My husband, David has been experimenting with video. When we received an amaryllis bulb for Christmas from my sister and her husband, we thought it would be a great idea to take photos of the blossoms as they were opening. We set up a tripod with our Digital Rebel camera and used some accompanying software to trigger the camera to take a picture every 60 seconds. This went on for five days! The result was worth it. After transferring the photos into Final Cut Pro, we had a poetic animated video of an amaryllis blossom opening as the shadows of the day danced through the windows. Of course, we had to add music so I recorded a short harp piece I wrote called "A Garden Stroll". The harp recording is my playing on a Lorraine 29 string floor harp. Please keep in mind that I had been playing the harp for two years at this point.
Please enjoy our video titled "Amaryllis Awakening"