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Breaking down the iPhone Timelapse

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Photographer Dhrumil S. Desai breaks down the art of iPhone timelapse videography on his blog Desigraph. He shares all his tips and tricks for how to maximize your iPhone and capture the best timelapse video in his post A Day at the Library. One great tip … set your phone to airplane mode so text messages, emails and calls won’t interrupt your video-making. Read the rest of the very thorough article on his blog.

Here is Dhrumil’s timelapse video of two public libraries made using JOBY’s GorillaCam App.  With our new Frame X Frame App, you’re able to eliminate the iMovie step of Dhrumil’s process and jump straight from a string of photos to a final video!

Happy timelapsing!

Friday Finds: Tahoe Edition

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The entire JOBY team is in Tahoe this weekend for our annual corporate off site.  This year we are lucky enough to have most of our international team members joining us as well. Because I’ll be busy teambuilding and galavanting in the wilderness, Friday Finds will be brief this week.

First, here is an great review of the GorillaPod Original and GorillaPod SLR. The gentleman in the review has tons of charisma—he pairs some pretty fabulous one-liners with jazzy music. We see a lot of reviews of our products here at JOBY, but this one from PhotographyTalk had me laughing the whole time. Enjoy!

This artsy photo of a GorillaTorch was shared with us by our friends at Jake Scott Photography. I’ve never seen a GorillaTorch look so moody.

And to close, here are a few photos of georgous Tahoe taken by yours truly. It is unbelievably beautiful up here and such a nice break from city life. Sunshine and fresh air are never overrated.

Have a wonderful weekend Creactives! See you next week!

Friday Finds: Fireworks Camera Tips, Action Photography Awesomeness

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Happy Friday Creactives!

Another busy week here at JOBY.  Can you believe that it’s July already?!?

With Independence Day weekend upon us, I thought it only proper to give a quick tutorial about the how to best capture the fireworks displays that will be shooting up all over the country. You don’t want to miss the shot because you’re fumbling with your iPhone, right?

Fire at Night

So here we go …

1. Bust out your iPhone and GorillaMobile and position it appropriately.
2. Choose our app Frame X Frame.
3. Turn off the flash.
4. Choose the Time Lapse setting. I’d set it to take 1000 shots at 2 second intervals to capture the most possible. Set yourself up for success.
5. Sit back, enjoy the show and let Frame X Frame do all the work for you.
6. Marvel at all of your perfect shots. You must have killer timing!

the forth of july

In other news, the GorillaTorch Original got a nice shout out in this month’s issue of Real Simple. It was lauded “Best Hands Free Flashlight” … exactly what we were aiming for. The GorillaTorch Original is just a media darling these days, but we’re not complaining!

For the extreme sports inclined of you out there, check out this new free iPad app from Red Bull over the long weekend. The Red Bull Illume HD iPad App allows you to peruse 250 of the best adventure and extreme sports photos taken within the last year. Each photo includes an accompanying bio and a caption about how the image was shot. Get inspired and pick up some action photography tips, I don’t mind if I do. Here are just a few incredible images to lure you in.

 

 

 

Happy Friday and enjoy the holiday weekend! I see BBQs and beaches in my future.

Frame X Frame Stop Motion Addict Contest Winners Announced!

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Sweet! It’s time to announce the winner in the Frame X Frame, Stop Motion Contest. We had a great time watching all the entries as they came in and were really curious to see who was going to win. The videos have been amazing and we are stoked to see such creativity in our community – not to mention how awesome it is to see Frame X Frame stop motion videos in all their glory.

A quick reminder on the purpose of the contest for new arrivals:

Of course, what would be a contest without prizes:

PRIZES
–Grand Prize: 7D + GorillaPod Focus plus Ballhead X plus featured at Renderyard film festival
–2nd prize: choice of GorillaPod SLR Zoom plus ballhead and your choice of a GorillaTorch Blade or GorillaTorch Switchback
-Runners Up: prize: GorillaMobile for iPhone 4
–Fan Favorite: Point and Shoot Camera

And now, the winners…


GRAND PRIZE

Zach Settewongse

Here is how he did it in his own words:

Making the video took a lot more work than I originally thought. I started planning at 10am and finished at midnight. First I looked at all my stuff lying around for ideas. Then I sketched out the sequence. Next I mounted the iPhone to the ceiling of my garage by the attic hatch so I could still see the screen with my head in the attic. I then started the time lapse and realized I couldn’t do it alone. So my wife helped me and I started again. All the clothing and items were pre-staged just out of frame so I could get to them fast. Then I edited the video in Adobe Premier adding titles and sounds. Sorry for the cheesy music I wanted to make sure I used open source (non copyrighted) midi files.


