Monday, April 5, 2010

Time Lapse Sketching

I was inspired to make a time lapse video of me drawing.  After setting up my camera on a mini tripod and framing the shot, I wondered what to sketch. Looking around, I spotted a photograph of a friend.  Using the drawing from photographs technique, I began to draw.  My camera stopped recording after 30 minutes or so, so I tried not to move and restarted it.  It was my first time making a time lapse video, and I used the web to figure out how to make one.

Here are some tips on how to make a time lapse video yourself:

  • Don't rush, as you will be speeding up the video afterwards.
  • Download your video to the computer.
  • Make sure that your video editing software lets you speed up video.
  • Find out if your video format is compatible with the effect.  Mine wasn't, so I had to change it.
  • Speed up your video.  I sped mine up 15x.
  • Overall, have fun!

Here's the video!