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City Timelapse – Cartoon Clouds and Distant Skyline

By August 21, 2009 4 Comments

The timelapse above was created using a HD webcam housed on a roof in Camden Town, London – note the full moon rising above the cityscape towards the end of the clip. An image was grabbed every 5 seconds to create the movie. The movie was processed using the ‘Cartoon’ option in After Effects. Compared to the original movie (embedded below) it notably picks out the distant skyline. If you pause the movie then you can see that single images work well, as a timelapse we are not quite so sure but its an interesting test, the original is below:

London TimeLapse – Full Moon from digitalurban on Vimeo.

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Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.