So this year we finally decided to make a "real" website for ourselves. You know, one that wasn't thrown together in 2 days. And we're pretty happy with how it came out. Like everything online, it's still a work-in-progress, but it's nice to finally be able to point to our web address and say, "check out our site" and not preface that with a bunch of lame excuses. Here's some behind-the-scenes documentation of the process and technology used.
It ain't pretty, but it did the job
Art Direction & Design: "Fearless iteration"—and we mean it. Here are just a few of the video and art direction prototypes used in the process. Getting the right tone and lighting was critical. We created numerous prototypes that experimented with time of day, composition, scale, various cameras and lenses, and typefaces.
Motors and circuit boards
Planning the rig build
Built for action, not looks
Low budget prototyping
We only get one shot at this
Prepping the set
Ready for triage
Spit and bubble gum
In case you're wondering, here's the final tally for the materials needed to build the custom time-lapse rig.
1 x Adafruit Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield for Arduino kit (v1.2) = $19.50
2 x Stepper motor - 200 steps/rev, 12V 350mA = $28.00
2 x Stepper Motor Mount with Hardware - NEMA-17 Sized = $17.90
1 x Continuous Rotation Servo (Futaba S148) = $14.00
1 x Arduino Uno R3 (Atmega328 - assembled) = $29.95