It’s been over a year since my last post, and even longer since I wrote about my travels to see the solar eclipse of 2017. Shortly afterwards my second oldest son, who is the artistic director of a small video production company, did his best to make a video of the event using the raw material I provided: some rough time lapse, raw video of totality, and audio recordings of the whole event which included nature sounds and the neighborhood “eclipse party”. Considering what he had to work with, it came out great. So after having it for well over a year I thought I would post a link to it. Not quite like being there, but I think you might enjoy it.
This was not our first eclipse project. Two years earlier we attempted to create a time lapse of a lunar eclipse. The telescope was on shaky ground and the lens fogged up frequently in spite of our best efforts with a hair dryer between time lapse frames. Nevertheless, my son was able to produce a very nice video: my oldest daughter commented that “gee, it’s just a ball in the sky but I was almost crying by the end.”