This week we were asked to find a tool that we have never used before. As you can probably guess from my title, I decided to try time lapse. It is something I have heard about many times and thought about using, but never got around to actually trying it out.
Overview of the tool:
I really enjoyed doing a time lapse! I had a few problems at the start. I used the iPhone Camera App where they have a Time Lapse option. After a few takes, I discovered that the video was moving way too fast that I could not even tell what was going on. I tried to look for ways to slow it down, but struggled so I headed out to Twitter and asked for help on there. My mentor, Jayden gave me some great advice which was to try iMovie. Thanks Jayden! Once I was accustomed to how iMovie works (I've used it before, but it was a while ago), I got the hang of it and was ready to go. It is pretty easy to use. I uploaded my video and if you click on the strip of video, it will be surrounded in a yellow lining. Then if you hit the little timer button at the bottom of the page, a little scale with a a turtle and a rabbit will show up (Figure 1). Simply move the line to the speed you want and VOILA!
I also wanted to add in some generic music to make it a little more entertaining to watch. In order to avoid any sort of copyright, I figured it would be easier to see what iMovie had to offer. Once your video strip is clicked, you can click on the plus sign (+) in the left hand corner. Then click audio, and then I clicked Theme Music. After that, I just listened to a few until I found one that fit. I decided on Modern and then it just added itself (Figure 2). I could play with the sound if I wanted to but it fit the video perfectly so I left it as it is. Overall I highly recommend time lapses as they are super convenient and easy especially if you have a long video you want to show, but can't afford that large amount of time. IMovie was super easy to use and I recommend it to anyone in need of a video/movie source for a project!
I was hoping to get through sewing all my rows together, but it took me longer than expected so I have a few more to go and then finally I can work on sewing them all together. So far I think it is going pretty good, I get excited every time I finish a row because I can slowly see it is coming together nicely! Everything is pretty much the same as last week as I'm just trying to get these rows done. Below is my time lapse video of this week's sewing so please watch it and feel free to give me any feedback!
Thank you for reading and watching! Stay tuned next week for a full look at he top layer of my blanket!