I went with everything ready, batteries charged, sensor cleaned, and got some good footage… until the wind died and the turbine stopped. I only included a minute’s worth of still turbine frames at the end, but it was more like half an hour before I decided to quit while I was ahead. Alas, I didn’t
Month: August 2011
Here’s another time-lapse of the McGlynn turbine, again shot near sunset, and again, the battery died before the sun could actually set. I’ll use the double battery pack tomorrow to make sure that doesn’t happen again. To keep the shutter speed slow while preventing over-exposure, I invested in a neutral-density filter and a polarizer. (The
And here are the videos I mentioned in the previous post!
I did seven experiments with my turbine time-lapse projects today, and they’re uploading right now to YouTube and Vimeo. So I’ll post a side project from the videos, composite images made from the individual time-lapse frames:
Here’s another update on the skygrid. Every 14 days or so the memory card on the camera fills up with images, so I download and process them all at once. Here’s the latest version, 96 shots x 41 days. I’m aiming for a 96 x 54 grid, which is the 16:9 HD aspect ratio. This
Recorded this today from 11:05 am to 2:00 pm. We’re getting a nice progression of light, which is what I’m going for. I wanted a little softer feel than before, so I set the camera to shoot at 1/40 second to blur the blades a little. After watching the results I think I might have
Continuing on the AfterEffects binge, here’s another worldspin, and also my first stab at a video montage.
I quickly polished this one off, just for fun. With a bunch of details in the frame, the quality doesn’t look so bad, plus this is only at 140%.
Since I was playing around with turbine footage in AfterEffects, I grabbed some older footage from last year that I’d been meaning to process. And after a little effort, we have three new worldspins: These are done in 720p instead of 1080p, because I had to scale the original HD footage in order to keep
I went on a trek to Hull yesterday, and got footage of the two turbines down there, plus the smaller turbine at the IBEW offices along 93.