Bicardi Breezer - Time Lapse
A few weeks back, I blogged about how I forgot to remove a Bicardi Breezer I was chilling in the freezer. The freezer was in a bad need for defrosting anyway, so I decided to let the bottle defrost where it sat and make a time-lapse recording of it with my Nokia 6670 as I did before.
The resolution of the google video is fairly poor. There is amazing detail in the Xvid version on my machine. I included one of the 3990 frames from this video below to illustrate this (click for the full res image):
I had to remove two frames from the middle of the video as the camera suddenly jumped around for some reason. Other than that it's totally intact and displays roughly 12 hours of time, condensed into 4 minutes @ 16.5fps. Nothing much happens at the end, bar the dripping from the neck of the bottle, but I left it in as the music necessitated it.
About the music. Again its my own composition, and again its a reworking of an earlier piece I wrote. I'm not sure what the google video does to audio but its fairly mangled the mix (I had mangled it enough as was :). I think the piano part sits back far too much in the video. Not sure why this happened, it might have something to do with how they convert stereo to mono. Anyway, I might blog more about the music at a later date.
The image above shows the setup for the shoot. It's all very crude. Some sticky tape and an ironing board to act as a tripod for the camera. A lamp on a small table for lighting. Some toilet paper and correctly positioned 5 litre bottle to catch the defrosted water. Most importantly is the use of 2 stout cans of Guinness suspended from a coat hanger to keep the door freezer door open. Guinness isn't just good for you, you know :)
Some final notes. There was an amazing amount of fluff and dirt left in the freezer after the defrosting (more than on earlier occasions) and wherever the blueberry juice flowed onto, it turned it pink. I thought I had ecoli in my fridge at first lol If you get board of the video, let it load fully and you can quickly scrub along the timeline to investigate the defrosting process.
Remember: defrost your freezer regularly, it allows the thermostat work correctly :)
Posted at 22:30