My buddies at Our Friend and the Spiders gave me a ring a few weeks ago and asked me if I was free to do some shots of them in a recording studio at McGill university. Seeing as I’m writing this, you can assume that I said sure! Not only am I a fan of their music, but I love working with these guys, they are just chill and easy going. Low stress… my kind of people! The studio was currently being redone, so it looked a little run down, but they had all their stuff straight and ready when we got there!
Met them at the studio and decided to try and do a little bit more than some recording studio shots. I brought along a second camera to do a timelapse. A timelapse is essentially a video that is made from hundreds of still photos. Kind of looks like stop motion. You set your camera up to take say 1 photo every 12 seconds for 2 hours. Some people bring their laptops along, I simply used an app on my iphone called Triggertrap. You connect your phone to your camera and from your phone, you can do a bunch of funky things, including a timelapse!
Now I also brought along my trusty old GoPro to capture some other random video footage to insert into the timelapse (yes, my brain does work sometimes and I do plan to do things). Now… the piss off of the night… I get home after having recorded 5 videos on the GoPro and… <drum roll> … the card was corrupt! It only had 1 video on it, even though the GoPro said it had 5. WTF. Tried some software to recover lost data, bla bla bla, nothing worked. Thats what I get for using a cheap brand memory card in my GoPro. Never getting away from my trusty Sandisk and Lexar cards… uh uh… never again.
So yeah, I was just a weee bit annoyed. Just a weee. So instead of just putting up a timelapse, I decided to throw some stills in the there, add in one of OFTS’s songs and make a little video the session. 2 hours of timelapse (and photography), all condensed in 1 m 26 secs… total of 330 images
Not gonna put up the stills I took, but you can get a glimpse of them in the video 🙂 You gotta have fun sometimes, right? And yeah, I consider this shit fun. haha.
The setup basically looked like this: a Canon 5D2, Sigma 15mm fisheye lens and the iphone strapped to the tripod. I also brought along an extension cord to plug in my iphone, as I didn’t know if the battery would last for 2 hours. *Always come prepared!*