Tuesday, January 5, 2010
My new Gorillapod Flexible Tripod showed up the other day and I immediately put it to use with my Canon SD1000 Elph. The Gorillapod legs are flexible in a multitude of ways so I wrapped them around the handle of my refrigerator and pointed the camera down onto my sketchbook. My Elph has a Time Lapse video feature and I believe I had it set to record at 1 second intervals. I'm not sure how long it took me to doodle this mandala - 12 minutes maybe? The video was very short and once I puled it into Corel VideoStudio 12, I first rotated it 180 degrees and then slowed down the video so it would play for 1 full minute. I tweaked the lighting settings a bit, added music & voila! My first time lapse mandala video.
The only real issue I had is that I don't really ever draw at arms length or on a table. I'm nearsighted and I'm usually holding the book about 8" away from my face when I draw so this was a bit of a challenge. If I can figure out a way to get the camera looking over my shoulder I'll shoot one with the book in my hand.
Supplies used were a Tombow calligraphy pen from JetPens & a Clairefontaine sketch book.