2nd Prize
Action Drawing by: ivnt6558

Runners Up
A Day in the Life of an Elephant

Speeding by Carlos Aleman


Caterpillar by Stefano

Dr Who Cybermen upgrade Lego by Doctor Me Doctor You

Rubber Duckies by Kirstin AC

Stop Motion Sunset by Steve Rumsby

Concert by Baar Photo

Road Barrier by Mr. Grumaldy

Fan Favorite

Caterpillar by Stefano


We would like to thank our awesome contest judges; Mark Reid, Founder and Director of Renderyard Short Film Festival, Estafania Merino, Co-Director of Renderyard Short Film Festival, Trevor Hardy, Animator of Watermill Farm on Nick Kids, Gregory Han of
Apartment Therapy and pro-photographer and JOBY pro-team member, *Safe Solvent.

 

PS Congrats winners! Please contact send me for follow up at EWeinstein @ JOBY.com

Friday Finds: Contest Running Out, GorillaPod Video honored by T3 and GorillaMobile for iPad 2 Vanity

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Happy Friday Creactives!

First, let’s start with your weekend assignment: only five days left to enter the Frame X Frame – Stop Motion Addict Contest. Winner gets a grand prize of a Canon 7D, so time to work your magic! Not feeling creatively incline? Be sure to vote for your favorite videos for the fan favorite award. Want to find out more about Frame X Frame? Read this awesome review.

Here is a great example of your competition:

Best Gadget Accessory of the Year Nomination

What a great day to VOTE for JOBY!  We were absolutely thrilled to find out that the GorillaPod Video has been nominated as Best Gadget Accessory for 2011 by T3 Magazine. Help us win the top prize by voting for us.

 

GorillaMobile Ori and Yogi for iPad 2

JOBY’s newest products are off to a great start with coverage in iLounge and Ubergizmo.

 

Not to be totally left out, GorillaMobile for iPhone 4 got quite a shout out last week on Mashable.

Stop Motion Addict Contest Extended

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Based on requests from the community we have decided to extend the entry deadline for the Stop Motion Addict Contest until June 15th. Winners will be announced June 23rd.

Enter today!

As  a refresher here is what is at stake:

PRIZES
–Grand Prize: 7D + GorillaPod Focus plus Ballhead X plus featured at Renderyard film festival (link to: http://www.renderyard.com/)
–2nd prizes: choice of GorillaPod SLR Zoom plus ballhead and your choice of a GorillaTorch Blade or GorillaTorch Switchback
-Runners Up: prize (10 winners): GorillaMobile for iPhone 4
–Fan Favorite: Point and shoot Camera

 

To enter the STOP MOTION ADDICT CONTEST
1. Download Frame X Frame free from the iTunes Store
2. Shoot a killer stop motion video with Frame X Frame
3. Upload the video to your YouTube account and share in on this page
4. Get your friends to vote by giving it a thumbs up
5. Repeat! (Up to 3 entries per person)

 

