Matt Pressnall took a picture of his wife Carlin every day for 9 months, edited it together at put it on Google video. Excellent idea. Next for Matt would be to take a picture of his daugher Ella every day, and post at Google Video in 20 years or so. Put the kid on a big white sheet, with enough space to grow above, and take the pictures from above. And later, when she can stand on her own feet, let her stand against a wall with the same white sheet behind.
One picture every third day for 20 years is about 2 000 pictures. 66 seconds in NTSC, about 80 in PAL. I’m looking forward to see the first one…
Matt explains at Digg how he did it:
I plugged the digital camera (power) in to the wall socket, placed the camera on some books on the dresser, and then used to some other books (always the same ones) to square the bottom books / camera up with the dresser so that it was always in the same position…it was actually a two person job. Because you are right, we ended up bumping it (no matter how careful we were) and needing to take the camera down because sometimes we’d know folks would be coming over and might see the camera set up (we hadn’t told folks at this point) and either figure out Carlin was pregnant.
We basically dedicated the camera to sit there for this project. I used my old SLR to take normal photos and later on the digital video camera we bought could also take decent stills.
Eirik did something similiar some time ago, just with the view outside his window.
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