My library is in the midst of a bunch of building renovations and updates (which is fun, and also extremely time-consuming!).
We’re trying to capture some of it on video. The trick to that is this: how do you capture construction work and building updates without making a boring “here’s what we’re doing and why” video (yes, we have made one of those, too)?
Well … we decided to play around with time lapse videos. Check out the video embedded in this post for one example of that – it’s a time lapse video that captures laying down a terrazzo tile mosaic in our main entrance to the library.
Here’s another short time lapse video that captures tile going down in another part of the building.
Why use time lapse videos? Here are some reasons:
- Share 1-2 weeks of progress in a short 1-2 minute video
- It’s a quick way to “tell the story” of the work being done without lengthy explanations
- Shortened versions of that same video work great on social media (we also shared versions of this on Facebook and Instagram)
- With a bit of music … you can make something that’s perhaps a bit boring (laying a tile floor) into something a bit more epic! Or at least a little cute 🙂
Has your library made any time lapse videos? Please share!