So much for my self imposed deadline ;)

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Ok so it is October 22nd, and I am still shooting.

I thought about this, and the self imposed deadline seems silly. The idea is to keep me from shooting for the next 3 months, however right now the plants look absolutely beautiful, and i am getting some killer footage.  Just finished a nice linear move+focus shift, and i think i may go for a couple more.

Some of my first footage was not the best, and rather than just getting enough footage to fill a 3 minute video, I would rather have more than i need, and I can be a bit more picky.

So i am extending my timeline to the end of the month, I should be able to get at least one more trap done (im not all that awesome enthusiastic about my red dragon clips right now and could stand to re-do a couple of them), and maybe another focus pull or two. The red dragon trap will easily take the next 9-10 days, and i can get another 3 focus pulls done with the other camera in that time.  So tonight when i get home from work i will spend some time planning out the next three shots.

This has been a learning experience for sure, the more time i get to spend with these plants the more i get to know them , the better i can predict what they will be doing and how long it takes. That really makes planning this stuff a lot easier.

I have some other things i need to get gone. First off, i need a proper logo for Biolapse.  Next i need to see about some music. I have a song in mind already which is affordable off neosounds.com, but I also have another song in mind which I am hoping the artist may let me use it, as i have zero budget and im not getting paid for any of this. 😉

we will see!

October 20th Deadline.

October 20th. That is my self imposed deadline, that gives me 16 days left with 2 cameras to grab the last of the footage i am looking for.  I have several shots i need to get by then, i want to get a green flytrap growing and opening, pitcher plants changing from green to purple, several more bugs being chomped and eaten, and at least one more focus pull. So that is 16 days, -1 for a Co2 bath, -1 for some additional video footage, then 4 week long timelapse segments. I have lots of excellent footage and i cant wait to put this project to bed and start working on the next project.

Also, on the top right of the site i have added a section called Tribal knowledge, these will be living documents that share the knowledge i have gained so if anybody else is crazy enough to attempt this sort of a thing they can save lots of time and money by looking at my lessons learned.

Glad to be back in the saddle! I cant wait to release the final video!

Soooo tired of shooting these plants.

Yep. The sexiness and glamour of filming these plants is wearing off. The last 10 -11 days  or so I have not been filming anything. The first 3 days were to give the plants a break and some real sunlight, the next 3-4 days is because the studio was conveted into a guest room, and the last few days i have been on c all with my day job and too busy to get everything set back up. I managed to get a little bit of work in last night. The set is back up, but all the camera equipment still needs to be setup, and the plants moved back down to the studio.

With any luck i should be filming again tonight, i need to work on a couple focus pulls. With any luck ill be done filming in 2 weeks, and hopefully releasing the final film a few weeks afterwards.