Riverfire 2009 - Sampler

The final sequence from my timelapse of Riverfire.

The whole thing is at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mcqmxb2y__o

View all photos taken: Friday, 18th September 2009, This photo: 4:43pm

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  • accesser said:
    Very nice work great idea to make the most of the time spent waiting around the YT one is even more cool.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jason. Only had a few minor issues, those being:
    * being moved from our original location
    * people bumping the tripod
    * damn camera not adjusting exposure correctly as the light faded
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Great work Dave! very nice work... love it.
  • Madiator said:
    Nice! People bumping the tripod? haha.. and when you say 'damn camera' you are referring to Canon 5D MKII?!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kane :) I think one of the bumps in the video can be attributed to Matt. :P
    Yep, sure am, but I suspect it was user error. Not being my camera shooting that bit, it was setup to AE lock on the shutter release button.
  • Makavelian | Photography said:
    That's cool Dave. Worked out great.
    I can imagine it was shoulder-to-shoulder at that little look out.
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty much. We had the advantage of folding chairs to keep people at bay a little. Still ended up with one lass leaning on the fence right next to the timelapse camera.
  • Thea M said:
    Great idea, Dave. Really well done.
  • photo by Alison said:
    wow this is AMAZING!!!! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Thea :)
    Neat eh ? You too can do this sort of thing now - you just need a timer remote for your 450D (or a third party battery grip with an intervalometer built in).
  • SkattyKat said:
    neat David :-) specially for those who missed out on the night :-)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    I enjoyed the full youtube video - excellent, David!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kath :) Yeah you get nearly the whole day's experience in under 2 mins ;-)
    Neat eh David :)
  • SkattyKat said:
    lol a long day for you :-) things we do .... shame :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye long day, but worth it in the end.
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    so your now becoming a movie producer as well
    excellent work David
  • David de Groot said:
    Not yet - way more to learn about that particular art ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    I enjoyed a brief foray into your You Tube world !!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Good work Dave, looks sharp.
    Yeah, guilty as charged :(
  • David de Groot said:
    :-) Bit of fun, and gave an extra purpose to being there all day.
    Thanks Matt :)
  • Emmett John said:
    Nice work, If it bothers you it would be quite easy to fix those bumps in any video editing software!
  • David de Groot said:
    I figured it might be correctable but have no idea how to do it reliably. Video editing is a whole new world for me, still haven't sorted out the transitions properly.
  • Emmett John said:
    simplest way would be to re frame the shot by digitally zooming in the smallest amount you can get away with, then re-adjusting the framing after the bump to keep the shot looking the same as it was beforehand, and since you have a little room to play with on camera left it should be pretty inconspicuous. Sony Vegas is a great program to learn video editing on, plus they offer a free downloadable 30 day trial i believe.
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Wow David that looks great. Wish I made it in time to get near the lookout.
  • David de Groot said:
    Cool thanks for the tip. I'm using Final Cut Express at the moment (on a Mac).
    Gotta be up early to get the spot :P