ENTRY GUIDELINES
•Winners (except for the fan favorite) will be judged by an esteemed panel of judges based on –25% Creativity, 25% Technical Skill, 25% Virality, 25% Overall execution
•3 stop motion entries per person (must be shot using Frame X Frame app in either continuous or manual mode)
•Videos cannot exceed 3 minutes
•Contest ends 5/31, Winner Announced 6/8
•Fan favorite will be based on # of thumbs up to the winning entry (thumbs down will not impact fan favorite calculations
•Entrants must have actually taken the video. Purchased or stolen images or videos are not permitted.
•Edgy and creative is good, but pornography will be removed. JOBY ultimately reserves the right to disqualify entries it deems inappropriate.
•Contest is open to eligible participants, 18 years of age or older. This contest is void where prohibited. JOBY employees or family members of employees are not eligible. JOBY reserves the right to disqualify entrants or photographs it deems inappropriate or offensive. Entrants must be the rightful owners of any/all copyrights associated with submitted image(s) or video(s), or else must have explicit permission to distribute the image(s). Copyright violations will result in immediate disqualification. By submitting an image entrant retains ownership of the image or video, but grants JOBY an unrestricted license to publish, promote and reuse the image or video in perpetuity. In the event that a selected winner resides someplace where terms of this contest are prohibited or is found to have violated the terms and conditions of the contest, that winner will be declared ineligible and a new winner selected. All decisions of JOBY, Inc. are final. The names of winners will be posted by 6/8/2011 at: http://blog.joby.com.

 

 

Friday Finds: Frame X Frame Rises and the JOBY|Peter Stathis Venture Collaboration Gets a Warm Welcome

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Happy Happy Friday Friday!

 

What a week it has been!

The Stop Motion Addict Contest is in full swing  – so be sure to post your best videos!

 

 

And while we are talking about Frame X Frame, we have received some great coverage from the likes of Stuff and T3 among others.

Love this T3 shout out to the best in stop motion animation:

So if you want to create your own Wallace and Gromit, you can move your characters slightly every few seconds, or you can take a picture of, say the different stages of the moon every night.

JOBY | Peter Stathis Venture Collaboration

JOBY was in NY this week to launch our previously mentioned new lighting line. We have been thrilled by the coverage we have received from the New York Times to Fast Company to Apartment Therapy and beyond. Check out some noticeable quotes:

New York Times:

The table lamp is laid-back, and no wonder. Created by Peter Stathis, a San Francisco industrial designer, for Joby, a San Francisco consumer products company, Trapeze has the easygoing affect of a Bay Area windsurfer on a fair-trade coffee break.

But don’t be fooled by its relaxed demeanor. Trapeze has a serious side — it’s good for the environment, too. Introduced at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, which ended on Tuesday, the lamp has 102 LEDs embedded in its ultra-thin head; a diffuser softens and spreads the light so that it resembles the warmth of (boo, hiss) incandescent bulbs. Another bit of patent-pending wizardry allows Trapeze to bend like a Cirque du Soleil gymnast because no wires run through its jolly, bulbous joints. The current somehow manages to flow anyway.

Apartment Therapy:

Of all the cool stuff at ICFF this week, these new lights by Peter Stathis stood out by a mile.

 

Friday Finds: Frame X Frame, Addicts and Enigmatic Films

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Happy Friday Creactives!

 

So, Frame X Frame is off to the races and is meeting some awesome press and great downloads in the first week. Have you gotten your Frame X Frame on? Be sure to enter the Stop Motion Addict Contest – top prize is a Canon 7D – so bring your “A” game!

Want to find out more about the app? Read about it on Pop Photo

 

Heavily saturated and Zen Moment for your Friday:

 

Banc en miniatura?

And…now for some more odd views of the world…

Enigmatic Film Week

This intriguing film was launched this week with literally an army of GorillaPods. Don’t think I quite got what they were teasing..but the soundtrack keeps popping up all over the office as different people watch it.

Not really sure where this GorillaPod-filmed trailer is going, but the chase scene is pretty funny and oddly made us keep watching … might just be that kind of day.

Capsized from Irfan Ghani on Vimeo.

JOBY Frame X Frame – Stop Motion Addict Contest – Enter Today

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Hello JOBY lovers,

 

If you haven’t downloaded Frame X Frame, the first indispensible free iPhone 4 camera app that easily creates and shares stop motion videos…then today is the day to do so.


 

 

The Stop Motion Addict Contest has officially begun. The competition will be fierce as participants compete to win a grand prize bundle including a Canon 7D DSLR, a GorillaPod Focus and Ballhead, and a screening of their Stop Motion film at the Renderyard Short Film Festival in Spain this November.   The contest will close on May 31st and the winner will be announced on June 8th.

