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Me painting my house: GoPro Timelapse

 
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Jan 19, 2013 21:43 |  #1

So I had to paint a section of the inside of my house that is pretty tall. I had to use a two stage ladder to reach the top of it. So I set up my new GoPro to test out the TL function of the camera.

I set it to take a pic every 2 seconds. I ended up with over 5000 frames at the 11mp setting of the camera. I think it came out pretty decent. Though I went back and forth on whether to crop the bottom of the frames to make it a 16:9 frame. There was a lot of activity going on down there too, so I left it in the traditional photo size so as to see all of it. Maybe next time I'll keep that type of framing in mind when composing these TLs.

Also the nice benefit of using the GoPro for this is that I'm not putting all those shutter actuations on my 7D. Down side is that I'm limited on lense and lighting control.

Still, its kind of funny seeing me paint that fast. :D :p :lol:

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Jan 19, 2013 23:00 |  #2

Pretty cool! But what's up with the ceiling light, were you keep hitting it as you went up and down the ladder?



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Jan 20, 2013 00:49 |  #3

Yeah, you can't really see it but in some cases I had to move it out of the way to get past it and it's on a long chain so a little bump goes a long way. My wife hated that part of the TL.


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Jan 20, 2013 03:49 |  #4

Next time drape the light over the 2nd floor railing out of the way... :)


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Jan 20, 2013 04:22 |  #5

LOL. What timing did you use?

You get best results if you cut in around the edges with a brush before rolling. This isn't a film set. ;-)a I'm pleased you picked a paint that had lots of contrast, the video would have looked rubbish if you were just repainting the same colour. :-)

Good choice of music as well...you would have had more options on music if you were painting it black though.


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Jan 20, 2013 06:23 |  #6

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Yeah, you can't really see it but in some cases I had to move it out of the way to get past it and it's on a long chain so a little bump goes a long way. My wife hated that part of the TL.

I actually thought the light being bumped a little here and there added to the fun so I didn't mind it at all.



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Jan 20, 2013 15:21 |  #7

Thanks guys. I thought about getting that light over the railing, but I didn't want to screw it up doing that or the rail. Besides, the distance between where that rail is and the light chain is decieving. Maybe it's the angle or wide angle lens, but that area isn't as small as it looks in the clip. I too like the light moving around.

John, I found this killer tape dispenser that makes taping up the cieling or areas that you don't want painted so easy to put up. And because we have a "knock down" texture on the walls, I have to hit the edge of the tape with a thin layer of caulking to seal the edge. It always comes out very well with no bleed through. This is just part of a whole house paint project I've been doing for many weeks now. I started before Christmas with a big project in the Living room and formalk dinning room. I actually applied a plaster to some of the walls and used a faux finish glaze look on other walls. That took a while to get it just right, but the wife loves it.

We've lived in this house for 7 years this February and I'm just now getting to painting most of the walls. Bedrooms are done, but there is still a lot of house to go. But I'm working on it. Slowly...


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Jan 20, 2013 17:17 |  #8

Well the video proved that watching paint dry can be interesting. I did a GoPro time lapse of snow falling today. Unfortunately the snow hadn't read the script and it was very boring.


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Jan 20, 2013 21:51 |  #9

John Sims wrote in post #15513086 (external link)
Well the video proved that watching paint dry can be interesting.

This made me laugh.

Nice job on the TL!


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Jan 21, 2013 14:17 |  #10

Cool video and cool music.

I assume you bought a license to use it?


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Jan 21, 2013 22:55 |  #11

Of course he bought the license, God only know how much money is being raked in due to the content....

Anyways Cool time lapse. As for the music regarding the above content, you don't have anything to worry about as long as you don't freely distribute the music or sell the video. Your just having fun. :)


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Jan 22, 2013 00:42 |  #12

Exactly! This was just to test my GoPro TL setting and my ability to put it together. If BMI (or whoever has control of that piece) wants me to stop then so be it, but something tells me they won't bother.

Hey John, because you are in the Northern hemisphere, you'll have to wait, but maybe a "Watching the Grass Grow" TL. LOL!


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Jan 22, 2013 08:18 |  #13

:-) As the snow landing was so poor I was pondering snow melting but on TL the GoPro with WiFi back only seem to manage around six hours. How is yours holding up battery wise?


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Jan 22, 2013 09:06 |  #14

Hey, to each their own.

I am just saying you have used copywrite material in a video that you have posted to a public site. There are several topics on Vimeo that cleary states that they are not responsible for user uploaded video's. Doesn't matter if you are selling the video or what, matter of fact money doesn't even come into play.

More than likely nothing will ever come of it, but that alone doesn't make it right or legal.

Wonder how your and Andy's attitude would be if someone was using your photos on their site or in their videos....I am sure you would be okay with it as long as they were not making money....;)


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Jan 23, 2013 02:07 |  #15

John Sims wrote in post #15519302 (external link)
:-) As the snow landing was so poor I was pondering snow melting but on TL the GoPro with WiFi back only seem to manage around six hours. How is yours holding up battery wise?

I was hoping the battery would last longer, but from what I've heard from others who use these cameras a lot is that you need more than just the one battery for it. There is a point toward the end of my TL where there is a big change in light and that was because the battery ran out and I needed to charge it so I could finish the TL. I need to get another couple of those batteries.

But I did get an external battery that can both recharge the GoPro battery and supply another 8 hours of power. The GoPro can take external power through the mini USB port while it is recording. So I around around a 9600maH, 5v power supply. Its a Li-Ion, rechargeable pack. Its designed to supply surplus power to all sorts of devices that take similar power needs. Cell phones, tablets as well as GoPros. It works very well. I have it in my GoPro pelican case now. Take a look on Amazon or eBay for them. Mine cost $25 plus. Its a nice little tool to have around when power is not readily available.


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