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Video Fast Forward10.000000000000020.000000000000020.000000000000020.00000000000005.00000000000000<div class="ExternalClass3AF63541101946F5BFA96C7201EDCB4D"><p>Do members know what time-lapse is? Time-lapse is when video captured over a long period of time is compressed into a much shorter time-frame. For example, a panoramic video captured over a city might be compressed into a single minute. Time seems "sped up". </p><p>We can experience this with our eyes. Instruct members to stand up and shut their eyes. Tell them to open and close their eyes quickly when you say, "Eyes." That's one "frame" of their simulated video. Meanwhile, instruct your members to move around slowly and safely, in place, without stopping.  </p><p>Now, call, "Eyes" once every two seconds for 30 seconds. What they will see is "frames" of reality. </p><p>In practice, if we were to combine all the images caught in the "Eyes" moments, the result would be a sped-up video.  Ask members why that is. The answer is that we would only seeing a small portion of time. Here are two examples of time lapse: </p><div><ul><li><p>Time lapse over Atlanta: </p> </li></ul><div><span style="line-height:20.8px;"><br></span></div><div><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="420" height="315" frameborder="0" src=""></iframe> </div><span style="line-height:20.8px;"><br></span></div><div><span style="line-height:20.8px;"><br></span></div><ul><li><p>Time lapse of beans growing:</p></li></ul><div><span style="line-height:20.8px;"><br></span></div></div><div><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" src=""></iframe> </div><span style="line-height:20.8px;"><br></span></div><p>Here are some things to remember: </p><div><ul><li><p>Video typically displays at 30 frames per second. If we record video at 30 frames per second and show it, what do we see? Normal movement. </p></li><li><p>If we only capture one frame per second, for 30 seconds, and then we were to view that, what would we see? Movement increased by a factor of 30. </p></li><li><p>​What if we took that 30 frames that we captured in 30 seconds, at one frame per second, and then compressed it into one second of video at 30 frames per second? The result would be 30 seconds of movement shown in only 1 second of video. </p></li></ul></div></div><div class="ExternalClassFAF2A1D77B8F491EAFA08501057246D1"><p>Let's test it out! Instruct members in how to use the lapse software to capture a short video of their choosing. Everyone should try the same frame-rate (for example, one picture per second). After one minute of capture, what does the video look like? </p><ul><li><p>Try several different frame rates and discuss what is different after each. How does it impact the scene and video?</p></li></ul> </div><div class="ExternalClass0A9331F9097A45A3B07FCFB06E339549"><p>Now, challenge member to identify the perfect shot location for their time-lapse video. Ask your members to consider the following choosing a shot location: </p><ul><li><p>Interesting position and camera angle</p></li><li><p>Interesting subject matter</p></li><li><p>Safe, secure location. A computer might need to be locked down if recording onto a laptop, and make sure a safety cable is available.</p></li><li><p>Stable location</p></li></ul><p> Also make sure that the computer is configured so that: </p><ul><li><p> There is a power supply nearby so that the computer has the electricity it needs.</p></li><li><p>The computer sleep settings adjusted so the computer does not sleep or log out of the user account, but the screensaver is still active.</p></li></ul><p> Finally, members should determine:</p><ul><li> <p>What frame rate will they choose?</p></li><li><p>When is the best time to capture their video?</p></li><li><p>How much time will they capture video?</p></li></ul><p> Work with your members to set up and capture the shot. Perhaps the capture will last a full day, or even a week. Help them determine the requirements, configure and finalize the video.</p></div><div class="ExternalClassCB57E8AF5C3B4117BE9F14B1B9B6E874"><p>​There are multiple options for hosting your webcam video online. YouTube provides an excellent balance of accessibility, editing features and affordability. However, not all Clubs provide access to YouTube. <br><br> Help members edit the video for light and sound once the video is hosted. They can record their own commentary, or a soundtrack to their video, if they wish. Show them how to access and share the video from the internet.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass95A5CE058EB84D0F98C3A4CBB1CAF323"><p>​Members should store their video online, either via YouTube or upload directly into their digital portfolio. Remind members to give the file a clear name and date, e.g., Webcam-Video-5-12-2014.doc. Help members identify an organization method (folders, tags) that works best for them and the technology they have featured in their portfolio. <br><br>​ The product of this activity counts toward their Advanced badge.​</p></div>/Lists/Coach/Flat.aspx?RootFolder=%2FLists%2FCoach%2FVideo%20Fast%20Forward&FolderCTID=0x01200200F3733329C0533443AE0C3B756D148148