FNG From Denver, Colorado
My name's Doug, and I've been lurking around here for a couple months, and I figured I might as well stop being a sissy and sign up.
I'm new to time-lapse-- I've only shot a couple of videos -- but I've already completely fallen in love with the process. As a sometimes obnoxiously impatient guy, I've been astonished to learn that I actually *like* standing out in a field for hours on end with absolutely nothing to do but listen to the shutter click. I don't know what the hell got into me, but for some inexplicable reason, I enjoy standing over my Pocket Dolly in the middle of nowhere at 3am. Guess I'm a weirdo.
My background is in web and motion design, and although I've always loved photography and filmmaking, I've only owned a DSLR since last June.
Anyway, I just wanted to say hello, and thank you all for your creative generosity, your invaluable advice, and all the inspiration you've given me by sharing your tremendous talents.
I've watched quite a few of your videos on Vimeo and elsewhere, and have been totally gobsmacked by the images you've captured. I mean, Holy Crap! Some of the coolest things I've ever seen. And that's not hyperbole.
I suppose I'll dig down for some courage and post what I've shot in the showcase, too, but if you're interested in checking out the little projects I've tackled so far, here ya' go:http://vimeo.com/30822743
-- Video and time-lapse vignettes from a wind farm in Colorado.http://vimeo.com/35820201
- Time-lapse, combined with motion graphics. Shot at the Very Large Array in New Mexico. As fate would have it, it turns out I was there right around the time Tom Lowe was. Needless to say, my footage doesn't even approach the doing, but I sure had fun.
Thanks again for providing such an awesome community! I hope to contribute whatever I'm able!