One of the things I’ve noticed over the yeas of traveling, is that time seems to bend for me. When I need to get somewhere, it appears to take ages, yet the same trip back feels like it takes a fraction of the time. Recently, on the race video, the chain fell off and I needed to make a spot repair. What seemed to take a good five or six minutes was only just a little over a minute when reviewed the race footage.
So this got me thinking about how we perceive time. The video was shot with my GoPro Camera set to the 720p60 mode. Each of the time-lapse sequences represent only one minute of actual time sped up to 900% of reality and then strobed to 15fps. The process creates an effect as if one was stringing footage made with stills. I noticed when taking the footage, it seemed to be much more than one minute when filming, but in actuality just that small unit of time.
The above picture was from the jump portion of the video. Here, I slowed the jump to a little over 9% of real-time. Twixtor was used for this process and relatively easy to incorporate into the final video project. What amazed me here was that the jump itself was less than a single second, but watching the video, I feel almost as if it should be the real speed.
Why does time warp like that?