This was a while ago now but with moving house and quite a few technical issues with the time-lapse processing have meant that it was only completed today something like four weeks after it happened. The Performance Arcade is part of the Wellington Fringe Festival and involves art installations in and around a whole bunch on large shipping containers.
I had been contacted by Jo, one of the organisers due to an older post( HERE ) I put up and asked if I wanted to come and take some shots around this years event. I had been interested in trying out some more time-lapse photography over a longer period of time so asked when the containers were due to be dropped off.
It turned out that it was scheduled to happen on a Monday and the window of delivery was 7am until 7pm so this worked out perfectly for a long time-lapse.
The day turned out to be really windy and cloudy and due to safety I spend most of the day standing up road cones that had blown over and then as the wind got stronger in the afternoon standing beside my camera to make sure it wouldn’t blow over as well.
I did manage to get a few shot with Rollei as well though when the wind wasn’t too gusty.
The really sucky thing was that I was moving house from Wednesday and didn’t get to go back as planned and shoot a whole heap more time-lapses of people setting up individual containers or members of the public interacting with the installations .
I guess there is always next year… The video is at the bottom of the page
Did I mention it was not only windy but cold too…
It was warmer and more sheltered inside the containers…
Marty the truck driver could seriously put a container anywhere…
And mean anywhere…
About an hour after I started shooting it started to lightly rain and the only plastic bag I could find was from someone’s lunch. On the first attempt to put it over the camera a gust of wind blew it away which resulted in a chase followed by me falling over just missing it and then three people chasing it round the containers 🙂 fun times. I got away with only minor injuries…
Still Images: Rolleiflex 2.8 E, Ilford HP5+ 400 ISO Film, CanoScan 9000F Scanner
Video: Nikon D90, Sigma 12- 24mm Lens.
I’m still playing around with timelaspe photography.
I took this one about a month ago but have had problems putting it together since the counter went round 9999 and started at 0001 half way through, which messed up the sequence.
Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens, ISO 200, 4 second exposure every 5 seconds.
Make New Stuff With Your Old Stuff
I’ve been playing around with some time lapse stuff lately and all the good looking videos use a movement thing with them…
So I thought “I have lots of photo stuff, I wonder if I can make my own”
Hence the creation below. Its my own custom time lapse movement device. Its made from Tripod, Macro rail, monopod head and a super clamp for a counter balance.
It has a handle in the back that you have to turn manually and its a little jerky but with a bit of practice it might be cool 🙂 The F5 was there because I needed my D90 to shoot this shot.
See below for test video
Nikon D90, Sigma 12-24mm Lens.
I managed to get out last night and have a play around with some more time lapse stuff… Its all a bit experimental at the moment but was trying using long exposures… Let me know what you think or if you have any pointers 🙂
They are just video with no sound sorry 😦
Nikon D90, ISO 125 1 Exposure Every 5 seconds.
Here goes the Time Lapse I took a couple of weeks ago with Bev Short.
One shot was taken every 15 seconds over the duration of the two day shoot.
This is my first effort with video and its a bit rough but you have to start somewhere 🙂
Music by Ben Capp