Getting the hot tub ready

Time lapse – Getting the hot tub ready from Scott Jones on Vimeo.

Here’s a time lapse video of me getting the hot tub ready in our hotel room in Pigeon Forge, TN. We enjoyed this hotel room so much that we ended up staying four nights here, using it as a base for both the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and three other park service units.

Fun with time lapse

Above is a time lapse video I made on Monday night with the aid of an external webcam and a couple of friends (thanks Terry and Victoria). After a failed attempt to drive up to the summit of South Mountain (closed due to an accident) and a longer drive out to the Bush Highway and back, we tried driving through Old Town Scottsdale and past ASU to Mill Ave. The resulting video, which starts slow but gets better, isn’t too bad for a first day’s attempt. I’m hoping to do another test or two before deploying the time lapse webcam on our upcoming roadtrip and at our wedding reception.

Working from home

I know that I haven’t yet explained my recent job change here, but I will soon. One of the benefits of the new job is that I’m now working entirely from home. While this presents some challenges, overall it’s a great development for me. I downloaded some time lapse software a couple of nights ago and decided to put it to use on Tuesday, recording a portion of my workday from my MacBook Pro iSight camera. It’s not compelling video in the least, just a first attempt at time lapse.