Contest judges will include Mark Reid,  Founder and Director of Renderyard Short Film Festival, Estafania Merino, Co-Director of Renderyard Short Film Festival, Trevor Hardy, Animator of Watermill Farm on Nick Kids, Gregory Han of Apartment Therapy, Mike Doyle from About.com’s Skiing Guide, and pro-photographer and JOBY pro-team member, *Safe Solvent.  A Canon Powershot S95 will be awarded to the fan favorite video entry which receives the highest number of YouTube “thumbs up” votes.

Stop motion is simple and easy using Frame X Frame. Users just shoot, stitch and share their videos within the iPhone app. To enter JOBY’s “Stop Motion Addict” contest, participants must download the free Frame X Frame iPhone 4 app from the iTunes store, shoot a stop motion video using the Frame X Frame app and upload it to the JOBY YouTube page.

You can stay up to date as the contest unfolds by following the #JOBYFXF on Twitter or by liking JOBY on Facebook.

 

And now the nitty gritty contest rules:

 

Contest runs 5/2/2011 – 5/31/2011

To enter the STOP MOTION ADDICT CONTEST
1. Download Frame X Frame free from the iTunes Store
2. Shoot a killer stop motion video with Frame X Frame
3. Upload the video to your YouTube account and share in on this page
4. Get your friends to vote by giving it a thumbs up
5. Repeat! (Up to 3 entries per person)

PRIZES
–Grand Prize: 7D + GorillaPod Focus plus Ballhead X plus featured at Renderyard film festival (link to: http://www.renderyard.com/)
–2nd prizes: choice of GorillaPod SLR Zoom plus ballhead and your choice of a GorillaTorch Blade or GorillaTorch Switchback
-Runners Up: prize (10 winners): GorillaMobile for iPhone 4
–Fan Favorite: Point and shoot Camera

ENTRY GUIDELINES
•Winners (except for the fan favorite) will be judged by an esteemed panel of judges based on –25% Creativity, 25% Technical Skill, 25% Virality, 25% Overall execution
•3 stop motion entries per person (must be shot using Frame X Frame app in either continuous or manual mode)
•Videos cannot exceed 3 minutes
•Contest ends 5/31, Winner Announced 6/8
•Fan favorite will be based on # of thumbs up to the winning entry (thumbs down will not impact fan favorite calculations
•Entrants must have actually taken the video. Purchased or stolen images or videos are not permitted.
•Edgy and creative is good, but pornography will be removed. JOBY ultimately reserves the right to disqualify entries it deems inappropriate.
•Contest is open to eligible participants, 18 years of age or older. This contest is void where prohibited. JOBY employees or family members of employees are not eligible. JOBY reserves the right to disqualify entrants or photographs it deems inappropriate or offensive. Entrants must be the rightful owners of any/all copyrights associated with submitted image(s) or video(s), or else must have explicit permission to distribute the image(s). Copyright violations will result in immediate disqualification. By submitting an image entrant retains ownership of the image or video, but grants JOBY an unrestricted license to publish, promote and reuse the image or video in perpetuity. In the event that a selected winner resides someplace where terms of this contest are prohibited or is found to have violated the terms and conditions of the contest, that winner will be declared ineligible and a new winner selected. All decisions of JOBY, Inc. are final. The names of winners will be posted by 6/8/2011 at: http://blog.joby.com.

Frame X Frame Now Available in the App Store – the free, stop motion enabled, social sharing, all-in-one camera iPhone app

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It’s Here!  Following on the awesome success of the Gorillacam with 2.5 million downloads, the latest JOBY app is now available in the iTunes Store.

Frame X Frame makes stop motion a breeze. With easy set-up, the free iPhone app allows you quickly capture and stitch together  a stop motion video that is ready to be shared with your friends via Facebook, Twitter, Email and YouTube.  Plus, Frame X Frame provides with more great features that will turn your iPhone into a picture-taking dream.

Some great features to make this your new go-to camera app:

  • Geotagging –automatically attaches exif data to your pictures
  • Self-Timer, 3 Shot Burst & Press Anywhere allow you take the exact picture that you want – you included
  • Bubble level to frame up your shot easily

PS You can tweet about the app using #JOBYFXF and see some awesome dance moves on the JOBY Facebook page using Frame X Frame