After a week in Florence with the 5d and GoPro, I’m home. I finished editing all the timelapses I shot and thought I’d share. My favorite timelapse out of all of them is the last won.
Here’s a list of accessories I used that I’ll never travel without again:
1. After waking up at 5am to do a timelapse of the sunrise and it failing miserably due to excessive flicker, I have vowed to never use AV mode, or any other automated feature, again. I’m not sure what I’ll do from now on but I’ve been researching it on timescapes.org and hope to do some tests soon.
2. If you or anyone you know will be travelling out of Florence please take this warning seriously ~ Avoid that airport at all cost! One of my travel companions had to pay $200 because her bag was overweight and eventhough there was a line out the door to check bags, they were checking EVERYTHING. Quite a painful experience. When I got to security I was sent back to the ticket counter to check my Pocket Dolly since apparently metal isn’t allowed on the plane… Seriously? Oh, and they took my gaffers tape 🙁
So now for the nitty gritty… The last day of our trip to Florence was the day of the wedding I was filming with Julie Hill from Elysium Productions. Everything went great… the weather was perfect, the location was gorgeous, and cameras were happy ~ no overheating. At the end of the night I was ready to go home but I decided to stick around to try my hand at a star timelapse. I was set and ready to go when my shutter would no longer fire. Nothing, no noise, no warning, nothing. I tried using my intervalometer to trick the camera but no luck. The only time the shutter would fire was in live mode which wasn’t gonna work since I needed to go lower than a 1/30th. I’m not sure what exactly happened and I will be contacting Canon today to see if they can help. Since I have a ton of shoots coming up I may not be able to wait and have to buy a new camera… probably a 7d.
*Literally as I was writing this post Jon started playing around with my 5d and got the shutter to work! Yay! But why did that happen for a whole day? He changed my ISO expansion settings and it worked… Not sure what that’s all about but now I’m scared. May need to buy that extra 7d anyways 😉 Anyone else experience anything similar?
*I’m totally guilty of copying Philip Bloom with the timelapse out of the airplane… I saw the one he did on his way to Philly for Canon Filmmakers Live and loved it. I’m excited to play around with the GoPro a bit more… especially with an egg timer.
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