A few small intervals make for a great film.

At last months meeting of the Riverside Astronomical Society one of our members, Mark Melnyk, gave a great talk about time lapse photography.

If you don’t know, time lapse photography is where you take a bunch of individual images over a period of time, then put them together to form a movie.  Small intervals or long intervals.  It all depends on the length of the final product or the amount of frames you have taken.

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Mark has some wonderful time lapse movies here.  Don’t worry, he doesn’t look like that in real life.


Shawn Malone of Lake Superior Photo put together this incredible video in her first attempt at time lapse photography.

Shawn Malone, I salute your effort and the awesome results of your year long efforts in the not so temperature friendly state of Michigan.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities.  Connect with me on Google +



Picture Day!

It had to happen sometime.  Today was the day that we are taking new photos for the firm’s web site.  I’ll post the new one once the photographer has photshopped me into greatness!  Well, maybe not greatness, just handsome like Tom Cruise, Ashton Kutcher, or Channing Tatum.  Personally, I don’t think there are enough presets in to world to make that happen.  So, to assist my makeover the lovely Renee Garafano from Glendale SalonSpa worked on me for what seemed like hours, but was actually only a couple of minute.  She is really good, so you might want to go to her spa for some special treatment.

And so it begins!

A nose job.

What have I gotten myself into!  Like Picasso preparing to paint, Renee prepares to apply…I don’t actually know what is being applied.

A break in the action while Renee refilled the make case.  I’m sure she didn’t expect to have to cover THIS much real estate.

Finishing touches, then: Lights, Camera, Action!

If you need help determining how best to protect your ideas, or know someone that can use my help (with or without makeup!), please contact me for a free 30 minute consultation at nvantreeck@usip.com or call TOLL FREE at 1-855-UR IDEAS (1-855-874-3327) and ask for Norman.