View Full Version : Two Weeks in Six Minutes

19th January 2013, 11:16 AM
All this snow and ice reminded me of my two weeks in Finland last year. I spend quite a lot of time oversea on extreme weather testing as part of my job. I was in Rovaniemi, Finland in the Arctic circle in January 2012. I wanted to document my trip in a more dynamic way and chose to use a mix of video and time lapse photos.

Everything were shot my my E-PL1 apart from the short sequence of video in a night club using my phone. As the E-PL1 do not have a remote shutter port, I set the a anti shock delay, then used a coin on the shutter button and held it there using a rubber band to shoot the time lapse photos.


19th January 2013, 01:53 PM
I enjoyed that quite ingenious way of putting a video together. At least the aeroplanes flew. :p

The 'stills' + video worked well - congratulations.

Regards. Barr1e

19th January 2013, 02:23 PM
Most enjoyable mix, looks a lively place to visit?

Phill D
19th January 2013, 07:07 PM
I like that style too, very innovative.

20th January 2013, 05:12 PM
Rovaniemi is a small town by UK standard. It was very cold shooting outside at -35°C. Could not shoot more than 30mins before getting very cold.

22nd January 2013, 03:37 PM
The mix of still and video works well.

I also think the ratio between duration showing each frame / frame per second is about right for this kind of semi-dynamic scenes.

Out of curiosity, what was the time delay you used when shooting, and how long time is each frame displayed when you compiled the video?


22nd January 2013, 08:21 PM
Most of the shot with people were shot at 2s intervals. The sequence from the car were shot at 4s intervals. I varied the frame rate at various footage to get a more natural look. In the end, most were played at between 5-6 frames a second.

Ross the fiddler
24th June 2015, 11:57 AM
It was nice to see this video & thread after it had been lifted by a scammer (in a thread titled "Behind the Scene") & so I think it deserves a proper re-appearance by reviving this thread as I did enjoy seeing it. *yes


27th June 2015, 08:26 PM
That is a really interesting video and well put together. I like the soundtrack too. Particularly as you started off with one of my favourite tracks. I assume it was deliberate considering the conditions you were shooting in. I particularly like the the de-icing sequence at the airport.


27th June 2015, 11:18 PM
Thanks, I chose the music as it suits the mood.

Phill D
28th June 2015, 06:57 AM
Nice revival guys it definitely was worth a second look, really good Yat. What have you put together lately?

1st July 2015, 09:40 PM
Thanks, I used Window Movie Maker. It is a very basic editor.