My first chance in a while to get the McGlynn turbine at sunset, so I went and shot some footage. This time it worked pretty well. I’ll just post the video and let that speak for itself:
Finally the weather and my schedule allowed me to run a time-lapse near sunset. I was hoping this would allow a nice “natural” fade and get some interesting color effects on the turbine blades, but the weather was not ideal for the style I was working with before. Clear skies means the polarizer turns the
I realized I hadn’t posted these anywhere, so I put them up on Vimeo and am posting there here. In July of 2010 I borrowed a video camera and got footage of various turbines around Boston, including the Northwind 100 at McGlynn Elementary. For that one in particular, I managed to get a full hour
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
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:
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