Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. This small and portable device can be positioned in a variety of places to capture unique views. The camera is easily used from an app on a smartphone or manually via the device. The video is captured on an SD card in the camera and when transferred to a computer is an AVI video file. There is no audio captured in the recording. Educational uses include:
Capturing and showing the construction of buildings or demonstrations involving a lengthy amount of time
Movement of people or cars over a period of time
Science demonstrations such as stages of a plant life
Event set-up and disassemble
Look through the manual and check the requirements
Consider the WH&S risks and complete the WH&S assessment form
Print out the recording poster and display it prominently in the area where you are filming
Northern Sydney has 5 Brinno TLC120 time lapse cameras available for teaching loan use. These units are located at Ryde and St Leonards but can be borrowed by all NS teaching staff.
You will need your own smartphone or tablet to download the app, however the camera will still operate without a smart phone/tablet.
Contact your local NS Library to organise a booking.
Please note the conditions of borrowing:
Contact campus libraries to book the Timelapse camera: