Howdy and welcome to the Wednesday Rundown. This week we have a slick DIY project to make your DSLR slider automated. I think this is going to be this weekend project for myself. Check the post for some videos and links to the DIY parts. If you have a video that you think we might like to post, please click on "submit content" above.
DIY Automated Slider
I have had a cheap slider for a couple of months and have grown quickly tired of it. It does the job but I do want a little more of out it. Well this weekend I found this cool project to automate your slider. You can do this for normal speed shots or the slow time lapse shots. I really want to be able to do the slow time lapse and have even found the correct motor for a slow moving slider. Mount this motor to the end of your slider with an axle and string. Please let me know if you have any luck!
This is a great video to inspire some shooting on a day with some free time. Watch as Dom takes us through his detailed description of how to shoot smoke. He also has a decent editing session with the free editing software GIMP.
Car Time Lapse:
With summer here it is offically road trip time. I am planning a trip to Maine with my grandfather and was looking to document some car time / creative shots. This video from NasKras photo is doing what I had in mind. I might attempt to use a magic arm but this is a decent and possibly free setup if you have the materials. Pretty decent video for riding around town.
Dust Storm Time Lapse
I know we already have a time lapse but this one is pretty cool and different. I am glad this guy's first thought was to do a time lapse of this storm moving in.