Experimental things mkII

There was too much for one post – whilst the first looked primarily at the idea of traveling, this one is the random crap left over. Enjoy…

Laser Tag

I really enjoy laser tag and I turned the nightclub venue (capacity 1300) into a laser tag venue for the weekend. I made this possible by hiring in UV lighting to supplement that already in the venue, then renting the laser tag kits. To make this most effective I ran a ‘UV rave’ themed event for the weekly student disco then had a new set of staff come in at 5am and turn the venue from a nightclub to a laser tag playground and I also made use of the wall hangings from the ‘Infest’ events to block out the windows and add to the general aesthetics.

The video above uses a GoPro strapped to a laser tag gun for a 20 minute session (test phase for staff) which I then condensed into a 3 minute short video. There was hope to film more later but it got busy and I never had the time 😦

360 time lapse

This looks extremely dated and was filmed by students, with the exception of the GoPro footage at the 2-ish minute mark. A GoPro set on an egg timer taking a photo every second for an hour leads to some cool effects. In this case it was an apple shaped egg timer and lots of gaffer tape holding everything in place.  Since then I have improved on this with a lighter camera (the Hero 2 upgraded to the Hero 3 Black Edition) and gone through 12 different egg timer models – finally stopping on the one I have now which is a flat topped IKEA model with a magnetic base.

I also used this style of event capture at Fresher’s Fayres and other events, including graduation ceremonies.

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