Written By Debra Thimmesch Via 3DPrint.com
NYU student Joe Fabiani makes time lapse videos in his spare time, a pastime he began indulging in five years ago. He discovered fairly quickly that his chosen hobby was not an inexpensive one, so the creative young student combined ingenuity and 3D designing and printing know-how and came up with a solution to a problem he had encountered in the process of making his videos. Fabiani wanted to shoot time lapse videos with a moving camera but moving his video camera smoothly from one place to another was challenging.
Rather than using a static camera, Fabiani prefers making motion or moving time lapse videos and, when investigating the cost of systems that would enable him to work dynamically, he discovered that what was out there — complicated rail systems that hold cameras and move them along a particular trajectory — was pretty expensive. He couldn’t afford to spend thousands to get his camera moving, so Fabiani decided to design his own system that would be just as efficient but also affordable.
GoLapse was the result of Fabiani’s endeavor, an affordable and pretty ingenious solution to moving a camera from place to place.
“GoLapse is a project designed to allow people to make moving time lapses easily and affordably,” Fabiani described. “It is a timelapse system that allows the camera to act as a trolley, so it lets photographers do away with heavy, cumbersome rails and lets them focus on getting a good shot at a fraction of the price.”