Driving to Cork - Time-Lapse Photography
I recorded this time-lapse video on my way to Cork on Friday (via Cahir, via Mitchelstown, via Fermoy). I used my old Nokia 6670 along with a a Python script I downloaded from foozia blog, which gives a detailed instruction on how to do the same. I originally came across the idea on Make:Blog. Their version used Java but you needed to muck about with Java permissions to get it to work. Python scripts are just sweet to code up. Very basic compared to mobile Java. I had to make a small alteration to the script on the blog make it work with my 6670. I've included that version below:
[TimeLapse.zip for Nokia 6670]
I found another python script in the comments section with a lot of handy extra features. I havent tried it out properly yet but if it works it would proove to be an excellent addition!
The music in the video is my own. It was just something that came about while watching the video (inspired from a 2 year old compostion for whatever reason). I would have prefered to have a longer time for layering and crescendo but the video aint that long :)
I used a very expensive camera mounting system for my phone:
A sponge with a slit in it...
Wrap it up in part of a leg from an old pair of black trousers. Just so hide the yellowness of the sponge :) Notice part of my homemade talkbox in the corner, which I still havent blogged about :(
Stick the phone in the slit, put the whole lot in the top tray of your cars dash and you have the perfect mounting system.
I was so pleased with the results I think I might try something similar with my Canon EOS 10D. Probably wont be as much fun though :)
Posted at 17:03