While creating the illustrations for our first Westies of West London book, I decided it would fun to document the process with a little time-lapse video. It has been a long time since I did some video filming and editing but it was really great fun to get back into doing this!
To create the video I ended up using my trusty old compact Canon IXUS 700 (which still works somewhat after I broke the lens a while ago!), a 60cm telescopic tripod, a couple of lamps and some iMovie magic. I’m really chuffed with the result and love the grainy effect of the video (part of this grainy effect is due to the lower res quality of the video which I could only shoot at 640 x 480px, the fact that I zoomed in on the action while filming and also using the Ken Burns effect during editing).
To create the time lapse effect I simply exported the movie to a jpeg image sequence at 1 fps using Quicktime Pro. Then I re-imported the image sequence back into Quicktime Pro to create the movie with the time-lapse effect.
One of the elements I really love is the audio soundtrack which is taken from a Creative Commons audio library. I was looking for something really upbeat and with an instrumental vibe – the guitars are sublime! The track is called “See you later” by Pitx.
Hope you enjoy the drawing process as much as I did making it : )
Hear the Westies WoWL!