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mista fitz
12-05-2008, 02:52 PM
Hey, just working on a time lapse project about Nanaimo... thought since it's OUTSIDE in BC, I should share with you guys... I've got about 12 sequences down now, and plan to release a full video depicting Nanaimo in early 2009.

Downtown Sunrise shot the other day..and a couple others in there too:


..and a shot from the top of a warehouse, facing towards Mt. Benson last night... damn camera stopped taking frames at about 3:30pm and I MISSED that bright orange and pink sunset, which as you would imagine, would have been PRETTY FUCKN cool.. .grrrr... well.. I'll have to get up there again next week, tonight is so grey.


I'll be sure to post up the full project in early 2009.

12-05-2008, 02:59 PM
very cool sean, how done?

12-05-2008, 03:00 PM
speaking of that sunset last night [16] i've had my camera in the truck for a week and just took it in the house a few days ago

:mad: :mad: :mad: driving home from work last night (UBC) I have so many vantage points that would have given me some freaking amazing shots but NOOOOOO .... my camera was at home

mista fitz
12-05-2008, 03:06 PM
ooooh... I know the feeling. I hate it when that happens!

How done?

1 frame every 10 seconds on those ones, you can vary to taste.. depending how smooth you want it to be.. then I used Windows Movie Maker to drop them all together, but the final project I'm putting together in Adobe Premiere.

Not a lot of cameras have an intervalometer built in.. but mine does, so I didn't have to mickey mouse any interval controller, although I'm limited to 999 frames, which sounds like a lot, but in the big picture, it sure isn't!

12-05-2008, 03:57 PM
999 frames isn't much when your doing them every 10 seconds

what camera body you shooting with?

12-05-2008, 04:02 PM
i like the second one because the top layer of clouds is going the opposite direction as the lower layer. looks cool
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mista fitz
12-05-2008, 05:15 PM
@Princess: I shot this with a D200

@Jonny: I found that really interesting too... in fact, there are a lot of interesting things you can notice when you speed time up, it has changed how I look at weather, people's patterns, traffic patterns, the way shadows move during the day.. really eye opening.

12-05-2008, 06:01 PM
wow this is allright ,love to watch some unusual pictures ,this is why i love internet way more than tv work ...totally added this to my favs
thanks bud this was good stuff

12-05-2008, 06:02 PM
Cool Videos !
I tried time lapse with my Coolpix s4 when I first got it...


This was the view from my Cabin at Seton Lake... - Damn, I wish I had spent more time playing with this stuff - maybe next time :rolleyes:

mista fitz
12-05-2008, 08:39 PM
Nice man! That's a cool location to do that for sure.

dirka dave
12-06-2008, 12:40 AM
very cool....

12-06-2008, 12:51 AM
fuckin rites man lookn goood

12-06-2008, 08:11 AM
I like doing that stuff , my jvc did it ,you could animate inanimate things . Iave done it with my camera but u almost need a laptop hooked to it to get it right , Iave done tides coming in which is cool .

mista fitz
12-08-2008, 09:33 AM
Tides.. on my list to do.. but 6hrs to catch one tide, and better if I could catch two.... will have to figure out how to manage all that. Batteries/storage.. safe place for the camera for 12 hrs near a beach :p

12-08-2008, 11:09 AM
sucks, i can't find a remote controller for my camera

mista fitz
12-09-2008, 09:38 AM
Which camera?

12-09-2008, 04:14 PM
sucks, i can't find a remote controller for my camera

theres lots for yours , I made one for my rebel but theres plenty for yours plus the IR one too , they dont make for the 50D which I think is dumass . I got one for mine off ebay for 7bucks

I run the camera on 110 with a inverter from the truck for tide shots

12-09-2008, 04:18 PM
canon xti 40D

where james? find me one? cheap?

12-09-2008, 04:40 PM
check your pm

mista fitz
12-10-2008, 08:39 AM
Don't be afraid of the chinese ebay brands, they seem to work fine, and you can buy 10 of them before it adds up to a real Nikon or Canon product!

12-10-2008, 09:30 AM
hmmm think i just found one, i've bought accessories from china before, batteries, remote, etc.... for the price you can't go wrong even if it breaks after a few uses

12-10-2008, 09:31 AM
oh so many ideas now, very excited [15]

mista fitz
12-10-2008, 10:49 AM
If you're feelin' spendy, this one will do intervals (http://cgi.ebay.com/Timer-Remote-Cord-Canon-EOS-5D-20D-30D-40D-50D-RS-80N3_W0QQitemZ230306839664QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCamer a_Camcorder_Remotes?hash=item230306839664&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50)/has a timer, so you could setup for timelapses (I don't know if an interval timer is in the built-in menus of a 40D)

12-10-2008, 11:33 AM
[15] thats the one i found, gonna give it a shot


12-10-2008, 05:16 PM
yours is a 400D xti not 40D the plugs are differant for each one

12-10-2008, 05:22 PM
sean... that is totally amazing.. my fav is tim elapse..thanks for the post

12-10-2008, 05:23 PM
yours is a 400D xti not 40D the plugs are differant for each one

DOH! good thing i didn't buy it yet [15] i found one with the right connector

mista fitz
12-11-2008, 12:54 PM
Oh, good call Lizard... I haven't much of a clue when it comes to Canon.. last time I saw you I think you were shooting a D70... still with that camera?

12-11-2008, 01:27 PM
why is everything moving so fast if its slow mo[wako]

12-11-2008, 02:02 PM
Oh, good call Lizard... I haven't much of a clue when it comes to Canon.. last time I saw you I think you were shooting a D70... still with that camera?

Nikon? come on now.... [f]

pretty sure he just picked up a new 50D....bastard

mista fitz
12-11-2008, 03:01 PM
Sorry, I was talking about 'professional' cameras. =)

12-11-2008, 03:49 PM
[15] you wanna fight......

mista fitz
12-11-2008, 04:10 PM
gonna shoot me with your CANON?

12-11-2008, 04:10 PM
I think the last time we were out I had my 2mp wp kodak , probley that run up to wilson lk in the snow .. ...

d70 !!! nikons are poopy , I'd thought you'd have learned that by now .

12-11-2008, 04:12 PM
come on James, we can take him


mista fitz
12-11-2008, 04:17 PM
Next up: Windows vs. Mac!

12-11-2008, 07:38 PM
ummmmm is that even a debate? [16]