Time lapses are really simple when you compare them to how you make a Slow mo sorta. Time lapses you need a tripod or a environmental tripod and press play for about five to ten minutes. Slow Mo's you need to turn on macro mode on your camera to get a close up of what you are filming. Then you press play for about five to ten seconds on your camera to catch something fast like the wind blowing wildly on leaves. After you are done filming you take those films upload them to final cut and use retime. When you are in retime you have many options including of course to speed up or slow down a clip.
I would definitely say the hardest part of this project was just filming it requires a lot of planning, sometimes you wanna film a sun set but where you live you can't really see the sun (stuff like that). Also you might wanna film at a public place like a park but you can't film there because there are a lot of people there. So filming and planning would be hard if your a really busy person like myself, especially if you have to watch or play a sport. It was really fun to take those well composed shots and making them slower or faster in final cut. My first time lapse was really cool seeing not only the clouds pass by but the cars zooming down the road. You might also catch something like a lightning bolt (don't film lightning close-up) jumping from one cloud to the next and making it slow down in final cut. So the hard part is filming and planning when and where to film, and the funnest part would be to take those well composed shots and use retime to make them faster or slower.
The results of my critique I definitely agree with and was expecting out of my video. I am pretty shocked that out of 27 people I got 7 classmates that voted mine was 4/4. Overall I definitely agree with my critique even with the 3 people that said I should deserve a 2/4. I was actually expecting more 3's than anything else, so i'm really happy getting those 4's.