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Hyperlapse: for telling and sharing your story a little more quickly

I’m been brainstorming all the things we might do with Instragram’s recently released (and free) Hyperlapse app.

Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo.

Quite simply, it makes filming time-lapse videos a simple point and shoot experience, no fancy equipment necessary.  There is virtually NO learning curve.  

Instagram’s announcement shared:

We designed Hyperlapse to be as simple as possible. You don’t need an account to create a hyperlapse. Instead, you open up straight to the camera. Tap once to begin recording and tap again to stop. Choose a playback speed that you like between 1x-12x and tap the green check mark to save it to your camera roll. You can share your video on Instagram [or Facebook] easily from there.

From documenting your whole commute in seconds or the preparation of your dinner from start to finish to capturing an entire sunset as it unfolds, we’re thrilled about the creative possibilities Hyperlapse unlocks.

The app’s stabalizer resolves hand-held time-lapse issues that plague other apps, as this video demonstrates.

Stabilization for Hyperlapse from Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo.

Here’s what recess looks like at Tania Sheko’s Melbourne High School. Tania considers this strategy

a succinct way of sharing invaluable data as evidence of the number of students using the library (in this case 30 minutes of recess), its energy, and the wonderful range of collaborative and social activities which take place.

Recess Melbourne High School Library from Tania Sheko on Vimeo.

Imagine filming and sharing the action before and after school and the buzz around your new maker space.  You might capture and narrate student engagement during library-hosted debates or your wax museum exhibits or book club meetings.  Consider capturing the Halloween costume parade or narrating a tour of a section of your library.

This is an app you are going to want to share with teachers and admins too.

Take a look at the Hyperlapses on Burligame Public Library’s Facebook Instragram feed and check out Cassie Dull’s 9 Ways to User Hyperlapse in your School’s Video Efforts This Year.

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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