Jumps, stutters and other failed images: using time-lapse video in cycling research

Jungnickel, Katrina. 2015. Jumps, stutters and other failed images: using time-lapse video in cycling research. In: Charlotte Bates, ed. Video Methods: Social Science Research in Motion. London: Routledge, Advances in Research Methods series., pp. 121-141. ISBN 0415734010 [Book Section]

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In this chapter I examine the use of time-lapse video in cycling research. Time-lapse is a technique that stitches hundreds of still photographs together to create sequential stories via the dynamic illusion of moving image. It is characterised by stutters and gaps produced in small incremental shifts between individual images. I discuss practical issues, such as equipment used, and how videos of rides produced expected as well as unexpected findings. I also critically reflect on time-lapse methods as a means through which the ethnographer makes knowledge via the interweaving of conceptual development and material practice that retains its messiness and moves beyond conventional research contexts.

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24 September 2014Accepted

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06 Nov 2014 09:51

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