Photographers at the Indianapolis Star have come up with a novel way to follow the NFL’s guidelines and produce video-like multimedia content — using time-lapse photography to create audio slideshows that look like video.
The staff tells the Associated Press Photo Managers Association:
We wanted to do something special from our Indianapolis Colts football games with multimedia, but hit a wall with the NFL rules against newspapers shooting video on the field. Several of our photographers, including Robert Scheer and Sam Riche, had experimented with time-lapse projects using a still camera and motor drive bursts, putting the images together with Quicktime to give people a video-like experience….
While shooting pre-game features the photographers gather audio using small Olympus recorders of the fans and scene around the stadium. Right now we are putting the audio, the Quicktime bursts, and a selection of traditional still images together in Final Cut Pro.