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Video I shot is on Apple.com

Post by Jay Cline » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:18 pm

About a month ago I was at Crescent Beach/Salt Creek Recreation Area taking photos. I had my Nikon and iPhone with me along with a Flow-Mow tripod mount that allows me to ad motion to the time-lapse camera app on the iPhone 6. The Flow-Mow is a $40 timer that sits atop a tripod and allows me to pan the iPhone up to 360° for up to 2 hours. This was my first attempt at time-lapse. I set up my little Joby GorillaPod on the beach and let it go. When i got home I posted the video to Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/118069288.

A week after I posted the video I got an email from a Media Arts Lab, an LA advertising agency, saying that “one of your videos on Vimeo.com caught our eye” and would I be interested in one of their upcoming projects. After much signing of non disclosure agreements and other paperwork back and forth they told me their client was Apple and that if my video was chosen it would go on Apple’s website on March 2.

Turns out my little test video was chosen to be amongst footage and photos from 79 photographers around the world on Apple's website, it went live Sunday morning.

There is a link on Apple's index page: http://www.apple.com
Link to the page is here: http://www.apple.com/iphone/world-gallery/
My little test video is about 3/4 the way down the page: Shot by Jay C.

http://techcrunch.com/2015/03/01/eventu ... era-phone/
http://time.com/3726913/apple-iphone-photo-campaign/
http://daringfireball.net/linked/2015/0 ... hotography
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Post by Richard Serkes » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:14 pm

Pretty darn cool. Congrats!
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Post by Stephen Hart » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:01 am

That's pretty cool. There are often eagles atop that little island. (My wife and I have been visiting Tongue Point pretty regularly for going on 50 years now, since we were in high school.)

And I'm happy to find out about the Flow-Mow. I just ordered one.
(I have two gorilla pods in my kit.)
For a similar kind of effect (albeit indoors only) I built a disco ball motor (1 rpm) into a base and have a few projects in mind for that. I don't know how fast the Flow-Mow is, but the disco motor works well with the Panorama feature in iPhones.
You could also make a panorama-like movie.

Also, tell us about Vimeo. Karen has an instructional video she's working on, but we have never posted any movie anywhere except to web sites and Dropbox.
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Re: Video I shot is on Apple.com

Post by Jay Cline » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:28 am

Vimeo is a video hosting site similar to YouTube, only better in my view. With the free version, 500 MB per week, of Vimeo you get to post one HD video a week, if you post more than one video per week they will be lower resolution. The paid version, Vimeo Plus at $59.95 per year, allows unlimited HD uploads. With Vimeo you don't see the pesky ads that YouTube has.

The Flow-Mow is pretty simple but it will only rotate in one direction. Their website states if you want it to rotate the opposite direction to turn it upside down. One other drawback of the Flow-Mow is that it ticks like an egg timer so you'll hear that annoying tick when doing video. Also don't recommend carrying it when traveling by air for that same reason.
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Post by Stephen Hart » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:45 pm

Also don't recommend carrying it when traveling by air for that same reason.
Heh.

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The disco ball motor has some noise, so for one video I have in mind--a decorated Nepalese bell rotating one full turn during one ring--I'll have to record the sound separately from the video. Here's a first take:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/69gtno85ptxu2 ... l.MOV?dl=0

Here's a more complete one done with the turntable:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/04dzacq9v6r84 ... e.m4v?dl=0

You'd think it'd be possible with all the exceedingly tiny motors built into cameras these days to build a rotating tripod head that's near silent and silky smooth, as long as it doesn't have to move much weight or work against much friction. Of course, you can't expect too much from $40.
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Post by Stephen Hart » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:04 pm

Vimeo is a video hosting site similar to YouTube, only better in my view. With the free version, 500 MB per week, of Vimeo you get to post one HD video a week, if you post more than one video per week they will be lower resolution. The paid version, Vimeo Plus at $59.95 per year, allows unlimited HD uploads. With Vimeo you don't see the pesky ads that YouTube has.
I've also heard that the comment quality is well above YouTube's dismal level.
Can you disable or at least moderate comments on Vimeo?

That's a pretty huge step from free to $60/year. Do you think this indicates that Vimeo will disappear pretty soon now?

I haven't checked into this fully, but it looks like you have some control over ads on YouTube:

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/94522?hl=en

In skimming this, I found it kind of funny that there's a statement about owning all rights to the video. Nearly every video I see on YouTube has music in the background. Did anyone pay for that use?
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Re: Video I shot is on Apple.com

Post by Jay Cline » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:47 pm

The Flow-Mow rotates much more slowly. Some just repurpose an egg timer.

Vimeo won't let you upload a video with commercial music embedded. They have been around for quite a few years. I think Vimeo is more for professional users as apposed to YouTube.

Eagle pix I took at Crescent Beach a couple of days ago but not with the iPhone 6.
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Re: Video I shot is on Apple.com

Post by Stephen Hart » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:20 pm

Featured in iTunes:

(That Explore more link is to http://www.apple.com/iphone/world-gallery/)
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