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VIDEO: Silver Spring in timelapse (Preview)

Downtown Silver Spring on a wintry Monday night

By Tolu Omokehinde, Print Managing Photo Editor
January 8, 2012
On January 2nd, the last day of winter break for MCPS students, this street was busy with many people and cars passing through. Tolu Omokehinde
On January 2nd, the last day of winter break for MCPS students, this street was busy with many people and cars passing through.
Despite the freezing temperatures, many Silver Spring residents braved the cold on Monday night to hang out with friends, ice skate with family and see the newest winter blockbusters. Nick Grossman and I, however, grabbed our tripods, set up our cameras and endured the freezing winter wind. For about five hours we stood outside, watching our cameras take still frames of the movement and liveliness that is downtown Silver Spring.

This video is an example of various timelapses that will be completed in the upcoming weeks. These timelapse videos will be part of a series to make a larger, more complete, video that will be completed by end of the school year.

One of the many still frames from the timelapse video. Tolu Omokehinde
One of the many still frames from the timelapse video.
Just to provide some perspective, this particular video was composed of 2,800 photos taken over a five hour period. It took several days of computer and video processing to make. The next video, which will be a timelapse of Montgomery Blair High, is still in the making, and so far has about 23,000 photos taken over a two month period.

We hope you enjoy it!



Editor's Note: Nick Grossman was a 2010-2011 Silver Chips Print Photo Editor.

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