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Wednesday
Jul212010

I'm basically famous

You may (or probably don't) remember a post I did about creating time lapse with your GoPro camera.  I didn't talk about it, but I also did a little hack where I used a kitchen timer to create panning time lapse.  I didn't blog about it, but I did post my pictures in the Make Flickr pool.  This led a Make and Gizmodo to blog about it, and since then my humble little hack has become pretty popular.  Anyway, here is the original clip (and only panning time lapse I've done so far...doh):

This whole thing gets better though.  A few months ago I was contacted by a woman asking if she could use my video in an "upcoming feature film by Ridley Scott".  Naturally, I didn't believe she was working with Ridley Scott, but I told her she was free to use it however she likes (I usually license my stuff with Creative Commons licenses anyway).  Fast forward a few months, and I go to the home page of YouTube, and I see none other than Life in a Day featured with 400k views.  This was the name the lady mentioned to me, so I clicked through, and sure enough my clip is in the freaking intro!  Check it out:

 

I guess they are going to debut the feature at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.  I'm thinking about trying to create another panning time lapse to submit to the feature.  We shall see....

 

-- Rob

 

Reader Comments (2)

Cool! Now don't forget the little people.

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Yay you are such a BAMF!!! Good thing you had such an amazing GF to clean for the time lapse :)

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

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