There's a saying in film to never make anything with kids or animals but I disagree. I had a blast yesterday with a few kindergarteners who showed us how it's done on a swing set. We were at Green Elementary School in Del Cerro (a San Diego neighborhood) to run through the set up for a new San Diego Studies video. The idea is to show the number of kids that use the swings over a period of days in a few seconds. I've started calling this idea/effect a Time Collapse Video. The picture above is a frame grab from a hasty post prod run to look at the various challenges. The shadows are really stretched out this time of year - that's the dark blob you see on the right side of the frame. I have to solve that still.
I had no idea kindergarteners could get swings going so well. A big thanks to Mr. Wilsie for having us out to the school.
A quick look at the set up: