We’ve been having fun this week engineering and playing with our homemade panning time lapse device. We made a device specifically for our GoPro camera, but the mount could be modified for any camera that does video or has a burst mode. All we used was a little egg timer, a nut, a small piece of wood, a hand saw, a drill, and some gorilla glue. Pretty simple, thanks to the engineering that already went into the egg timer. It can be mounted on a tripod or just on a table or a pile of books.
Here’s our first panning time lapse video, done in Marty’s mom’s garden. She’s a landscape designer and runs her own business, Bartlett Gardens. Marty is always looking for ways she can promote her talented mom’s work and we thought this could be something for her website. Watch and let us know what you think! Do you have ideas for interesting panning (or non-panning) time lapses? We’d love to hear from you.
The egg timer turns 360 degrees in one hour, so we did a one hour long shoot and then sped it up 64x.