Like Herding Cats On Speed
Being an Instagram fan, I’ve been trying to capture the “moment” as much as possible and trying out different techniques and styles to do it. (Like this “A life lived on Instagram” )
For me as a child of the 70-80’s I think that the fact that camera film was so expensive that it was only really used on special occasions. That meant the “specialness” of everyday life wasn’t captured for many of us and so many moments have been left to distort in memory or be forgotten in the ravishes of time.
But for this generation, none of that – as they will be able to look back and see lots of the magic they will be too young to remember they have created – Now of course, thanks to the simple smartphone we snap and share away like no one’s business. But maybe a bit too much? Hmmm that’s an argument for another time….
Where was I ? Oh yeah I’ve been having fun exploring what else can be done rather than just a straightforward image – and have been falling in love with a nifty time lapse video app called Hyperlapse.
Traditionally, making time lapse videos means holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time lapses that result in a cinematic look, quality and feel—a feat that has previously only been possible with expensive equipment.
One, I can’t afford expensive equipment and two if I could I certainly wouldn’t go anywhere near 5 under 5’s with it!. So this handy little app is perfect for creating some great little home movies. (It makes a change from taking photos of beautiful sunset on Worthing beach).
This was the ideal opportunity – I was herding five under fives with a game of musical statuses, what could go wrong nothing right?, they all cheat, they all giggle and you get to see the best thing in the world – Kids being kids causing chaos just now with Hyperlapse you can manically speed it up or slow it down. Seriously what is not to love?
See for yourself here.