CamDo customer Seth Larson recently shared some amazing home construction time lapse footage using our Blink setup. Located at the heart of San Diego, CA, his company Stel Builders specializes in creating beautiful home remodeling projects. They focus on the design, build, and integration of residential makeovers, which you can check out below:
For these two projects, Stel Builders took a single story home and added bedrooms up on top. To capture the footage, Seth has his Blink scheduled from Monday through Friday, 7:00AM to 5:00PM, at an interval of every 5 minutes. That may seem like a lot, so when asked about the frequency of his time lapse setup, he says:
“We end up with WAY too many photos, but that's the way I like it. So we have more control when we put the video together (we can speed it up or slow it down as needed.)“
Indeed, having more flexibility and control over your GoPro camera is always a plus. You can make sure you're getting the right amount of footage with this easy-to-use photography time lapse calculator. We also asked Seth about his work process when creating a home construction time lapse video, and what challenges he has encountered thus far.
“The original hardware was the intervelometer and it was cumbersome. The Blink as been great, and now I'm looking forward to looking into the internet enabled units whereby we can check the status/photos from offsite. Sounds exciting.”
And as a quick tip for those planning on making their own time lapse videos:
“Don't move the camera! Haha - it can look confusing for the viewer if the angle changes during the video.”
To find out more about our construction time lapse packs for your next residential home build, click here. We also have a great tutorial on how to get started with time lapse, or you can click below to reach out with questions about your next project.
Following his father's footsteps, Seth Larson was born into the residential remodeling industry. His passion for great design coupled with in-depth knowledge of zoning, coastal commission, property taxes, building records, as well as investment and financing makes him a unique and valuable player in the industry. He is an avid SCUBA diver, private pilot and real estate investor. You can find out more about his work at http://stelbuilders.com/, and on Facebook.
Our customers have diverse needs. So we built versatile, highly customizable products that can be deployed anywhere: on a massive construction site, beneath the ocean's surface, spanning seasons in the backcountry ...and even in Antarctica in sub-zero temperatures.
No matter where you place your kit, you can trust that your system will be easy to deploy, protected in a rugged enclosure, and cost-effective... with high quality 4K footage as a result. Below are some of our favorite customer projects from land, to sea, to sky, and everything in between.
A few years ago, we featured a project from CamDo customer Douglas MacAyeal, which featured a time lapse video that monitored an ice shelf in Antarctica to study ice shelf stability at McMurdo Station Antarctica.
We recently heard from Douglas that BlinkX will be used for another project in Antarctica. This time around, the location is the George VI Ice Shelf in Antarctica. They will be monitoring surface lakes that fill and drain as the polar seasons progress, as hundreds form here. They’ll be staying at a station called Fossil Bluff, which is run by the British Antarctic Survey.