Sunday, September 12, 2021
The idea is to take one picture every day to document the changes in the foliage as we progress through autumn from the first few orange leaves to full-blown autumn foliage colors to the drab brown we see after in the winter.
Here's how your students could create their own autumn foliage timelapse videos.
1. Take one picture per day of the same view or of one singular tree.
Using a cell phone is probably the best tool for this because students rarely go anywhere without one.
2. Upload the pictures to a Google Drive folder.
It only takes one tap to move photos from a phone to a Google Drive folder labeled "Fall foliage." If This Then That has a recipe for doing this automatically from Android phones and from iPhones. Or simply use Google Photos and then move the photos into a folder at the end of the month.
3. After four weeks, upload photos to Cloud Stopmotion or Stop Motion Animator and create your timelapse.
Cloud Stopmotion is a video editing program that works in your web browser. You can easily adjust the duration of each frame and easily add a soundtrack to your video. Click here for a video about using Cloud Stopmotion. Stop Motion Animator is another free tool for creating stop motion movies. Here's a demo of how it works.
at 6:21 AM
There are two little Chrome settings that can make it run faster on your Windows 10 computer or on your Chrome book. Those settings are found under "system" in the "advanced" menu. Those settings are:
- Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed.
- Use hardware acceleration when available.
The speed with which Chrome runs should improve if you turn off the two options listed above. In the video below I demonstrate how to find those settings.
at 5:23 AM