Interactive Time Lapse Project
This interactive experience is based on the topic of time change in Philadelphia. I decided to demonstrate the topic of time change through the medium of time lapse videos. Which were then integrated into a flash based experience where users can watch the videos and follow the movements and changes through a series of cue points that trigger counters of various events.
There are three videos that demonstrate how time changes in different parts of the city. They emphasize the movement of time of time and how this plays out in our daily lives. The first video is a time lapse of the sky and buildings around City Hall. The clock tower of City hall is visible and the passing clouds and changing sunlight shows the movement of time. The second video is a time lapse of the street at 15th and Market. The back and forth pulse of people and traffic emphasize the movement of time. The third video is a time lapse of the Broad Street subway at City hall station. It focuses on the movement of people and northbound/southbound trains coming and going.
I created this project during the Fall semester of my senior year at Philadelphia University. I utilized Photoshop, Quicktime and Flash Action Script 3.0 programming throughout the design and development stages. The entire process was extremely challenging, but I had so much fun creating it. I especially had a lot of fun capturing all of the images that are a part of the time lapses. For each video, I think I took around about 9000 images over 4 to 5 hour intervals.
For the best experience, play each of the three videos at the same time.