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Timelapse vs Hyperlapse

This is just my opinion. Please feel free to form your own. But I think it’s important to keep terms clear and to be as precise as possible. How else can we understand one another?

I think hyperlapse is a term that is frequently misunderstood. The above timelapse was  shot while driving, but I don’t consider it a hyperlapse even though the camera was moved a great distance over the timespan in which the film was shot. To me, this projects is just motion timelapse because I shot many objects over a period of time.

In contrast, hyperlapse requires that one object be the sole subject of the film. As the camera moves, this object remains the important feature of the film. So tracking of this object must be maintained. Here is an example of what I would call hyperlapse created by Novalapse:

So this is what I will be practising over the next while as I learn to take good hyperlapses. I hope the results will please everyone. Come back later to see what I create.

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What is my niche?

I came across a very interesting posting from Preston Kanak entitled How to Find Your Niche. So I sat down and answered his set of questions. This is what I discovered about my niche:

  1. What is it that drives you? – Technology. I love to learn how things work and then try to apply that knowledge.

  2. If you could do anything in the world, what would it be? – I would go out and explore how things work and then share the knowledge I gained.

  3. If you were dying, what knowledge do you have that you would like to share? – That you can do anything if you are willing to try. Sure it isn’t always what you first expected, but it will be satisfying. Even knowing that you tried is often enough.

  4. Ask someone, what would you buy from me if I was smart enough to sell it to you? – I’ll let you answer this one, so post your answers in the comments.

  5. What are you good at? – Figuring out how things work and seeing other applications for it.

  6. What do you enjoy doing? – Playing with ideas.

  7. What do you do in your free time? – Inventing, photography, exploring the outdoors, researching and driving my wife a little nuts.

  8. Who do you want to work with? – One of the teams from the Discovery channel or How It’s Made.

My conclusion is that my niche is documenting technology and how it’s used. I’ve been looking at my past projects. The wetland restoration project documented people using technology to restore what was once there. With Gelinas Carr Furniture, I loved the woodworking technology/knowledge.

So if you have anything technical to be documented or showcased, wouldn’t you want someone who loves technology to do that for you?

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