Back in Japan now and a little earlier than usual. Like in the UK, it’s been quite hot these past few days and the cherry blossom season has almost ended. A few days ago I headed to Zushi beach. During the afternoon, with a friend, we experimentied with a time-lapse photography. Haven’t done this for years!
The videos were set at a very low frame rate, about two frames per second. The recordings duration were roughly 30-50 seconds. The play back is set at around 30/40 frames per second which speeds the film dramatically. I found myself having to remember the rule- the longer the recording, the fewer frames captured.
Keeping the camera still, I’m walking very slowly from left to right of shot. The play-back is around 30 frames per second. However, the video is about 15 times faster.
After editing, the video frame rate has been slowed down considerably.
Focusing on contrast: Here is a frame taken from a time-lapse video. The frame captures the still and the moving (me). The effects are very engaging, seeing my fragmented movements at various stages of the lapse is something else!
And finally, zooming in on a particular area of the above frame which captures movement and the interval and passage of time.