Tag: video

22 Jun

15 seconds in the evening; a Timelapse

Chris Lane / photography, vidcast / / 0 Comments

Here I have a (very) short time-lapse video. This is taken in a few locations in my backyard in a single evening. I am still working through ways of doing time-lapse video, so I learned a few things. For one, I need to learn patience on my shots. When I was shooting these, often I thought, “oooh, but this over here would make a great shot!” but as you can see in this video, most of the clips are just too short. I didn’t really have much of an end in mind and since the clips are so short, it made the ending very abrupt. I could have faded it out along with fading the music, but eh, this is more of an experiment than anything.
I would love to hear any comments you may have on the video, or the music, or anything.
Music by Diablo Swing Orchestra.

13 Apr

Into the Superstitions

Chris Lane / photography, vidcast / / 3 Comments

Today I have something a little bit different. I recently had a trip to Arizona on other business and while there I tried to squeeze in some photography. The trip was insanely busy, but now that I have been back for a little while I was able to put this together. It’s made up of time-lapse video of a sunrise, and a couple shots of the sunset. In the middle is a photo walk sort of thing where I near continuously took photos as I hiked a trail into the Superstition mountains. This is the first time I have done time-lapse or this other sort of thing. I’m not even sure what it would be called, but I know I’m not the first one to do it.
Music: Revolution Void

Hope you like it, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

07 Dec

Digital Camera Buying Guide – part 4

Chris Lane / Camera parts, photography / / 5 Comments

Here is the final post on my whitepaper on how to buy a digital camera. You can download the entire compiled whitepaper here. If you have any further questions, post it in the comments below or send me a message.

Part 1 covers:

Point-and-shoot or DSLR? (the basics)
Response Time and Speed

Part 2 covers:

The Sensor & Processor
Manual Options

Part 3 covers:

Size, Shape and Weight

Part 4 (this post) covers:

Memory Cards
Other Options


I tend to ignore the flash that is prebuilt into the camera. All P&S cameras have a built in flash. Not all flash is good though. Most P&S cameras have a fixed flash. In other words, it is close to the lens and points forward and unchangeable. The problem with straight on flash like that is that it is terrible for
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18 May

New Refine Edge tutorial for Photoshop

Chris Lane / Training, Tutorial, vidcast / / 3 Comments

Refine Edge buttonThe newest tutorial on the Refine Edge function for Photoshop CS3 is now available.

The refine edge function is the best way to get the best selection you want. Use it especially in conjunction with the magic wand and quick selection tools.

If you missed it, don’t forget to watch the other tutorials available here.

I went with a bit wider of a video format this time so that I didn’t have any wasted space when I post it on YouTube. Not sure if this is a great way to go, since the videos are hosted on here, but I didn’t want to make two different versions either. Let me know what you think. Are they too short, or do you prefer the widescreen format? If I happened to miss anything, let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe by clicking the link to the left for any updates, new tutorials, and more.

09 Mar

How to Create Seamless Textures video

Chris Lane / Free!, Textures, vidcast / / 0 Comments

I just posted a new tutorial on how to create seamless textures in the vidcast section.

seamless textureSeamless textures are pivotal in 3D applications for things like the ground, fabric, etc. In these two videos I show how to create a seamless texture all the way from taking the photo properly to making it seamless in Photoshop. Apologies for the sub par sound and video quality in the photography video. I’m working on getting a better camera with better audio for the next live action video I make. Click here if you want to download the seamless texture that I create in this video, along with the others I mention in the first video. Or click here for all of the texture packs I’ve created, all for free. The first video is 2:42, the second is 9:08. That second video was difficult to cram about 45 minutes of work into that short of time, so at times it will seem very sped up and truncated.

If you missed it, don’t forget to watch the other tutorials available here.

If you have anything to add, let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe by clicking the link to the left for any updates, new tutorials, and more.