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Time-lapse video: assembling the crib

Instead of skiing last weekend, I assembled a crib for my daughter to-be. She’s scheduled to arrive around May 5.  I still couldn’t put down my video cameras, so rather than film a mogul run, I did a time-lapse of the furniture assembly.

Crib assembly time lapse from Mitch Tobin on Vimeo.

The video above took about 2 hours to capture. I used an iPhone app called TimeLapse, which I typically employ for sunsets and cloud formations.

I’ve come to expect maddening directions (or lack thereof) when it comes to assembling products, but aside from having three different sizes of screws that were nearly indistinguishable, the crib was relatively straightforward to construct.

I suppose this is one of my first acts of parenting!

Time-lapse highlights of cloud formation

I had lots of fun on my trip using an iPhone app for time-lapse photography. To make these videos, it definitely helps to have a tripod and holder for the phone so that it can remain motionless, or nearly so, during the recording. Then it’s as simple as opening the app, pointing the phone’s camera in an interesting direction, and starting to film. The TimeLapse app I used, as well as its competitors, allow you to adjust how often the camera takes a picture and a variety of other parameters.

It can be a hit-or-miss exercise, especially when you’re filming something as unpredictable as the sky, but sometimes the results are stunning. Here are some of the highlights of cloud formation from my bikepacking trip along the Great Divide.