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
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