Friday, August 23, 2013

How to make a time-lapse sunset Tout on your iPhone

Last night, the sunset was particularly fantastic, which everyone says every day in Colorado.

So I had the simple idea to make a quick time-lapse video of the sun setting, using only my iPhone.
Easier said than done.

This is where I discovered you cannot speed up or slow down time using iMovie for the iPhone. You can't really do much of anything with this relatively useless app, so I might delete it from my phone altogether and yell a little bit.

I downloaded Splice, which does offer the option to speed/slow video. But only by two times. That wasn't quick enough to create the fast, time-lapse I was envisioning. So I ended up speeding up the sunset by two times, saving that video, then speeding up that video by two times -- I did this four times, until I was left with a eight-second time-lapse of a two-minute sunset.

It took way more work than it was worth, although I did discover Splice in the meanwhile.
I'll continue my hunt for a more useful, free or inexpensive video editing app for my iPhone. Any suggestions are welcome.

View the sunset below.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Attempting: full-time mobile journalism

I've been tinkering with working remotely for more than a year. This week, I'm going to see if I can avoid the office entirely. Mojo, every darn day.

I'll let you know how it works ... or doesn't.

This is my meh-well-here-goes-nothing selfie.
Headphones left in to muffle the whining children at Starbucks.
Is it weird to work in earmuffs? 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Interactive image: Up close with a Boulder dressmaker

This story would not be the same without an interactive image.
I used Prezi, with simple circles and numbers to keep the image crisp.
All photos and videos done on my iPhone.
I really hope to get an iPhone mic some day. Ahem, boss?

Art meets fashion meets technology = my personal heaven. 

Enjoy! Happy weekend.

To start the Prezi, click "Start Prezi." (Duh.) Then press the arrow buttons either on the screen or on your keyboard to move around.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

We complained, Tout listened

Someone once told me "to be loved is to be heard."
She definitely meant it in a different context, but I am feeling a little Tout love right now.
The latest upgrades of Tout let you delete the last clip recorded, in case someone accidentally curses or you drop your phone or you are rollerskating and you accidentally fall down because seriously, guys, rollerskating is hard when you're not 8.
Not that this happened to me.
I'm a master roller-skater.