Building a House in 23 Seconds

2011 February 11
by Otto

Here’s finally the time lapse video of our house construction. I wrote about setting up the camera to do the photography in one of my first blog posts, and I diligently collected photographs for about 6 months. I finally got around to putting them together.

To be honest, the time lapse video a little disappointing, a shortcoming due to two problems.

First, I had originally mounted the camera on a conveniently-situated telephone pole, which would have been great. Unfortunately, the first thing the contractor did was install the temporary power pole right in front of my camera, obstructing the view. So I moved my camera to the temporary pole, which seemed sturdy but proved to move around a lot over the months. So the time lapse video is a lot more wobbly than I would have liked.

Second, my home-made construction of the camera housing worked great until we had a hard rain storm in April. This soaked the camera and ruined it.

But enough of the negativity: check out the video!

Untitled from otto pohl on Vimeo.

4 Responses leave one →
  1. February 11, 2011


  2. KELLY burrows permalink
    February 12, 2011

    Awesome. I can’t wait to come visit :) !!

  3. KELLY burrows permalink
    February 12, 2011

    p.s. ~ how about posting a time lapse video of the chicken coop!!!

  4. June 25, 2011

    I checked out the video and I think it seems nice. It seems so great as if you haven’t encounter any problem in capturing the construction. Good job Otto!

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