The time lapse has generated a lot of chat, with plenty of people asking questions. So here are a few common q&a, hope it helps.
Q: You just peel the stickers off don’t you?
A: No. That would defeat the purpose, make it look tacky, and it would take a lot longer. There would be very little satisfaction of doing it that way. If you can turn a Rubik’s cube, it’s easy. Peel off 9 stickers, and 9 other stickers, and restick them, probably stuffing it up as you go. No thanks.
Q: … or pull them apart?
A: That again would take longer. You can get all desired conbinations on a single side of a Rubik’s cube.
Q: Are you solving the Rubik’s cubes in real time?
A: Some yes, others I had done before hand. I was sticking them on the wall as I went, and I wanted the time lapse to have a consistent flow.
Q: Why didn’t you start off with a blank sheet, of say, blue, and then show you changing them?
A: In fact, I did, I’ll post it. But I was shooting every cube or so, not a real time lapse. That’s why I did a proper time lapse when putting it on the wall. I’ll upload it when I convert it into a movie (and dig up the stills).
But a video of me changing each cube, and then putting it back, wouldn’t look much different. There’d be lots of dead time, so I’d have to speed up the timelapse more to keep it at a reasonable duration.
Q: So you know what you want to do with every cube before you start?
A: Many yes, many no. A lot of them you only really see what they look like when you first do them. Then when you step back, you realise blue is better, or green etc. Others you make up.
Q: Why don’t you do a double sided version? Two pictures, one on each side?
A: In the works, but this is a lot trickier. Creating one that looks decent is going to take a lot of trial and error.