Serge Jespers

Serge Jespers

Life in the tech world

The beauty of California in one amazing timelapse video

Dubai 360 timelapse
A very different look at Dubai Airport

Want to see that couch with a different cover? Just use this projector to see what that would look like!

Here’s a task for you: This weekend walk around in the city where you live and take time to look around and look for interesting details. Who knows what you will find. That’s exactly what Adam Chang recently did when he was waiting for his train in the New York subway. 

I began to notice the intricate details of the carefully placed tiles in the station sign. Which led me to noticing other station signs and how they were all different, infused with the personality of the neighborhood. 

And the New York Train project was born.

Amazing video: Top 10 CGI effects before the year 2000. We’ve come a long way.

The Evolution of Visual Effects: a homage to the great moments in movie history that changed visual effects

Ever wondered what “the cloud” really is? This short film gives you a behind the scenes look of the invisible infrastructures of the internet.

How a team of computer scientists found Andy Warhol’s lost digital art

My first try at timelapse photography

After seeing this amazing timelapse video shot in Yosemite this weekend I wanted to try one myself. Living San Francisco means I have a lots of gorgeous landmarks to choose from but the obvious choice was the Golden Gate Bridge. I thought it would be great to see the fog roll over the Golden Gate Bridge but of course there was no fog this weekend :)

I recently backed Michron on Kickstarter but this was my first time I actually took it out for a spin. Michron makes is super easy to do timelapse photography. The Micron app has a number of presets ranging from shooting cityscapes to clouds. After selecting a preset (or creating your own preset) you upload it to your Michron which then immediately starts shooting your timelapse.

Before you start doing timelapse photography there are a couple of things you need to know. First of all… Timelapse photography takes a loooooong time! Let’s say you take a new photo every 10 seconds (the setting I used in the example below). For a video you need 25 frames per second. That means that for every second of video you need 4 minutes. You also want to make sure you use a tripod on a steady surface (preferably concrete). And lastly (and the one rookie mistake I made) you want to make sure that you put your camera in manual mode.

My first try is far from perfect but I’m still pretty happy with the way it turned out. There’s some fog in the forecast for next weekend and I plan to go out again and try and capture it.

Amazing timelapse video shot in Yosemite (hat tip Greg Wilson)!

I’ve been living in the Bay Area for 2.5 years now and I’m kinda of ashamed to say that I’ve never made it down to Yosemite. I’ve also been wanting to try timelapse photography. With the Michron I backed on Kickstarter earlier this year that should be a no-brainer but I haven’t been able to take it out for a spin yet. Ok… What am I doing still typing this? I should just be hopping in my car right now and go try a nice timelapse of the Golden Gate Bridge. And you know what? That’s exactly what I’ll do today. Hope to share it later today :)