Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Timelapse Dolly

Sean Stiegemeier has taken some stunning time-lapse sequences of that volcano in Iceland nobody can pronounce the name of and put them together a short movie. It's really something:

Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull - May 1st and 2nd, 2010 from Sean Stiegemeier on Vimeo.

Apart from the spectacular scenery, the other thing that stands out about these shots is that he's using a motorized dolly: a prototype (v2.1) of the Dynamic Perception Timelapse Dolly Stage Zero

Dynamic Perception Timelapse Dolly Stage Zero from MILapse on Vimeo.

This looks really interesting because they say it will be reasonably low-cost:

Dynamic Perception's mission is to provide low-cost and easy-to-use photographic motion-control systems. Our focus is to enable creativity and experimentation through open and unencumbered hardware, firmware, and software. Founded by the creators of the OpenMoco open-sourcemotion-control system we are striving to provide flexible and expandable kits for solving any motion-control need.

The website says that it will be available for pre-order soon, and:

The bottom line? Entire six foot rig (you supply the sticks and camera head), motor and controller for WELL under $1000...

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