Deck Staining Time Lapse Video with Mark Toal

Photographer Mark Toal recently shared a unique use of his Platypod to create time-lapse video of him staining his deck at home. We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Platypod is great for getting into those spaces a normal tripod can't! Mark used it as a perfect solution to set up his camera from a unique vantage point and record the final step of him staining the wood. 

If you don't own a Platypod yet, be sure to check them out here. And read on below as Mark describes his process in detail and shares the final video.

Mark Toal wrote:

I've recently been refinishing the deck on my house and wanted to record the final step of staining the newly sanded wood. I needed a way to set up the camera without a tripod since I didn't have space for a tripod. Instead, I used a bungee cord to secure the Platypod to the deck railing, set my Lumix G9 with the 7-14mm lens to Time Lapse mode and shot a photo every 5 seconds until I was finished.

The camera created the video internally. I then used WiFi to transfer the video to my phone and uploaded it to Facebook and my account. 

Check out the video below.

You can check out more of Mark's work here.