Days and nights in Buchloe: Serial photography




Do you still remember "Koyanniquatsi", the movie made of a lot of interesting time-leap shots? With a digital photo camera you do not need film any more wich is limited to 36 photos in a row. The Minolta 7Hi can shoot 99 photos in time intervals starting at one minute - and although it typically discharges the batteries quicker than it fills the flash memory it is able to run 24 hours from one set shooting in time intervals of 15 minutes. So I put it on the balcony or under the roof and made some interesting movies.

(All movies were made with Quicktime Pro and need the Quicktime plugin for viewing which can be downloaded here. Also be aware that each movie has a size of 1 to 4 MB - if you have a slow connection you might have to wait until the movie can be seen but it will show in full quality. If the movies are gone, my traffic went too high).


Equipment used to create the serial photos and this part of the website (hard- and software):

  • Minolta Dimage 7Hi with cardreader and flash memory by Hama plus additional rechargable batteries and polarizer
  • Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver 3
  • Quicktime Pro 6.0.1
  • FTP Voyager 8
  • Fujitsu-Siemens Notebook Lifebook C with Windows 98
  • Microsoft Optical Mouse (*) (**)
  • ELSA IL 11 and MC 11 Wireless LAN (*)

(**): No mice or other animals were harmed creating this website! ;-)