I’m assuming the former is only open to US participants, but if you’re in the UK and enter the New Scientist competition, feel free to send your film to SciCast too — we’ll make sure it’s archived so schools can use it (YouTube is usually blocked by local authority firewalls).
I need a word for the feeling of intense ennui and frustration one feels when attempting to find any shot that can fill a gap of six frames, only to find that every camera is repositioning at exactly the same time.
For some reason, I’ve been flicking my way through a bunch of time-lapse videos on YouTube. There’s somefabulousstuff, though I’ll say again: current YouTube quality is only ‘good enough’ because we don’t know better. I’m not just being stroppy or ‘professional,’ we’ve been here before: remember the postage stamp-sized early Quicktime, how utterly magical it was to see that back in 1992… and how quickly it started to look rubbish?
Anyway, the tricky bit about time-lapse is finding something appropriate to point the camera at. Anthony Powell has the perfect subject: Antarctica. Wow.
Worth checking the silly film competition Anthony won, too.