April 4, 2013

Something Wonderful: A Forest Year

"This was a year-long experiment with a time-lapse camera in my window, and 40,000 still images made into a short film."

How A Forest Year was made

For about 2 years in 2006-2008, I lived just outside Bloomington, Indiana, at the edge of one of the more wooded regions in the midwest.... One afternoon, as fall approached, I wondered what might happen if I set a camera up and took pictures everyday from the same window. I might be able to get changing seasons and blend them into a film. A big issue was how to set up. To work, a dedicated camera and tripod were needed (constantly setting up and moving things would introduce error into the framing). I couldn't use my main camera(s) as I needed them for other things. So in the end, I used a spare Nikon coolpix 5400, which even in 2006 was obsolete.

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Wow! Thank you so very very much for that compressed year! It was ... amazing, delightful, comforting ... great!

Posted by: Ike at April 5, 2013 8:52 AM

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