You know what sucks? Having a killer idea and not being willing to talk about it

I have a new camera coming, a used Fuji XM-1. I think this will be an ideal camera as it keeps it in the same family as I am using and it is a live view only camera with a tilting screen which is seriously nice when doing any sort of timelapse as far as i am concerned. Ill be able to get twice the output. I am also going to be taking ownership of a Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 macro lens. I am really excited about this, it will bring my total manual lens collection to 3, with 2 dedicated Biolapse cameras.

I am honestly sick of filming the Sedum Tile set. It went wonderful,  but i am done. I am collecting a few more frames from this last angle, then i am going to shut it down and see about moving the plants outside. That LED light did a wonderful job getting those plants to flower like crazy.  I think i got some great footage but there is so much going on its hard to focus on anything. I would be aiming over here, when something cool happened over there.  I am starting to learn how to read these plants though. I have about 3000-4000 frames, with the 16mp most of these can be zoomed in in post to get 3-4 sequences per clip.  I have no idea what to do with them. I am extremely satisfied when it comes to the motion, exposures, color, and complete flicker free results and other technical aspects. I have some stationary shots, some motion shots, some focus pulls, etc, its gonna be a lot of work to make things coherent. I do need to get this worked into a video that i can showcase to try to drum up some more attention.

I really want to get filming the carnivorous plant set. I spent some more time getting coconut fiber pressed into the set, that part is nearly done, then all i have to do is add some twigs, leaves, fake moss, and hen i am ready to shoot. I m running out of time, some of the plants require dormancy so i need to get to shooting them first. The extra camera will be great to double the output of the filming.

As for this big thing? Well i ordered a new piece of hardware that will tie into a spare laptop, and i am confidant the results are going to be pretty mindblowing.  I don’t want to spill the beans yet, but this will really take things to the next level in many ways.  I cat wait to use it with the Carniverous set, it should arrive in the next week or so.

I want to take a second and thank the wonderful folks over at, they have been invaluable in helping me replace ignorance with knowledge when it comes to growing these fascinating plants.


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