I decided to film time lapses as my final project because, time lapses are very unique and are cool to make and watch. Time lapses get to show you pictures and changes throughout a landscape over a 5 year period in just under 3 minutes. Time lapses can capture pictures and changes that can be breath taking and amazing to others. Not only do they only capture amazing images and changes, they can also help other jobs such as a scientist examine landscapes or other organisms over time, which I find very cool and helpful to other jobs. Time lapses can show beyond normal video, beyond a normal landscape, it can express a landscape in a much different way than a picture or a video.
This first time lapse is a time lapse of the snowfall during the snow storm over a few weekends ago. This shows the snowfall coming down as wells as a few cars driving by before the storm really began to pick up. I had decided to film and use this because it captures the weather, specifically the snow and creates a new and unique visual to express it in a different way. I created this body of work because, like said before, it shows this landscape in a different way and captures something unique about the scene. This work is trying to communicate on how you can take a natural event and show it in a different way, as well as the events that occur during that time frame (different actions, cars, humans that may go across the camera during the time). Throughout filming this first time lapse, I learned on how to capture the images and then turn them into the time lapse. I found making and filming these time lapses entertaining and cool which inspired me to continue filming this and pursuing this project idea.
This next time lapse is a time lapse that I filmed overtime outside my home. I shot this over different 30 minute intervals. This time lapse shows the time of day going from mid-day to later evening to nighttime. I decided to film this time lapse because I thought it would be very cool to show this time lapse overtime and seeing the different change in day. I also thought that the light of the cars would show a cool effect and make the time lapse "spark" even more and show a cooler picture. Overall, I decided to create this body of work because I thought that capturing this image would be very unique in compared to others I have seen, or even filmed. This work is trying to communicate the difference in time shown in this time lapse, and how as time goes on a landscape can change but to a normal viewer it is in an only 10-20 second video. While shooting this time lapse I learned how well an image can be captured when the time of day changes and when lights take effect in the scene and how it can change the whole picture and/or scenery of the picture. However because of the light change, I did have to change the lighting of the images throughout the time lapses at some small times, but this fix was nothing major and was quick to change.
This next time lapse is a time lapse of one of my dogs (the youngest/smallest). I shot this while taking him on a quick walk around the neighborhood. I decided to film this to capture my dog and its different reactions to different things in the certain landscape that we were in. I decided to film this specific dog because he is more hyper and active rather than the other one who is lazier and older. Throughout this time lapse the dog changes to either go run or smell something, I found this interesting especially going back and editing it. I saw how the time lapse caught the way the dog did things and when it changed. It also shows how this landscape and weather affected my dogs choices and actions while on the walk. In the end, I found this time lapse interesting and good to use because of how it captures the different reactions to the dog while on the walk.
This next time lapse is shot from going from my home to the YMCA. I decided to use these clips as a time lapse because I found it interesting how quickly the whole scene and viewpoints change throughout the drive. As we go, you can see how we pass cars, shops, and homes which all have different looks, give off different lights, and overall show much different scenery from its counterparts. This time lapse is mainly trying to show how different physical "things" can alter a time lapse and how light can add different effects and showings to the time lapse. Throughout the process of editing and shooting this time lapse, I learned how different structures and light can affect an image and change it completely from the original ones and make it unique and add a cool and different effect to the overall time lapse. In the end, I found this time lapse interesting and used it because I liked how it contained a lot of light in a dark scene and brought it out, making it stand out a lot more than the other time lapses.
In this final time lapse it is shot on the street outside my house. This is the shortest time lapse (the camera ran out of battery), however I think it is one of the better ones. Like many of the time lapses, this one is in dark. But unlike the last one, this one is in dark scene with little light rather than dark scene with a lot of light. I like how this time lapse shows how the darkness really takes over the night and how quite or "dead" night can really become. I decided to create this time lapse because I thought it would be interesting to show how much the night and darkness can really take over a scene where there is little light. This time lapse is really trying to show how darkness can take a picture or set of pictures and change them to seem darker or scarier. From shooting this time lapse I learned how with little light, darkness can takeover a picture and how that darkness can affect the time lapse. In the end, this time lapse is the shortest however, it is one of the better ones in which it takes the time lapse and changes it with the amount of darkness given.