing 10 Here is a behind scenes clip of me and Haukur trying out my new Lego “timelapse module” attached to the track dolly. Filming the volcano with Haukurs Canon EOS 350D at Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland. The result of this session is to be found HERE. 10 Here is a “jiblapse” test, using my jibcrane and the module for a jibcrane timelapse move. Shot with my Sony SR1. 10 Here is another behind scene clip of my first time trying a “jiblapse”. There I have the Canon EOS 350D.  The result was crap because of wind and module...

The Jibcrane

This is a custom built 3m extendable jibcrane, it folds down to 1.5m in a few pieces and packs in a snowboard bag.  I built it 2010 and used it extensively since. Features: Completely TPS custom made Extents from 1.5m – 3m Comes ready in a padded Burton snowboard bag for easy transport Equipped with a lanc remote, for on/off, recording and zooming A monitor is mountable via a articulating arm All aluminum build The camera end is switchable, ether on top or in an pendulum below for extra stability. Thanks to Mogens and Gústi at GÁP for sponsoring the weights and my dad Geiri, Boggi and Stebbi for welding assistance and their garages. Below are testvideos that also show how the crane looks and works, and a few snapshots with the latest upgrades: [cincopa AsDAstKM4Gt8] 10 Update: The DollyJib Rig Here is a little clip where I´ve upgraded the jibcrane, I´ve incorporated a tilt system so I can tilt the camera without movement of the jib itself. I also tried in the following clip to attach the jibcrane to the track dolly and operate everything together. The possibilities are promising with this setup but operating 3-4 axis moves at once is quite the challenge and needs practice. But without a doubt exiting stuff is possible once practice is gained. 10 I finally tested out the “DollyJib Rig”, I attached the NXCAM to it and tried shooting with the rig in my bedroom here in Barcelona, I got some interesting moves and nice results, now I´m really exited to shoot some real footage with this setup for example in...

Sony HDR-SR1 VS Canon XH-A1

Here is a test I did with the consumer Sony SR1 and the prosumer Canon XH-A1.  The Canon seems to be sharper but the colors from the SR1 are surprisingly vivid though. I think the colors from the Canon are a little cold and blue. I have heard that the auto setting on the Canon are not so good but when you fiddle with the manual controls on it, magic can happen. Both camcorders were adjusted to full automatic...

Tests and Tools..

Well first, I put up a test comparing the little Sony SR1 and the Canon XH-A1. I was a little unlucky with the sun as it went behind some light clouds when I was switching cameras on the tripod, It is noticable in the first shots. I apologize but anyway, watch it HERE. Second, I´m currently rendering another short video about how I made my cold shoe adapter for accessories and how it works.  It will be online shortly. Third, I finished the building process of my jib crane today. The original design that I was planing in the beginning was just to buy aluminum square pipes that go into each other, drill a few holes in them and put bolts through. But I wasn´t satisfied, it was to much of a hassle to unfold/fold the crane.  So I came up with another better system. I didn´t have too much time in the garage where I was building so I didn´t do a proper tutorial how the jib got built but I took some pictures and soon I will make a complete assembly and test video with...

DOF Test

Here is the test, the little SR1 holds up to the XH-A1 to some level but the Canon EOS 7D is the obvious...