Make a spin­ning time-lapse video

Time From a few min­utes to hours You’ll need An iPhone (or cam­era with time-lapse fea­ture), an egg timer and some Blu Tack

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Time-lapse moves, in which it looks like time is speeded up, are made by tak­ing a still pho­to­graph, say, ev­ery two sec­onds and then run­ning them all to­gether to make it look like a movie. There are plenty of apps that let you do this on an iPhone (and Ap­ple will be adding the fea­ture on iOS 8), but we tend still to reach for Joby’s Go­ril­laCam app.

Here’s the twist, though – lit­er­ally. Rather than just hav­ing your iPhone sit still, mount it to an egg timer while it’s tak­ing the time­lapse, us­ing a big, soft lump of Blu Tack or sim­i­lar, and the fin­ished film will not just be speeded up but will spin as well; it’s a ter­rific tech­nique for cap­tur­ing crowds swarm­ing around tourist hot-spots, or record­ing the fre­netic set-up of an event you’re or­gan­is­ing.

If that sounds a bit Blue Peter for your lik­ing, you could buy the Veho VCC-100-XL, a spe­cial­ist mount that does the same thing, and which has a tri­pod mount­ing screw. CP

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