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    Posted February 28, 2010 by
    New York City, New York
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Time-lapse video

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    Time Lapse of Times Square


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     JoyfulGypsy told me she was looking to tell two stories with this time-lapse (her first!): "I not only wanted to show the traffic and people but also the changing images up on the big screens."
    - lila, CNN iReport producer

    Attached is my very first attempt at time lapse photography.  I created this clip by putting my camera on a tripod to help keep it steady and manually fired off one shot every two seconds.  Then, I imported all the pictures into iMovie and set it to show each picture for .25 seconds.


    I realize there are much easier ways to do it.  Some cameras have a time lapse feature conveniently built into them.  However, my camera does not have this feature and I wanted to show how this effect can be created with any point and shoot camera. 


    This was a fun assignment and a learning experience for me.  It will be fun practicing and perfecting this new technique.  Thanks, iReport.


    All photos by Lulis Leal, taken in Times Square, New York City, on Sunday, February 28, 2010.


    Music by www.incompetech.com *royalty-free music*.  "Neo Western" by Kevin MacLoad.


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